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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] Collapse
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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. 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. AvatarB.
    May 30, 2009
    10
    Why is this not getting better reviews? It's an unqualified masterpiece that will have you up til 5am not having realized where the time Why is this not getting better reviews? It's an unqualified masterpiece that will have you up til 5am not having realized where the time has gone. I thought it looked lame until I tried the demo; and the full game blew me away. I'd go so far as to say it's probably the single best game on the PS3. It takes what's great about GTA and Crackdown, polishes them and removes the bad bits, and then adds a layer of Super Metroid and Symphony of the Night on top - the quest for powers and exploraiton and the usage of those powers to go further all linked together. This game is a AAA masterpiece. 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. TylerH.
    May 27, 2009
    9
    Its a fun game. Not perfect, graphics are well done, but could have been better in certain areas. Some definite repetition, but its Its a fun game. Not perfect, graphics are well done, but could have been better in certain areas. Some definite repetition, but its integrated well enough with the plot and your powers to be completely tolerable. Environment is great with everything climb-able, fantastic cut-scenes, and a pretty good plot for as far into the game as i am. 3 islands, each fairly large. This is a definite must-buy, if for whatever reason afraid about purchasing, at least give it a rent... or you'd be missing out on a truly fun game. Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2011
    9
    Whether is the sandbox city or your electricity powers, inFamous is a top-notch game. I started with the sequel and noticed all the bigWhether is the sandbox city or your electricity powers, inFamous is a top-notch game. I started with the sequel and noticed all the big improvements the second has compared to the first one. Either way Infamous is awesome, the story is compelling and interesting and pulls you to be focus on it. Since some of the flaws are based in the graphics ( a little to aged or bland ) the gameplay is great. I can't wait to get my hands on the comics. Get it now!!! Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2011
    8
    Infamous was a fairly good game, the only problem I had with it was the characters. Cole, the main character, has no personality other than aInfamous was a fairly good game, the only problem I had with it was the characters. Cole, the main character, has no personality other than a gruff voice and a rather uninteresting dialogue. Zeke, Cole's best friend, has no purpose in the game other than to be a fat, lazy moron, that as one of the villians describes him as the 'Fat kid on the roof'. The Fed Moya is rather annoying, and Trish, Cole's girlfriend, just needs to be slapped. The game play was great however, and the story line was excellent. I would reccomend renting it first, but all in all the game was pretty good. 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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