Critic & User Reviews
Square pumps out another oddball
posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Jan 23, 2011
Member since Jun 2007
37 out of 39 gamers (95%) found this review helpful
Using this mindjack ability, you can become a lot of different characters and robots throughout the campaign and multiplayer modes. This game is also designed to be played 'OPEN', giving you or others the ability to hack into other gamer's sessions...literally. You can join another xbox live game that is OPEN, and hack into either his team, or you can hack into the enemy team and try to kill the host and impede his progress (perfect to annoy people). You can also turn this mode to OFF if you want to just play by yourself and not have people hack your game and mess you up.
So that adds a unique aspect to this third person shooter. It also uses a cover system like Gears of War, when you press A to get in and out of cover. It's very flawed and doesn't work half the time which adds to the frustration of this game. Along with that, it takes a thousand bullets to kill enemies, while theirs seem to shred through you like you're made of paper. The guns are pretty bland, not much variety or uniqueness. The shooting gameplay in Mindjack is below average, and on level with games like "Wanted" and "007 Bloodstone."
If you're looking for something different, than I may suggest checking this out, but I could recommend 100 better shooters for the 360. The story is non-existent, graphics were blurry, sound was bad, and the campaign was repetitive. Online play was kind of fun, but there is not much depth to anything, including customization, character leveling and upgrading, new guns, etc. A very forgettable game that I would only play if you are also an oddball or want to get a few easy achievement points.
posted by lordkor (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) Jan 20, 2011
Member since Mar 2008
47 out of 56 gamers (84%) found this review helpful
Two weapon limit
Garbage doesn't even begin to cover it.
posted by CaBBisH (LAKEWOOD, CO) Jan 18, 2012
Member since Mar 2009
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by bigbadbear (BESSEMER, AL) Mar 17, 2011
Member since Aug 2007
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by ec320x (MACOMB, MI) Feb 3, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful
Super mega smasher!
posted by tidusguy99 (SHOW LOW, AZ) Jan 22, 2011
Member since Oct 2006
5 out of 24 gamers (21%) found this review helpful
posted by NukeDukem (WALLA WALLA, WA) Mar 31, 2013
Member since Aug 2008
posted by ridgybarracuda2 (BOCA RATON, FL) Apr 1, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
An interesting Gem
posted by rcg851 (COEUR D ALENE, ID) Feb 24, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
Let me explain, when this game was released of January of 2011, players were plauged with terrible AI and terrible story and voice acting, ok the story and Voice acting is right up there with resident evil but it isn't "all your bases are belong to us" bad. But its the A.I that got an overhaul. They feel like a threat rather then a bunch of stupid mooks.
The mind hacking portion is pretty enjoyable, and comical because when I mind hack a scared civilan, they pull out a gun out no where....I'm not even gonna asked where she had it. The gun play is pretty solid, not perfect but it isn''t too loose.
I admit, the story makes no sense but its almost like watching evil dead, you are kind not suppose to make sense of it.
Pretty much this is an interesting rental at best which I give a 4.5 out of 10
Just make sure you don't go in thinking it will be an epic on the level of Mass Effect, or have the game play of Gears
squarenix hit or miss
posted by uzumaki_naruto (LONG BEACH, CA) Feb 9, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Neat Concept but BORING
posted by BruceF (BENTONVILLE, AR) Jan 15, 2012
Member since Nov 2007
good idea... bad end product
posted by mathhisas (DES MOINES, IA) Nov 9, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
Needs Smarter AI Companions
posted by d0g333 (HOLLISTER, MO) Aug 17, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
This game is very bad, however its not the worst game i have ever played. All in all horrible game and unless you want a few hours of your life wasted by a game with a horrible story, bad gameplay, dumb AIs, and (i didnt mention) unclear instructions, dont rent this game!!!!!!
posted by lunchbox0924 (ELK GROVE, CA) Aug 5, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Mind Jack-Lame Jack
posted by noblewarrior37 (KALAMAZOO, MI) Jul 23, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
posted by SilentHobgobin (BASTIAN, VA) Jun 28, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
posted by nickie (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Jun 6, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
You guys are too nice
posted by DrakesInception (LANCASTER, CA) Apr 9, 2011
Member since Mar 2011