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GF Rating
7.4

3470 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fast, Furious, and Fun. Nuff said.

posted by SNIwatcher (FAIRFIELD, CA) Feb 2, 2012

Member since Dec 2011

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

Trust me when I say this, it's the best 5 hours of your life. Even longer if you like raising a high score or completing the extra challenges. When I say this game is fast, I mean it. You zip across the battle field in hellish cross fire as you shoot down robots and giant mechs, with the option of going slow motion given the chance. If this isn't a sci fi projection fantasy, I don't know what it is. With so many explosions, giant set pieces, and fighting going on, I'm surprised at how the whole game maintains it's smooth framerate. It's as if Michael Bay had a baby with Iron Man and Gurren Lagann.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

ONE OF THE BEST SHOOTERS I PLAYED

posted by bigboy145 (HILLSBOROUGH, NC) Jan 13, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

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

its an amazing game that allows the player to use a suit of amor that has super human skills it has an ok story but the action is what the game really shows off bulidings falling planes blowing up few feat from you cause they were shot down its an amazing game you can also upgrade your wepons as you go along by picking up upgrades to make your wepons more powerful and have more ammo i gave this game a ten cause its really differnt from all shooters i ever played with all the features the suit allows you to do makes the game that much more fun plus it also has the gow type of boss slaying element where you press certain buttons to destroy giant robots and doge missles all in all its a must try game and to check it out why not just look at the gameplay on youtube

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fast paced shooter over way too soon

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) Oct 26, 2010

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Member since Dec 2008

9 out of 12 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

"Vanquish", the latest actioneer from Sega and Platinum Games, is fast paced and a ton of fun to play. You play as Sam Gideon, a DARPA operative testing out an experimental suit labeled ARS. Your ARS suit is enabled with thrusters to speed you about the battlefield, as well as gives you the ability to slow down time for some easier targeting of swift enemies. Your weapon loadout can consist of three types of guns and two types of grenades, all easily accessible and mapped to the directional buttons. There are plenty of guns in the game, but chances are you'll stick to a favorite combo, only swapping out for special occassions. There is melee combat, but you won't need that much as most of the action is centered around frenetic gunplay. Controls are responsive and intuitive, and as long as you pay attention the QTEs can be pulled off without a problem. The graphics are quite pretty to look at, and the cutscenes are well done. Voice acting is decent, typical of an action title. The story, which opens with rogue Russians taking over a space station and obliterating San Francisco, is serviceable enough for a sci-fi action flick. It's no "Metal Gear Solid" in depth, but it works with this game. Sadly, the fun all ends too soon (one playthrough can take you anywhere from 6-8 hours) and there's not a whole lot of incentive to go back through, other than it's a load of fun blasting robots. There are little statues to find in each level for those completists out there, but the short length may not warrant full price for a purchase. This is a definite rent, though, and an absolute must play for shooter fans. Also, pay attention through the credits- there's a fun little minigame to go through. And, since Sega seems pleased with sales so far, a sequel is set up at the end of the game. And that's a good thing. We definitely could use more baddies for Sam to return and "Vanquish" again. Enjoy!

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