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An action-packed, laugh out loud shooter. Windows Zack Green (1185)

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Platform Votes Score
Windows 24 3.4
Xbox 7 3.4
Combined User Score 31 3.4


Critic Reviews

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WindowsWithingames (Feb 28, 2004)
Jetzt, nachdem ich mich mit dem neuen Spiel eingehend beschäftigt habe, bin ich zudem davon überzeugt, dass es nicht nur aus meiner Laune heraus diese Wertung verdient hat, sondern aufgrund seiner ureigenen Qualität. Das einzige Manko, das damals immer angekreidet wurde, war die fehlende Speicherfunktion und das wurde nun durch den Besuch der Tavernen eliminiert. Ganz begriffen hatte ich die Aufregung eh nie, denn früher dauerte das Durchspielen eines C-64 oder Amiga-Actionspiels weitaus länger als jeder Giants-Levels und niemand hatte sich beschwert, weil man nicht zwischendurch sichern konnte. Aber da selbst das nun ja im Lot ist, kann ich nur alle, alle Spieler da draußen auffordern, sich dieses exzellente Spiel zu kaufen, und sei es nur, um die Giants-Sünden wieder gut zu machen.
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XboxXboxAddict (Dec 22, 2003)
I think Planet Moon did a great job of taking a genre that could become repetitive and dull, and whip it up into a non-stop fun fest. All in all it’s big fun and you should give it a look if for nothing else one scene that I will never forget.
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WindowsVGPub (2004)
If you?re a fan of shooting games in general, give this game a look-see. Odds are you?ll enjoy it quite a bit. If you?re a fan of having genuine comedy in games, but aren?t sure if you?ll enjoy the shooting aspect of it, you should still give it a go. At least try out a demo to see if it?s up your alley. The humor only gets more outrageous as the game goes on, and the gameplay gets more and more frantic. If you don?t think your PC is up to snuff for the game, you might want to check out the Xbox version.
90
WindowsGame Chronicles (Dec 24, 2003)
Without putting a little effort into A&D, it would be easy to pass this game off as just another shooter. However, by the time you’ve completed the game it is impossible to deny its excellence. From its sense of humor to its finely tweaked gameplay, Armed & Dangerous is a spectacular and engaging game—a third person shooter for fans of the genre or those sick of the recent wave of formulaic entries it has received.
90
XboxGamePro (US) (Dec 01, 2003)
Planet Moon Studios (MDK, Giants: Citizen Kabuto) hits paydirt again with this eccentric sci-fi shooter that keeps its tongue firmly planted in cheek the whole way through. You play as Roman, one of four misfit criminals who are trying to heist the legendary Book of Rule amidst a brutal war, and who, after falling in with a small village, is recruited to protect their homes and rescue elderly peasants. With a little help from your ale-swilling partners, you contend with orcs, basket-weaving monks, and militant gardener druids armed with rifles, sticky bombs, micro black holes, subterranean sharks that gobble enemies from below, and a topsy-turvy weapon that must be seen to be believed.
90
WindowsWorth Playing (Dec 18, 2003)
Serious Sam was a real eye-opener for the gaming community. It reminded us of how fun first-person shooters could be. Great graphics, clever details and a sense of humor went a long way toward reviving a flatlined genre. What Serious Sam did for first-person shooters, Armed and Dangerous does for third person shooters.
89
Replayablility comes in the form of tokens which are used to unlock extras that must be found throughout the many levels. Also XBOX live support means that downloadable missions should keep the game play fresh for quite a while. The bottom line is, if you like to laugh while blowing stuff up, and who doesn't, then you will truly enjoy Armed and Dangerous.
89
XboxNetjak (Mar 01, 2004)
What do you get when you cross a little Monty Python, a little Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a little Serious Sam, and a half-dozen fine English sheep? If you answered “an unholy stew of mutton and paper products”, half points. If, however, your first impulse was to say “the most flat-out hilarious game in years”, bingo, you take home the mystery prize.
87
XboxGame Chronicles (Jan 23, 2004)
Armed & Dangerous was a pleasant surprise. Despite the lack of intelligent AI that ruined any team-tactical strategy, the game is redeemed by its original gameplay and ongoing humor that is interwoven into every aspect of the game whether it be movies, gameplay, or even the weapons. Check your brain at the door, polish your reflexes, and prepare for the wildest, and most entertaining action shooter you can currently play on the Xbox.
85
XboxTalkXbox (Feb 18, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous is a superb game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet it retains all the qualities that a good game needs to possess. I didn’t test any of the downloadable levels or secret ones, and even without those, this game was a joy, all the way through. This is a great game, that’s unique, funny, and a joy to play, and it’s sure to please anyone who enjoys comedy or just like shooting and blowing stuff up.
85
XboxGamersHell.com (2003)
Armed and Dangerous is without a doubt one of the funniest games to come out last year. Its distinct humor is an asset nurtured to perfection by Planet Moon. Sometimes linear action is fully made up for with great humor and excellent voice acting. If you like either action or humor, A&D is almost certainly something for you to check out. My opinion is nicely expressed by one of the game characters himself, so like Q puts it; “It almost looks like a video game... a bloody good one.”
85
XboxGaming Target (Jan 19, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous is one of those games that doesn't look particularly great, has a number of flaws and rough edges, but yet manages to be entertaining enough that you can't help but want to spend time with it. It's a little like that friend of yours who could stand to lose a few pounds, doesn't always smell the best, and tends to be too loud, but who always buys the most rounds at the bar and always manages to get the best tickets for the game. This is the game that won't win any awards for manners, but is great fun just the same.
85
WindowsArmchair Empire, The (Jan 13, 2004)
It’s hard to write an objective review of Armed and Dangerous (AAD), because if there was ever a game that seemed to be made for me – and people like me – AAD is that game. Lots of action, some glib humor, and familiarity that says, “Welcome Back!” without seeming tired.
84
WindowsGameZone (Dec 19, 2003)
For gamers looking for an entertaining, funny and sometimes-crazy 3rd person shooter, look no further then Armed and Dangerous. The funny story line, excellent sound effects, quality voice acting, good graphics and unique weapons will find you coming back for more. But for gamers looking for a 3rd person shooter with a little bit of something more to offer, this might not be the game for you. The lack of variety in the gameplay will be a sore spot for some players. The stage graphics can also disappoint after a while, since they lack the same detail as the characters. But a game is all about fun (as I’ve mentioned in other reviews) and I can almost guarantee that everyone can find something they will find fun in the game. Heck Star Wars fans should even give it a try just for the few Star Wars references included in the game. Give the game a try if you want to have a fun and entertaining time.
83
XboxMania (Dec 10, 2003)
All in all, ARMED AND DANGEROUS is an exciting action game that features a plethora of shooting. While it does this aspect well, the main selling point is the fantastic sense of humor installed by Planet Moon. ARM yourself.
83
XboxNext Level Gaming (Dec 08, 2003)
Xbox Live owners will have a little bonus with some downloadable content coming out soon. Add that to the list of good things about Armed and Dangerous. Just an overall solid title, which is what you expect from Lucasarts. Good look, but not fantastic. Great, pick-em-up controls and gameplay. And here's your strategy; if is moves, shoot it - if it doesn't move, blow it up. This game is definately worth at least a rental. It will have you rolling on the floor, then getting back up to throw mass amounts of lead. I'm having fun with it, so will you.
83
WindowsGame Over Online (Dec 31, 2003)
The exploits of the Lionhearts are genuinely funny, mostly due to their own incompetence. I suspect I’d have found that to be the case even without the 103 fever and the chemical dependence. The action is moderately intense, though I think most gamers will find the level of difficulty very manageable as long as you advance methodically and don’t rush blithely into massive enemy numbers. I’d like to note my objection that, like Max Payne 2, AAD doesn’t support multiplayer gaming of any sort, so once you’ve completed the single player game through, your chances of doing anything other than uninstalling it is kind of slim. That shortcoming aside, you could do worse than to have found it in your stocking Xmas morning.
83
WindowsNext Level Gaming (Dec 08, 2003)
I hadn't mentioned that Xbox Live owners will have a little bonus with some downloadable content coming out soon. So add that to the list of good things about Armed and Dangerous. Just an overall solid title, which is what you expect from Lucasarts. Good look, but not fantastic. Great, pick-em-up controls and gameplay. And here's your strategy; if is moves, shoot it - if it doesn't move, blow it up. This game is definately worth at least a rental. It will have you rolling on the floor, then getting back up to throw mass amounts of lead. I'm having fun with it, so will you.
83
WindowsIGN (Dec 03, 2003)
Planet Moon, the developers behind Armed and Dangerous, haven't made very many games. In fact, they've only made one: Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Granted, Giants was an excellent game that combined beautiful imagery, innovative gameplay, and a wicked sense of humor to create a game that more than a few people - including us - named "Game of the Year," but we still weren't sure whether Planet Moon was a one-hit wonder, or a genuinely fine developer. Now we know. (The latter, mind you).
82
XboxXbox World Australia (XWA) (Apr 18, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous is pure, unadulterated, shooting fun and offers a fresh coat of paint to a tired genre. If you're looking for anything more than a flat out action shooter, you're not going to find it here, but that's the beauty of the game and why it stands out above the plethora of shooters out there. The absence of co-operative and any online play is a serious let down, as it is so much fun and could have been even more-so online with friends.
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XboxIGN (Dec 02, 2003)
Planet Moon, the developers behind Armed and Dangerous, haven't made very many games. In fact, they've only made one: Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Granted, Giants was an excellent game that combined beautiful imagery, innovative gameplay, and a wicked sense of humor to create a game that more than a few people - including us - named "Game of the Year," but we still weren't sure whether Planet Moon was a one-hit wonder, or a genuinely fine developer. Now we know. (The latter, mind you).
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WindowsGameguru Mania (Dec 07, 2003)
Armed and Dangerous is a 3rd-person action shooter developed by Planet Moon Studios, the company that brought us Giants: Citizen Kabuto. The lands of Midden have been conquered by the evil King Forge, who has ruled over them with an iron fist for many years. A small band of Robin Hood-esque thieves, called the Lionhearts, who have an axe to grind against the King, decide to pull one last ultimate heist. They stole the famed Book of Rule, the King's prized possession, and thus humiliate him. It doesn't work out exactly as planned, though. What begins as a purely selfish plan changes as the Lionhearts get drawn into the underground rebellion against the King.
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XboxIC-Games (Feb 26, 2004)
But while Armed and Dangerous biggest downfall might be that the title is limited in appeal and only really concentrates on bringing down waves of enemy attacks one after each other, it’s all been done with so much enthusiasm that it really doesn’t seem to matter. Time and time again we laughed at the story FMV, we laughed while we played and we just had to keep on playing and playing until we had completed the game and watched the final scenes. Can we say the same about the majority of games out there? We certainly can’t, and that’s why Armed and Dangerous (like Giants before) might play a little slow at times, but still manages to bring in a more than healthy portion of game play to open our eyes to what games should be like, having some honest fun. Smiling while your having fun is optional, but at least Planet Moon gave us that option.
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WindowsPelit (Feb, 2004)
Pelatessani viihdyin varsin hyvin. Jos pelit maksaisivat parikymppiä tai niitä voisi vuokrata, Armed & Dangerousilla olisivat pullat hyvin uunissa. Mutta kuka haluaa lyödä vetoa, mikä on surrealistisen, suoraviivaisen räiskintäpelin kohtalo nykyisillä ahdasmielisten, ylinirsojen ja uusia ideoita pelkäävien pelaajien hallitsemilla pelimarkkinoilla? Sinne vain alekoriin Prince of Persian, Beyond Good & Evilin ja muiden hyvien, tuntemattomien pelien seuraksi.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos (Dec 24, 2003)
"Armed & Dangerous" é um divertido, porém simples, jogo de tiro. O senso de humor é um dos pontos fortes, mas infelizmente restrito apenas para quem entende inglês. Infelizmente, para o público brasileiro, esse game parece ser voltado para um grupo muito específico.
80
XboxGame Freaks 365 (2004)
There are many unlockable cheats in Armed & Dangerous that you will find scattered throughout the levels. It will take you more than one through to unlock them all. There are only about 10 hours of game here if you play only one time through. I say A&D is a very good rental, but questionable for a purchase.
80
XboxMS Xbox World (Mar 16, 2004)
Overall, a cleverly written story with fantastic dialogue which will make you laugh when watching. Too much game play for a rent, but enough to show you that it would be worth buying.
80
WindowsChrist Centered Game Reviews (Jun 01, 2005)
The game was easy to install, although it does take 4.3GB of your hard drive. It ran very stable and alt-tabs nicely except when playing movies. If a movie gets interrupted it will just start at the next level. Fortunately you can always re-watch the movies. The interface is easy to use and the game play is fun but limited. There is no multiplayer in this game. Your only shot at replay ability is to get all the tokens you never found and trying harder difficulty levels. This game is good for a laugh but the content is problematic.
80
XboxDaily Game (Jan 29, 2004)
Still, Armed & Dangerous has its strategic moments, its hilarious but functional weapons galore and a humor that’s hard to beat on any platform. That’s all great stuff, from an entertainment perspective. But the abrupt "linearity" of the level objectives and an inconsistent scale of difficulty tend to interrupt the game just as things start to get good, which ultimately takes away from the "wow factor" we had back in May.
80
XboxGame Vortex (2003)
All in all, Armed and Dangerous is a fun game, but is more notable for its humor than its gameplay. A fun rental for sure, but a buy for only more hardcore of shooter fans.
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Armed & Dangerous is the second offering from Planet Moon Studios, a small California-based developer with a staff composed almost entirely of expatriate Britons. Many are refugees from Shiny or Virgin Interactive (or both), and their studio has developed a reputation for being fueled by two distinct qualities: a great love of new technology and the sort of deranged humor than only the British can produce.
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XboxGameZone (Dec 21, 2003)
There are lots of things out there in this crazy world of ours that don’t take themselves seriously such as prop comic Carrot Top, reality shows like Average Joe or The Simple Life, and Michael Jackson’s cosmetic surgeon. Few of these, however, really manage to entertain us beyond the initial shock value (except for Michael Jackson’s cosmetic surgeon – his work is downright hilarious). The same is true in the video game industry. Many developers have taken a shot at the humorous gross-out angle to sway the young demographic towards the market shelves with little success.
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XboxGameSpy (Dec 07, 2003)
Some homogenous gameplay and the occasional graphic lapse aside, Armed & Dangerous scores with humor and weapon innovation. Sure, it's not groundbreaking, but it is a lot more fun than the host of too-serious titles we've seen as late. Thanks to the genuinely funny script and voice acting, couch-surfing friends will have as good a time watching as the commando with the controller; that counts for something. More to the point, after a few hours with this, you'll be wanting a Shark Gun mod for every game in your collection.
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WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Dec 24, 2003)
Armed & Dangerous lijkt na het geprezen Giants dus een bescheiden stap terug (richting MDK) te zijn voor Planet Moon. Maar de eenvoudige gameplay en de niet langer cutting edge graphics stijgen alsnog boven de middelmaat uit en blijven vooral fun dankzij een nietsontziende humor, slimme variatie, boeiend leveldesign en een originele, gedetailleerde inkleding. En natuurlijk omdat dit gebaseerd is op een waargebeurd verhaal. Echt waar. Het team achter Giants en MDK levert alweer een knotsgek 3D actiespel af maar de afwerking laat af en toe wel te wensen over.
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Xbox4Players.de (Feb 27, 2004)
Wer auf abgefahrenen, teilweise schon bitterbösen Humor in Spielen wert legt, muss Armed&Dangerous einfach haben! Trotz der mauen deutschen Synchronisation ist der Witz des Games grandios, die Zwischensequenzen zwar technisch solala, aber toll in Szene gesetzt, die Waffen genial bekloppt. Wer hingegen ein abwechslungsreiches Actiongame sucht, wird hier nur gut bedient, wenn er das Spiel in kleinen Häppchen á 30 Minuten genießt - spielt man das Game länger am Stück, setzt schnell Langeweile ein, denn man hangelt sich dann nur noch von Filmsequenz zu Filmsequenz. Mit etwas intelligenterem Missionsdesign würde das Spiel eine breitere Masse ansprechen, das ungewöhnliche Setting kommt erschwerend hinzu. Trotzdem: Wenn ihr mal etwas spielen möchtet, das durch und durch anders als die anderen Games da draußen ist, solltet ihr dem durchgeknallten Trio eine Chance geben!
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Windows4Players.de (Feb 27, 2004)
Wer auf abgefahrenen, teilweise schon bitterbösen Humor in Spielen wert legt, muss Armed&Dangerous einfach haben! Trotz der mauen deutschen Synchronisation ist der Witz des Games grandios, die Zwischensequenzen zwar technisch solala, aber toll in Szene gesetzt, die Waffen genial bekloppt. Wer hingegen ein abwechslungsreiches Actiongame sucht, wird hier nur gut bedient, wenn er das Spiel in kleinen Häppchen á 30 Minuten genießt - spielt man das Game länger am Stück, setzt schnell Langeweile ein, denn man hangelt sich dann nur noch von Filmsequenz zu Filmsequenz. Mit etwas intelligenterem Missionsdesign würde das Spiel eine breitere Masse ansprechen, das ungewöhnliche Setting kommt erschwerend hinzu. Trotzdem: Wenn ihr mal etwas spielen möchtet, das durch und durch anders als die anderen Games da draußen ist, solltet ihr dem durchgeknallten Trio eine Chance geben!
77
WindowsPC Zone (Feb 12, 2004)
Take away the humour and what you're left with is a simple, undemanding and fast-paced shooter that veers from the gently amusing to a whole lot of fun. But when the fun cruelly comes to an end after a little over five or six hours, what are you left with? The humour. And since the gags wear thin quicker than the knees on Dennis the Menace's jeans, for laughs, give us Phoenix Nights or The Office any day.
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WindowsGame Captain (Feb 25, 2004)
Für Fans von schnörkeloser Action, die nebenbei auch was zu lachen wollen. Den Spieler erwartet eine skurile Welt voller abgedrehter Figuren mit Charakter, weshalb alle anderen erstmal probespielen sollten. Der Humor ist nicht jedermanns Sache.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Feb 23, 2004)
Ich gestehe: Armed & Dangerous hat mir einen Heidenspaß gemacht. Dafür, dass ich über die Spielzeit von knapp zehn Stunden auf Rätsel oder spielerische Abwechslung verzichten musste, haben mich Nonstop-Action und die genialen Zwischensequenzen ausreichend entschädigt. Wer damit leben kann, ist beim zweiten Spiel von Planet Moon Studios genau richtig. Die Grafik ist zwar ausnehmend hübsch, mit geringer Sichtweite und den immer gleichen Monstern als Gegnern aber auch nicht übermäßig spektakulär. Dass Sie sich hin und wieder mithilfe eines Jetpacks in die Lüfte erheben dürfen, ist nett, vermag jedoch nicht über das simple Spielprinzip hinwegzutäuschen. Wer bereits mit Spielen wie MDK oder Giants seinen Spaß hatte, sollte sich Armed & Dangerous nicht entgehen lassen.
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XboxGamesmania.de (Mar 03, 2004)
Durch die coolen Waffen macht Armed and Dangerous über weite Strecken richtig Laune. Nur wer die Gegnerarmada Stück für Stück erledigt, hat eine Chance zu überleben. Allerdings steckt auf Dauer zu wenig hinter dem simplen Shooter-Prinzip. Weder anspruchsvolle Gegnertaktiken noch spannender Missionsverlauf versüßen die Metzelorgie. Die zahlreichen Lacher sind es allerdings wert, Armed and Dangerous bis zum Ende zu zocken.
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WindowsGamesmania.de (Mar 03, 2004)
Durch die coolen Waffen macht Armed and Dangerous über weite Strecken richtig Laune. Nur wer die Gegnerarmada Stück für Stück erledigt, hat eine Chance zu überleben. Allerdings steckt auf Dauer zu wenig hinter dem simplen Shooter-Prinzip. Weder anspruchsvolle Gegnertaktiken noch spannender Missionsverlauf versüßen die Metzelorgie. Die zahlreichen Lacher sind es allerdings wert, Armed and Dangerous bis zum Ende zu zocken.
76
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net (Mar 18, 2004)
Armed & Dangerous on periaatteessa hauska peli. Valitettavasti sitä hauskuutta ei riitä kuin parin kolmen ensimmäisen kentän ajan kun pelaaja saa kokeilla uusia aseita ja muita hauskoja härpäkkeitä. Loput pelistä sitten toistetaan samaa kaavaa ja kokovartalohaukotukset alkavat vavisuttaa niin ruumista kuin mieltäkin. Pienissä erissä homma tietty hoituu, mutta kyllä se enemmän työltä tuntuu kuin huvilta. Monty Pythonin ja muiden vastaavien faneille ehtaa brittikomediaa henkivät välivideot ovat varmasti riittävä syy pelaamiselle, muiden kannattanee ostamista harkita kahdesti jos ei nyt todella palavasti ole Serious Samin tasoista aivojumppaa vaille.
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XboxVGPub (2004)
In the end, this game is campy, unrealistic, and rough around the edges, but it excels at what it?s supposed to be:, a twitch shooter that packs as much humor as it does bullets. The game might be a completely random assortment of mismatched themes, but it?s still fun nonetheless. There?s just something about having bagpipe music similar to Braveheart playing in the background as twenty enemies run at you, screaming and firing rifles. Don?t sweat the odds though, you?ve got your trusty Land Shark, and he?s hungry for dinner.
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XboxWorth Playing (Jan 25, 2004)
All in all Armed and Dangerous is just your average shooter. It doesn't really offer any innovation in the genre and the graphics and audio are rather plain. It is nice to see a game that uses humor as a focus of the story. It's been quite a while since I played a game this funny. If you are into mindless destruction, carnage, and humor this is a perfect game for you.
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XboxTeamXbox (Dec 04, 2003)
Armed & Dangerous is one of the best third-person shooters around, but it doesn’t do anything overly special. If you are looking for some mindless shooter action that will provide some good laughs along the way, you’ll definitely want to check out Armed & Dangerous.
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XboxGaming Age (2004)
The bar has been raised inordinately high for an adventure game that involves mostly shooting and has no multiplayer options. It has to have an interesting story, great graphics and be a lot fun to play through by yourself. Armed & Dangerous hits all those notes, with only a few disappointments in graphics and options. Whether you enjoy the story and characters is very subjective and will probably drive how much time you're willing to put into the game. For most with a sense of humor and a thirst for destruction, A&D is well worth the time. It's a shame it has to end.
75
WindowsPC Action (Jan 30, 2004)
Wollten Sie schon immer mal eine Truppe Idioten befehligen? Leider will unser Chef seine Stelle nicht aufgeben, doch immerhin schlüpfen Sie bei Armed & Dangerous auch in die Rolle eines bemitleidenswerten Anführers. Mit den trotteligen Lionhearts machen Sie sich auf, um das allmächtige "Buch der Regeln" zu ergattern. Und wie das halt im Leben so ist, führt Ihr Doofbacken-Verein plötzlich eine Revolution an, die den fiesen König Forge zu Fall bringen soll. Das Abenteuer führt dabei durch 21 geradlinige Levels, die thematisch so ziemlich alles abdecken: Sie besuchen eiskalte Schneelandschaften, karge Felswelten, saftig grüne Wald-Levels und so weiter. Ihre Spielfigur steuern Sie dabei aus der Verfolgerperspektive, wobei auf Knopfdruck auch in die Ego-Sicht gewechselt wird.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Jan 21, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous is een behoorlijk game, maar naar het einde toe ben je meer benieuwd naar het einde van het verhaal, dan naar nieuwe elementen in de gameplay. Liefhebbers van hectische shooters zullen hier hun ding wel vinden, maar voor de fans van arcadeachtige shooting-games zijn er betere alternatieven voor handen.
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XboxGame Captain (Jun 08, 2004)
Die Gegnertypen im Spiel unterscheiden sich leider kaum, in den späteren Levels treten lediglich mehr von ihnen auf einmal auf. Neben den Gegnermassen kann von Häusern über Geschütztürme und unschuldigen Schafen so ziemlich jedes Objekt im Spiel zerstört werden. Das Actionfeuerwerk erstreckt sich dabei über insgesamt 21 verschiedene Missionen, die auf fünf verschiedene Landschaften verteilt sind. Von Eiswüsten über Gebirgspässe bis hin zu dunklen Wäldern wird viel Abwechslung geboten. Aufgrund des immer gleichen Spielablaufs wird Armed and Dangerous aber leider recht schnell eintönig und es kommt Langeweile auf. Wer aber auf unkomplizierte Non Stop-Action steht, wird in den zehn Stunden, die man etwa für das einmalige Durchspielen des Spiels benötigt, definitiv auf seine Kosten kommen.
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WindowsGameSpot (Dec 06, 2003)
Armed and Dangerous is the latest game from Planet Moon Studios, the company behind the goofy, imaginative, and well-received PC and PS2 shooter, Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Humor in games can be a pretty hit-and-miss affair, and while not every single joke in Giants was laugh-out-loud funny, it still managed to be a funny game without feeling fake or forced. Armed and Dangerous features the same humorous spirit as Giants while it also produces a fairly good--though somewhat simplistic--mission-based third-person shooter.
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XboxGameSpot (Dec 05, 2003)
Armed and Dangerous is the latest game from Planet Moon Studios, the company behind the goofy, imaginative, and well-received PC and PS2 shooter, Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Humor in games can be a pretty hit-and-miss affair, and while not every single joke in Giants was laugh-out-loud funny, it still managed to be a funny game without feeling fake or forced. Armed and Dangerous features the same humorous spirit as Giants while it also produces a fairly good--though somewhat simplistic--mission-based third-person shooter.
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WindowsActionTrip (Dec 08, 2003)
You could say that A&D has done most of the things right, apart from the core gameplay obviously. Though I liked the humor and cut-scenes a lot, I never cared too much for the in game action. It lacks more variety and more of that Planet Moon Studios trademark originality. I just felt like A&D was in many ways a dumbed down version of Giants. Lack of multiplayer and the relatively short single-player certainly don't do much good for the game's replay value, so the decision on whether or not you should buy Armed and Dangerous depends greatly on how much you like the style of humor that oozes from every pore of this title. That's pretty much the thing that kept me going throughout the game - whizzing through the action to get to the next awesome cut-scene.
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux (Feb, 2004)
Al met al is A&D een aardige shooter, die door de matige graphics niet de status van PC Zone Benelux aanrader krijgt. De gameplay is over het algemeen redelijk sterk, maar wordt naarmate je meer missies speelt repetitief.
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WindowsESC Magazine (Jan 11, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous is really a one-trick pony: You have lots of firepower, a loose story drenched in a healthy layer of humor, and can provide all the action we could ever want in a video game. Still, when you take a step back and look at it, the game does get somewhat repetitive after hours of blowing up building after building and killing generic bad guy after generic bad guy. What helps the game in the long run is the quirky pop-culture-spoofing humor and the anticipation of what the Lionhearts will do next. Fans of action games, first-person shooters, and reflex-testing courses will love this game, while others might be turned off by the difficulty and redundant nature.
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XboxGamestyle (2004)
Picked up on suspicion of being Armed & Dangerous, lengthy interrogation of these Lionhearts reveals their true criminal intent - falling short of their own lofty ambitions. Enough cutscene and Land Shark buffoonery accompanies their jaunt across Milola to cover the price of (one's) tagging along. Strip them away and the barenaked shooter still plays better than most. That it somehow feels disappointingly ordinary only serves to confirm the creative genius evident in the rest of the 'designer' garb.
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Have you played Giants yet? If not, go and get it before you even consider playing A&D. It's now on budget, so you've got no excuses. For Giants veterans, don't expect too much from A&D, as it isn't half as special as its precursor, but I would recommend playing it if only for the fantastic cutscenes.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2004)
Wenn Sie geradlinigste Ballerkost lieben, wird Ihnen Armed & Dangerous gefallen. Viel mehr dürfen Sie allerdings nicht erwarten. Denn die Levels sind im Grunde austauschbar und bieten kaum Abwechslung. Lediglich die abgefahrenen Waffen machen eine Weile Spaß. Wenn mein Land-Hai sich durch die Gegnerreihen knabbert, muss ich breit grinsen. Und in den Zwischensequenzen stecken einige tolle Parodien bekannter Filmklassiker.
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WindowsGame Revolution (Dec, 2003)
Armed and Dangerous has some funny moments and wild weapons, but it still can’t shake its straightforward gameplay. If you’re in the mood to just blow things up with no strings attached, this is the game for you, but more discerning gamers might be left wanting a little more.
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XboxMS Xbox World (Mar 04, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous is a good game to play if you are seeking a no brainer killing spree game. The endless cannon fodder and weapons will keep you entertained whilst following the comedy storyline will make you laugh. However the simplistic nature of the game play makes it pale in contrast to its peers such as the previously mentioned Brute Force and Freedom Fighters. The lack of any multiplayer aspect is also a bad move. Had the game offered that little bit more or something unique other than its comedy, then Armed and Dangerous may have been more appealing to a wider audience of games players. As it stands you have here an average nice looking shooter laced with some good old fashioned wit. A rental for those who like something deeper and a blast for those who just don't give a dam.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Dec 12, 2003)
Задания разнообразием не отличаются: убить всех; убить не всех, но добежать до точки L; спасти M крестьян (таская их за собой по воздуху на невидимом поводке); расстрелять из стационарной пушки N нападающих волн солдат короля. Перемешать в странной пропорции — и можно подавать на монитор. Странность заключается в скуке, которая наступает примерно к середине игры. Усугубляет ситуацию абсолютная несбалансированность оружия, в итоге 95% времени игрок волей-неволей вынужден обходиться стандартным автоматом с тысячей патронов на борту. Межуровневые ролики являются главным стимулом прохождения. К сожалению, качество видео подкачало. Но смеяться и, в отдельных случаях, ржать придется не раз.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Mar, 2004)
Planet Moon’s Giants had the same problem, running out of steam long before it was over. But Giants had three distinct races to play and ambitious multiplayer support. There’s nothing like that here, and Armed and Dangerous peters out way too soon. It tips its hand early on with fun stuff like the Land Shark Gun and sticky grenades as in Halo. It’s a bit too selfish with the crazy weapons like the Guy Fawkes Traitor Bomb, the World’s Smallest Black Hole, and a corkscrew that literally turns the world upside down. Once you’ve seen all this, the last two thirds has a disappointing “is that all there is?” feeling. You’re eventually left without much to do besides lean on the Fire button and wait for tho next cut-scene.
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WindowsCanardPC (Jan 14, 2004)
J'ai l'impression d'être un gros pisse-froid aigri en disant ça, mais Armed and Dangerous m'a gonflé rapidement. Pourtant, le scénario est tartiné d'humour, les persos sont bien crétins, les armes sont rigolotes et la réalisation est plus que correcte. Non franchement, si Planet Moon s'était un peu creusé pour varier le gameplay, ça aurait pu donner un grand jeu. Là, tout ce qu'on obtient est un jeu de shoot honnête, mignon, nerveux mais linéaire et répétitif jusqu'à en devenir lourdingue.
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WindowsSuper Play (Sweden) (Feb, 2004)
Armed & Dangerous erbjuder inga andra utmaningar än den att träffa alla monster, och det gör att stegringsmomentet, det som får pulsen att slå, försvinner. Ett bra actionspel måste vara dynamiskt och det har inte Planet Moon lyckats med. Oftast hamnar man i en serie identiska uppdrag av typen "rädda de oskyldiga byborna, förstör de markerade byggnaderna, rym genom stadsporten". Jag hade förväntat mig mer. Jag är ju obotligt förtjust i den här genren. Det är väl därför som jag trots allt har roligt så länge jag spelar.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Feb 25, 2004)
Pourquoi est la question que l'on pourrait aisément se poser à la vue de ce jeu estampillé Lucas Arts. Pourquoi avoir si mal équilibré et réalisé le digne successeur (humoristiquement parlant) de Giants. Ce dernier disposait d'un gameplay fouillé, d'idées novatrices, d'un design estimable, tout le contraire de son petit-frère, sûrement abandonné à la naissance par des parents malveillants. Un jeu moyen qui sonne creux sous sa carapace richement ponctuée d'éclats de rire. Le conseil que l'on pourrait lui donner émane des Monty Python :"Bring out your dead !".
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Feb 19, 2004)
Armed & Dangerous ne sera pas le successeur de Giants. S'il peut être très drôle par moments, les phases de jeu sont trop plates, manquent d'ambiance (et d'humour) et surtout se montrent trop limitées et répétitives. Le titre n'est qu'un shooter moyen, un tantinet rigolo, qu'on pourra essayer en occasion ou une fois que son prix aura baissé. A moins de 30 euros, on fera une affaire potable pour ce jeu pop-corn.
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WindowsGameDaily (Dec 14, 2006)
When I wrote the preview for this game I was giddy with anticipation of what LucasArts and Planet Moon were going to bring us. Unfortunately, while it had all the potential in the world, it failed miserably to bring us what could have been a great comedic action shooter. It has a hilarious story with wonderful characters, but the lackluster graphics, twitchy gameplay and repetitive levels make this just another mediocre shooter. On the positive side, A&D can now take its place as the funniest game ever created.
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WindowsGameSpy (Dec 16, 2003)
We expect nothing less than pure zaniness from Planet Moon Studios. In 2000, the developer unleashed Giants: Citizen Kabuto to the world. A combination shooter/RTS, Giants is best remembered for its bizarre imagery and daffy sense of humor. Imagine a cross between the old Warner Brothers cartoons, Monty Python's Flying Circus, King Kong, and a pro wrestling extravaganza. Now Planet Moon is back with Armed & Dangerous, a streamlined old-school action game that lacks the diversity of Giants but shares the same sense of silly fun. The only problem is that the fun grows old quickly because of the game's simple, repetitive levels.
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WindowsJoystick (French) (Feb, 2004)
Armed and Dangerous est un petit jeu d'action sympa vendu trop cher. Il est assez difficile, mais trop court, et son humour ne plaira pas à tout le monde. De plus, malgré sa réussite technique, ce n'est pas une merveille graphique. Si vous êtes néanmoins intéressé, je vous conseille d'attendre soit une démo pour tâter le terrain, soit la version budget.