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  • Summary: A massive explosion rips through six square blocks of Empire City, leveling everything and everyone in its path. At the center of the blast crater a lone man stands up miraculously unharmed... gifted with incredible powers. From the creators of the award-winning Sly Cooper series, SuckerA massive explosion rips through six square blocks of Empire City, leveling everything and everyone in its path. At the center of the blast crater a lone man stands up miraculously unharmed... gifted with incredible powers. From the creators of the award-winning Sly Cooper series, Sucker Punch brings you inFAMOUS, the first open-world action/adventure title by SCEA for the PS3. Players experience what happens when a real person suddenly starts developing super powers. Exact revenge? Protect the innocent? Maybe a little of both? These are the situations you'll face as you play inside of a richly interactive and organic living city. A place where your actions create broader reactions in the citizens and landscape around you. inFAMOUS lets you unravel an evolving mystery, experience fame and/or infamy and battle powerful, iconic villains... all the while giving you the feeling of becoming a modern day superhero. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 84 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  1. It's the quality of the central action in InFamous that I keep coming back to. Everything else would be fancy window dressing if Sucker Punch hadn't nailed the basic gameplay elements, the simple moving and shooting, as precisely as it did. InFamous feels like a game designed from the very ground up to be fun to play, so I guess it's no surprise that as soon as the credits finished rolling on my good version of Cole, I started up an evil one to play it all over again.
  2. 91
    Simply put, inFamous is the kind of game that when I'm not playing it, I'm constantly thinking about doing so. Heck, I already know what's going to happen right after I finish this sentence: I'm going to go back and play more as "superhero lightning cop" Cole.
  3. Incredible freedom of movement, intense combat, and an enthralling story make Infamous an impressive open-world action game.
  4. A sandbox game that turns you into a superhero, maybe, is a surprisingly entertaining jaunt despite it not immediately capturing our imagination. inFamous does a lot of things right.
  5. But the real reason to buy inFamous is that, regardless of your morality, it's just plain old fun being super-powered Cole in a city full of helpless mortals. And if you're a 360 owner lamenting the PS3 exclusivity, don't worry about it - just go pick up a copy of "Crackdown" instead.
  6. As frustrating as it can be to constantly have to keep your eye out for sources of electricity, the power it gives you is particularly enthralling. With an intriguing story and original, if painfully skillful, enemies, the game offers engagement through both narrative, likeable characters and respectable challenge.
  7. For everything Infamous does well there’s a counter-balance of agitating design decisions.

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  1. Negative: 13 out of 271
  1. VitaliV.
    May 28, 2009
    10
    More like 9.5. Overall an awesome game. Some minor flaws such as enemies half stuck in the wall after being defeated. What was most More like 9.5. Overall an awesome game. Some minor flaws such as enemies half stuck in the wall after being defeated. What was most surprising is the fact that you can't mindlessly jump in the middle of a group of enemies and expect to win which is often the case for these types of games. While the the choices for karma are obvious it is really tempting to use the evil side. Game is really enjoyable and from what I heard there are different cut scenes for both sides. So far I have not encountered any major slowdowns and/or glitches. Really a must buy if you are a fan of the genre and even if you're not definitely give it a try. Expand
  2. ThomasM.
    May 30, 2009
    10
    This is a fantastic game. While it doesn't do anything new or innovative, what it does do is mold a very fun open world game, with super This is a fantastic game. While it doesn't do anything new or innovative, what it does do is mold a very fun open world game, with super powers with some difficulty and the choice to be good or evil and actions within the game can change. The game isn't perfect, far from it, but this is a solid title and exclusive for Sony users. It has some cool additions and reminds me a little of spiderman 2. Games are meant for fun, and this game is so fun I haven't stopped playing it since I bought it. Very addicting. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    One of the few superhero games, that actually made me feel all "giddy like a school girl". Infamous is also one of the few games that IOne of the few superhero games, that actually made me feel all "giddy like a school girl". Infamous is also one of the few games that I replayed a few times, which I consider a shining recommendation of its brilliance. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    May 28, 2009
    9
    OK I have played the game and I loved it. But the people marking it down because of what? The controls are not inverted? You can change that OK I have played the game and I loved it. But the people marking it down because of what? The controls are not inverted? You can change that via options menu as always. A dull city, Its had an explosion in it! People arn't going to be happy and there's not going to be rainbows everywhere. Still great graphics, great gameply, its repeatable and fun Expand
  5. May 21, 2011
    9
    Absolute masterpiece.. Engaging and surprising plot. Excellent and interesting characters. Graphics a little bit smudgy at times but stillAbsolute masterpiece.. Engaging and surprising plot. Excellent and interesting characters. Graphics a little bit smudgy at times but still excellent. Nothing else to say.. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    I enjoyed the plot and the moral choices continually more than I liked the gameplay which was good too. Some parts are more annoying than hardI enjoyed the plot and the moral choices continually more than I liked the gameplay which was good too. Some parts are more annoying than hard which makes me want to not pick it up again in a hurry. If I had nothing else to play this would be a really good game. But it doesnt vie for my time due to the inconsistent physics. Expand
  7. Mar 15, 2014
    0
    this game is terrible i played it i was really bored to death after playing for 5 seconds. there are no words to describe how corny and clichethis game is terrible i played it i was really bored to death after playing for 5 seconds. there are no words to describe how corny and cliche this game is Expand

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