Damnation Xbox 360

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 52
  2. Negative: 22 out of 52
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  1. Iwantmtv
    Aug 2, 2009
    10
    This game is perhaps one of the most treasured games in my family's library of games from the past century. As soon as the game begins, you are emerged in a world conflict. Even though its an American War, at the time America is the world so it is a world conflict. You play as a Puritan cowboy gifted with the ability of acrobatics who is haunted by the disappearance of a loved one This game is perhaps one of the most treasured games in my family's library of games from the past century. As soon as the game begins, you are emerged in a world conflict. Even though its an American War, at the time America is the world so it is a world conflict. You play as a Puritan cowboy gifted with the ability of acrobatics who is haunted by the disappearance of a loved one who we have no knowledge of. The controls come quick as they explain in a brief tutorial with frequent pop-ups and as the game goes on the controls become more fluid as the movement of your thumbs does as well. The story progresses quickly and little goes explained and reminds me of all time greatest movies. The voice work was suburb, needless to say alot of takes were required in order to capture each character's unique personality. Also, don't get me started on the cooperative mode. I probably would have given this game an 8 or 9 (which is unusual for me as my other reviews are very harsh) but my friend and I got together last weekend and had a blast playing this game as a team at the same time - split screen play. You don't even need xbox live to have a good time with your bro. It's hard to be bothered by teammates unlike lame games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance or World of Warcraft because such an ability does not exist in perfection. My only complaint with this game is the lack of replay value. Adding something like Abe Lincoln as an unlockable character would add a lot of replay value And remember - for the mind and spirit to be pure, the body must endure. Expand
  2. JimP
    Sep 4, 2009
    8
    I believe that as usual that codemasters published games as always get a bad rap. Jericho was incredible, bumpmapped and lighting that was no different than doom 3, and Turning point which plays very similar to call of duty and is also good looking and lighting to boot. I have also really enjoyed Fuel and it too bad reviews because its codemasters game. Damnation is not the mitigated I believe that as usual that codemasters published games as always get a bad rap. Jericho was incredible, bumpmapped and lighting that was no different than doom 3, and Turning point which plays very similar to call of duty and is also good looking and lighting to boot. I have also really enjoyed Fuel and it too bad reviews because its codemasters game. Damnation is not the mitigated disaster as everyone says it is and don't always believe everything you read. Most go in already hating the game before it even loads because of the subjective abuse this game gets so they can't be unbiased about it. Expand
  3. DavidK.
    Aug 24, 2009
    8
    This game is like a good Tomb Raider. The weapons, enemies, and setting are very interesting and unique. The game plays like Tomb Raider: Legend. It has lots of platforming with some shooting and driving sections put in to mix it up. Don't believe all the negative reviews, this game is definitely worth checking out if you enjoy that genre.
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 39
  2. Negative: 33 out of 39
  1. At best, it's a functional third-person platformer that sometimes acts like a shooter. At worst, it's an astonishing collection of poor design decisions, half-hearted implementation and mindless narrative clutter that will only lead to buyer's remorse in all who decide to give it a try.
  2. Some genre indecisiveness and more general poor direction combine to make Damnation far worse than it looks.
  3. Great platforming, shame about the rest.