Deadly Premonition Xbox 360

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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 320 Ratings

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  1. Jun 8, 2013
    5
    The first thing that will strike you about Deadly Premonition is the poor (particularly by Xbox360 standards) graphics, this is a budget title make no mistake. For at least the first half-hour your opinion is unlikely to change as you are forced to try and shoot an endless parade of repetitive enemies using controls that would not feel out of place in the original Resident Evil on PSone.The first thing that will strike you about Deadly Premonition is the poor (particularly by Xbox360 standards) graphics, this is a budget title make no mistake. For at least the first half-hour your opinion is unlikely to change as you are forced to try and shoot an endless parade of repetitive enemies using controls that would not feel out of place in the original Resident Evil on PSone.

    However give the game time and it may grow on you, this is basically Twin Peaks: The Video game, with lead character Francis 'York' Morgan forced to interact with a series of bizarre characters in an attempt to solve the murder of a local young girl. There are moments of genuine comedy and the crazy cast will draw you into the story until you really do want to find out just what is going on in this town. Whether you will enjoy this game or not basically depends on whether you can overlook the outdated graphics and controls, as well at the totally dull shooting sections, but it is certainly not like anything else I've ever played.
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  2. Dec 12, 2011
    7
    Not a great game, perhaps not even good, but it's got personality... and personality goes a long way. Mediocre graphics (probably the worst i've seen on x360). Uninspired and repetitive combat. Bizarre yet quite interesting story, very much like a David Lynch's Film.
  3. Aug 11, 2010
    7
    Deadly premonitions has one of the poorest game controls i have ever seen. Basically they ripped the controls off of resident evil 4. This game has a dark but uplifted story. At one point in the game you could be in a combat scene when all of a sudden an uplifting music comes on. It also has a silent hill feel to it and overall is a generic horror game. The graphics are appalling for 2010.Deadly premonitions has one of the poorest game controls i have ever seen. Basically they ripped the controls off of resident evil 4. This game has a dark but uplifted story. At one point in the game you could be in a combat scene when all of a sudden an uplifting music comes on. It also has a silent hill feel to it and overall is a generic horror game. The graphics are appalling for 2010. It is defiantly not the worst graphics Ive seen on the Xbox 360 but it is close. It is defiantly worth the $20, considering it takes 20+ hours to beat it. the story is ingenious the characters are awesome of course its not meant to be entirely serious but the characters are well played. the sound is alright voice acting sometimes skips. There is allot of side missions which extends the game. The soundtrack is one of the best Ive ever heard. All and all it is a good game, combat is terrible, music is good, story is great, i would defiantly say it is worth a 7/10. Expand
  4. JimH
    Feb 25, 2010
    7
    Very odd, sometimes its a horror game, other times its a comedy. For a $20 game, I'm impressed with the amount of dialog recorded. The main character is very strange and you never know what he is going to say next. Give it a try, might be a hard to find game in a few months.
  5. JamesE.
    Feb 26, 2010
    7
    I grew up in the 80s when mario ruled the world, there was no halo, and fall out 3 was unheard of, so to see this game and play it brings back the memories especially of the old resident evil and look were that is today ,this game is smart and quite enjoyable in a supernatual way, for the critics on the game most are spoiled brats who expect perfection out of everything around them and I grew up in the 80s when mario ruled the world, there was no halo, and fall out 3 was unheard of, so to see this game and play it brings back the memories especially of the old resident evil and look were that is today ,this game is smart and quite enjoyable in a supernatual way, for the critics on the game most are spoiled brats who expect perfection out of everything around them and simply pass by the opputunity to know the fundamentals of a well thought up oldschool game that will be well worth the 20$ you spend on it. Expand
  6. DudeR.
    Apr 10, 2010
    7
    From the looks of this game, it really looks like it came from another generation BUT considering the price (20 BUCKS), the sheer amount of stuff you can do in the game, and the fact that its so hilariously bad by today's standards that it clearly does not take itself seriously, this game is probably one of the best-worst games that have come out in a long time.
  7. Jun 3, 2012
    6
    The gameplay is awful and the whole time side of the game is flawed, however the style and scares are absolutely brilliant, and the crappy graphics add to this bizarre brilliance. The character development is so strange and the whole setting is quite obviously based off of Twin Peaks. Unfortunately the brilliance behind the game's bizarre style and story is hindered greatly by the mediocreThe gameplay is awful and the whole time side of the game is flawed, however the style and scares are absolutely brilliant, and the crappy graphics add to this bizarre brilliance. The character development is so strange and the whole setting is quite obviously based off of Twin Peaks. Unfortunately the brilliance behind the game's bizarre style and story is hindered greatly by the mediocre gameplay mechanics. Expand
  8. Oct 10, 2011
    7
    You have to give the developers credit. What they were able to do on such a minimal budget is impressive. Not only have they crafted an overall fine game, but they effectively revitalized a long since dead genre, action-adventure. Technical shortfalls aside, this game is packed with content, much of which you would compare more to a full retail product, than to a title that you wouldYou have to give the developers credit. What they were able to do on such a minimal budget is impressive. Not only have they crafted an overall fine game, but they effectively revitalized a long since dead genre, action-adventure. Technical shortfalls aside, this game is packed with content, much of which you would compare more to a full retail product, than to a title that you would expect to see on store shelves for twenty dollars. Good characters, nice voice-acting, and an interesting story is what drives this game. It is a title all it's own, and it revels in the in-your-face weirdness seen from beginning to end. While the narrative of the game is far above the average for today's games, the same can't be said for the gameplay - the weakest part of the game. At first glance, Deadly Premonition seems like a Resident Evil 4 clone, with it's over the shoulder camera. This is far from the case. If there were one word to define Deadly Premonition's gameplay, it would be "clunky". Lining up headshots feels sluggish and very deliberate, and York (the game's protagonist) controls heavier than you would like. When everything is said and done, Deadly Premonition is a rather worthwhile title. While the technical shortfalls are sure to turn many people away, those with a bit of patience, and a taste for the bizarre, or those who are simply looking for a Shenmue-esque experience should really take a look. Expand
  9. Apr 25, 2012
    7
    It's as if the developer just wanted to make a simple Resident Evil 4 copy and cash in on a miniscule budget but the publisher decided to force it onto a next gen system and bring in a demented maniac to spice it up. Swery 65 is that maniac and he'll have you collecting human bones, unwillingly learning about different types of marsupials, swerving all over the road and in-betweenIt's as if the developer just wanted to make a simple Resident Evil 4 copy and cash in on a miniscule budget but the publisher decided to force it onto a next gen system and bring in a demented maniac to spice it up. Swery 65 is that maniac and he'll have you collecting human bones, unwillingly learning about different types of marsupials, swerving all over the road and in-between unnatural grassy landscapes, babbling to your imaginary friend about 80's B horror movies, and chatting to mannequin locals with a heavy emphasis on misplaced pauses and strained expressions. The whole experience is surreal and awkward and wrong, like the game is constantly holding back a "gotcha! here's the real game..." admission. But that moment never comes and this refusal to bend to typical video game mores helps prove that broken game worlds like the one crazy ol' Francis York Morgan inhabits are welcome in their weird bravado but ultimately are best left as a novelty. Expand
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. 85
    It's a shame that so many gamers will never even hear about FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan and the Raincoat Killer, because the game has so much to offer.
  2. Feb 3, 2011
    80
    Deadly Premonition is the unlikely meeting of Shenmue, Silent Hill and GTA, in a Twin Peaks setting... An unexpected mix that comes bundled with awful visuals and terribly old-school gameplay, but remains full of interesting things to discover. It mesmerizes the player thanks to a strange atmosphere, a compelling story, a cast of weird but terribly consistent characters, and a solid storytelling... In short, this is a unique gaming experience that will be be rewarding to players who can actually... endure it! See for yourself if you're ready to dismiss big (big) gameplay and visual shortcomings, to eventually discover a little shiny treasure... The cheap price (25 euros) may help you take that risk.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    75
    You may love or hate Deadly Premonition and its pure heart hidden beneath errors, strange structure and PlayStation 2 graphics. Don't get fooled by the outside, there are plenty of good things hidden beneath this rough surface.