Binary Domain (PlayStation 3)

79
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.3
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.5
Overall User Score (4 votes) 4.3


Critic Reviews

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100
The A.V. Club
Considering Domain is just a game, it’s surprisingly human. Congratulate old friend Big Bo on a good kill, and he’ll celebrate with you, but offer praise to gruff Brit Charlie, and he’ll accuse you of brown-nosing. These are real personalities, and understanding them is the key to surviving the game’s tense firefights. Good vs. evil, that well-trodden binary most games about choice limply hang upon, isn’t the point here. The game is about what it means to be alive, and what rights the living can claim as entitlements. Domain trusts you to try to answer those questions.
85
PlayStation Trophies
Binary Domain is a fantastic third-person shooter that'll be criminally overlooked, when it deserves to hold its head high among some of the best in the genre. The game's trust system, arsenal of weaponry and narrative are all excellent, and we hope that the game's conclusion, which has oodles of potential for a sequel, doesn't prove to be the last we see of SEGA's exciting new shooter IP. Binary Domain is a superlative sci-fi shooter that takes a good stab at innovating within a crowded genre, and for that reason alone, it's more than deserving of your time and attention.
83
Gaming Age
I have very few negatives to level at Binary Domain; I think its single player mode is a stand-out shooter that I feel a lot of folks might glance over. But that would be a mistake, as you’d definitely miss out on a really fun experience that doesn’t break the mold, but builds upon a solid foundation already laid by other cover based shooters.
82
SegaFan.com
La interpretación de Sega de un género tan típicamente occidental como el que nos ocupa aporta un soplo de aire fresco al mismo, dando una gran importancia a la historia y al trato a nuestros hermanos de armas sin descuidar tampoco la jugabilidad. Entretenido y más que recomendable.
82
GamingXP
„Binary Domain“ hatten viele nicht auf dem Schirm, doch wie sich in unserem Test herausstellt, lieferte Sega damit einen unterhaltsamen SciFi-Shooter ab, der dank Vertrauenssystem und Sprachsteuerung auch mal was neues ausprobiert. Ich vermisse zwar einen lokalen Koop-Modus, aber dank einer soliden Kampagne und dem Online-Mulitplayer-Modus kommen alle Shooter-Fans auf ihrer Kosten. Gigantische Bosse, Highspeed-Einlagen und knallharte Action – Shooterherz, was willst du mehr?
80
SEGA-Portal.de
Binary Domain macht im Grunde alles richtig. Es ist ein solider Shooter mit abwechslungsreichen Szenen und einer (moralethisch betrachtet) interessanten Story. Einzig das eigentliche Markenzeichen des Spiels, die Sprachsteuerung, entspricht nicht den Erwartungen und steckt eher in den Kinderschuhen. Wer Sci-Fi-Shooter im westlich-japanischen Stil mag, wird hier fündig.
80
Eurogamer.fr
Sega est plombée par la nostalgie, par cette idée envahissante et plutôt cruelle qu'ils ne referont plus jamais les jeux étonnants qui faisaient autrefois. Binary Domain ne parvient pas tout à fait à prouver qu'ils se trompent totalement, mais il n'en est pas loin, et il en fait assez pour montrer que l'avenir peut vraiment s'annoncer radieux.
80
Eurogamer.de
Und möglicherweise würde dann unten eine noch höhere Note stehen. Ganz persönlich und nur gedanklich für mich tut sie das vielleicht sogar. Binary Domain kam (fast) aus dem Nichts und mit einer fast schon intelligenten Handlung, interessanten Umgebungen, guten und stellenweise sogar ansatzweise innovativen Spielmechaniken sowie donnernden Kämpfen punktet es auf der ganzen Linie. Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass auf Roboter schießen so befriedigend sein kann, aber hey, wenn man es nur richtig macht, ist das absolut möglich, wie es aussieht.
80
TheSixthAxis
I was extremely surprised by Binary Domain. Whilst it doesn’t start particularly well, it soon picks up and provides an interesting story and a group of likeable characters that aren’t your typical marines/soldiers. Yes, the multiplayer isn’t inspiring in the slightest, but the single player campaign more than makes up for this, and no doubt by now the game can be picked up for pennies anyway. If you like shooters, you should definitely give this a look.
80
Push Square
SEGA is well known for its great arcade gaming experiences and Binary Domain shows why it's still one of the best in the business after all these years. Despite the lacklustre online multiplayer that’s been tacked on, the explosive campaign’s action packed set pieces will constantly find your finger squeezing on the hammer one minute and tugging on your emotions the next with its diverse cast of likeable characters, as they fight to right the wrongs of morality towards mankind. Shooting robots has never felt so good as in this domain where robots can be freely dismembered at will. It’s just a shame you can’t bring a friend along for the ride.
80
Playstation Universe
In the end you are entering into a game that achieves a goal not commonly found in titles this gen. Witty, well spoken dialogue, an engaging storyline (if not a little cheesy), and the perfect blend of difficulty mixed with action. Even on low difficulty with aim assist this game provides a challenge to newcomers to 3rd person shooters. For those seasoned vets, pump up the difficulty and disable assists and you are in for a treat!
80
Eurogamer.pt
Não era suposto Binary Domain ser assim tão bom, mas a questão é que o é, sendo uma surpresa agradável nestes primeiros meses de 2012. O sistema de comunicação é uma ideia interessante, mas precisava de ser melhor desenvolvida, e a relação com os companheiros de equipa é muito limitada quando comparada com Mass Effect. Não esperem encontrar nada de novo em Binary Domain. O que podem esperar é um third-person shooter altamente polido, elevadas doses de ação e diversão irracional de desfazer robôs com uma rajada de tiros. Na verdade, não consegue estar bem no mesmo nível que as referências do género, contudo, não ficou muito longe, e tendo em conta que é um título novo, há que reconhecer que é um resultado que merece respeito. Fica o aviso de Nagoshi para os ocidentais de que os japoneses não estão para brincadeiras, e se não tiverem cuidado, ainda lhes passam a perna sem que se apercebam.
80
Darkstation
This is one of the rarest kinds of action games. On the surface, it seems like a churlish cash grab, no matter the pedigree of its inspirational sources. By the end of things however, Binary Domain’s hallmarks don’t feel like cliches so much as tropes that were rightfully its to claim all along. While it’s short, and likely won’t spend much time in consoles after it’s been completed, there’s no question that it should be given its chance to accept players into its charms. Fans of third-person shooters and Japanese game design will find themselves especially satisfied.
80
Thunderbolt Games
For shooter fans craving something with a little more substance, Binary Domain is definitely the ticket. Behind its hokey yet self-aware characters and stereotypical premise is a hugely intelligent shooter, one that packs just as much heart as it does brawn. In what might be one of Sega’s last major internal productions, it’s refreshing to grab a gun and make a few new friends.
80
Gamereactor (Sweden)
När jag spelar Binary Domain ser jag dess spelmässiga och storymässiga potential, och det är möjligt att Yakuza Studios hade nått hela vägen om de bara fått någon extra månads tid att finputsa. Men så fungerar inte riktigt vår värld. Men låt inte dessa smärre problem skrämma iväg dig. Har du letat efter en kapabel tredjepersonsskjutare med stenhård action och mycket substans så kommer Binary Domains hetsiga robotslakt inte att göra dig besviken.
77
NZGamer
While there was nothing exceptional or innovative about Binary Domain online, what worked was fine - which sums up the entire game. With the fairly significant exception of the voice recognition, what you have is a pretty good shooter. But, aside from the voice recognition, we’ve seen it all before. And, to various degrees, we’ve seen it done much better.
76
AusGamers
It’s rare that a title sneaks right up on you and offers intense visceral gunplay, an intriguing consequence system and poses philosophical questions that leave you pondering the possibilities once you put down the controller. Binary Domain manages to juggle these aspects rather well, not outstandingly or brilliantly, but compellingly enough that I found it hard to walk away and was determined to see it through to the end in as few sittings as possible. Take a chance and give this bad boy a go. You might just be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
75
GameSpot
So Binary Domain is a bad bet for the multiplayer aficionado, but for those looking for a shooter campaign with a refreshing vibe, it's a very good choice. The variety and destructibility of the enemies, the intriguing and well-paced environments, and the lively and colorful cast all combine to make Binary Domain an enjoyable and energetic success.
75
PlayStation Lifestyle
Oftentimes western influenced Japanese games suffer an identity crisis as they try to reconcile western sensibilities with Japanese game design. While there are some of those awkward eccentricities here, they aren’t enough to derail the enjoyment of playing Binary Domain. From start to finish the single player campaign is a lot of fun, and does also hold some replay value for people itching for greater challenges on higher difficulties. The characters feel distinct and real, and the trust system adds an element of depth not usually found in games like this. My only hope is that Binary Domain sells enough copies to justify the release of a second title as I would be curious to see where they take the characters and stories next. With some further streamlining, refinement, and innovation, with particular attention paid to the multiplayer, the next installment could be amazing. In the meantime, I would recommend players give Binary Domain a look.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Binary Domain ne tient peut-être pas toutes ses promesses et ne brille pas par son originalité, mais il s'agit tout de même d'un bon jeu d'action qui fournira un belle dose d'adrénaline aux amateurs du genre. Préparez-vous à dessouder des armées de robots et à y prendre goût !
72
4Players.de
Ihm fehlen taktische Feinheiten, die mehr verlangen als den Schuss aus der Deckung und gelegentliche Stellungswechsel. Und ihm fehlt die spannende Erzählweise abseits japanischer und westlicher Klischeekisten. Dabei ist es gerade die Verbindung von Ost und West, die es am stärksten macht. Denn wann immer es den Deckungskampf verlässt und ein Gefecht gegen gigantische oder blitzschnelle Roboter inszeniert, entsteht ein packender Showdown. Wann immer eine Verfolgungsjagd den monotonen Kugelhagel unterbricht, gewinnt die Action an Schwung. Und wenn die japanischen Autoren schließlich ihre Geschichte erzählen dürfen, wächst sie endlich über "Gears of Blade Runner" hinaus. Binary Domain verbindet die japanische Qualität des Bosskampfes mit der westlichen Schule des modernen Shooters. Schade, dass die fernöstliche Spielekunst gerade deshalb verwässert wird.
65
Gameplay (Benelux)
Binary Domain begint als een actietitel vol potentieel, maar door een belabberd middenstuk vol saaie baasgevechten en een overmaat aan technische fouten doet het zichzelf de das om.