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  • Summary: Directed by Shinji Mikami, VANQUISH is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid and frenetic combat system, and an engaging and immersive storyline. Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit, in a near future world where nationsDirected by Shinji Mikami, VANQUISH is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid and frenetic combat system, and an engaging and immersive storyline. Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit, in a near future world where nations war over the planet's remaining energy resources. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Oct 28, 2010
    96
    There isn't really anything that I can say that I personally dislike about the game. The length, difficulty, and corny story will turn a lot of people off, but the incredible gameplay and thrill of climbing the leaderboards is more than enough to keep this gamer engaged.
  2. Oct 24, 2010
    90
    Vanquish is no greater literature, but that's ok. It's pure pulp, and combined with all the basic shooter-elements that are woven in professionally, and the absurd mix of explosive gameplay and cheesy one-liners, this is one strange but satisfying package. A fantastic game for the fanatic gamer and one of the biggest surprises of the year.
  3. Dec 19, 2010
    90
    While other developers pursue more realistic experiences, Platinum never loses sight that it's making a videogame.
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    83
    If you are looking to be enthralled by a new world full of intricacies to discover, Vanquish is not the fully formed video game you are looking for. If you are looking for a challenge with a fun and fast paced battle experience, Vanquish is definitely suited to your taste.
  5. 80
    A solid take on the cover-based shooter that borrows heavily from Gears of War but adds plenty of its own spice. The slow motion effect that activates whenever you're close to dying is absolutely brilliant and will hopefully see its way to other games. There's something intangible missing, which keeps Vanquish from reaching top marks, but it remains a strong action game and deserves to become a hit.
  6. Oct 27, 2010
    80
    All in all, it is fairly a short romp (expect anywhere between 5 to 8 hours of gameplay), its story is unfocused, and the replay factor is minimal at best. Despite that though, Vanquish offers a thrilling experience filled with stylish, guns a' blazing action, fabulous visuals and some rather unique features.
  7. Jan 31, 2011
    50
    If you're still itching to waste a few hours on Vanquish, here's some advice: wait until the inevitable price reduction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 81
  2. Negative: 4 out of 81
  1. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Concerteza um dos melhores jogos que eu já joguei! Não possui a melhor história do mundo, tendo Um final não acabado, todavia seu level desing, armas e frenetismo prevalecem na hora da gameplay! Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    I don't understand why the reviews for this game are so low. Yes, the game is on the short side but so are many more games. To me the onlyI don't understand why the reviews for this game are so low. Yes, the game is on the short side but so are many more games. To me the only problem with the game is that it was so good it left me wanting more. This is seen as the only major issue the game has, but still during the 6-7 hours the game takes to complete you will be in pure shooter nirvana. The great graphics, the welcomed difficulty and the overall sense of mayhem makes this game one of the years best games on the PS3. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    Shinji Mikami proves to be a genius once more. This is the best 3rd person shooter of all time. It doesn't have a good story and you canShinji Mikami proves to be a genius once more. This is the best 3rd person shooter of all time. It doesn't have a good story and you can finish it in 6 to 8 hours, but the controls are so smooth, the action is simply breathtaking, and it looks very polished. Not worth a full price, but pick this up. This is, or at least should be, the next generation of shooters. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2012
    9
    Amazing gameplay, good graphics, believable character models and expressions, extra challenges for those who want more ... Where is my goddamnAmazing gameplay, good graphics, believable character models and expressions, extra challenges for those who want more ... Where is my goddamn sequel?! Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2021
    8
    A genuinely fun game with a great graphic style & quick run and gun game play. The story is a cliche so don't expect to cry at the end, butA genuinely fun game with a great graphic style & quick run and gun game play. The story is a cliche so don't expect to cry at the end, but for a 5 hour game it's not a boring one.

    The main draw is your character has a unique suit that glides across the floor, allowing you to shoot your enemies in slow motion (Platinum games doing what they do best!). With plenty of weapons to play with from a standard machine gun to a saw blade launcher, you will find your favorites and upgrade them to match your play style.

    My favorite parts were the boss battles which come around quick and plenty of them. You can still pick this up for cheap on the PS3 or now pick up the 4K edition that is boxed with Bayonetta. Both games are well worth playing, and the better you get at playing, the more of a bad ass you feel.
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  6. Oct 19, 2010
    7
    This game's shooter mechanics are average or acceptable. The concept of a man in a spacesuit with a gun has been done before. The graphics areThis game's shooter mechanics are average or acceptable. The concept of a man in a spacesuit with a gun has been done before. The graphics are very good. I wasn't excited to play this and I had never heard about it before. The game engine felt borrowed from another game. Nothing stood out about this game, and the difficulty was very high. It was more overwhelming than being an addictive or fun experience. I can't really recommend this over Lost Planet or Gears of War which are more interesting, but this game seems just OK. Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2022
    1
    Some games are get older not so good. What about this game: we have generic TPS with generic level design (ALL levels are made from absolutelySome games are get older not so good. What about this game: we have generic TPS with generic level design (ALL levels are made from absolutely same boxes, walls, elevators, etc.), very strange weapon upgrade system (you need to DON'T use weapon if you want to upgrade it, wtf?), very dumb story. The game is short, but all this 5 hours is so long because of very boring and repetative situations. Some bosses you need to kill several times. Some enemies can one-shot kill you even on normal difficulty. This game tries to kill you for literally ANYTHING. You need to cover from strong enemies, but game gets you into narrow corridors. Meh. And it have an achievement where you need to walk through the game without dying. Are you f*cking serious? This dumb sh*t not worth it. Expand

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