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  • Summary: Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem,Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem, up to 4 friends unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers are all be richly rewarded for successful exploits. Throughout their adventure, players outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Mar 1, 2019
    75
    Anthem is a beautiful car that is an absolute joy to drive, but so far, it only has enough gas to get you a couple miles. Also, the wheels will periodically fall off. Sold as a live-service game, fans of Anthem’s exhilarating gameplay have to hold out hope that things will improve, but there’s no denying the initial expedition was rough.
  2. Feb 26, 2019
    70
    Anthem is not a bad game as a whole, but rather an interesting project with wasted potential. It has really great gameplay mechanics and an awesome setting that, sadly, was negatively affected by bad choices and poorly-implemented ideas like a forgettable story with a horrible narrative, repetitive mission structures, painful loading screens and a multiplayer approach with null sense of cooperation.
  3. 65
    As much as I personally wanted Anthem to be a runaway success, it ends up delivering an inconsistent experience that constantly waivers between mediocre and excellent.
  4. Feb 25, 2019
    60
    This is what Anthem is like as a whole: a game where promising moments are bookended by frustration, where good ideas are undone before they can be fully realized.
  5. Mar 12, 2019
    50
    I will probably fire up Anthem more than a few times again, if only to experience the joyous nature of plopping down a Colossus in the middle of a firefight and unfurling fiery, shelled death upon the landscape. It's a wonderful distraction. But unfortunately, Anthem doesn't look like anything more than that. I can't recommend it.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    50
    Anthem is gorgeous to look at and can be fun in places, but for now it feels decidedly half-baked.
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    30
    It’s this user-unfriendly design that colors so much of Anthem”as “work.” Loading into a random quickplay mission only to be met with an objective lacking any in-world waypoint or trigger to progress imbues “Anthem” with the kind of high drama normally reserved for filing an invoice with a new company.

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  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    Great game, worth every ruble spent. If you like to play with friends and have fun, definitely for you. Do not compare with other games suchGreat game, worth every ruble spent. If you like to play with friends and have fun, definitely for you. Do not compare with other games such as Destiny or Division, Anthem is something else.
    Отличная игра, стоит каждого потраченного рубля. Если вам нравится играть с друзьями и весело проводить время, однозначно для вас. Не стоит сравнивать с другими играми типа Дестини или Дивижн, Антем это нечто другое.
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  2. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    This game is awesome, so much fun. I'm really excited about the future of this new IP.
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    8
    Anthem is a game that is going to become amazing in two months+ time. Right now, it has amazing gameplay mechanics and feedback loops. Sure,Anthem is a game that is going to become amazing in two months+ time. Right now, it has amazing gameplay mechanics and feedback loops. Sure, it has a few bugs but that's on EA's side of things for not giving BioWare enough time. This is not a classic BioWare game, it's new, it's different and if you give it a try, you may love it. I played Destiny 2 and this is a gazillion times more fun and entertaining. I love the characters, the inclusivity, and diversity that BioWare brings. This game is going to get good, just you wait. Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2019
    3
    Weak story, weak characters, weak gameplay, weak open world, mindless grind, time-waster mechanisms, no heart, no soul, no "pride andWeak story, weak characters, weak gameplay, weak open world, mindless grind, time-waster mechanisms, no heart, no soul, no "pride and accomplishment", in short a typical graphic blender from EA and since DA Inquisition also from BioWare. Nothing more to say...

    The studio is working really hard to be closed. But I do not feel sorry for BioWare anymore, having ruined two big brands with their Open World grind garbage. Anthem is just the tombstone on their own grave...
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  5. Apr 7, 2019
    2
    before i begin i totally see myself might re-reviewing ths game again in the future. this game deserves a 6/10 at its current state (launch)!before i begin i totally see myself might re-reviewing ths game again in the future. this game deserves a 6/10 at its current state (launch)! it has a lot of issues to be fixed the game is a total mess ive even had to open youtube after a cutscene cuz in the middle of the cutscene the game has stuck and then "disconnected from the EA servers" how lame ! but other than that the game is definitely not polished i have to mention the fact that EA should STOP using the frostbite engine for everything they own! frostbite is not made for games such as ME, Anthem or any bioware game at all !!!! i see a ton of issues that im sure the developers would've done amazing things if not that FPS engine ( not that im complaining the game is outstandingly beautiful but its not designed for these kinda games!) !!! anyhow im still going to play this game a lot the combat is addictive and amazing ! the customization is superb ! and the expedition is beautiful. but the story in this game is so basic and we didnt get much from the interesting stuff, i also heard bioware had to cut a ton of content because the publishers told them to and thats just awful! and all of the characters arent that interesting or memorable even though i really tried to like the characters but it didnt work ! and not to mention that the people in the world are just unreadable or matching the whole world like why is fort tarsis a middle eastern look with british/ american/ russian citizens ??? i dont get the whole concept with the all HUB area doesnt add up, at least tell us in the story how the world of anthem goes... anyhow lets get to a conclusion i still enjoy playing this game ! im totaly going to spend more time with it and would definitely be happy to see new content in the future i love all the javelins they are all fun and very balanced (my fav is the storm and ranger these 2 are so fun for me but i havent tried the colossus and interceptor yet even though i have all the javelins rn but ill get to them within progress haha) and they way you customize the javelins is so fun and unique ! and the gameplay is super fun ! for real the whole flying thing with the javelins makes D2 feel like a baby with those sparrows(but dont take me wrong i gave D1&D2 a 9/10 i have been playing these games for a long period and same with warframe which i gave a 10/10 and also warframe has jetpacks) and just because the flying and gameplay and combat in anthem is so fun this makes me want to play it more !!! and the whole loot system, yeah this game has recycled loot only with different ranks and all of them look pretty much the same... anyhow this game couldve been a whole lot better if bioware would have not used the frostbite engine and showed a middle finger at EA and used their own engine ! i really love bioware i have been playing their games for many years of my life ! and i am tired of AAA publishers always trying to make T rated games so kids could use their parents credit card for microtransactions and these T rated games are so effortless (battleroyal and fifa for example) if they want to succeed they should open their minds and make more M rated games with no rubbish monetization schemes and ways to nickle and dime people in the most greedy way as possible and i know that the bioware team is super talented in making awesome games ! but at least from now on im not going to buy and EA game for full price or wont buy an EA game in general that publisher used to be an awesome competitor to activision but now EA is on the list of my stay away titles together with ubisoft, bethesda, and of-course activision! i really wanted to love this game and i know bioware can do a fantastic job i know they could ! but the past EA entries i just seem to give up on them and will probably keep my doubts for the nex titanfall even ! anyhow i hope EA and bioware will learn from this and i really am looking for more content in the future for anthem :)! 6/10

    UPDATE: had to downgrade the score and give it a 2/10 the game just got worse! i feel like bioware is shooting themselves in the foot! i really love bioware but todays bioware is just a disaster! i wish i could love this game but i just cant anymore ! it crashes my ps4 everytime i play it ! there is absolutely nothing to do in the game after you finish the campaign, and the game itself is buggy AF!!!! its so buggy the game itself is a huge bug!!! anyhow im out of space here but please do your self a favor and stay away from this game ! PLAY WARFRAME !! trust me you wont regret it its more polished and its free and the microtransactions are worth it (you dont have to even buy microtransactions in warframe you can just grind the game doesnt force you to pay, anthem indeed does force you to pay more than what you already bought plus anthem is way more trash than warframe !) anyhow dont spend your time and money on anthem go to warframe!
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  6. Sep 18, 2019
    0
    Я загрузил игру по подписке EA и знаете я не понимаю как такая огромная, богатейшая корпорация как EA и ранее уважаемая Bioware могли выпуститЯ загрузил игру по подписке EA и знаете я не понимаю как такая огромная, богатейшая корпорация как EA и ранее уважаемая Bioware могли выпустит продукт такого уровня. Это же не играбельно!!!! Ща два дня игра вылетала раз 5 и выдавала ошибки связи несчётное количество раз. Как, ну как такое может быть. Подписку я оформил ради того чтобы попробовать именно эту игру и заплатил я какие то 300 руб, но мне их жалко. Эта игра ни стоит ни копейки. Это не просто провал, это плевок в лицо всему игровому сообществу. Expand
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    0
    Any game that can brick a PS4 is a zero. That isn't hate and is common sense! Anthem can and is destroying people's consoles if reports areAny game that can brick a PS4 is a zero. That isn't hate and is common sense! Anthem can and is destroying people's consoles if reports are true. Anything else such as the game missing game play and heaps of bugs and loot balancing issues is completely irrelevant. This game needs to be shut down and worked on for another 2 years before it is in a state that is playable and safe to play. Expand

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