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  • Summary: Binary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle for humanity in robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choicesBinary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle for humanity in robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choices they are making. Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 18, 2012
    80
    If you can get over the weak beginning the game will catch you – Binary Domain is a breathtaking shooter set in a Hollywood style. A must-have for all fans of "robots-went-angry" situation. [June 2012]
  2. May 2, 2012
    80
    Binary Domain is a nice surprise. Shooting mechanics are really well-devised, with an astounding mecha design and boss fight. Unfortunately the light rpg squad aspect of the game doesn't work properly.
  3. PC Master (Greece)
    May 28, 2012
    78
    An interesting and honest action/shooter, it should have worked more on the features that strive to set it apart from other games of the genre. But even in its current version, Binary Domain is fun and worth investing time into, especially if you are a fan of sci-fi and frenzied shooters. [June 2012]
  4. May 7, 2012
    73
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. May 2, 2012
    72
    Whenever the authors finally get the chance to tell their story it evolves further than "Gears of Blade Runner". Nonetheless Binary Domain gets stuck in the middle between the eastern excellence of bossfights and the western school of modern shooter action. Unfortunately the PC version suffers from sluggish and not fully customizable controls.
  6. Jul 3, 2012
    70
    Less Hot Shots and more Hot Fuzz. [July 2012, p.66]
  7. May 4, 2012
    40
    Binary Domain looks and plays the third-person, cover-based shooter part, but it's really just a soulless imitation. And I'd love nothing more than to bash its robot brains in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 76
  2. Negative: 14 out of 76
  1. Jun 17, 2012
    10
    I'm not sure if I played the same game everyone else has.This game is totally one of the best Third Person Shooters I have ever played.AwesomeI'm not sure if I played the same game everyone else has.This game is totally one of the best Third Person Shooters I have ever played.Awesome graphics,great music,engaging and interesting story and solid gameplay.What else can I expect?

    Of course there were some flaws in the PC port,but those can be fixed as easily as running the configuration tool and doing small options tweaks,like showing keyboard buttons for example,something people have complained about.They patched the game for those options to be default now anyways,so there's no problem anymore.

    Seriously,this is a must-play for anyone with a slight interest in shooters and/or cyberpunk-themed stuff.
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  2. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    I PLAYED BINARY DOMAIN NOW IN 2017...AND GUESS WHAT ITS THE BEST THIRD PERSON SHOOTER I PLAYED IN MANY YEARS.
    IT HAS ROBOTS AND ROBOTS...
    I PLAYED BINARY DOMAIN NOW IN 2017...AND GUESS WHAT ITS THE BEST THIRD PERSON SHOOTER I PLAYED IN MANY YEARS.
    IT HAS ROBOTS AND ROBOTS...
    STORY is awsome
    WEAPONS are awsome
    THERE are rare game which have ROBOTS IN STORY
    ITS GREAT sci fi action shooter game
    Its must play title
    ITS one of the best game ever made by developer OF YAKUZA
    AND FINAL WORD
    PLEASE BRING BINARY DOMAIN SEQUEL ...PLS PLS PLS SEGA .....
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  3. Sep 26, 2014
    9
    For some reason I really love this game. The dialog is terrible, the love story is cheesy, the voice recognition butchers every command IFor some reason I really love this game. The dialog is terrible, the love story is cheesy, the voice recognition butchers every command I give, but there's something downright charming about Binary Domain.

    I played the demo with a keyboard and mouse and hated it (it's a terrible console port), but later after I bought a 360 controller I found the game and sale and gave it a second shot. The first thing that will strike you is the destruction physics of the robot--there's nothing like it in any other game I've played. There is an incredibly visceral feel to every shot you take that either dismembers, decapitates or otherwise cripples a robot. Every weapon feels really good and every baddie feels really good shooting. Boss fights are particularly satisfying as they often evolve and change tactics as you decimate them piece by piece.

    Second, the near-future setting and story taking place in a closed-border Japan is really really cool. The environments give an epic feeling making you feel like as small as a fly. And the story, although not terribly deep, keeps things moving at a nice pace alongside the constant action. As mentioned previously, the dialog is really, really, cheesy; but somehow it works. I don't know whether it was done on purpose but you feel like you're in a B-rated sci-fi film except that it's actually quite entertaining. Finally, the game is the perfect length for me--it's always better to want to stay in the game's universe a bit longer than getting bored and having too much. Binary Domain does the former. Overall, A fun sci-fi action-romp that surprisingly became one of my favorite underrated games.
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  4. Jan 26, 2017
    8
    Honestamente me parece uno de los juegos mas infravalorados que existen junto a Spec Ops The Line. Si, el sistema de ordenes a tus compañerosHonestamente me parece uno de los juegos mas infravalorados que existen junto a Spec Ops The Line. Si, el sistema de ordenes a tus compañeros es poco efectivo excepto cuando ellos toman la iniciativa, a IA es regular aunque tirando para buena y el sistema de moralidad es una mierda. Pero sacando esos puntos es un juego por de mas de atrapante en historia, y tiene unas mecánicas adictivas y muy divertidas, Altamente recomendado. Si sega corrige estas cosas se podría ver una secuela Expand
  5. Feb 29, 2016
    7
    Rastarom clearly basing his/her review on the console version....wrong section.

    This game was recently given away free on Steam. I can only
    Rastarom clearly basing his/her review on the console version....wrong section.

    This game was recently given away free on Steam. I can only say I'm kinda glad I didn't pay for this.
    It's a third person shooter, with some elements of RPG in it, and seriously minimal interaction during combat play. The story is good, the plot is actually the only well thought out thing about the game in general.
    The cover system is half decent, but what knackers it is the shoddy AI, clearly not moving and firing but moving, in your way, so you shoot them by accident, then they insult you whilst firing at the people you're firing at whilst moving to a safe location probably already occupied by your character.

    It lacks polish and refinement, which is a great shame because with a bit more effort and a bit more determination to see it through to completion, this is one project Sega could have been really proud of.
    Instead, a three quarter finished product, with not the sloppiest console port going but still bad enough, with only the plot and the story worth following, this makes it a fairly reasonable giveaway if you ever get given it.
    It has it's merits, but it certainly needed a bit more work doing to it to make it brilliant.
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  6. May 4, 2012
    5
    1st thing: It's a blattant Port from Console to PC, and a bad one at that.... Graphics, sound and fighting are ok. The enemies and boss are1st thing: It's a blattant Port from Console to PC, and a bad one at that.... Graphics, sound and fighting are ok. The enemies and boss are generics but do their job well. Got to love how the basic robot grunts are dimembered, but still want to fight...... Now here's the trouble part: controls. It was designed for the PS3 and probably play well with that controller, but it's a real mess with a mouse/keyboard. Clunky mouse movement... The button you have to push and hold to focus on who talks to you should have been a on/off button. Right now, you have to WASD with that button pressed... Press the 'answer' button to have a list of answers to someone, and try to select one. Arrows, WASD, mouse, etc... No way I could select the proper answer. And peoples are supposed to like you less if you shoot them or if you don't answer them!... All control changes must be done outside the game, with another setup program... OH!... while in control setup, don't forget to choose Keyboard instead of controller, cuz the program is not smart enough to tell if you're using a mouse or a controller. Else you'll see controller button when a hint appears......... Less than stellar game with an abysimal lack of effort to make it PC friendly...... Don't bother unless a serious patch is released and when serious price drop happens... Expand
  7. Apr 30, 2012
    0
    Totally messed up controls. I am surprised mouse is supported at all. Game is introducing you to these messed up commands by messages whichTotally messed up controls. I am surprised mouse is supported at all. Game is introducing you to these messed up commands by messages which contain pictures of gamepad buttons and NO actual keyboard input. Its amazing that anyone can get such a complex project to this stage and forget to update few VERY important introductory messages. Expand

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