• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 26, 2009
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  • Summary: A massive explosion rips through six square blocks of Empire City, leveling everything and everyone in its path. At the center of the blast crater a lone man stands up miraculously unharmed... gifted with incredible powers. From the creators of the award-winning Sly Cooper series, SuckerA massive explosion rips through six square blocks of Empire City, leveling everything and everyone in its path. At the center of the blast crater a lone man stands up miraculously unharmed... gifted with incredible powers. From the creators of the award-winning Sly Cooper series, Sucker Punch brings you inFAMOUS, the first open-world action/adventure title by SCEA for the PS3. Players experience what happens when a real person suddenly starts developing super powers. Exact revenge? Protect the innocent? Maybe a little of both? These are the situations you'll face as you play inside of a richly interactive and organic living city. A place where your actions create broader reactions in the citizens and landscape around you. inFAMOUS lets you unravel an evolving mystery, experience fame and/or infamy and battle powerful, iconic villains... all the while giving you the feeling of becoming a modern day superhero. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 84 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  1. It's the quality of the central action in InFamous that I keep coming back to. Everything else would be fancy window dressing if Sucker Punch hadn't nailed the basic gameplay elements, the simple moving and shooting, as precisely as it did. InFamous feels like a game designed from the very ground up to be fun to play, so I guess it's no surprise that as soon as the credits finished rolling on my good version of Cole, I started up an evil one to play it all over again.
  2. 91
    Simply put, inFamous is the kind of game that when I'm not playing it, I'm constantly thinking about doing so. Heck, I already know what's going to happen right after I finish this sentence: I'm going to go back and play more as "superhero lightning cop" Cole.
  3. Incredible freedom of movement, intense combat, and an enthralling story make Infamous an impressive open-world action game.
  4. A sandbox game that turns you into a superhero, maybe, is a surprisingly entertaining jaunt despite it not immediately capturing our imagination. inFamous does a lot of things right.
  5. But the real reason to buy inFamous is that, regardless of your morality, it's just plain old fun being super-powered Cole in a city full of helpless mortals. And if you're a 360 owner lamenting the PS3 exclusivity, don't worry about it - just go pick up a copy of "Crackdown" instead.
  6. As frustrating as it can be to constantly have to keep your eye out for sources of electricity, the power it gives you is particularly enthralling. With an intriguing story and original, if painfully skillful, enemies, the game offers engagement through both narrative, likeable characters and respectable challenge.
  7. For everything Infamous does well there’s a counter-balance of agitating design decisions.

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  1. Negative: 14 out of 328
  1. MatthewI.
    May 28, 2009
    10
    Well my vote is actually 9.5 but there is no option for that so i will round up. This game is extremely fun to play, but what would be even Well my vote is actually 9.5 but there is no option for that so i will round up. This game is extremely fun to play, but what would be even more fun is if there were different heroes you can play with, for example a physic or a flame bender or something. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2011
    10
    A beautiful comic book inspired super hero game the cutscenes are beautiful and the gameplay is fantastic the story is amazing and I shall sayA beautiful comic book inspired super hero game the cutscenes are beautiful and the gameplay is fantastic the story is amazing and I shall say no more on it if you are considering getting this game by it if you don't have a Playstation 3 then you simply don't know what you are missing this game made getting the PS3 worth while. Expand
  3. VitaliV.
    May 28, 2009
    10
    More like 9.5. Overall an awesome game. Some minor flaws such as enemies half stuck in the wall after being defeated. What was most More like 9.5. Overall an awesome game. Some minor flaws such as enemies half stuck in the wall after being defeated. What was most surprising is the fact that you can't mindlessly jump in the middle of a group of enemies and expect to win which is often the case for these types of games. While the the choices for karma are obvious it is really tempting to use the evil side. Game is really enjoyable and from what I heard there are different cut scenes for both sides. So far I have not encountered any major slowdowns and/or glitches. Really a must buy if you are a fan of the genre and even if you're not definitely give it a try. Expand
  4. CT
    Jul 3, 2009
    9
    Pretty good game. enjoyed it. having a choice in your destiny is nice - being good or evil. I think its one of the better sand box games that Pretty good game. enjoyed it. having a choice in your destiny is nice - being good or evil. I think its one of the better sand box games that came out on the PS3. Liked it better than Prototype, which I have too, the story, the controls and the graphics was just better. but not to say that Prototype was horrible - you get to kill & destroy everything in your path in that one, inFamous was just the better game. it seem a more complete sand box game experience, though it can get a little repetitive after awhile, but no less a great game. That's just my opinion. Expand
  5. Dec 30, 2011
    8
    Infamous was a fairly good game, the only problem I had with it was the characters. Cole, the main character, has no personality other than aInfamous was a fairly good game, the only problem I had with it was the characters. Cole, the main character, has no personality other than a gruff voice and a rather uninteresting dialogue. Zeke, Cole's best friend, has no purpose in the game other than to be a fat, lazy moron, that as one of the villians describes him as the 'Fat kid on the roof'. The Fed Moya is rather annoying, and Trish, Cole's girlfriend, just needs to be slapped. The game play was great however, and the story line was excellent. I would reccomend renting it first, but all in all the game was pretty good. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2011
    8
    It's got the feel of Arkham Asylum with parkour and the ability to shoot electricity. The city is a bit redundant (Some locations are repeatedIt's got the feel of Arkham Asylum with parkour and the ability to shoot electricity. The city is a bit redundant (Some locations are repeated on all three islands) as well as the side missions can be, but the free-flowing combat/controls is pretty tight. There was also some camera issues as well, but they were few and far between. The story gets better as it goes along; and a couple characters are kind of bland (Zeke and Trish - who happen to be the good guys), but overall, these don't take away much from the game.

    I did get this game for free (for the PSN Loyal Program/Fiasco) but it's well worth the current price.
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  7. Mar 9, 2014
    0
    Finally beat this game; and let me tell you, IT SUCKS. The concept and potential of this game are incredible, even the story isn't all thatFinally beat this game; and let me tell you, IT SUCKS. The concept and potential of this game are incredible, even the story isn't all that bad. The thing that destroys this game from the inside out is the difficulty level, and the fact that it takes itself to seriously. The dialogue animations are laughably bad, the voice acting is sub-par or average at best. The difficulty is unREAL. I beat the game on Medium difficulty and it left me ripping my hair out and screaming into my couch cushions. The bosses aren't that bad, its the regular henchmen who are tough as **** This is especially prevalent later in the game, when the enemies can take **** tons of damage; then dish out **** tons. Combine this with the worst balance i've ever seen in a game, and the most unrefined controls imaginable and you have the perfect recipe for **** THIS GAME". There is a special place in hell for the developers of this game. Shockingly enough Infamous Second Son looks ridiculously awesome, so i'm still going to try it out. But at the end of the day, **** THIS GAME... Expand

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