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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as sheFor centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom. With the ability to perform stealth techniques, dai-jo staff moves, and tag-team fighting combos, you can stop at nothing to expose the truth. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. 100
    Packed with atmosphere, accessible gameplay and sweet visuals, Beyond Good & Evil has most definitely reached beyond our expectations. Don't miss it.
  2. Do I really mean that after 25 years of gaming, and thousands of titles in my collection, that Beyond Good and Evil is one of the best games I have ever played? Yes.
  3. Beyond Good & Evil's gameplay is part and parcel of an elegantly imagined gameworld. The animation is so smooth as to be almost flawless.
  4. 90
    A combination of solid Zelda-style gameplay and cinematic excellence push Beyond Good & Evil into the upper echelons of action / adventure games. This is what an interactive movie should be.
  5. Wonderful direction, excellent storytelling, and a compelling plot. The gameplay is good enough to hold its own within the cinematic confines and actually does its fair share to charge the story forward.
  6. While the game's repetitive nature and short length take away from its overall impact, Beyond Good & Evil is a fantastic-looking game that tells its story well.
  7. 70
    Some of the puzzles in BG&E will have you tearing your hair out, though their solutions are tangible and never obscure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. MaricaR.
    Jan 28, 2006
    10
    One of the greatest games I ever played. Great experience. Real adventure, great plot, great involvement. Cool characters. Buy it, play it.
  2. NickP.
    Apr 25, 2006
    10
    One of the greatest games I ever played. I couldn't stop playing. I also replayed the game twice, once with my 9 year old and once with One of the greatest games I ever played. I couldn't stop playing. I also replayed the game twice, once with my 9 year old and once with my 6 year old. A game we could all play together. Expand
  3. Alx
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    Dammmmmn this game kicked serious ass... make a sequel!
  4. VannakS.
    Dec 17, 2003
    9
    It has kind of sloppy controlling.
  5. IamNlCK
    Jun 25, 2006
    9
    Great story. Great original characters and plot. A lot of new innovative gameplay elements. Example of what an action/adventure game should Great story. Great original characters and plot. A lot of new innovative gameplay elements. Example of what an action/adventure game should be. The only hinderance would be with the frusterating "stealth/sneaking" mode...some minor camera issues. Can't wait for part 2. Expand
  6. DavidB.
    Jan 7, 2004
    9
    Great graphics, and an engaging story. Fighting was enjoyable. Actually the graphics were really really good, and the story was done Great graphics, and an engaging story. Fighting was enjoyable. Actually the graphics were really really good, and the story was done incredibly well. This is a must rental and definately worth considering adding to a collection - but I do have to say this - replayability is nil and it is kinda short - otherwise I would have given it a 10. Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2017
    1
    Une japoniaiserie à l'occidentale, c'est-à-dire bien neuneu et gnangnan à la fois... La VF est de qualité cela dit et les graphismes sont trèsUne japoniaiserie à l'occidentale, c'est-à-dire bien neuneu et gnangnan à la fois... La VF est de qualité cela dit et les graphismes sont très colorés comme dans un jeu Nintendaube pour chiards.

    L'infiltration est très limitée, les combats pas terribles et l'interface générale assez mal foutue (cette galère pour utiliser l'appareil-photo et le système de sauvegarde à l'ouest entre autres...) sans compter la caméra souvent mal positionnée d'ailleurs.

    Un jeu qui a eu des bonnes notes à l'époque grâce à une presse complaisante et parce qu'il s'agit d'un jeu français mais en vérité il s'agit d'un pur navet... français idolâtré par un public sans exigence. Pas de quoi être fier.
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