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"shearing through robots in a Neo Tokyo setting makes for a nice change of pace within a genre typically populated by alien antagonists and Eastern European enemies" -IGN.com
THE MACHINE AGE HAS BEGUN
In this immersive and atmospheric squad-based shooter in which you need to regain control of a futuristic Tokyo from an emerging robotic threat.
Set in 2080, the story starts when Dan Marshall and his squad are sent to bring the robotic community under control as they begin to infiltrate society and slowly take over undetected, leaving humans redundant in their wake.
Thrilling encounters with highly intelligent robotic enemies require you to think tactically, make challenging, real-time moral decisions and build up trust with your team mates in order to guide your squad to safety and success.
A NEW TAKE ON FUTURISTIC TOKYO
Experience dual layered Tokyo with a run down and derelict lower city and a clean and affluent upper city.
THE CONSEQUENCE SYSTEM
Under the pressures of battle every action, every choice and every word affects everything.
Fully destructible and highly resilient robots adapt to the damage they sustain encouraging you to analyse each enemy, find their weaknesses and dispose of them in the most efficient way.
WEAPON MODIFICATION AND SKILL SELECTION
Alongside a full armoury of unique weapons, put emphasis on the skills that will benefit you.
Binary decisioneareboucas | May 2, 2013 | See all eareboucas's reviews »
Binary Domain is a textbook case of mixed feelings regarding a game. On one hand, it's derivative and has some of the worst teammate AI I've ever seen. On the other, its story is surprisingly interesting and deep, plus shooting robots in this game is just plain fun. If you can forgive a game that has some VERY aggravating spots, give this a go... if you find it on sale.
Pretty fun!Profoundly_Mad | April 22, 2013 | See all Profoundly_Mad's reviews »
Binary Domain tends to be rather underrated. Most people just assume it's a cheap dime a dozen cover shooter and while it is a cover shooter, there is much more to the game than that. Shooting robots and dismembering them is a surprising amount of fun and you usually always have AI controlled squad companions to back you up, which builds up trust with those squad members which can affect which ending you get as well as how they respond to the player and their orders.
You can use a microphone to give your squad orders verbally but more often than not the voice detection doesn't work entirely right, leading to some humorous results.
Definitely get this game. Underrated and overlooked.
Surprisingly great shooterbarniman | March 28, 2013 | See all barniman's reviews »
This game genuinely surprised me, i wasn't expecting much, but what i got was an absolutely fun and memorable game. The shooting mechanics are rather basic, pretty much what players would expect from a cover-shooter. What really stands out in the game is the voice control for one thing, you can give orders to your AI teammates if you have a microphone (it's optional, you can also use the keyboard/mouse) and it works quite nicely. The other thing i really liked was the story, it's much better than what you would expect from an shooter. So all in all great game, recommended to try.
Cover-based shooting ain't so badKnurek | March 7, 2013 | See all Knurek's reviews »
Had a blast with this one, totally worth the price of admission.
The shooting is nicely realized, weapons feel quite good while going off, and shooting off parts of the robots never gets old. Graphics were very nice, very nice visual design overall. Framerate was almost rock solid, some slowdowns during the second chapter boss fight.
It certainly is quite story heavy, so take note if you have any problems with such games. Story itself is quite nice with that 90's anime OAV feel.
Not shabby!PM_DMNKLR | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all PM_DMNKLR's reviews »
I can sum this game up in a few words: Robocop + Dark Sector + I, Robot. If you don't like the sound of that type of crossover, then this game isn't for you, and likely you're a minority, lol, but that's alright. For everyone else though, this thing is chock full of awesome. The visuals/graphics aren't exactly Cryengine or Unreal Engine 4 quality, but hey, it feeds the diversity. Overall it can tend to be a fun game, very challenging in a positive way, and action-packed. Suit up soldier, you're about to jump into the future and get your butt handed to you by a cog-driven metallic beast world!