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Crimson Tears (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The year is 2049, and Tokyo is in the midst of dangerous street riots. Dr. Kosugi, a scientist working for the A.R.M.A. corporation, has created three "mutanoids" - powerful bio-engineered fighters who regard him as their father. When they find out that Dr. Kosugi is missing, they venture into the dangerous areas of the city to bring him back and punish the culprits.

Crimson Tears is an action game with role-playing elements. Controlling either of the three protagonists (Amber, Kadie, or Tokio), each with their own strengths and weaknesses, the player explores randomly generated, enemy-infested stages, disposing of the foes in combo-based hack-and-slash combat. Experience points are gained from battle victories, allowing the characters to level up and become stronger.

Weapon components can be collected from fallen enemies and combined to make new weapons. Like the characters themselves, weapons level up, increasing in attack power and reducing the necessity to repair them. The protagonists have access to ranged attacks, blocks, and powerful area attacks. The player should also keep an eye on their temperature meter, preventing them from overheating.

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UOL Jogos Aug 05, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Futuregamez.net Jan 24, 2004 77 out of 100 77
GameZone Aug 03, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Over Online Nov 05, 2004 74 out of 100 74
IGN Jul 21, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot Jul 19, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 28, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Thunderbolt Games Jul 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Fragland.net Jan 17, 2005 48.9 out of 100 49
GameSpy Jul 21, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Evilhead (1049) added Crimson Tears (PlayStation 2) on Aug 07, 2005