Golden Axe: Beast Rider

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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.


Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Launching the enemy into the air for a deadly strike.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Abrax can also breathe fire at the foes, but that drains its health.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Size does matter if you need it for a specific task at hand.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 If your timing is correct, you can bounce enemy lightning balls back at their casters.

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

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The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Jun 10, 2009 B 75
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2008 72 out of 100 72
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Oct 16, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68 PlayStation 3 Jul 29, 2014 5.4 out of 10 54
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2008 5 out of 10 50
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2008 48 out of 100 48
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2008 4 out of 10 40
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 16, 2008 3.2 out of 10 32
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Oct 21, 2008 3 out of 10 30
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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