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Beyond: Two Souls (PlayStation 3)

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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 Sometimes it may feel like playing a horror-survival game.
Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Disarming the enemy soldier.
Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Hanging out with other kinds your age may not be such a good thing after all.
Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Jodie's life as a homeless.

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
Rely on Horror Oct 17, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Polygon Oct 08, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Jan 27, 2014 7.7 out of 10 77
Canadian Online Gamers Network Oct 08, 2013 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Oct 08, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Oct 08, 2013 68 out of 100 68
StopGame Oct 09, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 67
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 01, 2013 60 out of 100 60
Joystiq 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 (100735) added Beyond: Two Souls (PlayStation 3) on Dec 19, 2013