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GF Rating
6.0

982 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

CODED ARMS

posted by GAMCritic2 (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Nov 16, 2008

Member since May 2008

I had played but not beat the game CODED ARMS. POSITIVE: the weapons are ok. You can find upgrades at certain levels. This game also includes multiplayer. NEGATIVE: the graphics are not that good. The levels can get a little confusing at times. This game is ok.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Think tron, time splitters, and call of duty mixed

posted by Joker3 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Aug 30, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

Coded arms is tron meets war. it has good graphics and fun gameplay. The controls can be difficult at times but they have 4 versions for controls so you will find one that suits you.So if your looking for a game to pass the time with good gameplay fun missions and good graphics this is the game for you.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Really, the only good PSP game.

posted by Falcon4 (FRESNO, CA) Aug 17, 2008

Member since May 2008

So I got to borrow a friend's PSP and games. In his collection was Coded Arms. That PSP never got much usage, because all the other games seriously sucked. Coded Arms was the only game I could really get into and, well, for the most part, enjoy. Sometimes I was barely able to contain my rage at the game (eh, if by barely, I mean, just barely NOT snapping the PSP in half), but for the most part it's a great game.

Its controls are ridiculously easy to learn once you switch to a more usable scheme - the one that puts the "two" digital pads as direction, and the analog stick for selection/reload/zoom. That analog stick is worthless for a FPS since it provides no depth-to-position feedback. After you master the controls, learn to save. Save a lot. Save at the beginning of every level, or more for long levels. Learn to use the map screen to find areas you haven't explored, and the map. It keeps me fully entertained for hours.

The downsides are few. Randomly generated maps are gimmicky and remove any sense of map layout, leaving you often desperately searching for "HEALTH PLZ". All-same-icon ammo pops up for guns you never use, and you don't know you can't pick it up until you do, and it tells you that you can't use it. And possibly the biggest annoyance is that all enemies in a room see you simultaneously, so the only strategy is "KILL EVERYTHING IN ORDER FROM MOST PAINFUL TO LEAST". Sometimes enemies have weapons (like the flamethrower) that are far more powerful than the armor you've acquired to that point, and 2 seconds in front of them will go from full health to dead. Things that just make you rage.

But it'll keep you busy, that's for sure!

(Seriously, Gamefly, why the heck is an asterisk or underscore called "problematic language"?! It's called EMPHASIS!)

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