Vanquish Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Directed by Shinji Mikami, VANQUISH is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid and frenetic combat system, and an engaging and immersive storyline. Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit, in a near future world where nationsDirected by Shinji Mikami, VANQUISH is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid and frenetic combat system, and an engaging and immersive storyline. Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit, in a near future world where nations war over the planet's remaining energy resources. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    100
    The game that stands is an absolute thrill-ride, brimming with verve and excitement.
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    90
    Vanquish proves that there's still space for ridiculous dialogue, clichéd characters, amped-up power-suits and big guns alongside the Heavy Rains of the industry, as long as the intelligent gameplay structure is present too. And it is. Platinum Games knows how to craft a good videogame. It's as simple as that, and right now, the team is competing only with itself.
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    90
    Vanquish easily takes place as one of my top games of 2010 but then I do love my shooters. For anyone who enjoys running around carefree and blowing robots to bits, this is the perfect game for you and if not then surely you want to slide on your arse all day, right?
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    85
    Vanquish will keep you on the edge of your multi-thruster booster seat.
  5. Jan 12, 2011
    80
    Keep your fingers crossed that SEGA and Platinum Games continue to work together, because if they keep putting out quality products like Vanquish, then everyone's a winner. It doesn't quite reach the dizzy heights of Bayonetta and it's nowhere near as brilliantly esoteric, but Vanquish does put a new spin on the third-person cover shooter. And for that reason alone – despite some slight niggles and flaws – Vanquish deserves recognition for daring to break the mould a bit.
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    80
    Non-stop action with great graphics and superb bosses; Vanquish makes us thirsty for more.
  7. Oct 20, 2010
    50
    Vanquish is a tepid and tedious game that simply doesn't deserve your cash during a period chock full of far superior releases. And I never thought I'd have to say that about a Platinum game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
  1. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    Game of the year, everything in this game is perfect, the gameplay is flawless,the graphics are amazing and the history is very good,well doneGame of the year, everything in this game is perfect, the gameplay is flawless,the graphics are amazing and the history is very good,well done platinum games keep up with the good work. Expand
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    10
    After the slightly disappointing ( in my opinion) Bayonetta, i wasn't expecting much from PlatinumGames' new game Vanquish. when i got it,After the slightly disappointing ( in my opinion) Bayonetta, i wasn't expecting much from PlatinumGames' new game Vanquish. when i got it, though, i was blown away!! everything i want in video games is here: slow motion shooting, big bosses, giant explosions and great graphics. also, one more thing, get out of your seat and go buy it!!! i got this for £4 as well. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    10
    Simply the best shooter ever! Pure action and acrobatic mecha action, what a great experience, please make part 2! Perfect graphics andSimply the best shooter ever! Pure action and acrobatic mecha action, what a great experience, please make part 2! Perfect graphics and gameplay, shinji mikami masterpiece Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2011
    9
    This is a fantastic game - for those who loved Bayonetta - this is another slice of gameplay pefection. Imagine Gears of War 2 with slighlyThis is a fantastic game - for those who loved Bayonetta - this is another slice of gameplay pefection. Imagine Gears of War 2 with slighly more intuitive controls and a max payne slowdown. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2014
    9
    Vanquish is one of my favorite games of the past generation, the reason? The gameplay is really awesome, cool, funny, and intense; theVanquish is one of my favorite games of the past generation, the reason? The gameplay is really awesome, cool, funny, and intense; the graphics are fantastic, the level design is brilliant, but the only problem that I found on Vanquish is the replay value, and the game time; Vanquish is really short, but don't care, because the big part of the game is fantastic. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2013
    8
    I love the system, high risk, high reward, great slick stylish action, zooming around on your knees with flames shooting out the back likeI love the system, high risk, high reward, great slick stylish action, zooming around on your knees with flames shooting out the back like Iron Man. But - it's just too short! And there are not enough weapons. Plus the melee system makes no sense to me. You hit one enemy, and your own armour gets depleted? Melee attacks in this game are not THAT powerful to warrant such a disadvantage. It's a shame because this really is the greated 3rd person shooter I have played. So much fun, and it's such a challenge. It really punishes you! Jumping out of cover to get that slow motion reward is brilliant. If you sit around in cover all day, blind-firing or just popping up like you do in most games - you will die and you will be punished and made a fool of. It's refreshing to play a shooting game where you are actually supposed to be on your toes. And actually it has amazing boss battles - something most games get completely wrong. But these get your blood pumping and really are enjoyable! Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2012
    4
    Well I suppose I deserved it. This was one of those games people buy because they wanna look hardcore on a game forum. The Japanese nicheWell I suppose I deserved it. This was one of those games people buy because they wanna look hardcore on a game forum. The Japanese niche title like Godhand. And like Godhand this game sucks too. It is an obvious Gears of War rip off. The pluses are a great frame rate, fluid and fast combat, a slide that is useless, and a pretty environment. The bad is that environment is the only one on the game, the combat is boring, the bosses are all "shoot the orange spot on the _____" and the story is barely passable. Another thing is these lame Japanese games with these characters that are over the top. Its cheesy and awful and not in a good way. Also characters that smoke are not cool. Snake could not be cool so this pansy isn't gonna be cool either. There is a reason this was a $20 bargain bin game a month after it released. Mikami has really lost his touch as of late. This game just had no reason to exist. Sega wants to know why they are broke. Games like this Sega. Games like this. After the great Bayonetta, I expected more from Platinum Games. Expand

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