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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] Collapse
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  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: 39 out of 39
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  1. HarriLaitinen
    Aug 6, 2009
    10
    God Hand is the best brawler on the PS2. I don't understand how this game can get critised about the camera when God of War gets 100% andGod Hand is the best brawler on the PS2. I don't understand how this game can get critised about the camera when God of War gets 100% and you can't even see where you are going! Again God of War get's points for a good fighting system when in thruth it is not even customisable. You have maybe 30-50 moves in GOW where as in God Hand you have more like 100 moves that you can set into a combo of your choosing. I really don't see why people praise such a mediocore game as GOW and don't see the genious in such a awesome game as God Hand. 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. Nov 25, 2012
    10
    I can't believe the idiots at IGN think that God Hand is terrible. First off, the game is not terrible. And second, I think it really has aI can't believe the idiots at IGN think that God Hand is terrible. First off, the game is not terrible. And second, I think it really has a great elemental styles of comedy references from Chappelle's Show to an homage to Shinji Mikami's Devil May Cry. I played the game on the Playstation 2 Classics on PSN and I haven't stop playing for hours when every boss battle shows up. It was really an honor for Clover Studio (now Platinum Games, home of Bayonetta) to make an over-the-top fighting-like action game that wants you to test your fists and strength also break out some finishing nanuevers like the God Stomp and all those types. I thought Okami was better than God Hand, I was wrong. But they both share some great moments, though. I think Capcom did what they did and it's one of the best underrated games that doesn't suck. Expand
  4. RichardA
    Aug 30, 2008
    10
    Not be it for you to take any sort of guidance off someone who thinks Chaos Legion was an amazing slash 'em up and completed Megaman X7 Not be it for you to take any sort of guidance off someone who thinks Chaos Legion was an amazing slash 'em up and completed Megaman X7 on his own volition but this game comes under my top 10 favourite games of all time. It's not because of the frustrating and constant dying which just ends up being funny after the twelfth time the same fat ninja does the spinney blade thing at you just after you've got out of one fight with three guys. It's not because of the humour that makes the game it's only little laughing stoke, drenched in liquid awesome. It's because of the places you can go after you beat it the first time. If you're anything like me then you aren't happy with the total annihilation of medium difficulty and beating Easy makes you feel like a weakling, even though you're destined to die at least once a level on easy. No, if you're anything like me you will complete easy and medium, put the controller down and then pick it up again after a few seconds because you just want to SEE if you can get through hard mode. Then you think that it'd be a good idea to try a kick-me sign run, a run through the game that stops you from using your special abilities. The game could last you months and months and could even totally destroy your social life if you wanted try a hard mode kick me sign run which can only be described as "mental". Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    one of the greatest video games of all time,perfect combat system,customizable move set,boss fights

    the reason i purchase a second ps2
    one of the greatest video games of all time,perfect combat system,customizable move set,boss fights

    the reason i purchase a second ps2 after my first one broke
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  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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