Legendary

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
47
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Windows
52
2.8
Xbox 360
50
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Description

Legend tells that Pandora's box released all the evils of mankind when it was opened. But in reality the box actually is a weapon of ultimate strength that decimated societies and crushed civilizations until the Council of 98, a secret order, took the relic and its secret and hid it from world. They hid it so good in fact, that over time the knowledge was lost even to them and so the world was safe from the box's destruction. At least until a team of archaeologists find the box on the bottom of the ocean, recover it and place it in a museum in New York City.

The player takes on the role of Charles Deckard, a professional art thief. He has been commissioned by a mysterious man named LeFey to get into the museum and steal the box but instead of stealing it once he is in front of it, he makes the biggest mistake in his life and opens it unleashing horros upon the world which were believed to be only myths. Now Deckard is hunted by a mysterious entity named "The Black Order" and simultaneously has to undo the disaster he created.

Legendary is a straight forward first-person-shooter. During the course of the game Deckcard finds everything from an axe to molotov cocktails and an advanced assault rifle to fight against the ancient horror and special units of the Black Order. When he opened the box he also gained the ability to see and use the life energy called Animus Vitae. Dropped by the mythical monsters after their death, it not only heals Deckard but can also be used to unleash an energy wave called Animus Pulse which blasts nearby enemies to the ground.

When the player has enough of all the world-saving, he can start up the multiplayer mode for up to 8 players. The game pits the rebels against the Black Ops but also puts in the mythical, AI-controlled monsters from the single player campaign to grant the players access to Animus Vitae and generally spice things up.

Screenshots

Legendary Windows The Legend of Pandora's Box
Legendary Windows Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a Griffon!
Legendary Windows Trying to destroy the machine while being attacked by a Alpha Werewolf
Legendary Windows I really don't want to know what the Black Order used to do here.

Alternate Titles

  • "Pandora" -- Working title
  • "Legendary: The Box" -- 2nd Working title

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User Reviews

Not quite enough for being a legend Windows vicrabb (6976)

Critic Reviews

MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Nov 09, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Nov 11, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Nov, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
GamingExcellence Windows Jan 23, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de Windows Dec 05, 2008 58 out of 100 58
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Dec 01, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameLemon Windows May 07, 2009 4 out of 10 40
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 06, 2008 2.3 out of 10 23
HonestGamers PlayStation 3 Nov 30, 2008 2 out of 10 20

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