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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, 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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    With a strong storyline, a stunning and expansive world, inspired level and mission design and a hefty amount of time required to see it through to completion, inFAMOUS is an essential PS3 release.
  2. The audio in inFamous is incredible, especially when piped via HDMI to a capable 5.1 receiver.
  3. inFamous is a type of game that doesn’t come around often enough and is easily one of this year’s strongest titles.
  4. It is not "Fable" and it does not try to be, it just takes these elements and combines them with some others to create very fun videogame, with its own personality and a well-achieved and told story, perfectly integrated with its gameplay. A more than recommended buy.
  5. Despite its rough edges and somewhat lacking story, inFamous manages to grab the player and offer a compelling and action filled gameplay experience that surpasses most other super hero games out there.
  6. 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
    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
    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
    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 I replayed a few times, which I consider a shining recommendation of its brilliance. Expand
  4. TylerH.
    May 27, 2009
    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. May 13, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A game that is throughly enjoyable from start to finish, no matter what path you choose.
    In inFamous, you play a messenger known as Cole McGrath. After a freak explosion, which caused Cole to gain electrical related powers, you go on a journey throughout Empire City to find out the truth on why this happened to you. I really like the comic book layout when it is displayed through various cutscenes, as it gives a true sense that this is a 'superhero' kind of game. One of the main factors that I really liked was the whole Karma system. The Karma system throughout the game, is where certain decisions you make in the game, affect your appearance, the colour of your electrical powers and how characters react to you. Basically you can either be hated upon, or looked upon as a hero in the eyes of the stricken city. The Karma system gives more depth and realism to this sort of game. Instead of just being a straight forward game, where you just have to play as the 'hero', this game gives you the choice. You can help the citizens of Empire City or restrain or kill the citizens.
    For all of you that have a Playstation 3, this game is a must buy.
  6. Dec 3, 2011
    A great game with ridiculous re-playability. The gameplay is very enjoyable. The only let down are some graphical issues and animations. A nice addition to your PS3 indeed. Expand
  7. Mar 15, 2014
    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 cliche this game is Expand

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