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  • Summary: Konami's first entry into the FPS genre, Coded Arms takes place in an abandoned virtual reality system and its portal site inside a giant computer network. The VR system was originally created as a combat training simulator in the event of an alien invasion. However, during the development of the simulation program, a major flaw was discovered and development was cancelled and left abandoned. During this time when the program was not monitored, it kept evolving within the computer network and eventually turned into a vast and brutal VR world populated with virtual alien invaders, dangerous computer bugs and the VR system’s own security bots. Players assume the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers use up to 30 weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms utilizes the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
  1. With a great premise and a visionary artistic style to match, Coded Arms delivers a solid action-packed shooter for both single and multiplayer gamers.
  2. The whole experience ends up falling a little flat. The main problem is that there's no great story to really pull you in. Yes, there are over 20 weapons to collect and upgrade, which is fun, but the narrative is sadly lacking. [PSW]
  3. The controls, while initially weird, can be adjusted to, and it's one of the better-looking games on the system from a technology standpoint. The problems are within the underlying design, which simply doesn't have a lot to offer beyond a bland, unappealing corridor crawl with similarly boring multiplayer.
  4. It all adds up to a decent shooter with 30 weapons to keep you trigger-happy while alternating between single- and four-player "Deathmatch" and "Last Man Standing" modes.
  5. Coded Arms nails the controls and graphics but comes up short where it really counts and that’s in its gameplay.
  6. A novel idea that failed in executing the stuff surrounding the running and jumping and shooting, Coded Arms could have been a great, immersive cyberpunk tale, but instead it ends up skimming the surface of what could be a very cool world.
  7. Coded Arms is such a weak rendition of a first-person-shooter, it makes us wonder whether such a thing is even possible on the single-analog PSP.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Jan 8, 2012
    The PSP might need some good FPS games,but Coded Arms feel like a Shooting Games that we have seen it before.But i think if they make a good storylines and improve their gameplay,that might do :P Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2013
    Horrible game. Downloaded it 3 years ago off of PSN and still haven't finished it since I can barely stand playing it. Bad controls, level design, boring, and repetitive. Story is nonexistent as well. Expand

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