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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] When Zeus, the legendary Greek God, brings you back to life, set forth on a mission to rescue Zeus' daughter Athena from the underworld in Altered Beast. Along the way, collect the Spirit Balls dropped by enemies to increase your strength and transform into a variety of[Xbox Live Arcade] When Zeus, the legendary Greek God, brings you back to life, set forth on a mission to rescue Zeus' daughter Athena from the underworld in Altered Beast. Along the way, collect the Spirit Balls dropped by enemies to increase your strength and transform into a variety of mythical creatures with powerful attacks. Multiple game modes: Play all four game modes, and save your progress as you continue your quest. Multiplayer: Play co-op multiplayer over Xbox LIVE. Achievements and leaderboards: Earn new achievements and gamerscore and post your top score to the leaderboards. [Sega] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. 53
    Altered Beast is a relic of the arcade heyday that just doesn't hold up today.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    40
    It's fun for the first level, and that's about it. [Oct 2009, p.77]
  3. 35
    A quick time diversion and better left for those with strong nostalgic memories only.
  4. The graphics are horrible, and made even worse by that hellish "smoothing" filter. Your powered-up hero has a bulky weightlifter's body with a tiny comedy head on top, while enemy designs are lumpy and ugly.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Aug 20, 2016
    10
    10 out 10, one of the best games for me. When I was a kid this title made made my happiness alongside with sonic, shinobi, wonderboy... But10 out 10, one of the best games for me. When I was a kid this title made made my happiness alongside with sonic, shinobi, wonderboy... But Altered beast was a blast!

    Critics just don't know what they're saying... Forget about them.
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  2. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Juegazo entre mis 5 juegos favoritos, puede q no tenga grandes gráficos y buena historia pero a mi me gustos demasiado por su soundtrack lasJuegazo entre mis 5 juegos favoritos, puede q no tenga grandes gráficos y buena historia pero a mi me gustos demasiado por su soundtrack las transformaciones Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Best of the classic sega games. Really, best of MOST classic arcade games... don't know what these other idiot's are talking about. OtherBest of the classic sega games. Really, best of MOST classic arcade games... don't know what these other idiot's are talking about. Other than not really recognizing a true CLASSIC anyway! Expand
  4. ChriisS
    Sep 10, 2009
    8
    Altered Beast was one heck of a hard game when it first came out way back in the day. I still have my copy on Genesis, so I won't be Altered Beast was one heck of a hard game when it first came out way back in the day. I still have my copy on Genesis, so I won't be buying the arcade release. I hate when people give some of the old school games bad reviews because they had basic collision detection and rudimentary controls... These games are old people, rate them accordingly. I give the game an 8 because it was challenging and it did have some great sound effects. It is definitely a game that still comes to mind some times and I found it enjoyable. The game however was not in my top 5 Genesis titles so I can't give it higher than an 8. See more of my reviews at http:\dkgamestudios.blogspot.com Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2010
    6
    it ok it one of the game you play once and never play again.
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    5
    Altered Beast has very little to offer in both content and gameplay, and only gets a 5/10 for its decent graphics and classic sound effects.
  7. HaroldS
    Sep 12, 2009
    0
    It was just terrible. I don't even think it would have rated as "mediocre" back in its heyday. Waste of points.

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