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  • Summary: Binary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle for humanity in robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choicesBinary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle for humanity in robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choices they are making. Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    90
    This is an amazing shooter with a great and enthralling story and good graphics. Though the voice controls are problematic at times, they are fun and a refreshing alternative to the average TPS. The only big issue is the mediocre multiplayer. The great mixture of the post-apocalyptic Tokio and the futuristic city above combined with the synthetic enemies guarantee an absorbing atmosphere. Great game!
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    Binary Domain is a nice surprise. Shooting mechanics are really well-devised, with an astounding mecha design and boss fight. Unfortunately the light rpg squad aspect of the game doesn't work properly.
  3. May 6, 2012
    80
    It's a fun, frivolous sci-fi narrative with just enough strength of writing to provide some memorable moments of dialogue; satisfying combat and set-pieces; and a competent grasp of pacing. After some bad experiences with the genre, Binary Domain has convinced me that there's still some value in cover shooters.
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    75
    It convincingly apes the mechanics and behaviours of the best shooters on the market, but its augmentations feel noticeably forced and artificial.
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    75
    There's some deeper thought going on behind Binary Domain's cold, robot eyes and its themes and story take its action far beyond a generic shooter.
  6. Mar 7, 2012
    70
    Right now, Binary Domain is an accomplished and enjoyable shooter that proves excellent combat can make up for shortcomings in other areas.
  7. Mar 23, 2012
    58
    Binary Domain is a decent third person cover shooter with great set piece fights and a few fun boss battles trapped inside a gimmicky command structure and a story that disintegrates near the end and turns what should have been a surprisingly good shooter into one that is tough to fully recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Dec 22, 2012
    10
    Sad story of a brilliant game just not getting good enough advertisement.

    Try it now you've finally heard of it, if you like cover
    Sad story of a brilliant game just not getting good enough advertisement.

    Try it now you've finally heard of it, if you like cover shooters, you'll love it.
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  2. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    Surprise Hit of the Year : I'm having an absolute blast playing this game! It is refreshing to see heart and soul in a video game again, pureSurprise Hit of the Year : I'm having an absolute blast playing this game! It is refreshing to see heart and soul in a video game again, pure Japanese glory. In short, blowing robots is fun and rewarding, shards and explosions abound. The game has a wonderful pace that keeps you in the action and enthrals with good story-telling. The multiplayer is not as flushed out as it could be, nonetheless, it is an enjoyable experienced that is added to the package.

    This game is the best robot shooter I have ever played to date. The soundtrack provides a fusion rock and electronic music that blends well with the slick environments, from calm to intense battles. You have a new fan, Thank You Toshihiro Nagoshi and Team! - A Californian
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  3. Mar 14, 2013
    9
    The game is actually quite good in every feature. Animations are specially polished and the feeling during the shootouts is great.
    Maybe the
    The game is actually quite good in every feature. Animations are specially polished and the feeling during the shootouts is great.
    Maybe the voice commands are a little inaccurate but you can calibrate them as you please. This feature is a nice touch for third person shooters, for sure.
    I'm really enjoying this game and you will probably like it too.
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  4. Feb 28, 2012
    9
    binary domain is an all round good game its not bring anything new but wot it does, it does well, is got a great story an action to keep youbinary domain is an all round good game its not bring anything new but wot it does, it does well, is got a great story an action to keep you playing,for me this game play a lot better than syndicate ,i got both game on the same day and out of the 2 binary was the most enjoyed Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2013
    8
    Ottimo sparatutto e trama intrigante con personaggi carismatici ed interessanti spunti di originalità. Binary Domain non l'ennesimo clone diOttimo sparatutto e trama intrigante con personaggi carismatici ed interessanti spunti di originalità. Binary Domain non l'ennesimo clone di Gears of War. Voto: 8,5 Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2012
    8
    A unknown gem, I bought this game for $20 in a bargain bin and boy did I get more then what I paid for, the game basically combines Vanquish,A unknown gem, I bought this game for $20 in a bargain bin and boy did I get more then what I paid for, the game basically combines Vanquish, Final Fantasy and Gears Of War together, giving a great RPG like TPS with command elements, the major reason that game succeeds so much thought is mainly in the story, which has a few different paths to go down and is made more emotional then many other shooters which have become quite mindless in the past few years, the games voice controls may not work properly but it's rare that a shooter try's to get the player to care for the characters and therefore makes a good attempt at something different the only other major problems with the game is that it becomes quite monotonous after a few hours play time, but despite it, there's not much holding it back as one of the best games no one played this year Expand
  7. May 7, 2012
    4
    Felt too much like a cheap console port. The voice options were fresh, but unfulfilled. I was left feeling empy inside when i finished thisFelt too much like a cheap console port. The voice options were fresh, but unfulfilled. I was left feeling empy inside when i finished this game. Usually i have a feeling of rejoice or discontent. Expand

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