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  • Summary: For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as sheFor centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom. With the ability to perform stealth techniques, dai-jo staff moves, and tag-team fighting combos, you can stop at nothing to expose the truth. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 100
    Packed with atmosphere, accessible gameplay and sweet visuals, Beyond Good & Evil has most definitely reached beyond our expectations. Don't miss it.
  2. One of the best games this year, and one of the best action/adventure titles ever released.
  3. Beyond Good & Evil's gameplay is part and parcel of an elegantly imagined gameworld. The animation is so smooth as to be almost flawless.
  4. Delivers a fantastic story with that's almost as impressive. Everything comes together beautifully to create one of the most engrossing titles of the year.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    Mixing Walt Disney's colorful whimsy, the industrial distopias of French cinematographers Jeunet and Carot ("City of Lost Children"), and "Zelda" mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto's genius for flexible gameplay, BG&E is mesmerizing, ominous, and, most of all, memorable. [Dec 2003, p.200]
  6. While Beyond Good & Evil feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make it a game well worth playing.
  7. Edge Magazine
    70
    It's an 'experience' as much as a game, meaning that it will leave as many people cold as it grabs by the right half of the brain. Beyond good, then, but not quite excellent. [Christmas 2003, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. EffseeL.
    Sep 30, 2006
    10
    If they don't make a sequel, they do a diservice to all mankind.
  2. EricT.
    Nov 3, 2004
    10
    I honestly think BG&E is one of the best games I've ever played, (and I've played a lot). I definitly recommend checking this game out.
  3. Ultramike
    Jan 23, 2004
    10
    Hands down the nest game I have played all year! I loved every second of it and you will too. You MUST play this game.
  4. ShadowMaster
    Aug 6, 2005
    10
    I've played lots of games but this is one of the best i'l go mad if they dont make a ps2 sequel.
  5. Siread
    Aug 19, 2005
    9
    Peachy.
  6. Jul 10, 2018
    8
    Even tho its not my type i still loved it,it felt like a sci-fi movie
    Would recommend to everyone
  7. Ryuukuro
    May 28, 2006
    4
    While a lot of people seem to like this game I'm in a minority that don't like it so much. It's not a bad game per se but the While a lot of people seem to like this game I'm in a minority that don't like it so much. It's not a bad game per se but the story is just a rehash of fantasy and sci-fi cliches and it doesn't have any fun with them. The locations are bland as its all caves and factories, caves and factories, over and over again. Worst, the game is incredibly short. Shorter if you don't get stuck working with the more frustrating moments. They say this game was meant to be a part of a trilogy but if you ask me they say that because the game is really unfinished. The few novelities it has like the camera games and such don't defeat the fact that it is too short and what we get is something we've seen done better in other games. Expand

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