As Beowulf, players lead their men, called thanes, into battle, slay the Titans of a dying age and crush the enemies that threaten to annihilate both their kingdom and people. Only then, when Beowulf looks Destiny in the eye, will he know what kind of hero he has truly become.
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The Beowulf video game takes players deep into groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis' vision of the classic saga, Beowulf. Gamers live the life of Beowulf, the legendary Norse warrior with the strength of 30 men who is torn between the nobility and brutality within him. Arrogant, self-serving and lustful for gold and glory, Beowulf will journey to Denmark to destroy a bloodthirsty beast wreaking havoc on a frigid land. But evil persists, and Beowulf succumbs to its lure of even greater fame, quietly maneuvering to claim the Danish throne. As King, Beowulf must face the consequences of ambition, even as war descends on the realm.
Delve even deeper into the adventure as gamers will play through 30 years of the Beowulf story not seen in the movie to experience more of Beowulf's life and mold their own legacy.
The mystical world of Beowulf comes to life in stunning fashion. Powered by the next evolution of the award-winning YETI technology used to create the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Beowulf delivers an unrivalled graphical experience.
Army of up to 12 thanes to unlock as players increase their heroic experience (by saving thanes, killing giant monsters, etc.).
Players use the thane army to their advantage by giving orders, assigning positions, tailoring weapons to the situation or enemy and by triggering in-game mechanisms.
The thane army evolves with upgradeable weapons (swords, mace and spears), skills and abilities.
Use legacy experience points to gain thanes, replace weapons and upgrade Carnal abilities.
Carnal Power allows the use of stronger attacks and special weapons. Carnal upgrades include less daze after use and prolonged use of Carnal Fury. But if used too much, there will be grave consequences.
Dynamic combat system including combos, parries and increasing skills as the player progresses.
Grab ability allows Beowulf to hold on to walls or climb, as well as fight up close with visceral hand-to-hand combat against enemies and giant monsters.
Beowulf The Game is rated
2.8 out of
Rated 2 out of
A bit difficult to follow for me.Weapons break which is inconvenient, berserk mode is encouraged after so much damage but you can kill your followers, and it is hard to obtain hero points with few followers. Overall not my favorite.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 2 out of
This sucksThe game is bad and what I mean by bad as in Terrible! Ubisoft should have never made this game. The controlls a bit clunky but the graphics are good otherwise everything sucks!
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 1 out of
Cheap in value, cheap in entertainment.It was said that 2007's Beowulf was a great leap forward for CGI in movies, but as far as the game Beowulf goes, it did nothing to improve upon already established standards. Let's delve right into the combat of Beowulf; if you're really looking for story here, look to the movie that this game originally released with or read the free text online.
Beowulf can fight with both his fists and any weapons that he picks up off of the ground or steals from his opponents. When fighting barehanded, his attacks can all be blocked by shields that your opponents wield, and when he's fighting with an actual weapon, the weapon degrades and breaks fairly quickly. Once the weapon is broken, Beowulf goes back to using his inferior melee skills. After fighting Grendel and receiving the legendary sword, Hrunting, it will surprise you as it no doubt did me that the sword breaks as easy as any other weapon; so much for its epic status.
In addition to mainly fighting your enemies with your dukes, you'll also be graced with the presence of your fellow thanes and your best dwarven-like friend, Wiglaf. All of your fellow warriors are disposable, but if Wiglaf dies, your game will end, only to return at an ill-conceived checkpoint. When it comes to button-mashing, combo-riddled hack-and-slash games, keeping yourself alive through the hordes of enemies should be your primary focus, but when you are given allies in this type of game, it implies that you cannot hold your own. In fact, the game isn't hard so much as it doesn't give you enough tools to deal with every situation that you will find.
The game uses a "legacy" system; save yourself the trouble and interpret this as being a "good" or "bad" Beowulf. To be good, you must use your battle-strengthening aura; being bad involves going berserk and killing everyone in sight. However, since every boss, sub-boss, and slightly harder enemy can only be killed, or "pushed" into the next stage of combat, by going berserk, this legacy system loses quite a bit of its importance.
Going berserk also poses another issue. If you strike at your ally, the game will not register you as assaulting your fellow warrior. If you go berserk, the game will then allow you to not only hit your ally, but also kill him. In the heat of battle, when going berserk was the only way to survive, I could not distinguish Wiglaf from an enemy, as the game screen reddens and muddles a bit in berserk status, and I ended up reaching a game over because I killed the plot-central character. The game specifically warns that going berserk has consequences, but among these should not be a thirty minute setback.
At the time of this review, I grabbed a pre-owned Beowulf copy for $5, but nothing in the game has led me to feel great about this bargain purchase. I think that the saddest thing of all is that for all of the testosterone, machismo, and over-inflated egos of Beowulf and his thanes, none of these things aided in the delivery of adequate thrusts of the sword in combat.
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 2 out of
Are you kidding?Do not be fooled by the reviews!This game is based on a movie based on a book..lol It might look pretty,but be realistic.The other two reviews that gave it 10 must be little kids.If you insist on touching this game try renting it first, or use gamestop's seven day return policy.Happy gaming!
Date published: 2010-11-26
Rated 5 out of
check it outi know most people have said negative things about beowulf the game,which kept me from a purchase of it.when i saw that gamestop had it for only *** dollars,i decided to give it a try.not expecting a lot,i popped it in and i must admit,i was pleasantly surprisedim still in the early stages but im really liking this game.yeah,the graphics are a little ps2 like,but not bad at all,the story line doesnt suck at all and gameplay is as good as anything out there from the time period,if you enjoyed the gow games youll like beowulf.im glad i decided to go ahead and try it.and im hoping the low price will help others to decide the same.its nice hearing a great actor like anthony hopkins bellow out the narration .forget about the grim reviews and check it out.you may be surprised.