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Beowulf: The Game

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
52
3.9
Windows
54
2.7
Xbox 360
51
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Description

Beowulf: The Game is a hack-and-slash game based on Robert Zemeckis' animated movie adaptation of the poem Beowulf. Gameplay combines elements from the Tomb Raider and God of War series.

As Beowulf, the player fights his way through a number of episodes commanding his band of merry Thanes via a small selection of commands. Beowulf can chant with his band to boost the morale and max out damage out, triggered through a rhythm button mashing mini-game. There are more mini-games similar to the chanting throughout the game. Some appear right in the middle of combat while trying to grapple a large monster similar to sequences in God of War.

Beowulf can lift enemies with brute strength and hurl them in any direction, even at other enemies. He can also alternate weapons by picking up new ones, lying discarded on the ground, or from racks of weapons that may be found in many places. Also in combat Beowulf can enter Carnal Mode that increases his strength but demoralizes Thanes, so players won't be able to use it frequently or the entire kingdom will be sad and dismal. In certain areas the player needs to find a path to continue, sometimes by climbing walls and grabbing small ledges. All characters are voiced by the original actors who starred in the film.

Screenshots

Beowulf: The Game Windows Command the crew.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Killing some animals.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Episode 11 starts
Beowulf: The Game Windows In-game command menu

Alternate Titles

  • "ベオウルフ 呪われし勇者" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Беовульф" -- Russian spelling
  • "La Legende de Beowulf : Le Jeu" -- French title
  • "Die Legende von Beowulf: Das Spiel" -- German title

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User Reviews

An underrated adventure... Windows Arejarn (762)

The Press Says

Game Tap Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2007 2.8 out of 5 56
Cheat Code Central Windows Nov 26, 2007 2.8 out of 5 56
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jan, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Jan, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Nov 27, 2007 5 out of 10 50
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Nov 21, 2007 48 out of 100 48
Worth Playing Windows Dec 09, 2007 4.8 out of 10 48
Gamervision Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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