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Vanquish (PlayStation 3)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 5.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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Extreme Gamer
There isn’t really anything that I can say that I personally dislike about the game. The length, difficulty, and corny story will turn a lot of people off, but the incredible gameplay and thrill of climbing the leaderboards is more than enough to keep this gamer engaged. This is the game I’ve been waiting for. Vanquish has taken my dream of integrating old-school gameplay mentality into a next-gen environment come true. My wife would like to personally thank SEGA for the multitude of hours I will be away from her playing this game. If you’re a hardcore gamer that used to spend hours at the arcade trying to beat someone else’s high score on 1943 or Galaga, or something of that nature, please do yourself a favour and grab Vanquish.
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OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Vanquish is all about carnage and violence at 100 MPH. For those who love shooters, action, mechs, anime, robots, cheesy villains, over-the-top plots, or girls in short skirts, Vanquish is your game. Have fun and enjoy. There probably won’t be another one like this for awhile.
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Gamezone (Germany)
Mit Vanquish präsentieren die Entwickler von Platinum Games ein Actionfeuerwerk sondergleichen, welches den Spieler nonstop an seine Grenzen führt und das Adrenalin nur so durch die Blutbahn jagt. Dabei wurden die Hausaufgaben hervorragend erledigt und gerade simple Gameplay-Mechaniken verdammt sauber umgesetzt. Das Deckungssystem ist vortrefflich und die Steuerung ein Traum, so dass man jederzeit Herr der Lage ist und sich mit ein wenig Übung meisterhaft und elegant durch die verschiedenen Level schlägt. Zwar ist Vanquish im Kern ein typischer 3rd Person Shooter, welcher durch die AR-Zeitlupenfunktion und die rasanten Bewegungsmöglichkeiten jedoch kristallklar aus der Masse der Genrekollegen hervorsticht. Unterm Strich ist Vanquish ein Actionfeuerwerk, welches sicherlich noch lange in Erinnerung bleiben wird und das man bereits jetzt zu einem der herausragenden Actiontitel des Jahres zählen kann.
90
We Got This Covered
Overall, Vanquish’s good aspects outweigh the bad, and I would consider it a buy. The gameplay is fast and furious, emphasizing a more active role in combat. The story may be nonsensical, but it doesn’t really have to make sense. Aside from the length, the only thing that I can see people having an issue with is the over the top Japanese styling. Given the genre, third person shooter, this can be rather off putting. There is a demo for the game so if you’re still on the fence about it, give the demo a try. Overall though, I think this is one worth buying.
90
gameplay (Denmark)
...trods sine klichéfyldte rammer er [Vanquish] en af årets mest eksplosive overraskelser.
90
GamingEvolution
Vanquish is one of those experiences where you simply don’t want to put the controller down until you’re finished with the campaign. Clocking in at around 6 to 8 hours the experience within Vanquish is relatively short, though during those 6 to 8 hours, you are on the thrill ride of your life. From an immersive environment to well-thought out gameplay mechanics and execution, Platinum Games has set a new benchmark for what excites players within the world of First-Person Shooters. It is unsure at this point if we will ever see any more titles follow in a similar vein to Vanquish; and whether they do or not, one thing is definitely true… a new genre has been born (Japanese style action with Western infused shooting). For those who haven’t yet experience Vanquish, need to put down that sandwich and rush out to your nearest retailer and pick this game up. It’s well worth your time.
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Gamer.nl
Vanquish is geen literatuur en zal dit ook nooit worden. Vanquish is pulp, gepureerd en vervolgens met blender en al de ruimte in geschoten. Het maakt ook niet uit, want het spel heeft alle basiselementen van het shootergenre perfect onder de knie. Belangrijker is dat het daar bovenuit schiet door zijn absurdistische mix van explosieve gameplay en foute one-liners, zonder daarbij de tactiek uit het oog te verliezen. Een fantastische game voor de fanatieke gamer en daarmee één van de grootste verrassingen van 2010.
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GameSpot
You may run into a few glitches, which is unfortunate considering this package's overall elegance. Several levels require you to defeat every enemy before moving on, yet it's possible for a foe to get knocked back and become impossible to hit--an occasion that can be corrected only by restarting from the last checkpoint. Fortunately, repeating the section you just played isn't punishment in Vanquish--it's your chance to reexperience the unabashed joy of making robots explode in a tempest of sights and sounds. Whether you're gunning through the seven-hour campaign (sadly, on the short side) or tackling the entertaining challenge rooms (there is no multiplayer), it's hard not to get taken in by the constant exuberance. Vanquish feels exactly right. It's fast and furious. It's totally entertaining. It's got style oozing from every pore. Vanquish is all game and no filler, and that's exactly what makes it one of the most gleeful and memorable experiences of the year.
88
4Players.de
Es ist der schnellste, wildeste, prächtigste, stylischste Shooter unserer Tage! Ja, das Missionsdesign wird keine Innovationspreise gewinnen - zwar stecken viele coole Ideen drin, über weite Teile blieb das Team um Shinji Mikami aber konventionell. Ja, man bekommt es die ganze Zeit über mit immergleichen Gegnern zu tun - aber die verhalten sich so clever und herausfordernd, dass man ob der 400ten Kerbe in der Klappknarre nur mit den Schultern zuckt. Man kann mit Fug und Recht behaupten, dass Vanquish eigentlich ein gewöhnlicher Shooter sei, der in vielerlei Hinsicht an andere Spiele erinnert - aber es ist ein gewöhnlicher Shooter mit einer brillanten Präsentation, einem saucoolen Helden, faszinierend rasanten Fights, wahnwitzigen Bosskämpfen, kreativem Einsatz der Zeitlupe sowie scheinbar endlosen Vorräten an Stil, der wie kaum ein anderer Vertreter seines Genres einen Trance-ähnlichen Spielfluss erzeugt, dem man sich kaum entziehen kann.
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Play.tm
While we consider whether these issues threaten to stifle Vanquish's cool as fuck spirit, some more beefy explosions go off and we realise we're having far too much fun to notice. Vanquish is exactly the kind of videogame-induced adrenaline rush gamers are looking for. It's like watching a fireworks displays while strapped to one of the rockets. Make sure you check it out - this is a ride you don't want to miss.
85
Gamona
Mit Vanquish erfindet Shinji Mikami das Shooter-Rad sicherlich nicht neu. Vieles hat man so oder so ähnlich schon bei anderen Genre-Vertretern gesehen. Das große Plus dieses furios inszenierten 3rd-Person-Ballerspiels liegt also nicht auf der kreativen Seite, sondern der wahnwitzig-frischen Präsentation, dem anhaltenden Projektilgewitter, dem man sich nur mithilfe von Zeitlupenfertigkeiten und Turbobeschleunigung entziehen kann. Doch von diesem audiovisuellen Action-Sturm, der uns mit einem höllischen Tempo entgegensaust, wollen wir eigentlich nur mitgerissen werden. Uns ihm ausliefern und die wenigen Stunden genießen, die er andauert. Und auf die Fortsetzung hoffen, die hoffentlich von allem ein bisschen mehr liefert.
85
gamrReview
However, if you were following Vanquish's development, then the absence of multiplayer in favor for a richer, more involving single player experience isn't exactly news. Even with its repetitive nature and lack of weapon variety, Vanquish solidly delivers a stylish, intense adventure that provides a decent 6-8 hour campaign and a wide array of challenge missions that benefit from remaining in the singleplayer realm. Yet, without any well-crafted multiplayer options, it's hard to justify a $60 expenditure for the more competitive gamer, and it prevents a great game from becoming one of the best of the year.
85
IGN
Vanquish is a stylish, spectacular looking game with great gunplay and some stunning set pieces. Although the game's story and character development pale in comparison to the action, I had a great time with Vanquish from the in-game tutorial all the way to the ending credits. Even though Mikami's latest creation is difficult at times, players looking for a highly entertaining shooter should look no further. Vanquish will keep you on the edge of your multi-thruster booster seat.
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SegaFan.com
En un género donde ya parecía casi todo inventado, Platinum ha sido capaz de crear algo con una marcada personalidad (jugable) propia sobre la base de manidos clichés temáticos y argumentales. Aunque sus no demasiado espectaculares ventas y la marcha de su director del estudio no le auguran un futuro demasiado halagüeño, Sam Gideon se merece sin ninguna duda continuar su lucha ¿lo conseguirá?
80
GamingLives
I should hate Vanquish, and I know a lot of people have slated it for one reason or another, but it tickled me and made me want to keep going back to the checkpoint rather than throwing the controller to the ground in frustration. That is, as far as I'm concerned, the sign of a good game. If I had to score it on reflection alone, I'd give it 6/10 or perhaps even 7/10 because there wasn't anything that made me lie awake at night thinking "I could be playing Vanquish rather than wasting my time sleeping!" but, during gameplay, this gets a serious 9/10 for me. Elena Ivanova, on the other hand, I'd only give her one.
80
Thunderbolt Games
‘Awesome’ is a word that gets bandied around a lot, but consider how often people consider its literal meaning - to genuinely inspire awe. Few games manage such a feat; either due to ambitions outstripping the finished product, or perhaps technical hindrances diminishing the effect. Vanquish manages in many ways to be quite literally awesome though; from the bombastic battles you partake in, through its outstanding technical performance, brilliantly ridiculous cutscenes and superb twists on an established genre. It’s a relatively slight, shallow experience, but it delivers more concentrated action and entertainment in those few hours than most of its peers can muster in two or three times as long. Kick-ARS indeed.
80
Brash Games
In all Vanquish is a game that, despite its many niggles, makes up for them by redefining the meaning ‘cool’ and by being a seriously exciting and addictive third-person shooter that is worth far more recognition than it seems to have received. Vanquish easily makes it into one of my personal favourites.
80
411mania.com
Vanquish isn’t for everyone, but it is one of the most stylish and best looking games I’ve played all year. The action is fast and frantic and unlike anything else I’ve played. Despite the ridiculous speed that would even have Sonic jealous, the cover system works perfectly. The great gameplay manages to cover up what is a bare-bones story that does little more than explain what’s happening. The lack of multiplayer hurts the replayability of the game, and it’s going to be hard to justify spending $60 for such a limited title. That being said, the game is one of the most fun I’ve played all year and if you have the cash, you should definitely check it out. A demo is up if you’d like to get a taste of the game before putting your hard earned money down.
80
Krawall Gaming Network
Wer atemlose Action sucht und Spaß daran hat, sein Können in einem Spiel zu perfektionieren und mit anderen zu vergleichen, wird in „Vanquish“ einen seltenen neuzeitlichen Vertreter dieser Gattung finden. Für diese Sorte Spieler und den Mut, sich so was in der heutigen Zeit überhaupt zu trauen, gibt es gerade noch unsere 80%-Wertung. Wer aber ein typisches modernes Actiongame sucht, wird vom geringen Umfang, der mäßigen Story und der in Anbetracht der Spiellänge unzureichenden Abwechslung enttäuscht sein und muss deutliche Abzüge machen.
80
Level
För den som anser att den japanska spelindustrins stora problem är bristen på intelligent dialog och en oförmåga att anamma ett filmiskt berättande ger Vanquish ytterligare vatten på kvarnen. För den som vill ha svåra men rättvisa, mångsidiga och belönande strider går det inte att köpa ett bättre spel just nu.
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GamersGlobal
Wer sich nach Bayonetta einen Action-Titel erhofft hat, der in der gleichen Meschugge-Liga spielt, dürfte von Vanquish enttäuscht sein. Allzu konventionell gibt sich das jüngste Baby von Altmeister Shinji Mikami. Darüber hinaus nagt die magere Spielzeit am Vergnügungszentrum des Gehirns. Bitte liebe Leute, ein kooperativer Modus als launiges Extra hätte wirklich sein dürfen!
75
Hasta los Juegos
Los rumores que culpaban al modo historia de tener una duración de 4 horas son rotundamente falsos. No durará mucho más, eso sí os lo podemos asegurar, pero quizá el modo de dificultad normal pueda proporcionar fácilmente unas 8 horas de diversión. Pero claro, en ‘Vanquish’ todo va tan rápido que quizá tus 8 horas de juego se correspondan a varios días en el mundo real.
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Gaming since 198x
Et heu... Ben c'est tout, il n'y a pas vraiment grand chose d'autre à dire sur ce jeu. C'est assez difficile de se moquer d'un jeu qui n'est pas mauvais mais qui n'est pas non plus excelent. C'est correct, ça m'a amusé pendant une demi-journée mais il n'a pas vraiment de moment mémorables comme Bioshock ou Portal. Jouer à ce jeu, c'est un peu comme aller à son fast-food préféré. On se commande le gros burger histoire de bien se remplir la panse, on se dit qu'on va le savourer, mais en fait on le dévore en quelques secondes et même si c'était pas mauvais, au final on a encore faim. C'est le genre de jeu qu'on loue une fois pour s'occuper un week-end. Enfin, ça le serait si la location de jeux vidéo existait toujours en France...