Conan PlayStation 3

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
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  1. Pelit (Finland)
    85
    Conan is at its best visceral and furious fun with limbs and heads flying. Unfortunately, the adrenaline level drops when the speed slows down on harder adversaries and when the enemies do not have limbs to detach or heads to pop. Also, boss fights tend to follow the same pattern too much. Still, it is worth the time and effort. Experimenting with different moves never gets old. [Oct 2007]
  2. All said, Conan the game, like the titular barbarian himself, is very one dimensional. It’s great for getting in a little much needed smashing time, and maybe for checking out some computer generated boobage, but after a run through or three of the story mode it’s pretty much spent.
  3. Like a refreshing flagan of mead, Conan really hits the spot.
  4. 80
    Fans of Conan will appreciate this game as much as hack-and-slash fans who've never heard of the franchise. It's a lot of fun, challenging without being frustrating and all in all, a great example of its genre.
  5. If you're into the character Conan or the action/adventure "hack and slash" style genre then you owe it to yourself to spend an evening or two with this game. Sometimes the guilty pleasures in life are the best kind.
  6. PSM Magazine
    75
    Still, you're Conan, doing what Conan does(well, almost--unlike Kratos, the Conan in this game is pretty chaste overall), and that's always a good time. [Dec 2007, p.86]
  7. Play Magazine
    75
    It looks good but not great, feels good but not great, has some very cool moments before running into duller moments right around the corner. [Nov 2007, p.60]
  8. Derivative as it is, Conan is still a viscerally satisfying adventure.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. DavidG.
    Oct 23, 2008
    10
    This game has SICK animation, and gameplay controls... It's like driving a little GI Joe action figure that does everything you tell it This game has SICK animation, and gameplay controls... It's like driving a little GI Joe action figure that does everything you tell it flawlessly. I can see how some might think the high production value of this game is an indicator of its flaws, but I see it as an indicator of its greatness. The only thing this has in common with GoW is that its a Video game, about a character Kratos was inspired from, and has floating orbs to heal/give you exp... and the magic, which shouldn Full Review »
  2. May 19, 2013
    4
    Definitely a disappointment. Nice amount of and plenty of attack moves. Gets very repetitive, especially boss battles where you have 10 partsDefinitely a disappointment. Nice amount of and plenty of attack moves. Gets very repetitive, especially boss battles where you have 10 parts of same thing. Enemies and bosses and chain stun kill you which is stupid and cheap. Platforming and fixed camera angle are awful. Plenty of places are confusing as where to go or what to do. Just sloppy game design all around. Full Review »
  3. JoséFranciscoDávila
    Oct 21, 2008
    8
    In some way the combat is more satisfying than the one you can found in your average Hack and Slash game, heel even is more satisfying thanIn some way the combat is more satisfying than the one you can found in your average Hack and Slash game, heel even is more satisfying than God of War! don't get me wrong, Conan is not as polished as God of War but you'll find tons of fun with it Full Review »