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  • Summary: In the wake of a global assault, the world has fallen under the rule of LEGION, a supervillainous cabal of criminal masterminds and costumed megalomaniacs. The only people who are capable of turning the tide are the Agents of MAYHEM. Led by Persephone Brimstone, these uniquely skilled agentsIn the wake of a global assault, the world has fallen under the rule of LEGION, a supervillainous cabal of criminal masterminds and costumed megalomaniacs. The only people who are capable of turning the tide are the Agents of MAYHEM. Led by Persephone Brimstone, these uniquely skilled agents are going to take down this New World Disorder by any means necessary. Take the fight to LEGION in Seoul: The City of Tomorrow, an open world chock full of world-shaking missions, city-spanning doomsday devices, and evil underground lairs. Take your team of three Agents into the field and swap between them on the fly for maximum mayhem. Upgrade and customize your Agents to create your personal dream team of gadget-wielding anti-heroes. Upgrade the ARK–MAYHEM HQ–to unlock even more mayhem-making means. [Deep Silver]
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 15, 2017
    86
    Agents of Mayhem is Volition as its finest, we can expect a mix of humor and action in this frenetic heroes-based game, which turns out to be of the best games from this company.
  2. Aug 15, 2017
    80
    Despite these flaws, Agents of Mayhem truly does offer a unique and fresh spin on the Saints Row world. By distancing itself from the main franchise’s core characters and conflicts, the game is able to embrace its own aesthetic and create a new world that is just as weird and addicting as the original.
  3. Aug 23, 2017
    80
    Like how the Saints Row franchise started off slowly – eventually turning into a juggernaut filled with fun – the Agents of Mayhem are starting their career off in the same manner. Slowly, solidly and repetitively.
  4. Aug 15, 2017
    70
    A bit of a departure from Saints Row (though not really a massive one), Agents of Mayhem is an entertaining spin-off shooter laced with RPG elements that enhance an otherwise uncomplicated game. There's fun to be had here, providing you can get past the repetitive action.
  5. Sep 13, 2017
    70
    There's so much to like if you're a fan of action cartoons but Agents of Mayhem is let down by repeated use of locations and annoying bugs.
  6. Aug 17, 2017
    70
    The first few hours of Agents of Mayhem are genuinely exciting and entertaining. And funny too. It’s the open-world of high-tech Seoul and the repetitive missions that fail to live up to the colourful Agents and the Saturday morning cartoon vibe. Which is unfortunate. The juvenile sense of humour won’t appeal to everyone, but the same could be said for just about every Volition-developed title of the past decade. And in that sense, the studio’s latest effort is worth considering if you’re a Saints Row fan. For everyone else, imagine a ludicrous ‘80s cartoon built around the profane and juvenile marines featured in James Cameron’s classic film Aliens. Where they’re globe-trotting government agents, and prone to enter fits of gravity defying carnage.
  7. Aug 17, 2017
    50
    A barebones and lifeless open world experience that suffers from a lack of innovation, repetitive gameplay, and poor mission design. Its characters are interesting on their surface level and its laughs are cheap, if they make you laugh at all, but Agents of Mayhem is certainly Volition’s most disappointing entry in the Saint’s Row-Red Faction universe.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. Aug 16, 2017
    9
    Fantastic Over the top Open World Game. Basically G.I. Joe meets Marvel movie within a Cop game.
    Combines the insanity of Saints Row with the
    Fantastic Over the top Open World Game. Basically G.I. Joe meets Marvel movie within a Cop game.
    Combines the insanity of Saints Row with the Future Cop GTA successor: Crackdown 1, 2. Neo-Futuristic vibe with a feel for previous eras like the 80s, 90s. Characters have unique abilities and styles to go along with gameplay. Personality and functionality are similar to the characters in Saints Row 3,4 and Gat out of Hell. Differences and variety of play keep the game fresh and traversing the city is a blast.

    Definately a must buy for this year, along with originator of the open traversal genre: Crackdown 3.
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  2. Aug 15, 2017
    9
    Game is super fun right from the start. That is why I wanted it was because of the "fun" factor.
    The game is easy to pick up and go.
    Game is super fun right from the start. That is why I wanted it was because of the "fun" factor.
    The game is easy to pick up and go. Everything is explained very quickly and efficiently. Easy learning curve. Some people are saying its repetitive but so many games out there are exactly that. After several hours of gameplay, I am thrilled to explore even more.
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  3. Jul 14, 2018
    8
    Ive seen alot of reviews trashing this game and I dont get it,Im having a blast with it,its fun,funny the Graphics are amazing gameplay isIve seen alot of reviews trashing this game and I dont get it,Im having a blast with it,its fun,funny the Graphics are amazing gameplay is tight,whats not to like? I play for fun and this game is fun,I just bought it new for $10 so you cant go wrong. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2017
    8
    Agents of Mayhem
    A Sleeper hit
    A gents of mayhem is a spin off game from the saints row series where a group of heroes are assembled with
    Agents of Mayhem
    A Sleeper hit
    A gents of mayhem is a spin off game from the saints row series
    where a group of heroes are assembled with their own hatred for the legion to take them down
    The game takes place in south korea and the story is told with animated cutscenes and tons of humor and charm…
    This is a bit of a 3rd person version of a hero shooter.. though completely single player
    you start out with 3 characters, and once youre set free in the open world youre able to go and recruit the other 9…
    The game handles the introductions and unlocking these characters perfectly…
    and rightfully so as recruiting them makes up a hefty chunk of this 22 hour long campaign
    To unlock a character you have to complete a mission with that character..
    each characters mission introduces them, gives them a back story and their reason for wanting to take down legion…
    and none of them feel throw away, every single character in this game feels fleshed out, both in their play style and their personality
    These missions introduce the characters weapon, their special attacks, and their mayhem attacks..
    They force the player not only to dip their toes in the water with each character, it forces them to prove they can succeed with that character as well
    And each is balanced in a way that you may love 2 things about them but hate one… or really love one thing but hate the other 2..
    This makes picking your favorite 3 so hard…
    And keeping in mind you need a variety of characters in your squad for different objectives missions may throw at you..
    Once you have your 3 favorite characters , its time to squad up and take the city for your own
    A squad consists of any 3 characters
    You can take these characters and clean up the town if youd like, taking over outposts so that you can unlock a regions side activites or claim currency terminals to increase you dollar per minute you earn back at your base
    these side activities aren’t really too interesting or fun…
    I don’t imagine many people will spend their time running around this tiny city doing them..
    and other than unlocking schematics for new cars theres not much incentive to do them anyway..
    speaking of cars this is how you will traverse unless you choose to jump and dash into the air, but the game makes it easy by letting you call a car instantly with the touch of the d pad
    but sadly there is no fast travel here, youll be driving a lot
    most of your time will be spent doing main missions and running through lairs or dungeons
    These lairs and dungeons are found in story as well as in the global conflict section of the game which is where you send out your unused members to go out and earn xp and scraps for gremlin tech which is basically a consumable attack
    These dungeons are where youll earn mods for your equipped characters
    The mission structure here though is practically identical throughout all 20 hours..
    heres the crazy thing though..
    The game stays fun throughout inspite of this..
    Im surprised how much I ultimately enjoyed agents of mayhem…
    while the open world is shallow, the level design is extremely repetitive, and a low health indication like a harsh vibration or blood/discoloration on the screen doesn’t exist..
    the heroes with their different moves, diolog, and personalities, the different villians that are fun to hate.. the overall writing in this game.. all of it keep this game fresh and fun throughout…
    if youre a fan of hero shooters in any way.. don’t miss out on this one
    I give Agents of Mayhem
    an 8/10
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  5. Aug 27, 2017
    6
    On day one I was loving this game but it gets old pretty quick. I love the Saints Row games but this game is more like Sunset Overdrive whichOn day one I was loving this game but it gets old pretty quick. I love the Saints Row games but this game is more like Sunset Overdrive which I hated. The characters and stories are fun but the endless battles with bullet sponge enemies and the repetition removes most but not all of the charm. I still had fun sometimes in this game but nothing like the endless fun in Saints Row. I had a hard time finishing this game as the chaotic style and the harsh colours gave me a headache at times. I found some of the levels that required the use of the scan very annoying as the same button that does the scan also is the action button and it also leads you to your vehicle instead of the objective. I managed to finish the game but doubt I wil do much else in it whereas the Saints Row games continue to be fun after you finish the main story. So sad that the game this could have been wasn't delivered. I don't hate it but I sure don't love it. Expand
  6. Jan 11, 2019
    6
    I only played the game for about 1 hour but that was enough for me.

    Graphics are fun and smooth. The open world aspect seems to work well
    I only played the game for about 1 hour but that was enough for me.

    Graphics are fun and smooth. The open world aspect seems to work well although the action seems overly simplistic.

    I imagine if you enjoy open world shooters such as Crackdown and the newer Saints Row episodes then you might have some fun playing this game. If you look for something deeper then perhaps this might not be for you.

    Nevertheless still a competent open world action third person shooter.
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  7. Aug 17, 2017
    5
    It's like a less fun Crackdown. I'd have rather had the ability to customize my avatar than the set characters with very limited abilities.It's like a less fun Crackdown. I'd have rather had the ability to customize my avatar than the set characters with very limited abilities. Not having a squad mechanic instead of switching between characters (with limited abilities) was a huge missed opportunity, which could have set the game apart from other similar games. Compared to other similar games (Assassins Creed, Sunset Overdrive, ect...) this game was less interesting. I fail to see what so special about it that other reviewers felt it deserved an 8 or a 9, with one reviewer copy and pasting his great review under PC and Playstation as well. The game wasn't terrible or even bad, just okay. You'll have fun playing it but maybe wait for it to go on sale. Expand

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