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Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PlayStation 2)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
84
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
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Description

You control the fate of the gallant Maximo, who returns home to find his kingdom in shambles. Your once-trusted advisor, Achille, has wrought evil on the land. Not only is the countryside filled with hordes of the roaming undead, but the four wise (and beautiful) sorceresses have been imprisoned at the four corners of the kingdom, and to make matters worse, your girlfriend, Princess Sophia, has been forced to marry the scoundrel Achille. Help Maximo rescue the sorceresses, restore good to the kingdom and get your girl back.

Maximo: Ghosts to Glory is a 3D action game with an emphasis on combat. Maximo fights using his sword and shield, which can be upgraded and used in various combinations, inflicting damage on different types of enemies. His health is measured by the strength of his armor; once it is broken, Maximo will die from one hit. Coins can be collected and paid in order to ensure the possibility to continue playing the game following Maximo's death.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Maximo" -- European title

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User Reviews

Don't be scared off by the daunting difficulty level - Maximo is worth every penny. WJAndrews (32) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming Target Jan 29, 2002 9.9 out of 10 99
GamePro (US) Feb 13, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpy Feb 12, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
4Players.de Mar 06, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Game Over Online Mar 24, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 28, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Feb 08, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
The Video Game Critic Mar 08, 2002 C+ 58

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Maximo: Ghosts to Glory appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Extras

As a promotional item for the game's release, free pairs of heart-patterned boxer shorts, the kind Maximo wears underneath all that armor, were given away prior to the game's release by certain retail outlets.

References

During the course of the game, you can buy different kinds of boxers (such as cow spots, heart prints, etc.) One of the kinds of boxers you can get is a "POW" boxer. POW was a power-up in classic Capcom games and can be seen in such games as 1942, Exed Eyes, and Side Arms Hyper Dyne.

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NeoMoose (1103) added Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PlayStation 2) on Feb 16, 2002