DescriptionBeowulf: 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: YETI
- Gameplay feature: Quick Time Events / QTEs
- Inspiration: Movies
- Physics Engine: PhysX
|An underrated adventure...||Arejarn (961)|
The Press Says
|Total PC Gaming||Nov 16, 2008||6.2 out of 10||62|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Jan, 2008||61 out of 100||61|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2008||5.75 out of 10||58|
|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|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2008||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|
|4Players.de||Nov 21, 2007||48 out of 100||48|
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Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Beowulf: The Game (Article in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's Beowulf achievement guide.)