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Description

The story focuses on the life of a young girl, Jodie, who has a special ability to see or feel things beyond this world. Beyond life. Game doesn't follow Jodie's life chronologically and jumps from point to point in her lifetime to give the player better picture of who she is and what she can do. Ever since she was a child, she shares a bond with an entity she calls Aiden. That entity isn't controlled by her, but two two of them cannot go separate ways. This ability, and this bond they share have made her feel like a lab rat all her life. Eventually, she was even recruited and trained by CIA because of her special gift. But what will happen when she decides she no longer wants to be anyone's puppet and decides to break off and go her own way... will she be let to do so, or will she be hunted down...

Much like Heavy Rain, player has multitude of choices during the game which may in minor or major way affect the overall story with several different endings. During gameplay, player can switch between Jodie and Aiden at any time. While controlling Jodie, player can explore the surrounding, interact with objects, talk to other characters or fight if in such situation. While controlling Aiden, player can float around up to a limited distance from Jodie, and sometimes move or trash certain objects. As the story progresses, Aiden will be able to possess or even kill certain characters.

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Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Something horrible has happened and only Jodie can put an end to it.
Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 The shower scene is very camera shy as it were
Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Local police trying to find out what happened to you.
Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "За гранью: Две души" -- Russian title
  • "Beyond: Dwie dusze" -- Polish title
  • "Beyond: Due Anime" -- Italian title

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Critic Reviews

Realm of Gaming Oct 14, 2013 9 out of 10 90
God is a Geek Oct 08, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Canadian Online Gamers Network Oct 08, 2013 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Oct 08, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Chip Power Play Nov, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
HCL.hr Gaming Portal Oct 30, 2013 69 out of 100 69
4Players.de Oct 08, 2013 68 out of 100 68
IGN Russia Oct 08, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55
Destructoid Oct 08, 2013 5 out of 10 50
The Telegraph Oct 08, 2013 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2013 – Best Localisation of the Year
  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2013 – #3 Best PlayStation Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2013 – Best Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

MAT (126322) added Beyond: Two Souls (PlayStation 3) on Dec 19, 2013