“…players looking for a highly entertaining shooter should look no
further. Vanquish will keep you on the edge of your multi-thruster booster
seat.” 8.5/10 – IGN
The story takes place on a vast space station in a near future world where
nations war over the planet’s remaining energy resources. Against this
backdrop, players take the role of Sam Gideon, a government agent kitted out
with a futuristic battle suit. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of
weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he
can use to take down his robot enemies.
- Fast, fluid and frenetic – This is gaming at its most explosive and
exciting, as you storm into battle.
- Experience a game character like no other – Sam is the ultimate weapon,
donning a futuristic battle suit of destructive firepower and superhuman speed
- Wage war in space – Fight your way through the enormous, open
environments of the space station. The most advanced, futuristic city in the
skies becomes home to the action.
- Genre breaker – Taking the shooter genre to the next level by adding
unique offensive and defensive moves, and kinetic melee combat.
- Challenge and competition – VANQUISH will rate players on a variety of
statistics, rewarding them for quick reflexes and strategic thinking, ensuring
they will want to play the levels again and again.
Review by IGN
"…Vanquish is a stylish, spectacular looking game with great gunplay and some
stunning set pieces. Although the game's story and character development pale
in comparison to the action, I had a great time with Vanquish from the in-game
tutorial all the way to the ending credits. Even though Mikami's latest
creation is difficult at times, players looking for a highly entertaining
shooter should look no further. Vanquish will keep you on the edge of your
multi-thruster booster seat.
IGN RATINGS FOR VANQUISH (PS3)
Vanquish has an impressive level of polish. The story and character development,
however, aren't engaging.
Vanquish is a chaotic, detailed spectacle of bullets and booster rockets.
Organic sections are less impressive than the inorganic settings, but overall
this game looks awesome.
The music in Vanquish is a fitting electronic affair. There are a surprising
number of language tracks here, including Japanese, French and Italian, along
with solid English performances.
Enjoyable gunplay mixed with weapon power-ups, arcade-style scoring and an
insanely fast boosting mechanic to traverse levels in a flash. Marvelous action
7.5 Lasting Appeal
The campaign will only take six to seven hours to complete. Fortunately there
are challenge stages to fight waves of enemies in a focused battle scenario, but
Vanquish could have lasted a bit longer.
(out of 10)