Beowulf: The Game

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Beowulf: The Game
Beowulf PS3.jpg
Developer(s) Ubisoft, Virtuos (PSP)
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Engine YETI
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable
Release date(s) Xbox 360
  • NA November 13, 2007
  • EU November 16, 2007
  • AUS November 22, 2007[1]
PlayStation 3
  • NA November 13, 2007
  • AUS November 22, 2007
  • EU November 23, 2007[2]
Microsoft Windows
  • NA November 13, 2007
  • EU November 16, 2007
  • AUS November 2007
  • JP December 21, 2007[3]
PlayStation Portable
  • NA December 4, 2007
  • AUS December 13, 2007
  • EU December 14, 2007[4]
Genre(s) Action, hack and slash
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc

Beowulf: The Game is a hack and slash game for PC and consoles, based on Robert Zemeckis' version of the poem Beowulf. The game was announced by Ubisoft on 22 May 2007 during its Ubidays event in Paris.[5] It was released on November 13, 2007 in the United States. The characters are voiced by the original actors who starred in the film.

Plot[edit]

The story begins with Beowulf eating a mango on a beach with a fellow ISIS member. On the beach they slay crabs and then Beowulf races with the Thane in the sea, where he is attacked by a sea serpent. He fights the serpent on a small rock structure but is defeated and thrown into the water; there, Grendel's mother appears and says he is her new hero, and grants him power. Beowulf defeats the sea serpent with his newfound power and returns to the beach where he was racing with the Thane.

Afterward, having heard the problem the Danes are facing, he goes to help King Hrothgar to stop Grendel, gaining Heroic powers on the journey. Afterwards, the player plays through the thirty years of Beowulf's life as king of the Danes, which was not seen in the movie. Beowulf gets to journey from Herot to Iceland, defeating demons and large creatures, from a giant hellhound to trolls.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS3) 54.45%[7]
(X360) 54.02%[8]
(PSP) 47.67%[9]
(PC) 44.95%[10]
Metacritic (PS3) 51/100[11]
(X360) 51/100[12]
(PSP) 44/100[13]
(PC) 44/100[14]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 5/10[15]
Eurogamer 5/10[16]
Game Informer 5.75/10[17]
GamePro 3/5 stars[18]
Game Revolution D[19]
GameSpot 5/10[20]
(PSP) 3.5/10[21]
GameSpy 2.5/5 stars[22]
GameZone 5/10[23]
IGN 4/10[24]
Official Xbox Magazine 6/10[25]
PC Gamer (US) 49%[26]
PlayStation Magazine 2.5/5 stars[27]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 54.45% and 51 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[7][11] 54.02% and 51 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[8][12] 47.67% and 44 out of 100 for the PSP version;[9][13] and 44.95% and 44 out of 100 for the PC version.[10][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beowulf: The Game Release Information for Xbox 360". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Beowulf: The Game Release Information for PlayStation 3". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Beowulf: The Game Release Information for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Beowulf: The Game Release Information for PSP". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  5. ^ Daemon Hatfield (2007-05-22). "Ubisoft Producing Beowulf Game". IGN. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  6. ^ "Beowulf Game Launches Alongside Film". IGN. 2007-11-16. Archived from the original on 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  7. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  8. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  9. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  10. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  11. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  12. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  13. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  14. ^ a b "Beowulf: The Game for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  15. ^ Edge staff (2007-12-25). "Beowulf: The Game (X360)". Edge (183): 99. 
  16. ^ James Lyon (2007-11-27). "Beowulf (X360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  17. ^ Andrew Reiner (January 2008). "Beowulf: The Game (PC, PS3, X360)". Game Informer (177). Archived from the original on 2008-02-09. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  18. ^ Casey Lynch (2007-12-03). "Review: Beowulf (PS3, X360)". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  19. ^ Jesse Constantino (2007-11-16). "Beowulf Review (PS3, X360)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  20. ^ Joe Dodson (2007-11-21). "Beowulf: The Game Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  21. ^ Joe Dodson (2008-01-22). "Beowulf Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  22. ^ Gabe Graziani (2007-11-13). "GameSpy: Beowulf (PS3, X360)". GameSpy. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  23. ^ Michael Lafferty (2007-11-25). "Beowulf The Game - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  24. ^ Charles Onyett (2007-11-14). "Beowulf Review". IGN. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  25. ^ "Beowulf: The Game". Official Xbox Magazine: 65. January 2008. 
  26. ^ "Beowulf: The Game". PC Gamer: 74. February 2008. 
  27. ^ "Beowulf: The Game". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 80. January 2008. 

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