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  • Summary: The planet of Hyllis has fallen under siege by a ruthless alien race. Despite the assurances of the Alpha Section defense squad, the war drags on, terrorizing the once-beautiful planet and crushing the faith of the people. From the rubble of a tiny island rises Jade - a rebellious youngThe planet of Hyllis has fallen under siege by a ruthless alien race. Despite the assurances of the Alpha Section defense squad, the war drags on, terrorizing the once-beautiful planet and crushing the faith of the people. From the rubble of a tiny island rises Jade - a rebellious young action reporter left traumatized by a brutal attack. When Jade is hired by the rebel organization IRIS, she learns that the Alpha Sections are secretly trafficking humans to the enemy. Still wary of who to believe, she sets out to expose the gruesome conspiracy and bring proof to her people. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and unflinching resolve, Jade plunges into a sinister web to untangle the truth and restore justice to her planet. But as she earns the trust of her beleaguered people, Jade discovers that sometimes, in order to find the truth, you must look beyond good and evil. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  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. The cartoonish environment, though small, abounds with hidden desirables and fine detail—blaring propaganda, rich reflections and shadows, site-specific music, assorted visual gags—and even minor characters, unlike Paris and Ashton, possess crisp, individual personalities.
  3. With great story, action, and adventure, presented with beautiful graphics and audio and an intuitive control scheme, this carefully crafted science fiction title fosters genuine caring about what goes on, making it an absolute pleasure to play.
  4. If you value story and atmosphere in your games, then you will enjoy the way Beyond Good & Evil transports you into its fantastic world.
  5. Certainly, a game with well-developed characters, intriguing storyline, and entertaining play is not one that should be passed over too lightly, nor forgotten too easily.
  6. games(TM)
    80
    Rather than force you from one style of gameplay to another depending on which level you're on, BG&E blends the transitions together almost seamlessly. The additional styles never really encroach on the main crux of the adventure; they're always peripheral and therefore serve to enrich the experience, rather than dilute it. [Dec 2003, p.114]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    An enjoyable game for its 10-12 hours. It's still better played on a console, but if your siblings have the PS2 cornered, the PC version will do just fine. [Mar 2004, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Aug 12, 2012
    10
    A truly great adventure! This game isn't perfect - but it offered me the best experience that I probably ever had with a game. Pretty muchA truly great adventure! This game isn't perfect - but it offered me the best experience that I probably ever had with a game. Pretty much each year I go back and play it again. While I've played many excellent games that I've really enjoyed, I can't name many that I would regularly return to. I would even dare to go that far to say that this game shoud appeal to almost anyone - try it yourself. (And buy it, this is perfect example where bad sales, although primarily caused by bad advertising by ubisoft, caused the game sequet to be delayed more than ten years!) Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2017
    10
    Тут есть всё: элемент квеста, аркада, стелс, интересный сеттинг, замечательный сюжет, который не передать словами.
    Без лишних слов - это
    Тут есть всё: элемент квеста, аркада, стелс, интересный сеттинг, замечательный сюжет, который не передать словами.
    Без лишних слов - это шедевр, прорывная игра для своего времени, которая и сейчас дарит великолепные эмоции.
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  3. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    This is simply one of the best games I've ever played. It perfectly combines a variety of video games genres in a great way. When I played itThis is simply one of the best games I've ever played. It perfectly combines a variety of video games genres in a great way. When I played it I had a fantastic experience that is unforgettable. I can't wait to see the second part. Expand
  4. MatthewC
    Mar 17, 2009
    9
    Brilliant game with a perfect mix of platforming, action and stealth, including well developed racing and flying sections. Beautiful modeling Brilliant game with a perfect mix of platforming, action and stealth, including well developed racing and flying sections. Beautiful modeling of the characters and a good story and satisfying ending really make this one of the best adventure / platform games I've played - as much fun as Psychonauts (another must-buy for lovers of platform action). Expand
  5. VoltFox
    Jan 22, 2004
    9
    This game is just PERFECT, everything feels right while the game is not that extraordinary, but every aspect of the game fits in the game This game is just PERFECT, everything feels right while the game is not that extraordinary, but every aspect of the game fits in the game just right. The story is driven by a really good characters personality, I totally recommend this game to everybody every age, I trully enjoy from the 5 minutes i started playing till the end, I never enjoy a game this much before, I hope they already planning for the 2nd because so many things that has not been answered in the game. Expand
  6. MattL
    Jun 4, 2009
    8
    Great game. Not too deep, but thoroughly enjoyable (except for some annoying minigames). Probably it's best feature by far, is the Great game. Not too deep, but thoroughly enjoyable (except for some annoying minigames). Probably it's best feature by far, is the amazing soundtrack, which is easily good enough to go out and download separately. It's major fault is that the camera is just terrible at some points, but luckily not to the point of impossible playing. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2017
    4
    ENG
    In close quarters, this game is considered an undeniable masterpiece. And now he wanted to look, what kind of game is this and is it so
    ENG
    In close quarters, this game is considered an undeniable masterpiece. And now he wanted to look, what kind of game is this and is it so good, as others say. The fun began from the very beginning, when at the first start I saw a powerful drawdown of FPS, raided many forums and guides, helped with FPS and there was a new problem with flickering of textures and eventually if one is treated, then another climbs. And there were no craftsmen who consider this product a masterpiece to make a patch to fix the problems, I'm not talking about the developers themselves. But this is a long digression, we will move on to the essence of this masterpiece, do not consider it a repetition, I will be called this word to the end. In addition to technical problems with FPS and textures, there is a wildly wretched camera (I played the keyboard-mouse), tried on the gamepad and it was even worse. Considering that there are a lot of stealth moments in the game, then you will burn more than once, because the camera will simply put you under the enemy, you will not even have time to understand how you have to load or sweat and kill everyone. Now, briefly about the game itself, the characters are not completely revealed, I thought. that I will like the pig, because I like in games like NPC (companions), but alas not here, the characters are dull, the music is not impressive, the gameplay began to bore, constantly crawl with the poor camera in stealth, collect pearls and all that. From the side it looks interesting but in fact, the developers did not try. Passing the game, I still do not understand where and how the game is a masterpiece, I honestly do not understand. This is my personal opinion, but there is nothing special to add to this, the game is erased from memory quite quickly, since it has nothing to fill memories.
    RU
    В тесных кругах эта игра считается неоспоримым шедевром. И вот самому захотелось глянуть, что же за игра такая и так ли она хороша, как говорят другие. Веселье началось с самого начала, когда при первом запуске я увидел мощнейшую просадку фпс, облазил много форумов и гайдов, помогло с фпс и тут возникла новая проблема с мерцанием текстур и в итоге если одно лечится, то другое вылазит. По слухам игра работает стабильно только на XP, поздние версии она дико багует. И не нашлось умельцев, которые считают данный продукт шедевром, чтобы сделать какой-нибудь патч, чтобы исправить проблемы, я уже не говорю про самих разработчиков. Но это долгое отступление, перейдем к сути этого шедевра, не сочтите за повтор, я буду до конца называть этим словом. Помимо технических проблем с фпс и текстурами, есть еще дико убогая камера (играл я на клаво - мышь), пробовал на геймпаде и было еще хуже. Учитывая что в игре много стелс моментов, то вы не раз подгорите, так как камера просто подставит вас под противнику, вы даже не успеете ничего понять, как придется загружаться или потеть и всех перебить. Теперь коротко о самой игре, персонажи не раскрыты абсолютно, я думал. что мне придется по душе свин, так как мне нравятся в играх подобные NPC (напарники) но увы не здесь, персонажи унылы, музыка не впечатляет, геймплей начал надоедать, постоянно ползать с убогой камерой в стелсе, собирать жемчуг и все такое. Со стороны выглядит интересно но на деле, разработчики вовсе не старались. Проходя игру я так и не понял где и как именно игра является шедевром, честно не понимаю. Это лично мое мнение, но здесь особо добавить нечего игра сотрется из памяти довольно быстро, поскольку ей нечем заполнить воспоминания.
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