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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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Play.tm Xbox 360 Nov 16, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2007 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Nov, 2007 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Nov, 2007 7.25 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 3 Jan 21, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 3 Oct 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 23, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
Yiya Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2008 8 out of 15 53
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Oct 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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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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