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Beyond Good & Evil

User Reviews

It's superficial. But it's fun, damn it! PlayStation 2 אולג 小奥 (168975)
An Incredible Experience, Don't Overlook It Too! PlayStation 2 Searly (30)
Brilliant. Windows Ola Sverre Bauge (235)
Who spilled Oddworld in my Splinter Cell? PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5235)
Unique and a whole lotta fun. Windows Jack Lightbeard (2653)
An eclectic gem in the rough, marred by a few rather silly problems Windows Andreas SJ (22)
A gem ... so sadly ignored GameCube Kartanym (10777)
Courageous as Snake, destined as Sora, and gorgeous as Rayne makes the essence of Jade. PlayStation 2 MAT (72512)
Waiter, there appears to be a Metal Gear Solid in my Zelda. PlayStation 2 Pixelspeech (955)
If you like Zelda, get this, if you don't like Zelda, get it anyway.. GameCube Darkflame (15)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 43 4.0
PlayStation 2 55 3.8
PlayStation 3 1 4.7
Windows 87 4.0
Xbox 32 3.6
Xbox 360 5 4.0
Combined MobyScore 223 3.9


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
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Xbox 360Xboxygen
Je vais peut-être en faire tomber plus d’un de leur chaise mais tant pis : Beyond Good & Evil n’est pas un jeu culte ! Voilà c’est lancé, un gros pavé dans la mare qui a dû en arroser certains. Mais qu’est ce qu’un jeu culte pour moi ? C’est un jeu hors norme qui aura marqué l’histoire du jeu vidéo et force est de constater que Beyond Good & Evil a réalisé des ventes ridicules et reste très convenu dans son gameplay et dans l’aventure qu’il propose. Alors certes, ce n’est pas un jeu culte, mais cela reste un des jeux les plus attachants qu’il m’ait été donné de jouer et c’est pour cela qu’il occupe encore une grosse place dans le cœur de nombreux joueurs et qu’il mérite largement d’être découvert et joué. Ceux qui connaissent Jade la retrouveront avec plaisir les autres devrait déjà se jeter sur ce qui est l’un des meilleurs jeux d’aventure du XLA, si ce n’est le meilleur.
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Xbox 360Power Unlimited
Beyond Good & Evil was ooit een hele toffe game, maar werd helaas geen commercieel succes. Om de game nog eens met een vers likje verf uit te brengen is best wel een goed idee.
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WindowsAdventurespiele
Es hat eine sehr schöne Grafik und die Musik ist überwiegend auch gut. Bei den Rennen solltest Du allerdings, vor allem bei denen mit der Nummer 3 und 4, eventuell die Boxen abschalten, denn hier ist die Musik sehr aggressiv. Die Kämpfe sind zwar nicht leicht, aber zum größten Teil nach dem 2. Versuch durchaus schnell zu schaffen. Die Perlen in dem Puckspiel sind ziemlich schwer zu bekommen. Trotzdem verliert das Spiel nie seinen Reiz.
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GameCubeUOL Jogos
Não existe razão nenhuma para não jogar "Beyond Good & Evil", que além de ser um dos mais divertidos e criativos jogos dos últimos tempos, é uma prova que não é preciso adicionar baldes de sangue para se criar um game de sucesso. O único defeito que pode ser citado é que depois de deixar você apaixonado pelo mundo e seus habitantes, a aventura parece acabar muito rápido. Mas não deixe isso desanimá-lo - você não vai se arrepender.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Não existe razão nenhuma para não jogar "Beyond Good & Evil", que além de ser um dos mais divertidos e criativos jogos dos últimos tempos, é uma prova que não é preciso adicionar baldes de sangue para se criar um game de sucesso. O único defeito que pode ser citado é que depois de deixar você apaixonado pelo mundo e seus habitantes, a aventura parece acabar muito rápido. Mas não deixe isso desanimá-lo - você não vai se arrepender.
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GameCubeSnackbar-Games.com
But despite its relative simplicity and brief nature, few games that I've played recently have been as enjoyable as Beyond Good and Evil. Sometimes presentation wins over actual content, and as long as the gameplay is solid that's all I need sometimes. Camera troubles, overall length, and other minor imperfections keep this game from getting a full score, but the heart put into the production of this game prevent any reasonable review from giving it less than a B+. I'm going with a solid A- here, personally. Buy this now -- chances are it's only twenty bucks (US), and worth every penny.
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XboxJust Adventure
The creative talent behind this game is Marcel Ancel, the guy behind the Rayman games. I can’t wait to see what he and his team come up with next. This is one of those games that should be played by everyone. And it’s on every single platform out there, so there’s no excuse to miss it. PLUS, it’s dropped dramatically in price recently. So what are you waiting for?
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WindowsUOL Jogos
Não existe razão nenhuma para não jogar "Beyond Good & Evil", que além de ser um dos mais divertidos e criativos jogos dos últimos tempos, é uma prova que não é preciso adicionar baldes de sangue para se criar um game de sucesso. O único defeito que pode ser citado é que depois de deixar você apaixonado pelo mundo e seus habitantes, a aventura parece acabar muito rápido. Mas não deixe isso desanimá-lo - você não vai se arrepender.
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GameCubeVideo Game Talk
This game is as close to perfection as one can get, and despite its relatively short length at 10-15 hours, it has become one of my favorite games of any era. However, despite critical acclaim and every indication of being a sleeper hit, Beyond Good & Evil absolutely bombed upon release, so the chances of seeing a sequel, however deserved, are unlikely. Still, the game stands on its own as a shining beacon of what game design can be. As if my unabashed gushing wasn't enough, I'll reiterate for the unsure: Video Game Talk Collector Series.
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PlayStation 2EL33TONLINE
Beyond Good and Evil is a hugely entertaining title with an engaging story, wonderful visuals, likeable characters and inventive and well-crafted game play – I highly recommend it.
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WindowsGame Chronicles
I could go on for another few thousand words about the immersive gameplay and just plain brilliant game design waiting for you in Beyond Good & Evil, but I would rather you go out and get your own copy and start enjoying it for yourself. This is a must have title regardless of what system you play it on. Just make sure you play it.
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WindowsPlayback
Beyond Good & Evil można podsumować jako przygodę życia. Gra jest niezwykle rozbudowana i obfitująca w niespodzianki. Każdy, kto po nią sięgnie ma gwarancję dobrej zabawy. Pierwszy raz się spotykam z grą, w którą i dziecko i dorosły bawią się jednakowo dobrze. Tutaj każdy znajdzie coś dla siebie. Amator katowania pada i klawiatury będzie na równi zadowolony, co wielbiciel rozrywki umysłowej. W pewnym sensie możemy mówić o grze niemalże idealnej, tudzież doskonałej. Gdyby nie pewne malutkie błędy wychwalałbym ją pod niebiosa, a tak, trochę niżej się wznoszę.
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GameCubeGame Chronicles
I could go on for another few thousand words about the immersive gameplay and just plain brilliant game design waiting for you in Beyond Good & Evil, but I would rather you go out and get your own copy and start enjoying it for yourself. This is a must have title regardless of what system you play it on. Just make sure you play it.
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XboxVGPub
Probably my biggest gripe is the fact that because of poor sales, the chances of this game getting a sequel are rather slim. It is titles like this that are the backbone of the industry and the reason I got into gaming in the first place. Few games draw you in as much as this gem does, and in my opinion to not play Beyond Good & Evil would be a crime against its creators.
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PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Everything about it is magic - and even if it is a bit on the short side, it's an amazing game that no one who experiences will soon forget.
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XboxGame Chronicles
Ok, so I’ve made some pretty heavy statements about Beyond Good and Evil. Do I really mean that after 25 years of gaming, and thousands of titles in my collection, that Beyond Good and Evil is one of the best games I have ever played? Yes. The absolute best? No, not by any means – but Beyond Good and Evil as an entire package is right up there on the top shelf. I really had a great time with this one, and the feeling of accomplishment I had when watching the ending credits has seldom been matched before.
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XboxDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Beyond Good & Evil is one of those games so good, you'll rant and rave about it to everyone you know until they either buy it or you drive them criminally insane. It harkens back to a day in video games when you'd replay a game countless times simply because it's fun, not because your forced to collect crystal #374,987 to get a "real" ending. It's simplicity at it's finest and a very drab, dark world if we are never treated to a sequel.
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PlayStation 2Gamers Europe
Beyond Good and Evil presents gamers with an all round superb game; with solid, excellent sound, a polished and easy to use graphical interface and a story worth telling - but in a way which provides minimum frustration and maximum enjoyment. This game is a must for any PS2 console owner!
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XboxWorth Playing
Every once in awhile a game comes across my path that reminds me why I am a gamer. It creates for you an experience that no other medium could possibly convey and it does so artistically, emotionally, and spiritually while still maintaining the excitement you expect from a game. One such game is Beyond Good and Evil. This game has intrigued me since early in its inception, but never in my wildest dreams could I have expected the masterpiece that was to be. In short BG&E has everything and more that you could want in an action adventure game; great combat, intriguing story, memorable characters, exquisite stylized graphics, and innovation. There's a lot to love in this game, so come with me on the adventure of a lifetime.
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WindowsGameZone
Some of you may have wondered about a lack of quality in the recent game Rayman 3. While still a good game, it didn't quite have the innovation or the charm that Rayman and its first sequel had. That's because the creator of Rayman has been working on a new project instead of Rayman 3; it's an ambitious project with a lot of detailed elements. This game is called Beyond Good & Evil, and it's myriad of intriguing facets intrigued me and pulled me into the game - I simply couldn't stop playing.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
Last spring, when the gaming community gathered in LA to celebrate all of the wonderful things to come, there was one multi-platform title that received more attention than any other game. Soul Calibur 2 impressed many, but it was more or less old news. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time rocked the worlds of many attendees, but it wasn't the game either. The most promoted, most talked about game was a brand-new franchise from Ubisoft called Beyond Good & Evil. The title could lead uninformed gamers into thinking that this is a survival/horror title, or perhaps something based on a crazy Court TV story. The game is neither though. Its title is relevant to the conspiracy-filled story, but that's not the reason why this game received so much attention. Seeing it, reading about it, or watching a movie on your computer screen will not be enough. This game must be played to be appreciated.
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XboxShin Force
In the case of Beyond Good & Evil, the game failing to sell is the equivalent of a culling of the weak in the eyes of mainstream gamers... when in reality it was simply a matter of a great game (by all accounts) being overlooked because the whole package was an exception to the rule. Why this game failed to sell (across all platforms no less) is really a question only mainstream gamers can answer. If you're a fan of story-driven Action/Adventure games like me, then don't miss out on this wonderful experience. It makes a nice change from all those clones of anything that is even remotely popular filling the shelves today. Just don't expect a sequel any time soon. Although stranger things have happened, Ubisoft has no incentive whatsoever to develop one.
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WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Beyond Good & Evil on juuri niitä pelejä, joiden ainoa synti on oikeastaan se, ettei pelattavaa ole loputtomasti. GTA-tyylinen elävämpi kaupunki olisi ollut tietty mannaa, sillä tässäkin tapauksessa tekemistä riittää vain tuollaiset kymmenisen tuntia ja homma on sillä selvä. Surku juttu, mutta hyvä näinkin, sillä ennennäkemättömän kunnianhimoinen pelilajihybridi toimii täysin saumattomasti ja kun sen päälle läiskäistään vielä kunnon tarina, mielenkiintoiset henkilöhahmot, omaleimaisen laadukas grafiikka ja upeat musiikit, ei peliltä enää paljon muuta voisi pyytää. Ei tässä muuta voi kuin ilmaista pelon sekaista kunnioitusta pelin tekijöille ja toivoa pikaista jatkoa sarjalle.
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XboxNext Level Gaming
Generally, Beyond Good & Evil is an impressive game. However, there are a few instances of slowdown when too much is on screen at one time, but these are so rare it shouldn’t be nearly enough to deter you from this game. Also, some of the stealth sections, especially in the Slaughterhouse, tend to bog down the pacing of the game a bit. These sections are a just a Metal Gear Solid exercise in avoiding the line of sight of some very simply scripted soldiers, and if they see you… just run out of the room! They’ll forget you ever existed if you leave their area.
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WindowsGamezone (Germany)
Was für ein Spiel! Jade trifft genau meinen Geschmack in punkto Polygonfrauen und für Pey'j werd ich sogar noch Vegetarier! Aber nicht nur die Charakterdesigns der Hauptdarsteller, auch der Rest des Spiels ist einfach fantastisch: Angefangen bei den spannenden Rätseln über die hervorragenden Zwischensequenzen bis hin zur erstklassigen Grafik. Es gibt eigentlich nichts was man an diesem Meisterwerk bemängeln könnte, außer vielleicht die ungewöhnlichen "Cinemascope-Balken", welche allerdings durch das fesselnde Gameplay schnell in Vergessenheit geraten. Die spannende Geschichte und die hervorragende Inszenierung verweist viele Genrekollegen auf die hinteren Plätze und begeistert den Spieler bis zum Schluss. Jeder unter Euch, der sich auch nur im entferntesten für Action-Adventures interessiert, kommt um dieses Spiel nicht herum - für mich reiht es sich jetzt schon ganz locker in die Top 10 der besten Spiele des Jahres ein.
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PlayStation 2Netjak
Simply put, Beyond Good & Evil takes so many facets of game play, and does them all so well, that this game is one of the must-own games of the year. I’d be satisfied with half a game this good. To have a whole one is more than I could have asked for.
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XboxGame Over Online
Regardless, I'm very impressed by it, and I want you all to go pick it up. I don't care if you'll never play it, although you should because it is fun. I just want to see what Ubi Soft will do with a potential sequel, how they will choose to broaden and expand what's already a remarkable work.
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PlayStation 2Game Over Online
Regardless, I'm very impressed by it, and I want you all to go pick it up. I don't care if you'll never play it, although you should because it is fun. I just want to see what Ubi Soft will do with a potential sequel, how they will choose to broaden and expand what's already a remarkable work.
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GameCubeGame Over Online
Regardless, I'm very impressed by it, and I want you all to go pick it up. I don't care if you'll never play it, although you should because it is fun. I just want to see what Ubi Soft will do with a potential sequel, how they will choose to broaden and expand what's already a remarkable work.
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XboxGameZone
Take a trip down memory lane with me, hardcore gamers. Do you remember the time you picked up a controller to play an RPG for the very first time? Do you recall the way you felt the minute you discovered that this wasn’t going to be the usual shoot-to-kill action game but an altogether new experience with characters and a story that hooked you to the point that you just had to continue playing to see how it ends? I’m sure you do and long-time gamers such as myself have been craving to feel that again. In the years that I’ve come to see games evolve to what they are now, I felt that I’ve seen it all and played it all. That is, until Beyond Good & Evil came along and my Xbox (as well as myself) were never the same again.
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GameCubeGameZone
With the 2003 Holiday Season finally over, we will now see which games were the best selling/most popular. It is a shame that so many games where released over the past eight weeks, because a lot of high quality games will likely have fallen under the radar. Hopefully a game called Beyond Good and Evil did really well over the holidays because it is one of most inventive and best games I have played during this season.
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Xbox4Players.de
Beyond Good and Evil bezaubert von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute mit einer Eigenschaft, die man in der vorweihnachtlichen Spieleflut kaum noch findet: Seele. Man merkt dem Abenteuer rund um Reporterin Jade an, dass jemand meisterhaft im Hintergrund Regie geführt hat. Rayman-Erfinder Michel Ancel hat mit diesem Titel endgültig bewiesen, dass er zu den ganz Großen der Branche gehört. Das Spiel hat eine unglaublich gute Story, bleibt ständig spannend, steckt voller kreativer Ideen und fesselt bis zum großen Finale. Und selbst wenn man den Mix aus Rätseln, Kämpfen, Schleichen, Wettrennen und Aufrüsten auch woanders findet, werden die Teile nirgends zu einem derart lebendigen Ganzen verschweißt. Das Leveldesign ist stimmig, die Speicherpunkte passen und unnötiger Frust ist Fehlanzeige. Die Welt von Hyllis ist so faszinierend vielfältig, die Odyssee so packend inszeniert, dass man fast darin versinken kann.
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Xbox 360The A.V. Club
You play as investigative reporter and orphanarium operator Jade, and you wander an archipelago on the planet Hyllis, working with the rebellious IRIS network to overthrow a corrupt military regime aiding an alien invasion. At its base, the game is simple: explore Hyllis, enter a dungeon, solve puzzles, photograph proof of the DomZ (evil alien overlords) conspiracy, repeat until dramatic space-bound climax. What distinguishes Beyond Good & Evil from imitators to Link’s throne, however, is Hyllis itself. While it’s as small as Ocarina’s 64-bit Hyrule, Hyllis is alive, with each character and corner of the world giving the impression of history. It’s also impressive that among the game’s disparate array of activities—hovercraft racing, stealth, one-button combat, nature photography—none of them drag the action down. This HD re-release on Xbox Live Arcade is now the definitive version of the game, thanks to a streamlined menu system and improved character models…
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Windows4Players.de
Beyond Good and Evil bezaubert von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute mit einer Eigenschaft, die man in der vorweihnachtlichen Spieleflut kaum noch findet: Seele. Man merkt dem Abenteuer rund um Reporterin Jade an, dass jemand meisterhaft im Hintergrund Regie geführt hat. Rayman-Erfinder Michel Ancel hat mit diesem Titel endgültig bewiesen, dass er zu den ganz Großen der Branche gehört. Das Spiel hat eine unglaublich gute Story, bleibt ständig spannend, steckt voller kreativer Ideen und fesselt bis zum großen Finale. Und selbst wenn man den Mix aus Rätseln, Kämpfen, Schleichen, Wettrennen und Aufrüsten auch woanders findet, werden die Teile nirgends zu einem derart lebendigen Ganzen verschweißt. Das Leveldesign ist stimmig, die Speicherpunkte passen und unnötiger Frust ist Fehlanzeige. Die Welt von Hyllis ist so faszinierend vielfältig, die Odyssee so packend inszeniert, dass man fast darin versinken kann.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
And it is, apart from a few choice technical hiccups, a marvellous game. It's a game that exhibits real personality and individuality. Ironically it doesn't really do anything particularly ground-breaking, but whereas a lot of games recently have left us revelling in the quality of the mechanics and almost mathematical precision of design, Michel Ancel's latest composition leaves you feeling warm and happy every time you finish playing it, and in this medium there can be no greater triumph than that.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Beyond Good and Evil bezaubert von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute mit einer Eigenschaft, die man in der vorweihnachtlichen Spieleflut kaum noch findet: Seele. Man merkt dem Abenteuer rund um Reporterin Jade an, dass jemand meisterhaft im Hintergrund Regie geführt hat. Rayman-Erfinder Michel Ancel hat mit diesem Titel endgültig bewiesen, dass er zu den ganz Großen der Branche gehört. Das Spiel hat eine unglaublich gute Story, bleibt ständig spannend, steckt voller kreativer Ideen und fesselt bis zum großen Finale. Und selbst wenn man den Mix aus Rätseln, Kämpfen, Schleichen, Wettrennen und Aufrüsten auch woanders findet, werden die Teile nirgends zu einem derart lebendigen Ganzen verschweißt. Das Leveldesign ist stimmig, die Speicherpunkte passen und unnötiger Frust ist Fehlanzeige. Die Welt von Hyllis ist so faszinierend vielfältig, die Odyssee so packend inszeniert, dass man fast darin versinken kann.
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PlayStation 2GamesCollection
E’ impossibile non entusiasmarsi di fronte a produzioni del genere soprattutto quando portano innovazioni ed esperienze di gioco uniche. All’epoca una vera rivoluzione, completo, senza una propria classificazione specifica, praticamente perfetto e privo di difetti. Purtroppo non ha mai riscosso il successo meritato e questo resta un interrogativo che in molti continuano a porsi. Se siete tra quelli che non hanno ancora avuto il piacere di giocarlo, rispolverate le vostre vecchie reflex a rullini e comprate un biglietto sola andata per Hillys!
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Xbox 360Calm Down Tom
If this kind of zany European weirdness doesn’t put you off, (or even turns you on) then there’s a lot to love in BGAE. A rich, gorgeous world, a grown up storyline and great characters with a strong female protagonist are all waiting for you. Come on! If enough of you buy this HD Remix, they’ll make the rest of the trilogy!
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XboxFactornews
Beyond Good & Evil est un jeu hors norme. Non pas par le fond, mais par la forme. BG&E n'est ni un jeu de plateforme, ni un jeu de combat, ni un jeu d'infiltration, ni un jeu de course, ni un shoot'em up ni un jeu d'aventure. Il est tout ça à la fois, soudé par une variété rare, j'insiste sur ce point, et par un gameplay et un design exceptionnels. Un bol d'air frais, intelligent, touchant, parfois même émouvant, un jeu incontournable.
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Xbox 360GamingBolt
The whole concept of Beyond Good & Evil comes from the mind of Michel Ancel, creator of the Rayman games and has made the game one of those classic adventures that you never want to end. Between its stunning exotic places and innovative puzzles, in addition to a unique combat system that feels far from a ‘hack n slash’, Beyond Good & Evil is a lot of fun. You can rush through the game but it is one of those titles you want to discover everything about, finding every hidden thing which could take anywhere from 12 to 15 hours or so. Believe it or not Beyond Good & Evil was originally planned to be a trilogy and that might just happen with a sequel in the works for next gen consoles, coming from the same mind that brought the original. So I would definitely recommend this game as there is no telling where the story might take us in the next game you wouldn’t want to miss anything from this great adventure that is only 800 Microsoft Points.
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GameCubeNintendo Life
Beyond Good and Evil is a game that focuses on character depth and involvement rather than voluptuous bimbos and their minimalistic stories. It’s an intelligent, refreshing, well-balanced, and entertaining piece of genius– essential for adventure fans. Please do not be put off by the whole ‘photographs speak louder than action’ message: this is truly an action-packed title, just with a bit more class.
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WindowsGameLemon
The bottom line is that I whole heartedly recommend Beyond Good and Evil. Even if somewhat short by today's standards at only 20 hours, the game doesn't compromise with gameplay, looks good, and succeeds at delivering an interesting, engaging story you can relate to. And if you are at all partial to good sci-fi and slamming soundtracks, that should seal the deal.
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GameCubeGameLemon
The bottom line is that I whole heartedly recommend Beyond Good and Evil. Even if somewhat short by today's standards at only 20 hours, the game doesn't compromise with gameplay, looks good, and succeeds at delivering an interesting, engaging story you can relate to. And if you are at all partial to good sci-fi and slamming soundtracks, that should seal the deal.
90
XboxGameLemon
The bottom line is that I whole heartedly recommend Beyond Good and Evil. Even if somewhat short by today's standards at only 20 hours, the game doesn't compromise with gameplay, looks good, and succeeds at delivering an interesting, engaging story you can relate to. And if you are at all partial to good sci-fi and slamming soundtracks, that should seal the deal.
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PlayStation 2Super Play
Jag är Indiana Jones, Solid Snake och James Bond på en gång. Fast tjej. Och fransk. Vilket ju känns betydligt mer här och nu än någon av de medelålders männen på raderna ovanför.
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PlayStation 2GameLemon
The bottom line is that I whole heartedly recommend Beyond Good and Evil. Even if somewhat short by today's standards at only 20 hours, the game doesn't compromise with gameplay, looks good, and succeeds at delivering an interesting, engaging story you can relate to. And if you are at all partial to good sci-fi and slamming soundtracks, that should seal the deal.
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XboxStratos Group
Beyond Good & Evil is a complete package, to say the least. In fact, it might even be brimming over. There's a variety of gameplay styles, a unique and beautiful game world, fantastic music, sympathetic characters and a compelling story all under the banner of one title. The only thing lacking here is length and scope, but that doesn't keep it from being one of the best damn games released in all of 2003.
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XboxHonestGamers
Because what is exhibited here is a non-stop roller-coaster ride that never lets up for a second. Jade will struggle on heroically through mammoth odds with an entire race vying for her immediate demise, a race not afraid to play dirty. It is only through her strength that you will prevail to the apocalyptic and eye-opening finale that sadly takes place all to soon. Things happen quickly in the world of Beyond Good & Evil, all the more so because you won't stop playing. You'll want to uncover that last scrap of evidence, to free that last hostage, to liberate that last weapons stockpile and to photograph that last lifeform. You'll want to save Jade and her world because it is something special. Something unique that has yet to be replicated.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Sublime et enchanteur, Beyond Good & Evil fait partie de ces grands titres de l’histoire du jeu vidéo. Une aventure qui nous prend dès l’introduction pour nous transporter dans un monde que l’on croirait vivant et dont on a envie d'apprendre plus. Vivement la suite !
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Sublime et enchanteur, Beyond Good & Evil fait partie de ces grands titres de l’histoire du jeu vidéo. Une aventure qui nous prend dès l’introduction pour nous transporter dans un monde que l’on croirait vivant et dont on a envie d'apprendre plus. Et puis, au prix très bas où le jeu est proposé, vous auriez tort de vous en priver !
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Sublime et enchanteur, Beyond Good & Evil fait partie de ces grands titres de l’histoire du jeu vidéo. Une aventure qui nous prend dès l’introduction pour nous transporter dans un monde que l’on croirait vivant et dont on a envie d'apprendre plus. Vivement la suite !
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XboxVideo Game Talk
The only recommendation I can give with this game is to head out and buy it. It is such a refreshing change of pace from the rest of the games that are coming out with their cookie cutter stories and lack of depth and character development. Normally a feeling of sadness for leaving characters only happens when finishing really good books or movies, and rarely happens in video games; but when the credits rolled for BG&E, I was sad that this might be the only time I had with them. We need to support fresh ideas such as this game in order for them to be made, because without them, we are stuck with the latest outing of Crash and Lara games, which recycle old ideas and don’t improve on much.
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XboxXGP Gaming
I’m forced to agree with other reviews I’ve read in giving BG&E a high score. My only complaints about the game were that it was occasionally too easy in the stealth and exploration bits, and that it was probably too short. I finished it in about 9 hours on my first try. The games strengths simply overwhelm these ‘inadequacies’. The story is top-notch, and the voice acting competent and compelling. The premise and plot are original to the point of surrealism, which is something anyone in the jaded gaming community can appreciate. Finally, even if a tad short, our apathy as gamers has allowed most stores to reduce the price on this game way low ($19.99 US), so you’ve got nothing to lose by picking it up and cracking it out in a week of evenings. Beyond Good & Evil is easily worth the 9/10 I award it, and maybe even a bit more based of the power of the story alone. Hurry up and go buy it. I had to have every magazine out there tell me to before I did. Don’t follow my example.
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XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
Although some might find the game too short there is plenty to see and do in Beyond Good and Evil and I’m only complaining because I didn’t want the game to end as quickly as it did, not because I felt short changed. The game is filled with richly developed characters and a storyline that stands easily above the majority of games on the market. At its recommended retail price of $49.95 Ubisoft are doing their best to entice those of us that are even a little bit curious about this game to pick it up and try it. Trust me: you won’t regret it one bit. This is in no way a budget title and simply must be experienced by all adventure gaming fans looking for something original and lovingly created just for them.
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XboxToTheGame
Beyond Good & Evil is a perfect addition if you’re looking for something to get you through the month. While it’s over way too early, you’ll still have a sense of gratification when finishing out the story. BG & E gives action/adventure junkies just what they’re looking for: a well made story that needs to be played out and experienced for all its worth. Being one of the prettier and more interesting games of 2003, there is no reason this title shouldn’t be one of the first titles you play for 2004.
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PlayStation 2Gamezine
Malgré cela, BGE reste un grand, très grand, titre. Le jeu nous prend en haleine dès l’introduction et ne nous lâche qu’après le générique. Une expérience sublime, qui, avec Prince of Persia, Les sables du temps, augmente significativement le niveau des jeux Playstation 2 cette année. A découvrir absolument.
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WindowsGame Captain
Man sollte sich durch die comichafte und kindgerechte Optik nicht täuschen lassen: Beyond Good & Evil ist ein wunderbares Action-Adventure, dass den Schwerpunkt auf Rätsel und Schleicheinlagen legt. Dabei langweilen die Rätsel eigentlich nie, da teilweise neue Elemente hinzukommen oder bereits bekannte variiert werden. Zusammen mit den Minispielen erhält man ein sehr abwechslungsreiches Gameplay das sich angenehm von anderen Titeln abhebt, da man nicht immer nur alle Gegner niedermetzeln muss. Durch den niedrigen Schwierigkeitsgrad dürfen sich gerade auch Anfänger und Gelegenheitsspieler angesprochen fühlen.
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XboxDeeko
Beyond Good & Evil is a fine example of how to take a number of different styles of gameplay and mix them into one finished product. Many games have tried to do this, but none have been this successful. Every facet of the game sets a high standard and easily lives up to that standard. It's an inventive creation that basks in some of the finest voice acting available, an incredible amount of visual pizzazz, and an incredible mixture of gameplay. Though I wish the adventure had been a bit longer and the combat sequences would have been a little more involved, I simply found myself mesmerized by the overall quality of the game.
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GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
Beyond Good & Evil blends elements of superb gameplay design and storytelling into a wonderful experience. It is an excellent example of the direction that games are headed. They’re moving into a realm of compelling stories matched with equally impressive gameplay. This is a title that anybody looking for a story in their game would be a fool not to pick up.
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XboxGameCell UK
The game never gets anywhere bordering difficult or forces you to replay large sections as save points are regularly spaced, and even the toughest boss battles are unlikely to need more than a couple of attempts to master - it's clear that Michel Ancel and his team wanted everyone to see the entire, charming game. BG&E manages to supply excitement, violent encounters and tense moments without the need for shotguns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers or snapped necks, and there are a lot of games out there that were good, but could have been great if they'd been more like Beyond Good & Evil.
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PlayStation 2Christ Centered Game Reviews
This is among my favorite games this may just be the best game you never heard of. Because of the recent price drop, I recommend it to anyone who can handle the slight occultic themes and mild cursing.
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WindowsPelit
Tarinansa kepeyteen nähden turhan pateettisesti nimetty Beyond Good & Evil on vetävä sekoitus seikkailua, toimintaa, hiiviskelyä ja ongelmanratkontaa. Pelaaminen on viilattu ilahduttavan sujuvaksi. Akrobaattiset temput, kuten kielekkeillä loikkiminen hoituvat automaattisesti.
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XboxGameSpy
You've probably seen a great movie at some point or other, and later asked, "Who made this?" so you could watch for the artist responsible in the future. I think that's the reaction many people will have with Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil. In this case, the answer happens to be Michel Ancel, the soft-spoken French game designer responsible for the first two Rayman games. While they were good and great, respectively, they still didn't properly prepare my expectations for BG&E. Quite simply, BG&E is a tour-de-force of imagination, an electronic window into a fantastic world that exists in only our consoles and a creative French guy's mind. I greatly enjoyed my time in that world, and my only real regret is that it was over so soon.
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WindowsGameSpy
I'd like to think that Beyond Good & Evil is what the classic LucasArts-style adventure games could have evolved into. The game tosses together aspects of racing games, platformers, beat-em-ups, and even a Pokémon -esque beast chase into a witch's brew that defies easy categorization. In the end, though, all of these elements combine together smoothly to help players overcome a series of puzzles and obstacles while they work to move forward a cinematic storyline. Whatever you call it, it's beyond dispute that Beyond Good & Evil is one of the best games released in 2003.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Beyond the blockbuster games and the rotten tomatoes, the runaway hits and the forgettable travesties, there lies a nebula of quality gems that are undeservedly relegated to the bargain bin. These games—these sleepers—are often passed over in favor of the big-name games, the heavy hitters that sell 400,000 copies on name alone, quality be damned. Beyond Good & Evil is one of the overlooked games.
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XboxIGN
Can a game offer plenty of finger-twitching action, wow-worthy visuals, and still tell a story that's sophisticated, even profound? Can videogames convey social and political messages and still be a lot of fun? The answer, of course, is yes. It's just that in an industry so focused on technical accomplishment and razzle-dazzle, it's rare when all that style meets some very real substance. With Beyond Good & Evil, we've got one of those rarities. And it's a darned good time, too.
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WindowsIGN
Can a game offer plenty of finger-twitching action, wow-worthy visuals, and still tell a story that's sophisticated, even profound? Can videogames convey social and political messages and still be a lot of fun? The answer, of course, is yes. It's just that in an industry so focused on technical accomplishment and razzle-dazzle, it's rare when all that style meets some very real substance. With Beyond Good & Evil, we've got one of those rarities. And it's a darned good time, too.
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GameCubeGame Critics
Beyond Good & Evil stars Jade, a photojournalist with cat-killing curiosity, nimble martial arts moves and a Mona Lisa smile. It's a new game with new characters, but what's stunning about Rayman creator Michel Ancel's latest work is how much his characters seem to like one another.
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GameCubeGameSpy
You've probably seen a great movie at some point or other, and later asked, "Who made this?" so you could watch for the artist responsible in the future. I think that's the reaction many people will have with Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil. In this case, the answer happens to be Michel Ancel, the soft-spoken French game designer responsible for the first two Rayman games. While they were good and great, respectively, they still didn't properly prepare my expectations for BG&E. Quite simply, BG&E is a tour-de-force of imagination, an electronic window into a fantastic world that exists in only our consoles and a creative French guy's mind. I greatly enjoyed my time in that world, and my only real regret is that it was over so soon.
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GameCubeIGN
Can a game offer plenty of finger-twitching action, wow-worthy visuals, and still tell a story that's sophisticated, even profound? Can videogames convey social and political messages and still be a lot of fun? The answer, of course, is yes. It's just that in an industry so focused on technical accomplishment and razzle-dazzle, it's rare when all that style meets some very real substance. With Beyond Good & Evil, we've got one of those rarities. And it's a darned good time, too.
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PlayStation 2IGN
- Can a game offer plenty of finger-twitching action, wow-worthy visuals, and still tell a story that's sophisticated, even profound? Can videogames convey social and political messages and still be a lot of fun? The answer, of course, is yes. It's just that in an industry so focused on technical accomplishment and razzle-dazzle, it's rare when all that style meets some very real substance. With Beyond Good & Evil, we've got one of those rarities. And it's a darned good time, too.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
You've probably seen a great movie at some point or other, and later asked "Who made this?" so you could watch for the artist responsible in the future. I think that's the reaction many people'll have to Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil. In this case, the answer happens to be Michel Ancel, the soft-spoken French game designer responsible for the first two Rayman games. While they were good and great, respectively, they still didn't properly prepare my expectations for BG&E. Quite simply, BG&E is a tour-de-force of imagination, an electronic window into a fantastic world that exists in only our consoles and a creative French guy's mind. I greatly enjoyed my time in that world, and my only real regret is that it was over so soon.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Selten hat mich eine Spielwelt so fasziniert, wie die in Beyond Good Evil. Bei Ubisofts Action-Adventure passt einfach alles: gelungene Präsentation, tolle Atmosphäre, spannende Missionen und witzige Charaktere. Klar mag dem ein oder anderen das Szenario und der Grafikstil nicht ganz schmecken, doch die verpassen eines der besten Action-Adventure des Jahres. Schleichpassagen, die so spannend sind wie in Splinter Cell, Charaktere wie aus einem Disneyfilm und viele kleine Details ergeben ein absolut überzeugendes Spiel, das man aufgrund der konsequenten Durchsetzung des Stiles schon fast als Kunstwerk bezeichnen kann. Hoffentlich gibt es schnell einen Nachfolger, denn mit knapp 10 Stunden Spielzeit ist BG&E etwas zu schnell durchgezockt.
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WindowsGamesmania
Selten hat mich eine Spielwelt so fasziniert, wie die in Beyond Good Evil. Bei Ubisofts Action-Adventure passt einfach alles: gelungene Präsentation, tolle Atmosphäre, spannende Missionen und witzige Charaktere. Klar mag dem ein oder anderen das Szenario und der Grafikstil nicht ganz schmecken, doch die verpassen eines der besten Action-Adventure des Jahres. Schleichpassagen, die so spannend sind wie in Splinter Cell, Charaktere wie aus einem Disneyfilm und viele kleine Details ergeben ein absolut überzeugendes Spiel, das man aufgrund der konsequenten Durchsetzung des Stiles schon fast als Kunstwerk bezeichnen kann. Hoffentlich gibt es schnell einen Nachfolger, denn mit knapp 10 Stunden Spielzeit ist BG&E etwas zu schnell durchgezockt.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een schitterend meeslepend sprookje, een prachtig spel dat zonder twijfel tot de absolute top der platform games behoort. Briljant.
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PlayStation 2DarkZero
This is a wonderful, rare gem of a game that really delivers on all levels; it looks spanking, plays like a dream and sounds divine. That, and it feels wonderfully different to most action/adventures – more than likely attributed to its European origins. Still, while playing sometimes it feels slightly more shallow than, say, Skies of Arcadia, which boasts a large cast of highly memorable characters; while this game also has a nice cast, the stereotypical definitions of character (the hot-headed one, the loner, the wistful girl etc etc) are absent; while this is again probably attributed to the fact that the Japanese norm is far more prevalent over here than the European, it may make some people feel a little less familiar with the characters. People that will discard the game because of this really will miss out on this jewel; its difference is exactly what makes it so refreshing to play. Buy it and play it now.
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GameCubeN-Zone
Angefangen bei der spannenden Story bis hin zu der faszinierenden Grafik ist Beyond Good & Evil ein Action-Adventure der Spitzenklasse. Die vielen witzigen Minispiele, die Hovercraft-Fahreinlagen und das Sammeln der Perlen motivieren ungemein; man kann nicht aufhören, bis man den Abspann zu sehen bekommt. Und da liegt auch der einzige Kritikpunkt: Nach ungefähr zehn Stunden Spielzeit ist das Spiel gelöst. Aber der Einführungspreis von 30 Euro ist in diesen geldbeutelunfreundlichen Tagen ein dicker Pluspunkt.
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XboxTeamXbox
The letterbox presentation of Beyond Good & Evil gives the gamer a good indication from the get-go of what to expect; wonderful direction, excellent storytelling, and a compelling plot. The gameplay is good enough to hold its own within the cinematic confines and actually does its fair share to charge the story forward. Michel Ansel, creator of the slick Rayman title, does nothing to disappoint with BG&E creating a truly imaginative story that would be good in any medium. The key to the success of this project was Ubi Soft’s ability to turn Ansel’s world into a plausible and polished venue from which to play. The result is a gaming experience nothing short of unique and special in the realm of action/adventure titles.
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PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
Beyond Good & Evil arrives on the PlayStation 2 in the face of some stiff competition including Jak II, Ratchet & Clank II, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time etc. In my opinion it compares rather well against all of these and has the added bonus of being very deaf gamer friendly too. The only real downside to the game is it's length and most will have the game finished in around 10-12 hours which is short by all accounts. Still the gameplay is very enjoyable and it's quite unlike any other game on the PlayStation 2 at the moment. Let's hope a sequel is being planned because this is an impressive effort.
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PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
Overall, Beyond Good & Evil is a fantastic platforming title. It's not as engrossing as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time mainly because the puzzle element isn't quite as strong, but this is still a stunning title that will have you engrossed until the end. Michel Ancel really has a knack for creating good characters, and those in this game are equally impressive, but it's the story that will have you captivated as you help Jade on her quest.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Sprechende Schweine und Rhinos, die an Hovercrafts herumschrauben – das Setting von Beyond Good & Evil wird freilich nicht jedem zusagen. Glücklich sind in diesem Fall all jene, die Kind genug geblieben sind, um keinen Anstoß an der knuddeligen Inszenierung zu nehmen, denn spielerisch ist Beyond Good & Evil ein ausgewachsener Spaß-Garant. Die frei begehbare Spielwelt lockt mit versteckten Boni, Schleich- und Action-Einlagen bleiben während des gesamten Spiels abwechslungsreich und sind vor allem einfach zu steuern. Enttäuscht bin ich lediglich von der recht kurzen Spieldauer und der unsauberen Kameraführung in Kämpfen. Für diese Unzulänglichkeit entschädigt eine spannende Geschichte, die filmreif in Szene gesetzt und auch in der deutschen Fassung hervorragend vertont ist. Lassen Sie sich nicht von der Knuddeloptik vergraulen – Spiele wie Beyond Good & Evil gibt es nämlich viel zu selten.
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GameCubeGameCola.net
Overall, Beyond Good and Evil is a gem of an action-adventure title, and one of the best games of this genre for GameCube. It is available on all systems and won’t cost you much: the retail price is only $20. Really, it’s a bargain for a game this good. The storyline is compelling, the gameplay clean, and the characters likeable. One can only hope that, despite the low sales, Ubisoft will see fit to release a sequel.
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WindowsGame Over Online
And so, overall, I found Beyond Good & Evil to be a lot of fun to play. I liked the characters, the game sounded and looked good, and the action sequences were challenging without being too challenging. Even some of the potential pitfalls, like the save points, didn’t bother me much. So if you think you’d like a story-driven action game, Beyond Good & Evil is definitely one you should buy.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
For whatever reason, Beyond Good and Evil hasn't sold well and is now only $20 at stores. Maybe it got lost in the Christmas deluge of games, didn't get enough advertising support, or perhaps people are just tired of this kind of game, but it is one of the better games to be released this winter. Now that it can be had for twenty bucks there's no reason not to check it out. If you're looking for something different than the commercialized games out there, then Beyond Good and Evil is worth a look.
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WindowsPC Action
Drei Jahre haben Rayman-Erfinder Michel Ancel und sein Team an Beyond Good & Evil (BG&E) gearbeitet. Die Mühen waren nicht umsonst. Bereits die Story bietet alles, was den gemeinen Spieler fesselt: fiese Alien-Attacken, geheimnisvolle Regierungsverschwörungen, furchtlose Rebellen, ein wenig Sozialkritik und eine tapfere Journalistin als Hauptdarstellerin. Diese hört auf den Namen Jade und stellt fest, dass die Bewohner des Planeten Hillys von der Regierung belogen werden. Sie schließt sich einer rebellischen Untergrund-Organisation an und macht sich auf, die schmutzigen Machenschaften des Regimes an die Öffentlichkeit zu bringen.
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WindowsWorth Playing
The criticism/minus point about this game is its length, or lack thereof, it is very short. I beat it in a weekend and the lack of replay value kind of hurts the game a little. This is to be expected since the game is a great story that is worth playing through at least twice, of course when a game is this good, you always want more. Wonderfully done and one of the surprise games of last year in my opinion.
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PlayStation 2games xtreme
Beyond Good & Evil is an innovative and great looking game. The various sub games, such as the hovercraft races and looter challenges keep the player interested and more than make up for some of the more repetitive areas of the game. If you are a fan of action adventure games or in the market for something that’s a little different Beyond Good & Evil is worth investing a few pounds in.
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GameCubeNintendo Difference
BGE est un titre à posséder, d’autant plus qu’il a de forte chance d’être disponible dès sa sortie à 30 €. Ubi Soft peut être fier de ce titre et il vient se rajouter à la longue liste de titres excellents de ce développeur. Maintenant il serait peut-être temps qu’il rencontre le succès qu’il mérite...
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Difficile de donner une note à un titre de 2003 qui n'a fondamentalement pas changé. Au-delà (haha !) de ses graphismes légèrement affinés Beyond Good & Evil reste fidèle à lui-même. On retrouve donc un titre envoûtant, riche, intelligent, drôle et poétique qui n'a pas pris une ride. Certes, on regrette le fait qu'Ubisoft n'ait pas profité de l'occasion pour corriger le seul et unique défaut du jeu, c'est-à-dire sa caméra, mais le fait est que l'expérience s'avère toujours aussi exceptionnelle. Du coup, si vous faites partie des joueurs qui n'ont jamais eu le plaisir de croiser BGE, voilà sans doute le moment de vous rattraper.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Difficile de donner une note à un titre de 2003 qui n'a fondamentalement pas changé. Au-delà (ha ha !) de ses graphismes légèrement affinés Beyond Good & Evil reste fidèle à lui-même. On retrouve donc un titre envoûtant, riche, intelligent, drôle et poétique qui n'a pas pris une ride. Certes, on regrette le fait qu'Ubisoft n'ait pas profité de l'occasion pour corriger le seul et unique défaut du jeu, c'est-à-dire sa caméra, mais le fait est que l'expérience s'avère toujours aussi exceptionnelle. Nous ne pouvons d'ailleurs terminer ce test que par une prière ô combien légitime : si vous faites partie des joueurs qui n'ont jamais eu le plaisir de croiser BGE, voilà sans doute le moment de lui laisser sa chance. Jade, Pey'j et leur planète le méritent vraiment.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Quant aux graphismes, ils sont très réussis, surtout lors des phases en hovercraft : les reflets du paysage sur l'eau sont magnifiques. Mais ce qui surprend surtout c'est la qualité de la bande son, les musiques sont très belles et soulignent à merveille les moments importants. Le doublage français est aussi de grande qualité, c'est d'ailleurs Emma de Caunes qui a prêté sa voix à Jade. Mais les autres comédiens sont tout aussi convaincants et donnent vraiment vie aux personnages. Beyond Good & Evil est donc un jeu qu'il vous faut découvrir, son univers particulier en fait un titre très accrocheur et il y a fort à parier que vous ne le lâcherez pas avant de l'avoir fini.
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XboxMS Xbox World
Overall, a brilliant story which makes you talk to everyone you encounter, overcome obstacles and work through the many puzzles. It’s not a game where you have to kill everyone but a game that requires stealth and planning. Well worth a hire if you think you can finish this game quickly, otherwise you won’t be disappointed if you purchase it.
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XboxGame XC (GXC)
Beyond Good and Evil has it all. With minor simplicity issues, the game has many gameplay elements that progress it into a wonderful platformer. With great visuals, unique weapons, a nice story, and a massive world to explore. The humorous and wacky character will keep you involved in the world and the story. However even though the game is short, the gameplay is just too good to pass up. For buying purposes, there just might not be enough for you to indulge in a second time. However, a rental might just fill your gap for a great helping of platforming goodness.
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PlayStation 2Game Captain
Ein sehr gutes, relativ einfaches Action-Adventure. Leider hat es aber ein paar Macken und ist im Endeffekt nichts wirklich richtig besonderes. Ich bin ein bisschen enttäuscht, nach dem großen Hype, fotografiere aber trotzdem sehr gerne mit Jade. Fans des Genres können ohne Bedenken zugreifen.
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WindowsGameguru Mania
Created by Michel Ancel, the man responsible for the Rayman franchise, Beyond Good & Evil is a sci-fi third-person action adventure game. Beyond Good & Evil centers on a character named Jade, a female reporter on the watery world of Hyllis who earns money by traveling via hovercraft to exotic locations to photograph rare species and events. However, Jade's home, the island city of Hillys, is under attack from the DomZ, an aggressive race of aliens. The Alpha Section has taken over military operations in the planet and has used its might to try to stop the DomZ invasion. But it seems that even the mighty Alpha Section can't hold off the entire alien attack.
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Een vos verliest zijn haren, maar nooit zijn streken. Hoe mensen als Ancel het voor elkaar krijgen weet ik niet, maar met bestaande ingrediënten is een nieuw recept gemaakt, dat aanvoelt als een nieuw genre. De game is niet moeilijk in de vingers te krijgen, maar dat wil niet zeggen dat hij gemakkelijk is. Je zult in ieder geval heel wat uren kwijt zijn in Hyllis en je zult je er niet vervelen. Nap, goed uitgewerkt, kortom weer een bijzondere titel, bedacht door een bijzondere ontwikkelaar.
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WindowsGame Shark
Overall, one can't help but appreciate the story, characters, and setting of Beyond Good & Evil. This is a title which, while not entirely original, has chosen to combine varied gameplay elements in a refreshing fashion, to craft an engaging experience. Certainly, a game with well-developed characters, intriguing storyline, and entertaining play is not one that should be passed over too lightly, nor forgotten too easily.
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XboxGameSpot
While the game feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make Beyond Good & Evil a game well worth playing. Beyond Good & Evil is an action adventure game from Michel Ancel, the man credited with the creation of the highly acclaimed Rayman series. This time out, Ancel is shelving his platform-genre roots in favor of a Legend of Zelda-like game with a heavy focus on puzzle-solving and stealth. While Beyond Good & Evil feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make it a game well worth playing.
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WindowsGameSpot
While the game feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make Beyond Good & Evil a game well worth playing. Beyond Good & Evil is an action adventure game from Michel Ancel, the man credited with the creation of the highly acclaimed Rayman series. This time out, Ancel is shelving his platform-genre roots in favor of a console-style action adventure game with a heavy focus on puzzle-solving and stealth. While Beyond Good & Evil feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make it a game well worth playing.
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GameCubeGameSpot
While the game feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make Beyond Good & Evil a game well worth playing Beyond Good & Evil is an action adventure game from Michel Ancel, the man credited with the creation of the highly acclaimed Rayman series. This time out, Ancel is shelving his platform-genre roots in favor of a Legend of Zelda-like game with a heavy focus on puzzle-solving and stealth. While Beyond Good & Evil feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make it a game well worth playing.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Beyond Good & Evil is an action adventure game from Michel Ancel, the man credited with the creation of the highly acclaimed Rayman series. This time out, Ancel is shelving his platform-genre roots in favor of a Legend of Zelda-like game with a heavy focus on puzzle-solving and stealth. While Beyond Good & Evil feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make it a game well worth playing.
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GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Despite rough sales and price cuts in retailers' post-Christmas inventory, BG&E is a solid adventure title that is well worth a purchase, now that the price is so low. With its beautiful, interactive worlds, intriguing storyline, and clever puzzles, BG&E is the best adventure game for the price.
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PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
Despite rough sales and price cuts in retailers' post-Christmas inventory, BG&E is a solid adventure title that is well worth a purchase, now that the price is so low. With its beautiful, interactive worlds, intriguing storyline, and clever puzzles, BG&E is the best adventure game for the price.
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Xbox 360Softpedia
Overall, Beyond Good & Evil HD, for those who haven't played the original, is a great choice and will prove certain delight, even if its visuals aren't what you might expect in 2011. For those who still keep the older one in high regard, it's a pretty fun blast from the past which feels great even after many years.
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Xbox 360We Got This Covered
All in all, Beyond Good & Evil was a classic game that got a nice HD treatment for this re-release. I may have pointed out a lot of things that seem a bit dated but this is an eight year old game, what did you expect? This is a game where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The action, exploration, stealth and vehicle sections are not the best in any of their respective departments but BG&E brings them all together into great game that will be loved for nostalgic reasons by people who played it and will also be enjoyed by modern gamers, though they probably won’t understand what all the fuss is about. If you haven’t played this game yet, you now have no reason not to. 800MSP ($10) is a steal for this classic game and it’s never looked better.
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Xbox 360AusGamers
At the end of the day, Beyond Good & Evil still has all the hallmarks of a timeless classic. The watery planet of Hillys was deliberately built to match the quaintness of Hyrule, and yet there’s a harder edge here that enables much deeper emotional attachment to the narrative and the characters. Even though this is a Spartan HD remake with sweet bugger all extras added, it’s hard not to be seduced by the perfect-pacing, worthwhile exploration and the distinctly “French” story and setting. At a piddling 800 MS points this is absolutely worth revisiting or is must-play material if you’ve never shot a government to death before (using only a camera).
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XboxX-Power
Er valt zeker nog heel wat meer over BG&E te vertellen maar dit zou de ervaring van dit spel zeker niet ten goede komen. Al bij al is Jade's avontuur een zeer meeslepend spel geworden zonder noemenswaardige minpunten. De moeilijkheidsgraad is misschien iets te laag en eens je het spel hebt uitgespeeld, blijft er geen replaywaarde meer over. Ubi Soft is erin geslaagd om een zeer sprankelende en geloofwaardige fantasiewereld te ontwerpen waarbij de verschillende gameplay elementen elkaar op een aangenaam tempo afwisselen. De verhaallijn, grotendeels weergegeven door mooie cutscénes, is op zich lineair maar meeslepend. BG&E ligt voor zo'n 30 euro in de winkels. Je hebt daarom ook geen excuus meer om het spel niet te kopen !
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WindowsJoystick (French)
Une histoire passionnante, plein de poésie et de personnages attachants. Beyond Good & Evil nous plonge dans une aventure aux multiples facettes, ou se mêlent action et émotion avec maestria. Ca change des jeux sur la Seconde Guerre Mondiale...
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WindowsYiya
Ansonsten findet man aber mit Beyond Good & Evil ein gelungenes und empfehlenswertes Spiel, das mit seinem moderaten Schwierigkeitsgrad auch für Anfänger mehr als geeignet ist, dabei aber auch Profis nicht langweilt, die durch die optionalen Bonusaufgaben bei Laune gehalten werden. Von künstlerischer Seite im Bereich Graphik, Design und Musik betrachtet, ist den Designer ein richtiges Glanzstück gelungen.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
A lot of people will look elsewhere for gameplay depth, but what BG&E sacrifices, it makes up for in story and pacing.
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GameCubeGamestyle
These issues - together with the well-meaning but questionable 'stealth' elements that plague the latter dungeons - are but minor blemishes on an otherwise shining pearl. So, is this the classic example of a 'sleeper' hit then? Perhaps Ubisoft's strategy of releasing a comparatively niche title amongst the Christmas glut was a bad move, but with any luck the resurgence of the game on Microsoft's and Nintendo's consoles will bring in enough revenue to fund a sequel - something the ending not only alludes to but practically begs to see happen.
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GameCubeCubed3
A true labour of love that is an excellent example of gaming class. Zelda with a camera, talking pigs and breasts this aint. Beyond Good and Evil is a title in its own right. Hugely innovative, wonderfully free-form and beautifully produced if this game doesn't get the public attention is deserves we will be very angry indeed. When it arrives in the UK sometime in March buy it, or feel our wrath.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Beyond Good and Evil est un bébé qui nécessita pas moins de trois ans de travail a Michel Ancel et a son équipe, à qui on doit des titres de renommée mondiale comme Rayman. Ce qui, évidemment, est plutôt de bonne augure...
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
So adrett verpackt wie in Beyond Good & Evil gab es das gute, alte "Aliens bedrohen Planeten"-Szenario schon lange nicht mehr. Die Hauptfigur Jade kann man(n) eigentlich nur mögen, das eingängig-unkomplizierte Kampfsystem sorgt für Spaß, und die Story um Verschwörer in einer Bilderbuch-Welt motiviert. Gut gefällt mir auch die relative Freiheit außerhalb der Missionen - stets habe ich das Gefühl, die Welt selbst entdecken zu können. Der Grafik sieht man die Konsolenherkunft zwar an, die Umsetzung ist jedoch tadellos gelungen, außerdem gibt's erstklassige Animationen.
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PlayStation 2Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
Playing Beyond Good & Evil is like being on vacation: The game is suffused with a joy of discovery that's similar to the sensation you get when visiting a new place and experiencing new things. French developer Michel Ancel (he's le homme behind Rayman) has created a rich world that pushes far beyond the boundaries of his game, lending a depth and weight to everything that happens. Despite the whimsical nature of the varied critters that inhabit Hyllis, everyone (and everything) feels so real that you might just forget you're playing a game.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Beyond Good & Evil is one of those epic adventures set in a surreal science-fiction/fantasy world where animals are people, too, and knights fight alongside laser-wielding mechanoids while alien menaces threaten to advance. You know the type: It?s a little bit of old-tyme graphic adventure and a healthy chunk of Zelda-style dungeon adventure with stealthy Splinter Cell segments and obvious Pok?mon Snap influences. There?s a lot here, but none of it ever really goes much beyond just plain old good.
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PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
Despite its age Beyond Good and Evil still has a lot to offer. The story will keep you interested, and who knows, you may find yourself craving the sequel.
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WindowsActionTrip
In summary, although the game might seem simplistic and childish on the surface, I assure you that there is more to BG&E than meets the eye. The characters are lovable and even cute - like our heroine Jade (you lecherous old coot - Six), the game world is elaborate and imaginative enough and the gameplay has enough variety and good design decisions built into it to keep you playing on. All you really have to do is find a way to accept the console controls and camera for what they are - flawed. One other thing is that worlds like Rayman, Final Fantasy, and Zelda are not for every PC gamer out there. You must have an initial liking for their cartoonish style to truly enjoy BG&E. If you are indeed willing to put up with the clunky gameplay mechanics and the unique art style you should definitely buy this game. There is no multiplayer, but there is sufficient quality single-player gameplay in there to make it worth the price of admission.
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GameCubeNintendo Master
Bon 15 c'est bien. Un bon jeu, parfois soûlant, hein, bon, nobody is perfect, mais l'aventure est prenante et ne coûte que 30 euros^^!!
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Xbox1UP
When is it okay for an adventure game to just be an adventure game? Is it all right to withhold points for lack of innovation when everything a game does attempt is superbly executed? Does harping on a weak story unfairly presume to guess the developer's primary intention in making the game? These are all some of the things weighing on a reviewer's mind as he or she plays through Beyond Good and Evil, and the answers don't come easy.
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GameCube1UP
When is it okay for an adventure game to just be an adventure game? Is it all right to withhold points for lack of innovation when everything a game does attempt is superbly executed? Does harping on a weak story unfairly presume to guess the developer's primary intention in making the game? These are all some of the things weighing on a reviewer's mind as he or she plays through Beyond Good and Evil, and the answers don't come easy.
75
PlayStation 21UP
When is it okay for an adventure game to just be an adventure game? Is it all right to withhold points for lack of innovation when everything a game does attempt is superbly executed? Does harping on a weak story unfairly presume to guess the developer's primary intention in making the game? These are all some of the things weighing on a reviewer's mind as he or she plays through Beyond Good and Evil, and the answers don't come easy.
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WindowsCanardPC
Une vraie trame dramatique, un univers envoûtant, des qualités graphiques et une bande son exceptionnels, l'alternance et la combinaison d'innombrables gameplays... Que reprocher à BG&E ? D'abord sa durée de vie : le jeu tire sa révérence au bout d'une quinzaine d'heures. Les combats aussi sont parfois confus. Mais surtout, aucun des nombreux gameplays n'est abordé en profondeur. Les joueurs occasionnels se feront un festin d'une pareille richesse ludique, mais les vieux briscards, risquent néanmoins de trouver la galette un peu mince.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
For all its charm and character, this isn't a game that has aged fantastically well. The new character models and HD visuals do a great job of bringing Hillys to life, but only serve to contrast how far game design has come in eight years. We're more critical of camera issues and interface problems these days, spoiled by the likes of Uncharted and Mass Effect. Considering the effort gone into revamping the character models, it strikes me as odd that Ubisoft hasn't addressed these issues too. For a measly 800 points, however, you're getting one of the best action adventure games of its day. Sure, under the new paint is some slightly rotten woodwork, but it's built on an incredibly solid foundation. If you passed on the opportunity the first time round, now is a great time to find out what you missed.
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XboxBordersdown
BG&E may well steal ideas from Zelda and Starfox Adventures, but it doesn't ever feel like a second hand title. There's enough originality on offer to warrant a purchase, particularly in terms of storyline. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes this game enjoyable, as it doesn’t come down to a single element. It looks lovely, it sounds great, the story is entertaining and it plays well. What more could you want from an action adventure?
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WindowsBoomtown
The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. Her rule was long and prosperous and she shall always be remembered with fondness, but the gaming royalty that was Lara Croft has been usurped, dethroned. The exact cause of her demise is uncertain - perhaps she fell to the claws of a vicious T-Rex, her portable arsenal failing her at a key moment or maybe her oldest enemy, gravity, finally claimed her life as she plummeted to her doom from some precarious ledge or ill-timed leap. Regardless, we must move on and, whilst acknowledging our loss and cherishing fondly the unusually buxom memories, accept that we have another monarch now - one enforcing a rather different set of rules.
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PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
Beyond Good and Evil is certainly good, and if you have a lot of patience, you may find it a rewarding journey. But in no way is this one of the best games of the year.