Created by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the man behind some of SEGA's most well-known video game franchises including the critically acclaimed Yakuza™ series, Binary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast paced and intense battle for humanity in 2080 AD Tokyo, Japan. The Amada Corporation breaks Geneva Code, Clause 21, by creating humanoid robots that believe themselves to be human. These so-called Hollow Children have infiltrated the human population, blurring the lines between man and machine. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that are tasked to find Amada at all costs and soon starts to question their surroundings and the choices they make. Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines?
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A new take on futuristic Tokyo – Experience an immersive storyline that takes players through the dual layered Tokyo with a run down and derelict lower city and a clean and technologically advanced upper city.
Procedural Damage – Fully destructible and highly resilient robots adapt to the damage they sustain encouraging you to analyze each enemy, find their weaknesses and dispose of them in the most efficient way.
Weapon modification and skill selection - Alongside a full armory of unique weapons, put emphasis on the skills that will benefit you to increase your resilience to attack, your speed and your firing accuracy.
The Consequence System – In the heat of battle, motivate and build trust within your squad and test your ability to make real time, difficult decisions knowing there will always be consequences.
Multiplayer – Beyond the 10 hour single player campaign, take your skills online and compete against others in various multiplayer campaigns that supports up to 10 players.
Binary Domain is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Amazing on many levelsI love this game like you wouldn't believe. I'm a collector and I look for underrated games and this game was number eight on the list and what a great find it was and when I began playing it, I was blown away just by the concept of it alone. It made me think of the 'Terminator' franchise because of the whole 'Man versus Machine' concept but this is a concept well done. One criticism that I will point out that the character are a bit stereotyped but not too where it's offense but it's passable, nothing too Michael Bay-ish but they are very likeable and you have to earn their respects for you or otherwise, they will not help you.
This is the kind of game where there needs to be sequel. It's a hidden gem of the Seven Generation of Gaming and if you can find it, pick it up and get ready for the ride of your life. It's a huge breath of fresh air.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 4 out of
Awesome Game!I loved this game. It might just be another third-person shooter, but there is something about it that just stands out. Maybe it's the fact that you do not fight any organic enemies, they are all robots. The story and gameplay are great. If you are looking for a great third-person shooter then I recommend this to you.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of
Amazing and OriginalThe very first good thing about this game is that the story is something you can actually love. Most shooters do not import that into their titles. The third-person system worked very efficiently the graphics were amazing. I love how each type of creature was unique and you weren't just fighting 2 different types. Some were weak but fast, some were powerful but slow, and others were just like soldiers. I also loved how shooting the robots in the head was not always and insta-kill. You could actually take them out limb by limb. Much better than expected.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 5 out of
Very realisticIt is a very interesting game based in what's to come in the future in real life. It is recommended for those players who like to kill robots & those who love heavy weapons.
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 4 out of
Binary Domain - ReviewIntroduction
Binary Domain is a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter that features unique aspects such as voice recognition and the consequence system. You play as Dan Marshall, a member of the IRTA task force, or 'rust crew', a multi-national team who's job it is to deal with violations of the New Geneva Convention. One of these violations is the creation of robots that resemble humans. Amada Corp, a Japanese robotics company is accused of this violation and a rust crew headed by Sgt. Marshall is sent into Tokyo to arrest its chairman, Yohji Amada, and bring him in for questioning.
The game begins as Marshall and his partner, Big Bo, infiltrate the Tokyo Bay seawall and move to rendezvous with the rest of their crew in the lower city slums...
The visuals are very good. Faces are highly detailed, environments are varied, and the enemies are well designed. Animations are silky smooth and the cutscenes look fantastic. There some issues with lip syncing however.
The audio is very solid. The music fits with the setting and gets up-tempo appropriately. You won't recognize any voices in the dialogue and while it can be cheesy at times, the overall voice acting is well done. Sound effects are crisp and the roar of gunfire and clashing of bullets with robot armor sounds great.
The combat is smooth and the cover system works like a charm. Everything is implemented well and while it may be a 'gears clone', its definitely one of the better third-person shooters on the market. Enemy AI is great as well. Robots are aggressive and even when half destroyed, they will claw and drag themselves toward you with relentless fury.
There is a reasonably long 8-10 hour campaign and competitive & cooperative online multiplayer modes. It was a solid amount of content at launch but unfortunately, the multiplayer component is dead at this point.
The voice recognition definitely needed refinement and there are a few design flaws but even that doesn't outweigh how tremendously polished this game is. The consequence system is nicely blended into the story and gameplay and the setpieces are very cool as well.
Replay Value 6/10
Some may want to play the campaign more than once to see the full effects of maximum trust with all companions, but the story doesn't offer any choice nor is there any kind of NG+ feature here. With the multiplayer being dead, the replayability takes a hit. Otherwise, this might have rated as high.
1. Combat is smooth and the cover system is well designed. Your character has evasive moves and can really motor around the environment with ease. Controls are tight and responsive and the largely familiar control scheme is a welcome sight from a Japanese developer.
2. The overall story is interesting and unique, and the characters (while cliche) are likable and well developed. There's a couple of nice plot twists here, and they can change depending on your level of trust with different companions.
3. The graphics are excellent. As I said, the game has great detail and the way enemies blow apart is intricate and eye popping. The sound effects are top notch and for the most part, the dialogue is surprisingly good for an english dub.
4. Companion AI is very aggressive. You will notice them shooting, moving up, and killing enemies. They get involved in the action and really give you the sense that you're part of a team.
5. This a very polished game. Its easy to learn, fun to play, and largely bug free. The AI programming is among the most advanced I've seen a shooter this generation. The menus are easy to navigate and the minor RPG elements in the form of weapon upgrades and nanomachines are a nice touch.
1. The voice recognition was a neat idea but unfortunately, its just too inconsistent. When it works, its great but often times it reads words incorrectly or even not at all. Given the nature that voice commands are time critical, this feature is basically unusable. You're better off disabling the voice input and just issue commands off the right bumper. Its a shame because properly working voice commands would added a really unique aspect to this game.
2. The boss fights can be a little long and tedious. The fact that the game throws other enemies into the fray while facing some bosses can make those encounters seem overwhelming.
3. In a number of areas, ammo is just far too scarce. Throughout the game, there is just not enough opportunities to pick up weapons from destroyed enemies and some weapon ammo counts (sniper rifles and shotguns) are simply capped too low. Also, the revive animation could be a little faster.
4. While the dialogue is often engaging and mostly well written, occasionally its cheesy and some of the comic relief feels forced.
5. Even though friendly AI is aggressive and involved in the action, they often walk directly into your gunfire, lowering their trust if you hit them. This is a clear design flaw.
The Score 8.2/10
Overall, Binary Domain is a good game. Its got excellent shooter mechanics, a good storyline, and integrates some character customization and upgrade features that are uncommon in the shooter genre these days. The graphics and sound are of high quality and while the game is short and devoid of much other than the campaign, this is a game any third-person shooter, sci-fi, or Gears of War fan should play.
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 5 out of
Epic from start to finishWhat is their to say beyond that this game is awesome from game play to graphics to even a pretty good story line for a shooter. And that it will never get the attention and props it deserves since it isn't a house hold brand name shooter. Pick this one up if your a 3rd person shooter fan. You will not be disappointed not by a long shot. I hope it sells well enough to see a sequel.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 5 out of
AMAZING GAME!!!i bought this game just for the heck of it. it looked decent so i tried it. i was completely shocked how great this game actually was. i had so much fun playing it. took me between 8-9 hours to beat this game. so it definitely has length. this game is a mixture of i-robot and gears of war. but i cant wait for the second one! you must get this game! the story was amazing. and the graphics are sweet. sega did real well here.
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 4 out of
Very nice -9Im writing this review based off of the single player campaign as i have not played the multiplayer. But the single player campaign is excellent. I am about 4-6 hours in and it is reminicent of Gears of War 3, but different enough to make this a completely seperate game. First off, you can respond to your CPU teamates by voice command, a nice feature (although somewhat sketchy -7), the game play is very exciting, even having to run through the debris of a building falling around you (not a spoiler), Gameplay is very responsive (9), Graphics are easily a 10, the game is beautiful. Great game, recommended.