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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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Score distribution:
  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. Feb 18, 2021
    10
    Lots of fun, needs more content. Can’t let a game like this go to waste. Anthem 2.0 will be even more amazing!
  3. Feb 24, 2019
    8
    Anthem is a game technically well done. Beautiful graphics, nice mechanics. I love the face animations when characters speak. But there is aAnthem is a game technically well done. Beautiful graphics, nice mechanics. I love the face animations when characters speak. But there is a huge lack in content and options. Few hours into the game you already run out of things to do. Sometimes I would just wander around Fort Tarsis without knowing where to go, who to speak, etc... Most of the times I would just “Quick Play”, play the only available Stronghold for the 10th time or wander around in Freeplay. I want to stress this out, please dismiss the haters, this game has many. It is an awesome game but for some reason also has an equally awesome amount of haters. Try it out, it’s nice. BioWare said over and over again that lots of contents are coming. But today the game lacks exactly that: content. Never fully trust a review made 2 days after release. Don’t even read reviews with 0’s or 1’s, nor the ones with 10’s and 9’s. You know, common sense. Yes this receives is also made very close after release, that’s why I’m not taking the technical issues into consideration, because they will obviously be fixed over time. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2019
    4
    Игра-катастрофа. По состоянию на декабрь 2019 в ней всё ещё куча багов. Самый бесячий с картой: она в какой-то момент в городе при октрытииИгра-катастрофа. По состоянию на декабрь 2019 в ней всё ещё куча багов. Самый бесячий с картой: она в какой-то момент в городе при октрытии целится в какой-нибудь угол и постоянно надо зумить и наводить на себя. Игра постоянно вылетает или с синим экраном или с разрывом соединения. Благо, есть возврат в миссию. Очень долгие загрузки, неинтересная история, которую можно в пропустить, система коопа тоже так себе, квесты надо брать-сдавать отдельно каждому члену команды. У кого какие задания есть прямо сейчас понять невозможно. Сами миссии очень однотипные.

    При этом игра чудовищно красивая, летать весело, стрельба сделана прекрасно. Одному играть не стоит, в коопе сразу на сложном уровне, иначе слишком просто.

    За полную стоимость и даже на распродаже брать не стоит, а вот за 300 рублей купить EA Access и пройти с другом или несколькими вполне себе. 300 рублей это стоит, больше нет.
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  5. DDP
    Mar 14, 2019
    2
    Giving 2 because the game has potential, however, the game is badly balanced, full of loading screen, the map is very little compared to anyGiving 2 because the game has potential, however, the game is badly balanced, full of loading screen, the map is very little compared to any other looter shooter around, the loot is either bugged and handed out freely or fixed and not given, graphically speaking the game is a stunner but at the moment it is the only redeeming quality, story is short and ridiculously insufficient to be a bioware game, controls are not amazing, repetitive to the death, the only change in difficulty is not in the IA but in the enemies becoming bulletsponges and dealing more damage, the rest is the same, so brace yourself for repetition. as said it has potential, but this game is just a fancy mirror to look at, warframe is much better and it is free. Not worth the money. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    0
    Wanna see something real funny? Go on Reddit to the r/AnthemTheGame or r/LowSodiumAnthem subreddits and prepare to laugh your ass off asWanna see something real funny? Go on Reddit to the r/AnthemTheGame or r/LowSodiumAnthem subreddits and prepare to laugh your ass off as people do the most amazing mental gymnastics you'll ever see.

    "Huh? Bioware finally came out with the half-assed content they were supposed to 3 months ago? Why that means they still care about this game! Because you know, releasing content multiple months late in such an anticlimactic way somehow means this game's obviously going to have a FFXIV-like reboot!"

    "What's that? The developers decided to not post here anymore right after release? Why, it's because of the haters constantly bashing the game and the company! Certainly not because Bioware acted like little **** the moment people pointed out how the literal hundreds of flaws that makes the game not even worth $20! If you haters would've just sat there and ate your bowl of **** like the rest of us fans you wouldn't be so angry!"

    "What's this? Various people including the leads of Anthem have left Bioware during development and after release? Good riddance! Who needs people that have been with the company for almost 20 years & know what they're doing? Out with the old, in with the...oh, the positions of the people that left are still empty after all this time? Don't worry about filling them in! They'll figure it out somehow! They have Bioware Magic on their side after all!"

    "Really? You decided to cancel the planned bonus content that was supposed to come out and instead to replace them with seasonal events that are literally just lazy reskins of the thing that came out 3 months too late & the same base content that was in the game since launch? Why that's an amazing idea! That way I can grind and grind for hundreds of hours on the literal same maps doing menial tasks that are made insanely long just to pad out the playtime! Can't wait to have missions where I have to kill 1000 enemies, then 2500 enemies and then 5000 enemies that ultimately serves no purpose whatsoever because Bioware is that desperate to have people play their game for more than an hour before realizing that they're just wasting time!"

    "Oh, and please don't mention all of the bugs, glitches, game crashes and disconnection problems the game has had since day 1. That triggers me because I can't justify those, which makes me realize that the game I spend 20 hours a day on isn't perfect."

    I honestly haven't seen a gaming fanbase this idiotic, desperate & pathetic since Evolve's. Fitting for a game that's also on its' way to becoming dead like Evolve.
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  7. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    the patch changed **** nothing about the performance, still a true loading simulator.

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