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Golden Axe: Beast Rider is the first game in the series played in a 3D world. The player is again tasked to fight against Death Adder. This is accomplished by taking control of Tyris Flare, the Amazon. Unlike the other games, there's no choice of character, although Gilius Thunderhead the dwarf and Tarik the Ax Battler do make cameo appearances as NPCs. There are three modes of play; the main game is played through a campaign mode, there is a challenge mode where previously completed levels are played again, and there's an arena trials mode where the enemies in a level are fought in an arena style environment.

There are two types of attacks, a quick attack and a powerful attack. You can choose to parry or evade enemy strikes, each is used for the appropriate type of attack. There's also jumps, kicks, and magic. While riding a beast, you can choose a normal, special, or ranged attack.


Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Different portals will summon different beasts you can ride.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Throwing axe will not deal much damage to regular foes, but it can buy you some time.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 If your timing is correct, you can bounce enemy lightning balls back at their casters.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Evade, parry, strike... it's all in the execution.

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The Video Game Critic Jun 10, 2009 B 75
Atomic Gamer Nov 03, 2008 72 out of 100 72
TeamXbox Oct 16, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot Oct 24, 2008 5 out of 10 50
XboxAchievements Oct 22, 2008 48 out of 100 48 Oct 17, 2008 9 out of 20 45
Thunderbolt Games Oct 24, 2008 4 out of 10 40 (UK) Oct 17, 2008 3 out of 10 30
Gamereactor (Sweden) Oct 21, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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