PC - Windows : Beyond Good And Evil Reviews

Gas Gauge: 75
Gas Gauge 75
Below are user reviews of Beyond Good And Evil and on the right are links to professionally written reviews. The summary of review scores shows the distribution of scores given by the professional reviewers for Beyond Good And Evil. Column height indicates the number of reviews with a score within the range shown at the bottom of the column. Higher scores (columns further towards the right) are better.

Summary of Review Scores

1UP 75

User Reviews (1 - 11 of 30)

Show these reviews first:

Highest Rated
Lowest Rated
Most Helpful
Least Helpful

Quick Review!

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: November 22, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Bad News First:

1. Controls. Very frustrating. Mouse/keyboard controls can be hard to use when angles are turned around. Also, extra mouse buttons (4,5,6) cannot be mapped.

2. Camera. It's bad enough that camera angles turn you around at the most inopportune moments, but sometimes they lock at angles where the mouse doesn't move restricting your view.

3. Fighting. You only have a handful of attacks that do not improve much through out the game.

4. Saving. There are save areas instead of saving wherever you like. This really isn't so bad since if your character dies you start off before certain areas.

Good News:

1. Visual design. Jaw-dropping, beautifully designed landscapes. Very few games are as clever and intricate in the construction of the buildings and land. Stunning. The Lighthouse is amazing.

2. Character designs. Unique, quirky and cool. Many species and variations there of.

3. Action. The fight sequences are exciting as well as the "running" scenes! Not to mention the "matrix-esque" photography for a certain move.

4. Tag-teams. Pey'j and Double H are used along the way to help in fights and traps that need to be unlocked.

5. Photography. Not the game's design photgraphy but Jade's camera! You take your own personal pictures or the photos of the animals on Hilly for $!

6. Acting. Terrific voice acting! My personal favorite was the barrel-chested soldier Double H.

7. Music. Riveting compostions that vary in certain situations. My favorite track though is a Brazilian-type music that you hear during the races.

8. Racing. Lots of fun and you win pearls that are needed in the game to purchase items.

All in all the use of the above pros are well directed into a unique experience. It's a terrific game!

PS: Anyone else catch the very end of the credits? Sea-quill!

Beatiful Graphics & Good Sound Track

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: October 23, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Starts at home to travel to island with hover craft the later upgrade to jump kit to hop over water and border and upgrade to rocket ship to fly around and to the moon, goes on races with hispanic sound track, fight strage creatures with a stick, through CDs, and bat stuff at them, lots of interactive and some detective work, play games games with Francis kinda like air hockey though push all 5 puck to other side first to win, kinda silly cute game, characters, strange creatures, snap pictures for credits is her job, fought major characters to gain control of island and rewards, Jade should have long hair if she's girl, maybe she decide to let her hair grow for next version of game...


3 Rating: 3, Useful: 1 / 2
Date: October 09, 2007
Author: Amazon User

seriously, it wont work with the latest drivers.
the game is a poor port too, buy it for a console instead if you can

Perfect - we love it.

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: June 15, 2007
Author: Amazon User

I love this game. It has a great story and plenty of action, and quite challenging.

My son (5yrs) loves playing this with me, and I don't mind playing with him since this is good safe stuff - and he can improve his dexterity, explore and learn to solve puzzles. I like the fact that being smart and stealthy is rewarded... and that this is NOT a shoot-up-the-baddies-and-watch-them-bleed game.

There are great sub games like the races, and the smugglers caves that allow you to keep playing the game after the adventure is done. Graphics is good, mouse + cursor movement works well. The Last fight is a worthy climax + ending.

I'm a little biased...

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 1 / 2
Date: April 13, 2007
Author: Amazon User

I'm not really crazy over games that require me to run around and fight and I especially don't like "bosses". However, this game is beautiful. The graphics are well done and all scenes are well integrated. I did enjoy the hovercraft races, at first. I then became frustrated with the controls. I eventually mastered it, but by the 3rd race I was bored. The looters' chases were downright annoying and almost made me quit all together. The few puzzles this game presents are easy to solve and mostly require you to find an object or run/drive really fast. Overall this game did not capture my imagination. It did indeed have a story that revealed itself, but was drowned out by the usual repetitive running,shooting,flying fast,killing monsters/bosses format that is so popular today. Personally, all that just bores me. I rated this highly because, ignoring my inherent bias, it does indeed deserve it. People who like this type of game format will really enjoy this.

great game!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: March 08, 2007
Author: Amazon User

This is a great game. The graphics are spectacular. The game is not too easy or too difficult. When you get stuck it isn't too hard to figure it out. Sometimes the controls are annoying but its still a great game. Its too bad it didn't get more publicity.

cult gaming

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: February 18, 2007
Author: Amazon User

im waiting for the days when there will be a large underground gaming world as there is with music and movies, etc. it always tends to be that the best media products are released under these pretenses.
beyond good and evil (though, with a title that oddly reminisces nietzsche) is a game that would be a part of an underworld gaming culture. not hugely distributed or advertised but, from what i can tell, has a distinct and loyal fanbase.

no, it isnt the best adventure game out there but its heads and tails above most anything else youll run into. those that love dreamfall and the longest journey will like it.

its not all that beautiful, the story is laughable at times but at others can be quite engaging, and the audio is something to be desired. but its just one of those games you play and for whatever reason you put the controller down and feel glad that you played it.

Beyond whatever you are used to.

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: February 14, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Even if this game was on my shelf for the last 2 years, I installed it thinking that I would have a brief look then uninstall it ASAP. Boy I was wrong.

This game has gorgeous graphics, nice music, great characters and intriguing story. Why haven't it sell more? The marketing department at Ubisoft deserves a slap on the back of the head.

The side quests in this game consists of taking pictures of every species of animals and find all the pearls, which you can use to buy critical components for your vehicles.

The stealth part of Beyond good and evil are not too frustrating. The Alpha sections guards are pretty stupid. If you die in a room, you will start over just at the beginning of the room. The only exception is the Alpha sections HQ but you do not have to do this level to complete the game.

The combat is fun too. There is not a lot of moves the heroin can do but you will have no difficulties in destroying the enemies.

Have fun with this game. I know I did.

A very good but overlooked game

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 4 / 4
Date: May 30, 2006
Author: Amazon User

Beyond Good and Evil is a very good game that I have played several times. The graphics are absolutely beautiful and the story line keeps you hooked. This is very unique game but has unfortunately been overlooked and has not sold well due to poor marketing. The only problems I had with the game were camera issues once or twice, but the annoying thing is the cliffhanger ending and no plans for a sequel due to the poor sales.

Best P.C. game ever.

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: March 04, 2006
Author: Amazon User

this game is one of, strike that, the best game i have on the P.C.
The gameplay is great, the stealth action is awsome, and the music
in this game is some of the best ever, especially the music in the Acuda Bar. my only problem is that the game is too short for better players, 3 or 4 days. and this game was not very hyped up, not many
people played it, makeing it an Underdog.

- Devin

Review Page: 1 2 3 Next