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Guilty Gear (PlayStation)

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In 22th century, the scientists, learning the ancient ways of magic, discovered a new technique that made it possible to create artificial beings by mixing the DNA of humans and animals. Those new creatures were called "gears". They had no will of their own and were destined to obey the humans forever. However, a gear named Justice was, for a mysterious reason, capable of disobeying the humans and making decisions of his own. He organized a rebellion of gears, that was later repressed by the knights of the Sacred Order, who put him in a prison. But recently, Justice broke free, and the Order organized a tournament to find out who is capable of hunting him down again. Among the main contestant is a man with unclear past, Sol Badguy, and his rival Ky Kiske, one of the most skilled knights of the order. The conditions of the tournament are, however, very strange. It is allowed to spill blood, and the first prize is also not very usual: any wish of the winner will be fulfilled...

Guilty Gear is a 2D fighting game, in which you can play as one of 10 very different kind of characters. There is a selection of fighters from Holy Order knights, Armed Air Force soldiers, Mafia members and mad scientists. Each character has his/her own storyline that will be fully revealed during the final showdown. In battles, you can charge up for special attacks, as well as perform Deathblow moves, which would kill the opponent instantly. You can either choose to finish the Arcade mode, challenge your friends to a Versus battle, or either train your skills out in the Training mode.

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Guilty Gear PlayStation The game offers characters of various proportions: from the skinny Dr. Baldhead (right) to the beefy Potemkin (left).
Guilty Gear PlayStation Behold! This is the title screen of the game that started it all!
Guilty Gear PlayStation i don't want fight! I want some rest!
Guilty Gear PlayStation Options screen, you can change the rules of the game and hear the game music.

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The Press Says

Quebec Gamers Jun 20, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 31, 2000 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 11, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 24, 2000 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Aug 06, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
Consoles Plus Apr, 2000 76 out of 100 76
VicioJuegos.com Jun 25, 2008 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic Aug 08, 2005 B- 67
Joypad Oct, 1998 6 out of 10 60
Power The PlayStation Mag / Playstation Power Apr, 2000 3 out of 10 30

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Daedolon (3114) added Guilty Gear (PlayStation) on Jul 28, 2005
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