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Beowulf: The Game

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2.7
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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 Attacking with the sword.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Objective completed.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Command the crew.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Main 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 (726)

The Press Says

Daily Game Xbox 360 Dec 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Nov 22, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Nov 22, 2007 70 out of 100 70
HonestGamers Xbox 360 Dec 10, 2007 6 out of 10 60
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Windows Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Nov 13, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
videogamer.com Windows Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Dec 09, 2007 4.8 out of 10 48

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