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  • Summary: Conan is an action adventure game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat. Players follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian as he fights a vicious battle against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the Hyborian world. Playing as Conan, players take advantage of a deep and gratifying combat system that offers a variety of deadly weapons, fighting styles and interactive environments to battle hordes of enemies. In addition, the Conan harnesses next generation hardware to deliver a cinematic game play experience, complete with special effects, lighting and a powerful, epic soundtrack, to capture the essence of the Conan universe. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. 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. 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.
  3. Much of our play time was spent grinning in devilish glee at the absurd action that liberally splashed the screen with severe amounts of gore. Given this, we'd love to recommend the game, but the entire adventure will only last about 5-7 hours.
  4. 70
    The game doesn't quite measure up to God of War, but it will satisfy that itch for carnage.
  5. Look past the slightly plain graphics, which are adequate but never breathtaking, and the dodgy (but tonque-in-cheek) script and you'll find a solid game that's endlessly rewarding, packed with variety and actually far better than we ever expected.
  6. 70
    You could realistically finish it in a weekend making it more of a rental option than shelling out full price. However, if you are a fan of the lore (minus the ridiculous use of magic mind you) and you love the hack and slash genre then this game could easily be worth checking out.
  7. Every slasher on PS3 is better than this, even "Genji." A ropey "God of War" tribute act. [Dec 2007, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. May 19, 2013
    Definitely 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. Expand

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