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  • Summary: Many years have passed since the world war inflicted catastrophic damage on the human race, leaving only a few survivors. In their new community "Cocoon," life has been threatened by a black material called Erosion, creating a post-apocalyptic environment. Surviving humans recruit a militia to conquer the Erosion and set out to take down the evil, "Living Tower". Arriving at the scene is the stalwart warrior Syd, whose only intentions are to destroy the Tower. He meets the beautiful and mysterious Filena as they both ascend to the top in their search for answers. The erosion of the Tower intensifies as the players climb up through the moving landform. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 39
  2. Negative: 31 out of 39
  1. Quantum Theory may not be as detailed, vibrant, engaging and breathtaking as one would have hoped but it does offer a certain enjoyment despite its visible flaws.
  2. 60
    In the end, though, Quantum Theory bears the terrible imprimatur of the also-ran. While it's a noble effort on Tecmo-Koei's part (this is, after all, their first foray into this genre), it just doesn't have that "oomph" that a killer action game hits you in the sensory cortex with.
  3. There were some promising things in Quantum Theory: its story, its narrative and even the relationship between characters. But the game has constant ups and downs, and the global result is not worthy.
  4. Oct 22, 2010
    Quantum Theory can hardly be congratulated for infringing on other games, as it is hardly even capable of doing that properly. Albeit all attempts to be Gears of War, Quantum Theory is no more fun than burning $60 dollars and to be honest, burning money isn't exactly a lucrative or entertaining hobby.
  5. The game's central conceit, which has you infiltrating giant towers with the aim of bringing them down from the inside, encourages uninspiring, repetitive internal environments, a problem the game's art team fails to overcome.
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    Quantum Theory is a disgrace to the video game industry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 11 out of 15
  1. Mar 18, 2013
    This game was virtually destroyed only because he had a strong influence of Gears of Wars. the truth is that it is a title certainly mediocre, but not for this unworthy of attention. It has a particular style that can be charming, not to mention the controls are by no means so disastrous as everyone says. the game defends well, has a charisma all its own and can be safely considered at a good price. Collapse
  2. Jan 4, 2012
    I just don't understand the bad reviews about this game. I love it. It is true that is very similar to Gears of War, but that makes it good. The mechanics of throwing/launching your fighting mate (filena) are quite good. -It has a very decent cover system
    The storyline is really interesting, -The play mechanics (design) of the levels are quite interesting, -Play mechanics that encourage melee attacks mixed with fighting far enemies
    very varied and fun weapons, specially the gun-axe (not the real name, I can't remember), bad for shooting but brutal melee attack, I keep it always on my character, plus the electrocuting one, those make my permanent 3 weapons (besides the main one, that you can't throw) -Very varied levels, that change in real time, removing your cover in some difficult moments (fun). and also the game is very challenging, in the best way. -For me this game has A LOT of replay value. I just regret not having purchased it as it was launched so I could tasted the online mode, today January 2012, it is almost imposible to find online players, I just would love to try the co-op multiplayer mode (I guess it must be similar to the GOW horde mode). I even would put a higher score than 8, but being out there games like Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3 I just can't. But for sure I think this game deserves better score than what is reflected here.

    Try it if you are going to approach it openly and I bet you will enjoy it.

  3. Sep 28, 2012
    Quantum Theory is a pretty good game, but it unabashedly apes its predecessor so well that it picks up every problem along with the fun parts. Gears of War stagnated after the first hour, so QT's little quirks to the cover shooter system shook up an otherwise monotonous mechanic. Tossing a nimble AI partner across the field as an immediate flanking strategy works like a charm, lobbing grenades on full auto-fire never stops being awesome, and when all else fails Syd can just run up and punch anything in the face for massive damage.

    Here's an experiment: Read any review for this game and insert "Gears of War" wherever the title pops up. Every review describes issues inherent in GoW: Repetitive gameplay, shooting-range AI, concrete enemies that shrug off dozens of bullets, pretty neat multiplayer that not everyone will enjoy, mid-range graphics (overload of motion blur in Gears notwithstanding), the list goes on.

    Rabid fans of Gears of War series probably expected more of the same from this title, and in this case, the shock of missed expectations has brought out a staggering number of reviewers' non-constructive critic. What most seem to miss entirely in the haste to write it off, however, is that Quantum Theory makes a clear attempt to push duck-and-cover into the background, as a component of gameplay rather than the focus. Players have the choice to sprint right up to the enemy and punch their faces off with a few well-placed team combo attacks, or run n gun with over a dozen weapons while utilizing a deadly partner who's effective when thrown from any range. To top that, the later levels add and remove cover all the time to keep up the pace and ruin any turtling strategy. Everything comes together in a mostly fun package with a few boilerplate rough edges, of the type that can only come under scrutiny now, in this era of hundred-million-dollar blockbusters designed to pocket cash from the pickiest of tweens. Flatly put, no game deserves the sort of media trouncing on display here unless it's actually terrible, and Quantum Theory is anything but.

    Definitely pick this up from the bargain bin and enjoy it for what it is. And for your own good, stop sitting behind the wall waiting for the game to play itself. Quantum Theory challenges you to run into that gunfire and throw some haymakers. Get out there. Die well.
  4. Nov 6, 2011
    One of the most visible Gears of War clones I have ever played. This game is not only an example of a gears clone gone wrong, but an example of how not to make a game period. Expand
  5. Sep 28, 2010
    Don't waste your money on this if you can buy Gears of War 1 and 2 for half the price. Its basically a very clunky and duller graphics version of them. In fact Gears 2 was sort of ruined for me because of the change of online to sub par dedicated servers which meant the shotgun could make my body explode across the map if an American was firing it at me but even a full lancer wouldnt bring them down. Buy Gears 1. The onlne was much better. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2010
    gears of war's lame cousin, played it, hated it, glad i never bought it. all i wanted to say but i have to string out 150 characters just so i can submit. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2010
    Brutal, Brutal Game. Dont buy or even rent. I attempted to play this game and had to return it....from renting it. I couldn't even keep it in my house. Fail on gears copy with poor CGI. Expand

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