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GF Rating
7.1

5824 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Awesome game gone bad.

posted by JLev007 (SALISBURY, MD) May 24, 2012

Member since May 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

!!!SPOILER!! The ending to this game is HORRIBLE!!!
I guess it sets up for a sequel but it leaves you hanging after the build-up of the entire plot. The game was a very excellent shooter and racer. Some frustrating parts but you get through that. By the end you are invested into a bunch of the characters and then...... It was like the end of the Sopranos. At least this had a good ending song though.
Overall I give it a 7 because the environments, characters and factions, and the mixed styling of a shooter and a racer made for a fun game.
I'm so glad I have a GameFly account because at the end of this game I felt like all those guys in the commercial just flailing my arms and screaming. I have never so quickly shoved a title back into the envelope and into the mailbox.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Eye candy, but kind of hollow

posted by TenaciousP (HASKELL, NJ) May 18, 2012

Member since Aug 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

First and foremost, this is the best-looking game I have ever played. The combat is fast, the enemies are fast, and unfortunately, so is the game. One weekend, and I had beaten the main story. The vehicles handle well, and combat is pretty straightforward. The enemy's rockets will find you halfway across the race screen, while you need to be sniffing someone's tailpipe to land a shot. Enemies are the smartest I have ever seen, often hilariously shouting "forget this! I'm out of here!" after you slaughter their friends, and running away to find reinforcements. The damage system registers in a way that makes the weapons seem so much cooler: Shoot a dude in the leg, and he will stagger, limp, then continue his assault with his new found injury. Clip someone in the face with a well-placed round, and they will keep lumbering towards you like the death hadn't registered in their brain yet, before falling over mid-swipe. The greatest thing about this game (to me) is the mind control bolts. You can shoot a lower level Bad guy, then the perspective shifts to theirs, as you control him, zombie-like stumbling towards his clueless friends, before sending the signal for him to explode in a red mist, killing all his surrounding buddies. AWESOME. The NPC's are so real you can really get the feel that they are people, with stories you want to hear. But you don't, sadly. Interaction is very limited, unless they have a mission. Expect to go to a lot of the same places twice. Not really interested in the plot, because you only get drips and drabs of an overarching story that you are somehow responsible for fixing the whole planet because science government fishsticks mutants blah blah blah. Fun once, but not exciting enough to warrant a second playthrough.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Pretty good, but not a "buy" worthy game.

posted by tgainey14 (NEW BERN, NC) Aug 7, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you rent this, you won't be disappointed. But there are some flaws.

Right from the start, there were an insane amount of frame rate issues, it was pretty ridiculous. I was kind of upset. But as soon as you get into the game, the frame rate issues kind of become less and less present. There isn't much of a story here, more of a quest game, kind of like a people version of Dead Island. But it's still more enjoyable than Dead Island.

One of the better things in the game is the outstanding gun-play. It is so much fun to play. From the get go you are intrigued by the gameplay, but you hope there will be more. Unfortunately, you are let down. It never really progresses. The story stays linear and hard to get into.

If you love gameplay and don't really care about the story, you'll enjoy this game a lot. But if you really care about what's going on, then don't waste your time.

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