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Conan

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
68
3.2
Xbox 360
70
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Description

Conan the Cimmerian, the hero of Robert E. Howard's books, is ready to destroy armies, wage sieges and even battle the ancient gods themselves. Conan's trusty sword will cleanse the earth of ancient evil, using a variety of bone-cleaving moves. He will go through deserts, fight on ships, in ancient catacombs, in palaces and everywhere will his sword triumph over his enemies.

Conan is a 3D action game that combines hack-and-slash combat with a pinch of puzzle-solving. Conan can use his bare fists, as well as a variety of one and two-handed weapons, shields, stationary bow turrets and elemental magic, but also interactive environment objects (like boxes and boulders), not to mention, spikes on the walls, to deal with evildoers. Blood and gore follow Conan, when he cleaves into enemy lines with such acrobatic moves as slicing enemy's head clean-off while jumping over him, or pile-diving an enemy into the ground with devastating results. Three weapon styles have over 100 deadly moves, each with its own gory animation. Bonus points can be collected by freeing hidden semi-nude slave women. Conan also has a long list of achievements for hardcore players to set as goals.

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The Press Says

Gamer Within Xbox 360 Oct 31, 2007 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Nov 12, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
GamesCollection PlayStation 3 Jan 19, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Generation PlayStation 3 Mar 02, 2008 7 out of 10 70
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Oct 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Xbox 360 Nov 07, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Couch Xbox 360 Mar 11, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

German version

In the German version there are a multitude of changes:
  • Reduced blood effects
  • It is no longer possible to cut off limbs of enemies; the only exceptions are pterosaurs for which the splatter effects were reduced.
  • Corpses disappear after a few seconds
  • Ragdoll was removed for corpses
  • Enemies no longer burn to death when using the fire attack
  • Three moves which involve stabbing enemies are missing altogether
  • Some corpses in the level decor were removed
  • In the original version sharp objects likes pikes can be used to kill enemies by pushing them into it. Those were completely removed.
  • All achievements related to cutting off limbs were removed. The gamerscore points were added to other achievements.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

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