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Altered Beast (PlayStation 2)

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Description

A helicopter flying over Foret Town is attacked by a mysterious monster. The only survivor is an amnesiac who was sealed in a metal crate. After being ambushed by monsters on the town's outskirts, he discovers that he can transform into a powerful werewolf. He continues on to discover who he is, and why he was sent to Foret Town.

When players control as Luke, they are not very strong. But he is able to transform into a werewolf, which can perform high jumps in addition to becoming incredibly powerful. Fighting monsters will give Luke DNA data that will allow him to upgrade his beast attacks for more powerful combos. More beast forms can be discovered, each with their own special powers to overcome previously impassable obstacles.

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Altered Beast PlayStation 2 The Merman attacks underwater with compressed air bubbles.
Altered Beast PlayStation 2 When you see the icon in the top right, you can change back to Luke.
Altered Beast PlayStation 2 When the werewolf jumps, he does a devastating spin attack.
Altered Beast PlayStation 2 The Garuda isn't very powerful on land...

Alternate Titles

  • "兽王记" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Juuohki: Project Altered Beast" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Bordersdown Apr, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr 15, 2005 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Apr 09, 2005 5 out of 10 50
AceGamez 2005 5 out of 10 50
videogamer.com Mar 18, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Futuregamez.net Jun 07, 2005 46 out of 100 46
4Players.de Mar 07, 2005 46 out of 100 46
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 05, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Realm of Gaming Feb 24, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 25, 2005 8 out of 20 40

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Ben K (23096) added Altered Beast (PlayStation 2) on Dec 18, 2005