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  • Summary: Binary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle for humanity in robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choicesBinary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle for humanity in robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choices they are making. Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 18, 2012
    80
    If you can get over the weak beginning the game will catch you – Binary Domain is a breathtaking shooter set in a Hollywood style. A must-have for all fans of "robots-went-angry" situation. [June 2012]
  2. May 2, 2012
    80
    Binary Domain is a nice surprise. Shooting mechanics are really well-devised, with an astounding mecha design and boss fight. Unfortunately the light rpg squad aspect of the game doesn't work properly.
  3. PC Master (Greece)
    May 28, 2012
    78
    An interesting and honest action/shooter, it should have worked more on the features that strive to set it apart from other games of the genre. But even in its current version, Binary Domain is fun and worth investing time into, especially if you are a fan of sci-fi and frenzied shooters. [June 2012]
  4. May 7, 2012
    73
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. May 2, 2012
    72
    Whenever the authors finally get the chance to tell their story it evolves further than "Gears of Blade Runner". Nonetheless Binary Domain gets stuck in the middle between the eastern excellence of bossfights and the western school of modern shooter action. Unfortunately the PC version suffers from sluggish and not fully customizable controls.
  6. Jul 3, 2012
    70
    Less Hot Shots and more Hot Fuzz. [July 2012, p.66]
  7. May 4, 2012
    40
    Binary Domain looks and plays the third-person, cover-based shooter part, but it's really just a soulless imitation. And I'd love nothing more than to bash its robot brains in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 82
  2. Negative: 14 out of 82
  1. Jun 17, 2012
    10
    I'm not sure if I played the same game everyone else has.This game is totally one of the best Third Person Shooters I have ever played.AwesomeI'm not sure if I played the same game everyone else has.This game is totally one of the best Third Person Shooters I have ever played.Awesome graphics,great music,engaging and interesting story and solid gameplay.What else can I expect?

    Of course there were some flaws in the PC port,but those can be fixed as easily as running the configuration tool and doing small options tweaks,like showing keyboard buttons for example,something people have complained about.They patched the game for those options to be default now anyways,so there's no problem anymore.

    Seriously,this is a must-play for anyone with a slight interest in shooters and/or cyberpunk-themed stuff.
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  2. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    I PLAYED BINARY DOMAIN NOW IN 2017...AND GUESS WHAT ITS THE BEST THIRD PERSON SHOOTER I PLAYED IN MANY YEARS.
    IT HAS ROBOTS AND ROBOTS...
    I PLAYED BINARY DOMAIN NOW IN 2017...AND GUESS WHAT ITS THE BEST THIRD PERSON SHOOTER I PLAYED IN MANY YEARS.
    IT HAS ROBOTS AND ROBOTS...
    STORY is awsome
    WEAPONS are awsome
    THERE are rare game which have ROBOTS IN STORY
    ITS GREAT sci fi action shooter game
    Its must play title
    ITS one of the best game ever made by developer OF YAKUZA
    AND FINAL WORD
    PLEASE BRING BINARY DOMAIN SEQUEL ...PLS PLS PLS SEGA .....
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  3. Jul 14, 2018
    9
    Really good game, the story is really awesome with some fun moments and characters well developed if you give them time, the only bad withReally good game, the story is really awesome with some fun moments and characters well developed if you give them time, the only bad with about it is the gameplay Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2017
    8
    Honestamente me parece uno de los juegos mas infravalorados que existen junto a Spec Ops The Line. Si, el sistema de ordenes a tus compañerosHonestamente me parece uno de los juegos mas infravalorados que existen junto a Spec Ops The Line. Si, el sistema de ordenes a tus compañeros es poco efectivo excepto cuando ellos toman la iniciativa, a IA es regular aunque tirando para buena y el sistema de moralidad es una mierda. Pero sacando esos puntos es un juego por de mas de atrapante en historia, y tiene unas mecánicas adictivas y muy divertidas, Altamente recomendado. Si sega corrige estas cosas se podría ver una secuela Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2015
    7
    this game is common shooter game. game concept is good. but a latter part is boring. and i cannot immersed in the storyline. a view of worldthis game is common shooter game. game concept is good. but a latter part is boring. and i cannot immersed in the storyline. a view of world of robotech is good. but they didn't make use of it. Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2013
    6
    This game really took me by surprise.The game has plenty of flaws. There are some terrible vehicle sections, the voice acting of some minorThis game really took me by surprise.The game has plenty of flaws. There are some terrible vehicle sections, the voice acting of some minor characters are laughable bad, the checkpoint system is annoying, the story can be a little to melodramatic at times, the voice recognition simply do not work , the conversation choices can sometimes be quite vague and the game is overall quite rough around the edges. The game do however have charm. The story is actually quite good and really interesting and i became really quite attached to the characters. Sure the story is cheesy and sometimes quite predictable but it got charm just like a good B-movie. The campaign is around 10 hours long and have a decent area-variety. There isn't a whole lot of different weapons but the enemy variety is extremely good and you get to fight a huge amount of different cool robots that actually act like robots. There is also plenty of boss battles which is nice even though most of them is you dodging and shooting the highlighted area. The conversation-system is enjoyable even though it lacks any major impact and the "rpg" elements works alright. The game is in no way perfect but if you have an interest in shooters or is a fan of the setting i would definitely recommend giving this game a shot since the game is quite different from other games in the same genre. Expand
  7. Apr 30, 2012
    0
    Totally messed up controls. I am surprised mouse is supported at all. Game is introducing you to these messed up commands by messages whichTotally messed up controls. I am surprised mouse is supported at all. Game is introducing you to these messed up commands by messages which contain pictures of gamepad buttons and NO actual keyboard input. Its amazing that anyone can get such a complex project to this stage and forget to update few VERY important introductory messages. Expand

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