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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: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Feb 26, 2019
    85
    Anthem is one hell of a decent loot-shooter that boasts some ambitious mechanics. Its massively engaging combat and its flow of movement takes center stage, with its several activities, its deep lore, and its diverse and interesting world following closely behind. That said, Anthem isn’t without fault, and BioWare will need to carefully address the game’s issues alongside its community feedback to ensure they maintain player interest.
  2. Mar 2, 2019
    77
    Anthem is stunning like a firework, a technical achievement and a very fun game, but right now it is also unfinished.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    73
    Anthem may thrive. Anthem may fail. It has the bones to be something great but I am tired of saying that about so many games in this genre and five years after Destiny 1, I can’t believe we’re here yet again. Get it right the first time, because everyone is losing patience.
  4. Feb 26, 2019
    60
    Despite some new ideas and a core gameplay loop that does its best to carry the experience, Anthem is ultimately a bit of a disappointment from BioWare
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Apr 9, 2019
    60
    In comparison with even the base Destiny 2 – let alone that game expanded by all its excellent DLC – Anthem feels not so much unfinished as barely started. It contains some good ideas which it fails to develop, and some of its basic pillars, such as the insistence on fourplayer co-op, somehow convey the impression of being tacked on rather than fundamental. And even with the huge early patch, it’s still glitchy – we had to play three quarters of a 45-minute Stronghold without sound, for example, which was disconcerting.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    60
    If ever there was a game in recent memory that seemed unconsciously engineered to ferret out if someone leans toward a glass half-empty or a glass half-full disposition, it’s this one. Anthem is nothing if not a mixed bag.
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    45
    I am sorry to say that Anthem has fallen short in pretty much every way. Not only do I believe that Anthem was never originally conceived to be a Live Service game and was hijacked by EA to jump on that bandwagon, but also that this game was released in an unfinished state. This has left such a sour taste in my mouth because when Anthem is working well, it can be a real fun time; flying around, getting into intense battles against humans and beasts. But it has so spectacularly failed in all other areas that I simply cannot recommend this game. And with The Division 2, a game that has experience in the Live Service sector only weeks away from launching, I feel like this Anthem will just fall on deaf ears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 195
  2. Negative: 73 out of 195
  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    Bioware tried to do something different and it worked. Rockstars and Activision cant make a game like this. This game is getting undeserved hate.
  2. Feb 28, 2019
    10
    Haters are going to hate, and it't easy to jump on the band wagon and look at all the negative of the game and say it "sucks", but when I lookHaters are going to hate, and it't easy to jump on the band wagon and look at all the negative of the game and say it "sucks", but when I look at it the good far out weighs the bad. Who hasn't wanted to fly around like Ironman since it came out? This game has beautiful graphics, amazing customization, very fun gun & ability fights, and a fully voiced narrative. People say the load times suck and there isn't anything to do, but they gave us a fully voiced story and contracts to do constantly after the main story is done, plus they are giving us free DLC and the game will evolve over time. If I compare it to Destiny and when it released it is 10X better and Destiny is one of my all time favorite games. They also have been on the ball to fixing bugs and adjusting loot drops. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    9
    The beautiful scenery and the flight controls are amazing. The load times have drastically decreased and some of the more crippling bugs thatThe beautiful scenery and the flight controls are amazing. The load times have drastically decreased and some of the more crippling bugs that were in the demos have been addressed. A lot of the negativity and flak that this game has received seem to be coming from self-entitled players and those complaining about ME: Andromeda. This game has yet to receive a fair shake. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    7
    Good - Excellent gameplay, story, world building and a reasonable amount of content at release.

    Bad - Too many loading screens. Game is
    Good - Excellent gameplay, story, world building and a reasonable amount of content at release.

    Bad - Too many loading screens.

    Game is fun now and should only get better over time.
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  5. Apr 8, 2019
    5
    Gamertag Afonspartan,+ 50hrs jugadas, 10 años miembro xbox,
    Negativos: Mi opinion de este juego en general solo merece criticas en algunos
    Gamertag Afonspartan,+ 50hrs jugadas, 10 años miembro xbox,
    Negativos: Mi opinion de este juego en general solo merece criticas en algunos aspectos, un 5 de calificacion en la calidad de los servidores(desconexiones muy seguidas), tiempos de carga muy lentos, similares a RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2, Se vuelve muy repetitivo despues de un par de hrs de juego(como cualquier juego de esta categoria). Las misiones muy cortas aunque se vuelven desafiantes en la mayor dificultad.
    Pros: hay venta de materiales,skin y movimientos, que se pueden comprar CRISTALES de venta por dinero real, pero se pueden comprar con monedas que se ganan durante las misiones, asi que la progresion es lenta pero real, subes de nivel adquiriendo armas de mejor valor. El apartado tecnico y visual es una joya, ambirntado en escenarios ideales para combates, solucionando lo anterior es un juego muy prometedor, merece la pena? Para mi es mejor esperar a los proximos parches y si solucionan lo demas, pues a comprarlo
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  6. Mar 7, 2019
    1
    The game is crashing, and destroying gaming council.

    The story is crap.

    The guns all suck and for a looter there is nothing to loot.
  7. Sep 2, 2019
    0
    Terrbible, EA quality at it's best. Release a game, make promises, deliver on NONE of them. EA style.

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