Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by Patricia 1452d ago | review

VANQUISH and the Best of All Possible Worlds

Vanquish is how Mikami would like Gears of War to be: with the sense of camaraderie replaced by the individual capability of doing awesome things, like sliding with rocket jets and firing in slow motion. These mechanisms add an incredible amount of fluidity to the genre. You don’t just “cover and shoot”, oh no! You shoot from cover, slide towards the enemy, body slam it and, while you are still in the air, bouncing from that body slam, you slow down time and shoot the heads of all remaining droids.

Does that sound intense? Vanquish has no expository moments. It has no pacing. It’s a roller-coaster ride, sure. But this roller-coaster has no turns or ascents. You start from the highest point and then fall…and fall…and keep falling…and then the game is over. It’s exhausting, really. (PS3, Vanquish, Xbox 360) -

NewMonday  +   1452d ago
Great game, underrated and on of the best games of the year.
Information Minister  +   1452d ago
By the time the current systems are permanently abandoned, Vanquish will probably be regarded as THE underrated gem of the generation.
SolidGear3  +   1452d ago
Seeing as how it came out in November 2010 I'd say it was one of the best games of last year. I picked it up at a midnight launch.
YourFlyness  +   1452d ago
Great Game, felt short. but still awesome
ZippyZapper  +   1452d ago
This game is a keeper like Kill Switch was las gen.
Vinushka  +   1452d ago

This game is so underrated it's criminal. I can honestly say it's one of the best games I've played this gen, and it saddens me to think there may not be a sequel.
ReservoirDog316  +   1452d ago
Yup. And at the end when it kicks it up to 11, jeez. It's sick.

Everyone should try it.
Ultr  +   1452d ago
I saw a Vanquish Article, did not read it, logged in, commented and boom nothing else to see here, logged out^^

Absolutely one of the best games I ever played!
Necros  +   1452d ago
It's the ultimate shooter... Gameplay is fulfilling like strawberry pie with ice cream... but there is too much of it! Now I have a belly-ache because I couldn't stop eating.

Definitely deserves a sequel though. Imagine Vanquish sans its problems.
#7 (Edited 1452d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
xVeZx  +   1452d ago
its too bad we wont see a sequel : (
Bleach  +   1452d ago
One of the most underrated games this generation. Simply brilliant.
grailly  +   1452d ago
:D you guys make me happy! I was thinking I was the only one thinking that this game was brilliant, now I know I'm not crazy
ShaunCameron  +   1444d ago
I'm hoping to get it tomorrow. It looks like something I could play.
ShaunCameron  +   1443d ago
I just beaten the game, and LOL @ the President offing herself in the end. With quick-time events at certain instances and the sliding mechanic, Vanquish was certainly not your average shooter game.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Elite Shows What Could Have Been on the Sega Genesis, Unreleased Classic

28m ago - Carl Williams writes, "Elite is one of those computer games that there are probably people still... | Retro

Lost Echo Review | Hardcore Droid

31m ago - The term ‘immersive’ is thrown around a lot when it comes to mobile games, but few games can keep... | iPhone

HotLiked - What the Internet is talking about right now

Now - Kill some time at You will regret it... | Promoted post

Désiré - Prologue: Walkthrough Guide

5h ago - Appunwrapper writes: "This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough for the iOS and Android point-a... | iPhone

Blaze Proves the Commodore Amiga Was Capable of Sonic the Hedgehog

5h ago - Carl Williams writes, "While Sega never supported the Commodore Amiga with any games, they did la... | Retro

Westwood Studios to Receive Industry Icon Award at The Game Awards 2015

5h ago - Host Geoff Keighley just announced that the defunct Westwood Studios will receive the “Industry I... | Retro