"While the game feels pretty short, its interesting premise and impressive presentation pick up the slack and make Beyond Good & Evil a game well worth playing." - GameSpot
"Beyond Good & Evil tells its story with amazing pizzazz and polish. Even better, it's a story well worth telling." - IGN
For centuries, the planet Hyllis has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. Skeptical of her government's inability to repel the invaders, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy, and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom.
Join the Rebellion As action reporter Jade, join an underground resistance group and expose your government's secrets using stealth, force, and wits. Stop at nothing until your people know the truth.
Expose the Conspiracy Enter a futuristic world full of deception, where nothing is as it seems and exposing the truth is the only hope of restoring freedom.
Prepare for Anything Brace yourself for any obstacle in this spellbinding world from the mind of innovative game creator, Michel Ancel.
United We Fight! Battle against the forces of conspiracy with Jade's punishing dai-jo staff techniques. Master amazing tag-team fighting combos with allied resistance fighters.
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Beyond good and evil is a narrative driven game placed in a dystopian future with an alien race who are trying to invade and take control of the world. Our main character Jade, armed with a Dai-jo staff and a camera, takes us on an fantastic adventure full of secrets and plot twists. The combat is a simple click and hit, it is simple but well done. Jade is also equipped with a camera that I think is used very cleverly, it is used to take pictures of new creatures you find (you get an amount of currency from this with is then used to buy useful things around the game) but it is also implemented into some quests where you are tasked on taking pictures proof on some of the horrific events taking place. Overall I think this is an amazing game, the world feels very much alive which is something a lot of games fail at. The camera is cleverly implemented and helps you get more immersed into the game world. If you can handle a game with PS2 graphics and want a story driven game that is well done with interesting character and rich story, then this is the game for you.
I don't think I'll ever find a game that is better than Beyond Good and Evil. I have finished it about 6 times over 10 years, I have explored every corner of it and I can't find words to tell how much I love it. Some people say that it's not that great, because it's old or because it has simple/ripped-off mechanics, but those people don't understand what is this game about. It's more than just another adventure/stealth game. It's a gateway to a beautiful, living, unique world. There are many games with better graphics or mechanics, but this game has soul and there are very few games in the world that has that. I recommend buying this game right now. There's a huge chance that you will fall in love with this game forever. And it's a chance worth taking.
3rd person story driven adventure game - wow how on earth did i not play this when i was younger. so glad i picked it up as it still holds up to this day. some sections will annoy you (some camera angles for sure) but overall a lovable game that i wish they would do a sequel to. Also capsule is easy to download, install, and play on.
Beyond Good and Evil is one of those games that everyone should play, it's a beautiful experience and incredibly enjoyable. The game is a mix of stealth, action, adventure and exploration with various gameplay elements and sequences that mesh perfectly. Personally, I enjoyed the adventure and exploration parts the most, the world feels vibrant and full of life, the setting is just awesome. The gameplay is accompanied by an engaging story filled with great dialogue and likeable characters, it's truly excellent and keeps you going until the very end. The plot is all about twists and conspiracies, truths and lies, it does sound a bit cliché but it's unforgettable. The graphics and sound are well produced and fit together with the atmosphere of the game. This is one game that is hard to dislike, I can barely find anything faulty with it and I recommend everyone to try this game out, don't be alarmed by the outdated visuals, just sit back and enjoy.
Really a forgotten gem that deserves much more. This game contains some of the most touching scenes in video game history, the story, the caracters and even the gameplay is something you'll never forget. You control an uprising young journalist (Jade) and your main mission in this game is to uncover an evil organization. While this sounds simple, it'sreally not, the gameplay consists of action and stealth parts, photojournalism, hovercraft races and there are also some interesting minigames. A complex action-adventure game that you shouldn't miss!
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