Damnation Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Evolving the shooter genre with its unique combination of fluid action and combat, Damnation features huge, open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fireEvolving the shooter genre with its unique combination of fluid action and combat, Damnation features huge, open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation features vast, breathtaking landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet. Billed as a "shooter gone vertical" and visually inspired by iconic elements of American history, these massive streaming landscapes form the battlegrounds for a post-industrial conflict between humanity and an unstoppable arms dealer hell-bent on total world domination. Players choose their own paths and navigate the world by performing daredevil feats on the edge of human ability. Intelligent enemies give chase and engage players in frantic gun fights and attacks that can come from any direction. With up to three hours of actual gameplay stretching out in front of them per level, players need more than just muscle power to get across each level safely. Damnation offers players a selection of vehicles, from motorbikes capable of launching across seemingly infinite chasms, to huge, armour-piercing marvels that induce mayhem with every huge shell. The high action is supported by an epic and in-depth story which, while focusing on the exploits of the hero character Rourke, is truly an ensemble piece. Players meet and become involved in intricate story plots that reveal much more than the obvious. In addition to the single player experience, Damnation comes complete with a unique set of multiplayer options that take full advantage of the game’s expansive levels. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 39
  2. Negative: 33 out of 39
  1. Great platforming, shame about the rest.
  2. AceGamez
    50
    Damnation is an unfinished game, a concept with good ideas and a real sense of scale but terrible implementation in almost every way.
  3. Blue Omega Entertainment set out with a clear goal, to change the First Person Genre with a mix of FPS and Acrobatics; unfortunately Damnation falls short on both counts and leaves gamers wanting their money back.
  4. This third-person shooter is a trip into hell.
  5. 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.
  6. Overall, Damnation is a complete mess. With the amount of quality titles that have been released so far this year it would be time well spent if you spent it elsewhere.
  7. 10
    It's almost like the time-space continuum ripped open and farted out a title from years ago which, by rights, should never exist and only does so because of some unholy pact with Satan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 11 out of 18
  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, 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. Collapse
  2. 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: 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. Expand
  3. HexB
    May 31, 2009
    7
    I personally think this game is awesome. I bought this game full price and i'm having a blast with it and have no regrets. I never take I personally think this game is awesome. I bought this game full price and i'm having a blast with it and have no regrets. I never take any notice of reviews and other people's opinions on games and it's just as will because i would of missed out on this great game. I like the gameplay and the whole steampunk style of Damnation is cool, pus the multiplayer is excellent. I hate it that this game is getting such a bad time. Damnation deserves more respect. The bottom line is....never trust other peoples opinions. Always judge for yourself. Expand
  4. JamesD
    Jan 6, 2010
    3
    David are you nuts? Iwant mtv are you insane? This game is riddled with dated level design, awful graphics for a next gen system and there David are you nuts? Iwant mtv are you insane? This game is riddled with dated level design, awful graphics for a next gen system and there isn't even a cover system and any of you readers who are looking whther to get this or not all the proof will lie in the most reliable users like me and the scores from the professional critics above but of course make the decision solely on your preferences you want this then enjoy wasting your money. Expand
  5. ChrisR
    Jul 12, 2009
    3
    I'm sorry. This game is absolutely terrible. Look at the game description and title cover. I was hoping for a nice sci-fi action game I'm sorry. This game is absolutely terrible. Look at the game description and title cover. I was hoping for a nice sci-fi action game that would keep me occupied for a nice time. But as soon as I popped this game in, I immediately lost interest. Don't get me wrong. The graphics were amazing, and the platforming was incredibly smooth. But that's about it. I'd say the biggest problem this game has is that: It's way too easy to die. The shooting system and CQC(Close Quarter Combat) system are both very unrealistic. And the game itself has too many empty room and obstacles to get lost in. A 3 is a bit generous. But since the graphics and platforming are quite nice. 3/10. Expand
  6. CoyoteQ
    Jul 24, 2009
    2
    +1 for Abe Lincoln standing next to a Cyborg/robot super soldier and +1 because I'm sure there was at least 1 person at Blue Omega that +1 for Abe Lincoln standing next to a Cyborg/robot super soldier and +1 because I'm sure there was at least 1 person at Blue Omega that fought to keep this from shipping, it's sad they probably fired him/her. Controls, muddy and unresponsive. Not only is the analog not smooth the enemies jump around like parkour runners on speed. Note to all game makers give the player 1 of 2 options, a simple lock-on or precise analog control. Graphics, it looks like somebody took a can of clear lacquered glitter paint and sprayed down every wall and rock in the game, this isn't just unrealistic it literally gave me a headache. Story, only played for about 20 minutes, I apologize to the person that possibly wrote a kick ass story about Abe Lincoln fighting laser shooting robots (the game may or may not contain this, if not you may contact me for licensing rates). Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2017
    0
    Hablemos de decepciones. acá tenemos la mas grande en muchos años, un planteamiento en historia muy genial. llevado a un juego roto, conHablemos de decepciones. acá tenemos la mas grande en muchos años, un planteamiento en historia muy genial. llevado a un juego roto, con gráficos que se caen en pedazos. con música terrible y sobretodo con un sistema de apuntado y escalado terrible. y mejor no hablemos de la inteligencia artificial. una gran obra convertida en basura de la mas apestosa simplemente por no hacerse por profesionales por verdaderos profesionales. si llegan a jugar esto. solamente disfruten la historia todo lo demás es un dolor de cabeza infumable. Expand

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