• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2006
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  • Summary: With great power comes great responsibility. Play as a drifter bestowed with supernatural-like abilities who must confront the fate and responsibilities inherent with this new found power. Hand-to-hand combat is at its best when gamers unleash the power of the God Hand to deliver righteousWith great power comes great responsibility. Play as a drifter bestowed with supernatural-like abilities who must confront the fate and responsibilities inherent with this new found power. Hand-to-hand combat is at its best when gamers unleash the power of the God Hand to deliver righteous punishment onto worthy enemies. Centuries ago, the world was in imminent doom until a man defeated Angra and sealed away his godly powers into his own arms. People feared and revered this person who would become known as "God Hand". Legend has it that anyone who acquired such hands would possess immense power that could turn them into a deity or demon. Fast forward to a small town overrun with thugs wielding super-human strength. A gruff drifter named Jean finds his way to this troubled region and defends a woman surrounded by a brutal mob. Despite his valiant efforts, Gene is overpowered by these thugs and his right arm is severed before falling into unconsciousness. He later awakens to find his limb whole again and that he is now the possessor of the legendary God Hand. The burden of being hunted by demonic legions seeking the right hand of God soon begins. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. What really pushes God Hand over the top, though, is the presentation and how fun it is. In other brawlers, you’re restricted to punching guys in the face or kicking them in the stomach. God Hand finally lets you kick that stupid demon that’s been giving you trouble right between the legs.
  2. But all those bells and whistles take a back-seat to solid fundamentals and a commitment to comedy, making God Hand only the best beat-em-up game released for the PS2.
  3. Old-school to it's core, God Hand isn't perfect, nor is it the kind of game that will please everyone, but buy into the world and the characters, dig into the combo system and enjoy the quirky humor here and you're bound to have a good time.
  4. The sound is truly what sets it apart from the rest. From the crazy background sounds you get after some Techniques, to the insanely hilarious dialogue you get in cutscenes, the sound is what kept me going until the end. [JPN Import]
  5. This completely over-the-top and utterly bizarre fighter is just what the witch doctor ordered. It's not exactly the most polished of games, but its lack of technical prowess is no match for its in-your-face style, brutal combat that makes me wince, then giggle.
  6. Like a bizarre mixture of WWE Smackdown and Benny Hill, God Hand is one of the quirkiest, silliest and funniest games to come along in some time.
  7. 30
    God Hand quickly becomes a boring, annoying and frustrating game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
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  1. HarriLaitinen
    Aug 6, 2009
    10
    God Hand is the best brawler on the PS2. I don't understand how this game can get critised about the camera when God of War gets 100% andGod Hand is the best brawler on the PS2. I don't understand how this game can get critised about the camera when God of War gets 100% and you can't even see where you are going! Again God of War get's points for a good fighting system when in thruth it is not even customisable. You have maybe 30-50 moves in GOW where as in God Hand you have more like 100 moves that you can set into a combo of your choosing. I really don't see why people praise such a mediocore game as GOW and don't see the genious in such a awesome game as God Hand. Expand
  2. May 22, 2011
    10
    As far as brawlers go, this takes the cake, possibly forever. TOO over the top you say! It's a video game. There's no such thing as TOO overAs far as brawlers go, this takes the cake, possibly forever. TOO over the top you say! It's a video game. There's no such thing as TOO over the top. You want to kick a demon in the groin, go ahead. Maybe you would like to barrel kick a group of thugs, no one's stopping you. This game sets the bar for brawlers. I am glad some game developers realize games are supposed to be fun. Pick this gem up before it's gone forever. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2016
    10
    If you're a thoughtful person, you may have realized that some of the best games are the ones who take the biggest risks. Even if it takes 20If you're a thoughtful person, you may have realized that some of the best games are the ones who take the biggest risks. Even if it takes 20 years for players to come around, the ones that go down in the books are the ones everybody hated, or glossed over, at first. God Hand is one of them. If you're on the fence about trying this title out, try to avoid the reviews. This title could be your favorite game ever - it stands out, it takes a lot of risks, does things very differently from the rest. If you don't like unique or original media, you won't like God Hand. This game gets bad reviews by gamers who don't like experiences outside their comfort zones, that's all that is. The type of person who says "This game cheats!" when they lose, and lean towards games that hold player's hands through the 60 seconds of gameplay in-between cutscenes. Like it or not, there's a schism in gaming; there are people who like "experiences", and people who like games that challenge them to grow and overcome their weaknesses. God Hand isn't the former type of gaming experience, and it doesn't deserve to be rated poorly by gamers who don't like spicy food.

    How can you go wrong with the same team that brought Okami, and Viewtiful Joe?
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  4. DanL.
    Jan 3, 2008
    10
    The graphics arent good, but Godhand more than makes up for it by being a really funny and challenging game. It's awesome!
  5. Nov 21, 2015
    10
    Cover I know your company is dead But where ever you are Please pick this game and continue it .
    **** copcom for destroying , Destroying this
    Cover I know your company is dead But where ever you are Please pick this game and continue it .
    **** copcom for destroying , Destroying this artful game .
    NObody KNEW ABOUT THIS GAME AND HOW FUN IT WAS .
    Hoping for a continuation.
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  6. SomeOne
    Apr 8, 2009
    9
    God Hand is a fantastic game. The fact that you can fully customise your combos and movelist means that you can change the game to match YOUR God Hand is a fantastic game. The fact that you can fully customise your combos and movelist means that you can change the game to match YOUR fighting style more than ever before. This is a good thing because the game is challenging, and unlike some games where button mashing may get you somewhere, button mashing in God Hand won't even get you past the first few enemies. It requires real skill, and when you become one with the fighting engine and start dominating with combos that you created yourself it's incredibly satisfying. The characters and dialogue are so funny I was in stitches for most of the game. There are heaps of other great ideas in this game, for example instead of only getting upgrade points through fighting, you can take them to a casino and try to increase the amount. 300 points short of a new upgrade? Go to the Blackjack table and get that upgrade sooner rather than later! You can even bet on Chihuahua Races, which is so much fun it could be a game on it's own. The graphics aren't high quality (great art style though) but the sound definitely is! I'm totally addicted to this game, I got it for 24 Aussie dollars and it's paid for itself ten times over already! I think Edge put it best when they said you will either love it or hate it, but either way you have to play it at least once. So go play it! Expand
  7. JamesG.
    Oct 17, 2006
    8
    This is probably the most fun I've had playin a beat em up since streets of rage. It captures all the fun of the early 90's games This is probably the most fun I've had playin a beat em up since streets of rage. It captures all the fun of the early 90's games with over the top moves and other moves that will just make you laugh. There are some elements to the game that are frustrating, for example when you go through three quarters of the level only to be defeated then have to redo the whole thing. It can turn into some button bashing, but you still have to think about it the majority of the time. The game doesn't warrant 9 or 10 in my eyes, which are left to games which are near perfect rather than a tongue-in-cheek effort to re-create whats missing from so many beat-em-ups. Overall i feel its a truly rewarding game, just challenging enough, but not too hard and if you don't take your gaming too seriously this is a fun and addictive game. Expand

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