• 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: 87 out of 89
  2. Negative: 1 out of 89
  1. 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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  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. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    A mí parece es uno de las joyas del PS2, lástima que muy pocas personas lo conocen ya que merecía mucha más atención. Además nuevamente ShinjiA mí parece es uno de las joyas del PS2, lástima que muy pocas personas lo conocen ya que merecía mucha más atención. Además nuevamente Shinji Mikami demostrando porque es un genio... Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2021
    10
    One punch! kanryo! rensen renshou!
    ore wa katsu! tsune ni katsu! asshou!
    Power, get the power, girigiri genkai made, hero! ore wa tataeru
    One punch! kanryo! rensen renshou!
    ore wa katsu! tsune ni katsu! asshou!
    Power, get the power, girigiri genkai made, hero!

    ore wa tataeru koe ya kassai nante hoshiku wa nai sa
    Hero! dakara hitoshirezu aku to tatakau
    (Nobody knows who he is)
    sora ooi oshiyoseru teki ore wa se o muke wa shinai
    Hero! naraba yuruginaki kakugo **** tame, kuri rasee teke!

    (three! two! one! fight back!)
    sanjou! go on! seiseidoudou!
    dou natten da? nani mo kanjinee mohaya teki inee!

    Justice! shikkou! mondou muyou!
    ore ga tatsu! aku o tatsu! gasshou!
    Power, get the power, adorenarin afuredasu ze!
    Power, get the power, kitaeta waza o buchikamase

    Hero! donna ni tsuyoi yatsu mo chippoke na gaki datta n da
    Hero! yowaki onore norikoe tsuyoku naru
    (Nobody knows who he is)
    kami yadoru kobushi kakagete ore wa tsukisusumu dake sa
    Hero! itsuka haiboku ni odei nameru made
    tatakau hero!

    ore wa akiramenai sono mune ni asu o egaki
    mezame yuku sekai e ima maiagare tsuyoku takaku
    donna toki de mo nani ga atte mo

    Hero! ore wa tataeru koe ya kassai nante hoshiku wa nai sa
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  5. RichardA
    Aug 30, 2008
    10
    Not be it for you to take any sort of guidance off someone who thinks Chaos Legion was an amazing slash 'em up and completed Megaman X7 Not be it for you to take any sort of guidance off someone who thinks Chaos Legion was an amazing slash 'em up and completed Megaman X7 on his own volition but this game comes under my top 10 favourite games of all time. It's not because of the frustrating and constant dying which just ends up being funny after the twelfth time the same fat ninja does the spinney blade thing at you just after you've got out of one fight with three guys. It's not because of the humour that makes the game it's only little laughing stoke, drenched in liquid awesome. It's because of the places you can go after you beat it the first time. If you're anything like me then you aren't happy with the total annihilation of medium difficulty and beating Easy makes you feel like a weakling, even though you're destined to die at least once a level on easy. No, if you're anything like me you will complete easy and medium, put the controller down and then pick it up again after a few seconds because you just want to SEE if you can get through hard mode. Then you think that it'd be a good idea to try a kick-me sign run, a run through the game that stops you from using your special abilities. The game could last you months and months and could even totally destroy your social life if you wanted try a hard mode kick me sign run which can only be described as "mental". Expand
  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. Dec 21, 2020
    0
    face paced action game with **** camera and auto lockon working against you all the **** time. **** user scores, this is a **** game

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