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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 Abrax can also breathe fire at the foes, but that drains its health.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 No man can stand after direct hit in the groins.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Watch out for the color of the attack to know how to properly respond to it.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Abrax can smash open heavy crates with his tail.

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

The Press Says

GamingXP PlayStation 3 Oct 17, 2008 62 out of 100 62
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 27, 2008 C+ 58
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Oct 15, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
Play.tm PlayStation 3 Oct 25, 2008 55 out of 100 55
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2008 9 out of 20 45
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) PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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