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  • Summary: With great power comes great responsibility. Play as a drifter bestowed with supernatural-like abilities who must confront the fate and responsibilities inherent with this new found power. Hand-to-hand combat is at its best when gamers unleash the power of the God Hand to deliver righteousWith great power comes great responsibility. Play as a drifter bestowed with supernatural-like abilities who must confront the fate and responsibilities inherent with this new found power. Hand-to-hand combat is at its best when gamers unleash the power of the God Hand to deliver righteous punishment onto worthy enemies. Centuries ago, the world was in imminent doom until a man defeated Angra and sealed away his godly powers into his own arms. People feared and revered this person who would become known as "God Hand". Legend has it that anyone who acquired such hands would possess immense power that could turn them into a deity or demon. Fast forward to a small town overrun with thugs wielding super-human strength. A gruff drifter named Jean finds his way to this troubled region and defends a woman surrounded by a brutal mob. Despite his valiant efforts, Gene is overpowered by these thugs and his right arm is severed before falling into unconsciousness. He later awakens to find his limb whole again and that he is now the possessor of the legendary God Hand. The burden of being hunted by demonic legions seeking the right hand of God soon begins. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. What really pushes God Hand over the top, though, is the presentation and how fun it is. In other brawlers, you’re restricted to punching guys in the face or kicking them in the stomach. God Hand finally lets you kick that stupid demon that’s been giving you trouble right between the legs.
  2. But all those bells and whistles take a back-seat to solid fundamentals and a commitment to comedy, making God Hand only the best beat-em-up game released for the PS2.
  3. Old-school to it's core, God Hand isn't perfect, nor is it the kind of game that will please everyone, but buy into the world and the characters, dig into the combo system and enjoy the quirky humor here and you're bound to have a good time.
  4. The sound is truly what sets it apart from the rest. From the crazy background sounds you get after some Techniques, to the insanely hilarious dialogue you get in cutscenes, the sound is what kept me going until the end. [JPN Import]
  5. This completely over-the-top and utterly bizarre fighter is just what the witch doctor ordered. It's not exactly the most polished of games, but its lack of technical prowess is no match for its in-your-face style, brutal combat that makes me wince, then giggle.
  6. Like a bizarre mixture of WWE Smackdown and Benny Hill, God Hand is one of the quirkiest, silliest and funniest games to come along in some time.
  7. 30
    God Hand quickly becomes a boring, annoying and frustrating game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. RobS
    Nov 19, 2008
    10
    God Hand is old school hard straight from the beginning. If you are persistent and never give up, you will be rewarded with one of the most God Hand is old school hard straight from the beginning. If you are persistent and never give up, you will be rewarded with one of the most amazing brawling experiences ever released on any system. This game is not just a mindless button mash either, so don't expect to win just by smashing the same button over and over through the game like so many other brawlers, your quick reflexes and masterful use of the stunning array of moves available to you will be rewarded with a genuinely FUN and hilarious over the top action experience. Where else can you boot demons in the groin then kick them into outer space? Expand
  2. May 22, 2011
    10
    As far as brawlers go, this takes the cake, possibly forever. TOO over the top you say! It's a video game. There's no such thing as TOO overAs far as brawlers go, this takes the cake, possibly forever. TOO over the top you say! It's a video game. There's no such thing as TOO over the top. You want to kick a demon in the groin, go ahead. Maybe you would like to barrel kick a group of thugs, no one's stopping you. This game sets the bar for brawlers. I am glad some game developers realize games are supposed to be fun. Pick this gem up before it's gone forever. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2011
    10
    This game is so much fun, its funny and awesome at the same time. I loved the fact that you are able to create combos and the roulette systemThis game is so much fun, its funny and awesome at the same time. I loved the fact that you are able to create combos and the roulette system is fun as f**k. One for the ages this game, often overlooked but always awesome Expand
  4. Shane
    Jan 12, 2009
    10
    God Hand might be the most underrated game of its time. The game is just pure fun, from the goofy dialogue and voice acting to the God Hand might be the most underrated game of its time. The game is just pure fun, from the goofy dialogue and voice acting to the surpisingly in-depth combat system, God Hand is the polar opposite of games that take themselves seriously. Chris Roper's review and score of the game lack any accuracy and should not dissuade you from giving it a try. For such a difficult game that's primarily about punching people, God Hand is likely to charm the daylights out of you. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    i can't believe the critics opinion on this game it is one of the most underrated games of all time a true master piece it is funnyi can't believe the critics opinion on this game it is one of the most underrated games of all time a true master piece it is funny gameplay smooth and addictive story not that good but the game play is just the bomb of this game it is one of my favorite games of all time Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2013
    9
    It is a damn shame this game flopped (thank you ign).

    Positives 1. It's difficult while being fair. Unlike games such as I Wanna Be The
    It is a damn shame this game flopped (thank you ign).

    Positives

    1. It's difficult while being fair. Unlike games such as I Wanna Be The Guy or... other indie games, when you die in this game, it's on you, not shoddy programming.

    2. It's amazingly over-the-top. Like some weird mix of Fist of the North Star, Western movies, and Streets of Rage, the game knows how to make you say "What".

    3. It's funny in a medium where most attempts to be funny fall on their faces. It's not afraid to be politically incorrect, not afraid to sound goofy, and not afraid to offend.

    Negatives

    1. Though some would say the casino adds "color" and "flavor" to the game, I think it's just a waste of time.

    2. Uh... you can see through textures?

    I don't have much negative to say about God Hand. 9 out of 10. You should buy it as a reminder of when Capcom didn't suck.
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  7. Jun 10, 2014
    8
    Juego de peleas en tercera persona que enloquece por momentos convirtiéndolo en una experiencia. Sin duda un juego que hay que probar ya queJuego de peleas en tercera persona que enloquece por momentos convirtiéndolo en una experiencia. Sin duda un juego que hay que probar ya que sólo el diseño de personajes vale la partida. Expand

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