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  • Summary: NEVERDEAD begins in the waking hours of peace and calm, when the world is under threat of being consumed by a demonic plague. Centuries have passed since the world succumbed to an unforeseen shadow of evil, and a hero was made an immortal by demons. These demons have risen once again in theNEVERDEAD begins in the waking hours of peace and calm, when the world is under threat of being consumed by a demonic plague. Centuries have passed since the world succumbed to an unforeseen shadow of evil, and a hero was made an immortal by demons. These demons have risen once again in the present day causing unrelenting mayhem reinforced by destructible environments within the game. Now using his immortalic regenerative powers re-assembling his own body to evade death, the hero carries out the only salvation the world will know, for he is Never Dead. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 46
  2. Negative: 20 out of 46
  1. Jan 31, 2012
    80
    NeverDead is a cool and solid hack'n'slay like the good old Devil May Cry games. The crazy setting and the immortal hero will not appeal to every player, but I like the new and fresh gameplay mechanics.
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    70
    A decent action-game that resembles Devil May Cry's gameplay in many ways, with less style and a single, interesting new idea that Rebellion, unfortunately, didn't develop as it deserved.
  3. Feb 1, 2012
    61
    We wanted NeverDead to be a good game, because it was trying to achieve something different. But the game is frustrating and sometimes even boring.
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Mar 10, 2012
    50
    A great concept with potential, torn to pieces by bland shooting, horrid dialogue and frustrating design. Swordplay can be fun but there's little else to enjoy. [Issue#82, p.88]
  5. Mar 1, 2012
    45
    We give developer Rebellion a pat on the back for trying something original in the shooter genre, but it simply doesn't work that well. The story is dumb and so is main character Bryce. The gameplay is incredibly repetitive and gets really frustrating, really fast.
  6. Feb 10, 2012
    40
    Konami, I know you've been making games for years. We all really enjoyed the arcade games you've graced us with through the decades. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will live in our hearts forever. You had X-Men, Dance Dance Revolution, ESPN NFL Primetime, and of course your golden egg, the Metal Gear Solid series. But please, can we say NeverDead never happened, never alive? Chalk this one up, call it a tax write-off, and get back on the horse of awesomeness.
  7. Jan 31, 2012
    16
    NeverDead is a game, and it can be completed. In my opinion, those are the two truths that cushion the space between a D- and an F. Remove those two facts, and you're left with an amateur effort that redefines the boundary between bad game and flat-out punishment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. Feb 1, 2012
    10
    I honestly loved this game the style of it was great the body being blown around. It took me as surprise as I thought its never dying aspect II honestly loved this game the style of it was great the body being blown around. It took me as surprise as I thought its never dying aspect I thought it was a bit sketchy, but It was well worth it. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    Konami once again surprised everyone - made their own Devil May Cry, with a European taste. Soundtrack could easily qualify for Oscars. With aKonami once again surprised everyone - made their own Devil May Cry, with a European taste. Soundtrack could easily qualify for Oscars. With a hint at the sequel! Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    8
    As a veteran gamer who cut his gaming teeth on the likes of the ZX81, I can honestly say that I
  4. Feb 20, 2012
    5
    "NeverDead" not only squandering an interesting premise as transforms into a hindrance, an excuse for include challenges that test not the"NeverDead" not only squandering an interesting premise as transforms into a hindrance, an excuse for include challenges that test not the skill, but the player's patience. At first, gets to be fun the festival of destruction of enemies and scenarios, but only until when will realize that this is repeated until the end of the game. Incidentally, the final struggles are among the most frustrating already viewed in the game. In the end, "NeverDead" is nothing more than a generic game action and shooting with esquisitões characters. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2012
    4
    This is a bad, bad game... Konami slipped on this title. It's a 3rd person action game, where the protagonist (Bryce) it's a demon hunter, whoThis is a bad, bad game... Konami slipped on this title. It's a 3rd person action game, where the protagonist (Bryce) it's a demon hunter, who is cursed by the Demon's King with immortality: he can lose any body part and gather them again. The action resumes in modern days when you and your partner, a girl (who is mortal) hunts demons: the main gameplay is a mixture of beat em up, and puzzles, with the occasional boss fight. Ok, nice, but we have some (many?) problems: the graphics are bad, and outdated, the acting is cheesy, but the worst thing, is the gameplay. You lose body parts every time you are hit by an enemy (and this happen almost all the time in combats), and to recompose yourself (and be able to attack again), you must roll up to these body parts. The main problem is that your assistant is attacked at the same time (and you must revive her, quickly), and that every time you catch a body part, if a enemy attacks you, you lose it again... add to this some bugs and glitches to the gameplay, and we have one of the worst games of the year, with a utterly frustrating and boring gameplay. My score: 4,1 . Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    4
    The graphics looks ok along with art style, busty sidekick also helping to love the game but it's all in vein.
    Shooting is bad with ****
    The graphics looks ok along with art style, busty sidekick also helping to love the game but it's all in vein.
    Shooting is bad with **** targeting and swordplay is disorienting. The game is trying to be humoristic with character lines, but it comes out so lame. Dismembering is kinda boring and annoying.
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  7. Feb 8, 2012
    0
    Somehow I feel that a lot of these perfect scores on here come from the people who made the game, nice one guys. "Hey guys, our game is greatSomehow I feel that a lot of these perfect scores on here come from the people who made the game, nice one guys. "Hey guys, our game is great and reviewers who gave it negative scores are just retards who hate our company, LOLZ, it's just like DMC but better!!!" The game might be a fun way to waste time with some friends in a its-so-bad-it-is-actually-entertaining kind of way, if it was 19 bucks, but a five hour pile of crap for 60 dollars? Expand

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