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  • Summary: Dating to the creation of the world and mankind, loyalty to the gods and their whims was the central point of the lives of all who inhabit the lands created by the divine. However, as the gods disappeared from people's daily lives, their power and influence began to wane, and cynicism andDating to the creation of the world and mankind, loyalty to the gods and their whims was the central point of the lives of all who inhabit the lands created by the divine. However, as the gods disappeared from people's daily lives, their power and influence began to wane, and cynicism and secularism replaced piety and belief. Amidst the world's slow abandonment of the gods, a profoundly devotee and servant of the gods named Kinna infiltrated one the many prisons of the Waterfall Realm in hopes of finding one who would become a god. Encountering Magus, a prisoner who has spent his entire life incarcerated, she believes that she has found who she was sent to look for. After claiming the powers that were his birthright and learning his true identity, Magus, with Kinna by his side, takes his first steps towards an unknown future. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. Mar 7, 2014
    75
    I don't think I can argue that Magus is a "good" game. In fact, there's a strong argument to be made that it's kind of terrible. It's short, it's ugly, it's easy, it's kind of stupid — basically, by any conventional judging of good/bad, it probably comes out on the wrong side of the ledger...Here's the thing, though: I loved it.
  2. 40
    Give me a quality plot, or an interesting setting, or something to impress me enough to work through its weaker elements. Magus doesn't offer any stand out feature, which makes it difficult to get too excited over.
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    30
    The more one looks back on it, the more it feels like Magus' primary purpose was to acquaint a new development team with the tools at hand while building up a few skills.
  4. Mar 7, 2014
    30
    Unlike Deadly Premonition, Earth Defense Force 2025, or other games that hide genuine depth behind an awkward presentation, Magus has no hidden quality, charm or saving grace. It's entirely witless, and none of its mechanics strive for anything beyond mediocrity. Despite its issues, though, Magus is surprisingly breezy to play.
  5. Mar 2, 2014
    20
    Like Birdemic or The Room, Magus is so terrible that it can only be called a masterpiece.
  6. Mar 12, 2014
    20
    Magus is not an entertaining game. It suffers from repetitive gameplay, bugs, glitches, and abhorrent visuals. Worse still, it’s expensive, with the release currently commanding a laughable $24.99 price point on the PlayStation Store. Put your time and money towards something better than this.
  7. 10
    In closing, skip this game. It should not have happened, and hopefully the world will not see it happen again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    10
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, do you like bad games? Of course you don't, you toss.
    But do you like so bad it's good games? If so,
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, do you like bad games? Of course you don't, you toss.
    But do you like so bad it's good games? If so, Magus is the best of this example since Deadly Premonition. Hell, other than Magus, Earth Defense Force, and Deadly Premonition, I can't think of any other decent example of this phenomenon. It's absolutely hilarious, horrible script, pointless dialogue choices, mediocre gameplay, bad if non-existent music. Everything bad all the time.

    This being said though, I can't help but love the game due to it's sheer stupidity. It's completely bonkers and unfinished, much more fun to play than the complete trash that is Ride to Hell : Retribution.

    I recommend Magus if you want a really good laugh, I implore you to purchase it and have a grand time making fun of it on your 10 hour long journey with it.
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  2. Feb 28, 2014
    10
    I agree with everything Loophole572 said.....EVERYTHING! Love this game! A game this bad can be extremely enjoyable to play as long as theI agree with everything Loophole572 said.....EVERYTHING! Love this game! A game this bad can be extremely enjoyable to play as long as the gameplay doesn't get frustrating or too repetitive. If you play this in small increments (an hour a day) then you will have a blast. Ridiculous dialogue, tons of glitches, bad sound design, and a main character that transitions from being a huge douche to being a REALLY huge douche. Love it! Love it! Love it!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2014
    9
    Magus is more or less 2014's Ride To Hell Retribution, only it's not as annoying or frustrating like most really bad games. In fact it'sMagus is more or less 2014's Ride To Hell Retribution, only it's not as annoying or frustrating like most really bad games. In fact it's ridiculously easy. The story and writing are beyond atrocious, it's like an idiot tried to create clever one liners that don't fit at all in a medieval setting, but that just makes it more enjoyable. The game is exceptionally unbalanced, but surprisingly in the player's favor. You get all these ridiculous powers while you retarded enemies never seem to get any stronger. It goes without saying that the graphics are **** There's not a single texture that looks even decent.

    The thing is, everything that's bad about the game provides accidental entertainment value. I got it for like ten dollars and somehow it's turned out to be a worthy investment. Words can only begin to describe how utterly hilarious and stupid Magus is as a game. It fails in ways previously inconceivable. And because it's such a guilty pleasure, I'm giving it a 9, otherwise, well there's only one rating for a game like this.
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  4. Feb 14, 2018
    3
    A partir de una historia de revolución en tiempos de caballeros y una guerra entre dioses nace "Magus", un shooter en tercera persona conA partir de una historia de revolución en tiempos de caballeros y una guerra entre dioses nace "Magus", un shooter en tercera persona con mecánicas de RPG. Nuestro personaje, Magus, es la encarnación del ser más poderoso del universo y debemos comandarlo en su lucha por conquistar el mundo.
    Lamentablemente es un juego pobre técnicamente, se suponía que iba a ser un juego de PlayStation 2 y no trata de disimularlo. La inteligencia artificial es mala, el diseño de niveles y el texturizado de los gráficos es cutre. Y las mismas reglas del juego rompen la jugabilidad, ya que puedes vencer a los jefes de un solo golpe.
    No puedo recomendar éste juego, es de esos ejemplos en que algo es tan malo que lo hace atractivo a unos ojos pero sigue siendo una mala apuesta.
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  5. Jun 22, 2017
    2
    Magus is a surprisingly bad PS3 game; if I were told it is a PS2 game, I would definitely believe it.

    The technical aspects are simply
    Magus is a surprisingly bad PS3 game; if I were told it is a PS2 game, I would definitely believe it.

    The technical aspects are simply awful (particularly the graphics), and the storyline is nonsensical and dull from beginning to end. Gameplay is extremely repetitive and the settings are almost empty with the exception of enemies. You will end up getting bored quite soon.

    Without a shadow of doubt, Magus is the worst video game I ever played on PS3. Unless you want to know how bad a PS3 video game can be, do not play it.
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  6. Dec 15, 2017
    1
    Game is about you, someone who's been in prison (yes, again) all his life. He's been rescued by a woman who has amnesia (at least it's not youGame is about you, someone who's been in prison (yes, again) all his life. He's been rescued by a woman who has amnesia (at least it's not you who has amnesia). Turns out you're a god, and the rest of the game (about 5 hours luckily) the two of you are fighting mindless mobs that beeline for you while you mow them down with your machine gun, I mean, with your red green or blue infinite repeater magic attack. The game could even be slightly fun if it wasn't absolutely imbalanced. Other than the already mentioned non-existent enemy AI, you can turn your plenty of extra magic items (everything drops magic items even crates) into permanent stat increases. So basically, after the first half hour I was already a God and for the rest of the game duration including bosses, I got hardly any scratch.
    Some people say the game is so bad it's good. Not for me, the game is so bad it's really bad.
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  7. Mar 3, 2014
    0
    one of the worst games I have ever played.
    Fling different color lights at endless string of enemies in bland environments
    The only thing
    one of the worst games I have ever played.
    Fling different color lights at endless string of enemies in bland environments

    The only thing worse that I have played recently is Blood Knights
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