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But on a different note, it’s nice that the game includes some light puzzle-solving and time-calculated platform challenges; these provide great variant to the combat-heavy system. There are combo upgrades and the ability to wield different kinds of weapons; these keep the action fresh and particularly engaging. As you’ll notice, the label is Rated M for violence and nudity, and they are everywhere; you’ll be rescuing maidens in distress, stripped off their clothes, and waiting to be crushed by your love. Those individuals looking for a strong action adventure would be pleased with Conan. It’s definite must-have for fans of hack-and-slash genre.
85 (Nov 16, 2007)
At the end of it all, Conan is an absolutely storming adventure, and I will definitely recommend it to any fans of the genre; it has been one of the most enjoyable titles of its type that I have played in a long time. There are a few flaws that stop it from being truly great, but it does what it sets out to do - provide a few hours of happy blood-lust, carving a path of destruction through hordes of enemies. And no one can argue with the fun in that - especially when I've got a really big sword backing me up.
Game Over Online (Nov 01, 2007)
All said, Conan the game, like the titular barbarian himself, is very one dimensional. It’s great for getting in a little much needed smashing time, and maybe for checking out some computer generated boobage, but after a run through or three of the story mode it’s pretty much spent. Despite that and the few gameplay nuisances Conan is a mostly enjoyable skull-cleaving romp. Combat is visceral and satisfying, and the baddies are numerous and variable enough to keep things interesting. The lack of any extra stuff beyond the relatively short campaign probably relegates Conan to the land of the rentals unless you’re really into Conan, really into this kind of hack and slash fare, or both, but for anyone who likes gory action it’s certainly worth checking out.
Gamer Within (Oct 31, 2007)
While Conan isn’t an original game by any means, it still manages to be a thoroughly entertaining experience in the end, and that’s really what counts. When it comes down to it, Conan is non-stop action all the way through with nary a moment to catch your breath. The insanely violent combat totally appeals to your sadistic side and literally sucks you in, and unfortunately, it’s all done before you know it as the game clocks in at roughly eight hours. Still, if you have an insatiable bloodlust or are just looking for a plain fun hack and slash adventure game, Conan surely doesn’t disappoint.
Console Obsession (Nov 01, 2007)
There may be superior action titles on the market, although Conan is still very much worthy of the attention of any action fan or those who sadistically enjoy dicing limbs off. It’s a bloody, sexist and very playable game, but whilst Conan should flatter Sony, it’s not exactly up to the standards of the God of War series. Now please excuse us, we’re certain that more damsels in distress are wanting their dignity back.
Deeko (Nov 13, 2007)
At the end of the day, Conan is a fantastically fun game, that doesn't take itself too serious and knows what kind of creature it is -- something that a good deal of games nowadays could benefit from. It's a bloody, crude T&A filled romp, fueled by adolescent dreams of being the ultimate badass -- brought to life lovingly on a next-gen console. Packed with blood soaked carnage, gameplay which is surprisingly deep, and enjoyable battles it's a game that will please any action fan. While it doesn't completely reinvent the wheel in action/ adventure games, it doesn't have to. It just has to be a fun action game - and on that alone it delivers in bloody buckets.
Cheat Code Central (Nov 12, 2007)
Conan is definitely short and linear, and its sometimes restrictive camera emphasizes both these points. It also could have used an extra coat of polish on its ugly in-game engine cutscenes and sloppy collision detection. For every minor flaw though, Conan redeems itself with cool little touches; we love pulling health-draining arrows from our chests and torching village huts to reveal orb-filled treasure chests. Minor stuff, good and bad, aside, Conan really shines with its deep and intuitive combat, gritty and gory visuals, and barely-catch-your-breath boss battles, making it a must-play for fans of the genre or anyone looking for a pulse-pounding action experience. Like a refreshing flagan of mead, Conan really hits the spot.
Just RPG (Nov 25, 2007)
While it's not exactly an original formula, Conan's gory action and light character-building elements should be just enough to keep most gamers entertained. Despite the game's flaws, I have to admit I had quite a bit of fun while playing it, especially while dismembering my enemies with my dual-wielded swords. If you liked God of War or you're just a big Conan fanboy, then make sure to give this title a look. At the very least, download the demo and give it a whirl.
If you liked God of War then Conan is worth checking out. This game has an easy learning curve and a story that should please fans of the Conan series. Conan is a clone to God of War and it can be seen throughout the entire game, but that is alright since Conan is fun to play, they took all the great aspects of that game and turned it into their own. You should get a few good hours with this game, if you a achievement whore then you will defiantly have a good while with Conan. If you are looking for a hack and slash game with lots of violence then buy Conan. Now if you are a horny teenager that loves virtual nudity then find enough money to buy Conan right away, you will thank me when you are playing this late at night.
Conan appeared on the Xbox 360 out of nowhere like a thief in the night, and like its titular hero, it is brutal, powerful, and very rough around the edges. In a lot of ways, it feels like a budget title with lofty ambitions elevated above its standing, and while the game certainly holds its own thanks to the enjoyable combat and set-piece boss battles and encounters, it is never going to be the sort of shiny jewel that Conan himself would want to steal. If you're a fan of the hillborn savage or enjoyed God of War then you should really check out Conan, otherwise, maybe give it a rent.
75 (Dec 07, 2007)
If you’re a huge fan of Howard’s hulking Cimmerian and also a big-time action gaming fan, then Conan is probably worth a buy. Though the game is on the short side, the action is fast, furious, and relentless. If you didn’t say ‘yes’ to both those criteria, however, then this one likely slips down to just a solid weekend rental.
JustPressPlay (Oct 21, 2007)
Conan is definitely a feel good, let me hack you to pieces, I rule all, type of game. The variety of weaponry and moves more than make up for the complete lack of camera control and sometimes a gang of enemies that corner you and turn you in to pieces. Although I have completed the game, with cheats unlocked now, I have an urge to go forth and pillage and plunder once again!
MS Xbox World (Nov 12, 2007)
Conan is an enjoyably brutal experience, the game's visuals however don’t do it any favours though. I personally am hoping for a sequel, and for the developers to correct their wrong doings and deliver an extensive bump in the visual flair. They should also give barbarians even more damsels to rescue, with more ludicrously funny lines to go along with it, and more importantly push forward further with the game's easy and intuitive combat system.
Lawrence (Nov 27, 2007)
Never in my long history of videogaming have I seen such a blatant case of developmental plagiarism as Conan. The team behind it took virtually every single aspect of God of War and copied-and-pasted it into the world previously occupied by Governor Schwarzenegger. That’s not to say Conan is a “bad” game exactly, it’s just wholly uninspired. Once you get past the fact that it’s a ripoff, it’s actually kind of fun to hack through countless enemies and save the occasional topless maiden. Some of the kill animations are particularly brutal, but the combat gets repetitive fairly quickly.
Console Monster (Nov 08, 2007)
Conan is no doubt an enjoyable game, but it’s one of those that could have been a lot better. The graphics aren’t too bad nor is the sound, but if more time was spent on them, maybe Conan would be that more enjoyable. It’s good to chop peoples heads off, slice them in half and impale them onto spikes, but even though the game is gory, the puzzles (if you can call them that) are really basic; pull levers, push pillars to make a bridge and so on, and with doors locking behind you, there is no way to get lost. It’s an enjoyable game with a few niggles here and there, but I know the younger generation would enjoy it, but being an 18 rated game, it’s hard to see the ‘older’ audience forking out the £40RRP for Conan with many other titles due for release soon. Conan is fun to play and it’s gory, but to be honest it‘s not worth its £40 RRP, maybe £25. I was expecting Conan to be poor, but it was nice to get a shock of playing a good title.
Never is this more apparent than in the final level of the game, at which point the fights are way too long and frustrating, and a slow down effect during particularly noteworthy strikes happens so often it actually seems like the game is jamming up. This is a gorgeously realized game world, but without the action to keep pace.
71 (Oct 10, 2007)
Ohne blutrünstig zu sein, Conan ohne Blut ist wie ein Disneyfilm ohne sprechende Tiere oder Kaffeetassen. Mal ganz davon abgesehen, dass das Action-Adventure sicherlich nicht mit den besten des Genres konkurrieren kann, würde es in einer ungeschnitten Fassung sicherlich deutlich mehr Spaß machen. Als volljähriger Spieler komme ich mir bei den bunten Kugeln, die aus den Feinden aufsteigen, aber schon ganz schön veralbert vor. Echte Atmosphäre kann Conan daher nie aufbauen. Genrefans importieren sich die ungeschnittene Fassung aus dem Ausland und werden einige Stunden recht ordentlich unterhalten.
70 (UK) (Oct 02, 2007)
Conan doesn't set its sights high enough to set anyone's world on fire, and there's not really enough meat on the bone to recommend an immediate full price purchase, but it is a well-paced and generally satisfying hunk of tongue-in-cheek gory action. The lack of real depth to the combat engine means it'll never match up to the standard of its loftier genre peers, and the absence of any co-op or multiplayer mode in a game this demented is inexcusable, but it does make for a more shamelessly enjoyable blade-swinging romp than the similar but oh-so-dull Heavenly Sword. And it has more naked boobs. Always a plus.
games xtreme (Oct 22, 2007)
Conan's a good game, not a brilliant one. There are a few frame issues with a spell or two and at times it seems like you're just hacking from one wave to the next to get to another room. The graphics could have done with some more polish and there should have been an option to play the game with a previous Conan so you could finish his skill set. The combat system is robust and the levels are decently sized and follow a specific theme. I recommend it to fans of hack/slash games as well as those who enjoyed God of War and God of War II.
GamesCollection (Jan 19, 2009)
In definitiva possiamo dire che tutto sommato Conan è un buon gioco, che vanta un sistema di combattimento ben congegnato, capace talvolta di regalarci anche qualche soddisfazione. Una realizzazione tecnica più curata l’avrebbero reso sicuramente un titolo più appetibile.
GameSpy (Nov 07, 2007)
If you've demolished gods as Kratos, Conan will definitely feel like God of War-lite. It has a less-than-inspired storyline, but the creative and visually fun ways that you can dispatch of the countless number of enemies keeps things from becoming too ho-hum. The ability to pick and choose your weapons is a plus, but having more info about each blade would have made for a more complete game. Conan won't blow you away, but it also won't let you down too much. And, for the time being, it's as close as you're going to get to a God-like experience on the 360.
UOL Jogos (Nov 06, 2007)
"Conan" não entra para o livro dos games como um clássico, mas sim como uma abordagem alternativa à história de um personagem cuja principal habilidade é partir os inimigos ao meio. Desse princípio, o game é um investimento recomendado aos jogadores que sentem falta de um título de ação em consoles como PS3 e X360 e buscam violência exagerada, quebra-cabeças simples e sensualidade. Obviamente, tais benefícios têm o seu preço que, infelizmente, é cobrado através de uma inteligência artificial praticamente inexistente e de um visual que, embora cumpra o seu papel, não possui nada de excepcional.
Extreme Gamer (Nov 19, 2007)
Conan the character is brutal, honest and straight to the point, and so is Nihilistic’s version of Conan the game. Even though there isn’t much past the combat, Conan is still a lot of fun if you’re into mythological lore, saving naked woman, and getting vicious in battle. There is a good reason that “M” is slapped on the box, this game isn’t shy, and loves to see bloodshed and separated limbs. If you’re looking for a no-brainer action game, Conan delivers one bloody dish.
If your blood pressure can withstand beatings that may seem unfair, there's a lot to like about Conan's combat system and adventure. In an afternoon, you'll turn civilizations into amputees, you'll likely sleep with all of their women and at the end of it all, you'll learn just how much stress your body can withstand.
Video Game Generation (Mar 02, 2008)
Conan is an intense experience, and features some of the most visceral combat found in the industry. However, while the fighting engine is solid and fun, the technical issues, lackluster presentation, and somewhat repetitive nature of the game keep it from being among the genre’s greatest. A guilty pleasure, but not a must-own.
Game Positive (Oct 30, 2007)
Conan is a solid, middle of the road type of game. If the God of War and Heavenly Sword style of games is what you like, then chances are, you will like this as well. It is not the most impressive game in the genre in any one category, but it also isn't particularly weak in any area either. For those who like their games bloody, this one has that in spades, as well as some nudity to boot. Given that this is such a short game, it becomes hard to recommend at the sixty dollar asking price. However, it's still a solid experience that should be looked into for at least a rental for fans of the genre.
GamingExcellence (Jan 14, 2008)
While you could do much worse than picking up Conan, there are also better games out there. Since it clocks in at only six hours for a first play through the game barely lasts long enough to whet your video gaming whistle before it is over. If the obnoxious boss fights don't put you off then maybe you might desire to own it. While Conan is still a decent game, it's likely better off as a rental.
65 (Sep 27, 2007)
Conan aurait pu faire beaucoup mieux, j'en suis convaincu, tout comme je suis convaincu qu'il est passé gold trop vite. Du coup, on sent un potentiel certain mais mal exploité et collé dans un gameplay pas tout à fait calibré, une réalisation bâtarde et une ambiance qui n'arrive pas à ensevelir le joueur dans l'action. Conan parviendra néanmoins à contenter les amateurs de beat'em all avec sa panoplie de combos violents suffisamment fun pour satisfaire des joueurs un peu en manque sur next-gen par les temps qui courent.
62 (Oct 24, 2007)
Selbst in der ungeschnitten Versionen schafft es der cimmerische Krieger nicht, aus dem Schatten des griechischen Kriegsgottes zu treten. Dennoch würden wir für diese Fassung - und selbst für eine gemäßigte Variante - locker eine Wertung im "Gut"-Bereich ansiedeln. Doch mit den Schnitten, die Conan hierzulande über sich ergehen lassen musste, geht bei gleichbleibender Spielmechanik des aus God of War bekannten Prinzips die Atmosphäre komplett den Bach runter. Aus Conan, dem Barbaren wird so Conan, der Hausmann. Dass THQ ihm nicht noch eine karierte Schürze und einen Mop mit Wischeimer in die Hand gibt, ist auch alles... Ach ja, gibt ja nichts, was er aufwaschen müsste. Es muss nicht Gewalt um jeden Zweck sein. Doch wenn wie hier ein wesentliches Element dessen ausradiert wird, was die Barbaren-Welten im Allgemeinen und die Fantasy-Welt von Conan im Besonderen ausmacht, verliert das Spiel weitaus mehr als nur ein paar rote Pixel.
Totally Gaming Network (Oct 25, 2007)
Conan is an unashamedly shallow game that does what most who will buy it expect of it by creating a non-stop rampage for action junkies. If you’re looking for more than just mindless action then you should probably look elsewhere. However, if mindless action sounds like your cup of tea then Conan should fit the bill; nonetheless there are better choices out there.
Game Couch (Mar 11, 2008)
Conan plays like a God of War clone—intense combat coupled with button mashing exercises. There would be nothing wrong with this, but Conan lacks God of War’s Wow Moments. Even worse, Conan seems to intentionally reference God of War, which is just setting itself up for failure. I mean, in God of War, the first thing you fight is the Hydra. Conan’s mid-game Giant Squid boss is nothing in comparison.
One's time with Conan isn't much shorter than with Kratos in his first adventure. As I mentioned before, I clocked in around six hours up to the point of the final encounter. Unfortunately I don't make enough money to replace a few controllers, so I quit playing. There isn't a lot of incentive, other than Achievements, to find all of the maidens, rune triumvirates, and treasure chests scattered throughout the experience because it's all over too quickly. Similarly, mastering attacks just doesn't offer much (if any) gratification. If you are really into Conan, or perhaps movies like Braveheart, you'll at least like parts of Conan. I don't recommend a purchase, but one wouldn't be losing out if one needed a game to occupy the doldrums that plague the summer season. For now, there are many better games to play.
Yiya (Jan 04, 2008)
Conan hat es natürlich sehr schwer gegen God of War anzukommen. Besonders enttäuschend ist, dass ein Next-Gen-Action-Adventure die optischen Möglichkeiten nicht wirklich ausnutzt. Conan sieht nicht schlecht aus, aber schafft es auch nicht den bombastischen Eindruck, die teils gigantischen Hintergründe und Szenarien von God of War zu erreichen. Entsprechend fällt das aus Räumen und Gängen bestehende Leveldesign recht stark auf und auch die Spielzeit ist eher dürftig. Dem gegenüber stehen überwiegend recht fordernde Kämpfe, ein umfangreiches und komplexes Kampfsystem mit unterschiedlichen Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten und viele Bosskämpfe. Insgesamt hätte sich Conan durchaus noch eine 3+ erkämpfen können, aber die hier getestete deutsche Version des Spiels wurde derart verstümmelt, dass sich dies doch merklich auf die Atmosphäre niederschlägt und am Ende lediglich eine 3 als Endwertung heraus springt.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Oct 08, 2007)
Handlingen är tämligen meningslös, vare sig grafik eller ljud håller speciellt hög klass, och trots att jag initialt gillade Conans massiva utbud av blod och avkapade kroppsdelar dalade det ganska snart. Trots ett par hyfsade idéer håller det inte, alls. Personligen ser jag Conan som en ogenerad kopia som inte blir bättre än medelmåtta. Om man älskar Conan, eller har ett brinnande begär att spendera pengar på en medelmåttig kopia kan det vara intressant, inte annars.
30 (Jul 26, 2011)
What you play, you are going to like. You are going to be completely satisfied with the game. You are going to love all the nice little touches. But then you’re going to fight Graven. This will make you hate the game. And then you will wish you had never played it at all, ever. It takes a sharp and extremely difficult boss to shatter the illusion of fun, to help you break free from Conan’s spell and see the true game underneath. What you enjoyed was fighting the same three enemies a hundred times in several identical-looking levels.