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Beowulf: The Game (Windows)

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Description

Beowulf: The Game is a hack-and-slash game based on Robert Zemeckis' animated movie adaptation of the poem Beowulf. Gameplay combines elements from the Tomb Raider and God of War series.

As Beowulf, the player fights his way through a number of episodes commanding his band of merry Thanes via a small selection of commands. Beowulf can chant with his band to boost the morale and max out damage out, triggered through a rhythm button mashing mini-game. There are more mini-games similar to the chanting throughout the game. Some appear right in the middle of combat while trying to grapple a large monster similar to sequences in God of War.

Beowulf can lift enemies with brute strength and hurl them in any direction, even at other enemies. He can also alternate weapons by picking up new ones, lying discarded on the ground, or from racks of weapons that may be found in many places. Also in combat Beowulf can enter Carnal Mode that increases his strength but demoralizes Thanes, so players won't be able to use it frequently or the entire kingdom will be sad and dismal. In certain areas the player needs to find a path to continue, sometimes by climbing walls and grabbing small ledges. All characters are voiced by the original actors who starred in the film.

Screenshots

Beowulf: The Game Windows Title screen
Beowulf: The Game Windows Objective completed.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Command the crew.
Beowulf: The Game Windows Act 1: Grendel and the Golden Horn

Alternate Titles

  • "ベオウルフ 呪われし勇者" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Беовульф" -- Russian spelling
  • "La Legende de Beowulf : Le Jeu" -- French title
  • "Die Legende von Beowulf: Das Spiel" -- German title

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User Reviews

An underrated adventure... Arejarn (748) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Gamesmania Nov 22, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Total PC Gaming Nov 16, 2008 6.2 out of 10 62
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 5.75 out of 10 58
Cheat Code Central Nov 26, 2007 2.8 out of 5 56
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 04, 2008 55 out of 100 55
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2007 54 out of 100 54
GameSpot Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
videogamer.com Nov 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
VicioJuegos.com Jan 26, 2008 48 out of 100 48
Worth Playing Dec 09, 2007 4.8 out of 10 48

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Klaster_1 (58025) added Beowulf: The Game (Windows) on May 02, 2008
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