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Golden Axe: Beast Rider

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
49
3.3
Xbox 360
53
4.0
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Description

Golden Axe: Beast Rider is the first game in the series played in a 3D world. The player is again tasked to fight against Death Adder. This is accomplished by taking control of Tyris Flare, the Amazon. Unlike the other games, there's no choice of character, although Gilius Thunderhead the dwarf and Tarik the Ax Battler do make cameo appearances as NPCs. There are three modes of play; the main game is played through a campaign mode, there is a challenge mode where previously completed levels are played again, and there's an arena trials mode where the enemies in a level are fought in an arena style environment.

There are two types of attacks, a quick attack and a powerful attack. You can choose to parry or evade enemy strikes, each is used for the appropriate type of attack. There's also jumps, kicks, and magic. While riding a beast, you can choose a normal, special, or ranged attack.

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Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Enemy attacks yield color which signals whether you can evade or parry them.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Using the beast's stealth ability to move past the fire-throwing obelisks.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Replaying finished areas will let you choose your outfit and weapon.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Acquired the first piece of the legendary golden axe.

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A tragic end to a familiar and popular franchise PlayStation 3 Kadeem Gomez (38)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Jun 10, 2009 B 75
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 27, 2008 C+ 58
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Oct 15, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 3 Nov 19, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2008 2.4 out of 5 48
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2008 48 out of 100 48
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Oct 17, 2008 9 out of 20 45
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Oct 21, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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