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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 285
  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. FranciscoRomero
    May 29, 2009
    10
    This game is way better than crackdown and is more enjoyable it has perfect controls which anyone good or terrible at games could controlThis game is way better than crackdown and is more enjoyable it has perfect controls which anyone good or terrible at games could control unless you really suck. very good story and good powers plus alot of freedom to do what ever you want. i liked this game alot and i enjoyed playing both good and infamous side of the game. its recommended. again SONY didnt disapoint like Killzone 2 another great SONY exclusive. i wonder when microsoft will come out with an atleast mediocre exclusive not their boring good for nothing exclusives like crackdown. 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. KyleT.
    May 27, 2009
    9
    I can't say how I'll like the ending or the remainder of the story, but after 9 or so solid hours of playing, I can say that I can't say how I'll like the ending or the remainder of the story, but after 9 or so solid hours of playing, I can say that inFAMOUS has bumped Crackdown a notch down on my "superhero sandbox" games list. Although the power leveling system isn't as robust and interesting, the format of the game has really kept me going. I agree that a few of the side missions are a bit tedious (following the courier comes to mind), but what game HASN'T had tedious side missions of some sort? The replayability is a tiny bit above Grand Theft Auto 4, with a whole set of new missions for an "evil" playthrough, Cutscenes, while sparse graphically, are still interesting and fit the story perfectly. The "comic book" feel is really prevalent and I enjoy it thoroughly. Combat and controls are EXCELLENT. While still challenging when thirty people are shooting at you from surrounding rooftops, it's easy to feel like a superhero when you do a charged drop on a group of bad guys and spin around shooting bolts of electricity everywhere. Incredibly satisfying too. Honestly, I'm a bit wary of people who have rated this below a 7.5. Not that I don't believe that they have their own opinions, but out of all of them, Eurogamer is the only site that has had any sort of justification other than "I don't like it, it sucks" generalities and various nitpicks. The 60 is just unforgivable. 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. 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 9, 2014
    0
    Finally beat this game; and let me tell you, IT SUCKS. The concept and potential of this game are incredible, even the story isn't all thatFinally beat this game; and let me tell you, IT SUCKS. The concept and potential of this game are incredible, even the story isn't all that bad. The thing that destroys this game from the inside out is the difficulty level, and the fact that it takes itself to seriously. The dialogue animations are laughably bad, the voice acting is sub-par or average at best. The difficulty is unREAL. I beat the game on Medium difficulty and it left me ripping my hair out and screaming into my couch cushions. The bosses aren't that bad, its the regular henchmen who are tough as **** This is especially prevalent later in the game, when the enemies can take **** tons of damage; then dish out **** tons. Combine this with the worst balance i've ever seen in a game, and the most unrefined controls imaginable and you have the perfect recipe for **** THIS GAME". There is a special place in hell for the developers of this game. Shockingly enough Infamous Second Son looks ridiculously awesome, so i'm still going to try it out. But at the end of the day, **** THIS GAME... Expand

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