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A massive explosion rips through six square blocks of Empire City, leveling everything and everyone in its path. At the center of the blast crater a man has survived.

You will experience what happens when a real person suddenly starts developing super powers. Will you exact revenge, protect the innocent or do little of both? These are the situations you will face when immersed inside a richly interactive and organic living city. Featuring a place where actions create broader reactions in the citizens and landscape around them. inFamous lets you unravel an evolving mystery, experience fame and/or infamy and battle powerful, iconic villains, all the while feeling what it is like to become a modern day superhero. Watch the citizens and city react and evolve depending on your actions

From game developer Sucker Punch, creators of the award-winning Sly Cooper series, and publisher Sony comes inFAMOUS. The first open-world title exclusively for the PlayStation 3, infamous is a single player action/adventure that places you in the role of once regular guy, Cole, who in the aftermath of a horrific catastrophe finds himself not only alive, but developing a fantastic array of superpowers. Going from ordinary to extraordinary overnight isn't something to take lightly. With these powers does one exact revenge? Protect the innocent? Or perhaps, dabble in a little of both? The choice is yours in infamous

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Empire City was a run of the mill metropolis, until one day a massive explosion rips through six square blocks of its bustling downtown real-estate, seemingly leveling everything and everyone in its path. Yet after the dust had cleared, at the center of the blast crater is a lone man, Cole. He is in a coma, but has survived the event and neither he nor the world will ever be the same.

An everyday guy doing his best to make ends meet, Cole had been a bike messenger. Just before the blast he had been sent to ground zero to deliver a package. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, he awakes to find that somehow he has gained strange electrical powers. Empire City is in shambles though. Riots have erupted, breeding chaos and emboldening powerful criminal gangs hungry for power and profit. In the panic that follows the city is quarantined from the mainland, and television broadcasts packed with damning security camera footage link Cole to the scene of the explosion. Cole is now a wanted man, but his extraordinary electricity-based powers and perhaps a semblance of responsibility for the well-being of Empire City are growing. Who is really responsible for the blast though? As an evolving mystery unfolds, Cole must learn how to wield his newfound powers as he searches for the real culprits behind the blast in an attempt to rescue Empire City from complete anarchy.

Built around open-world gameplay where the player decides how to deal with both criminal gangs bent on destruction and devastated citizens who need help, action in infamous contains the standard mix of mission play, in which players are given specific goals and activities to meet, and free play scenarios, where you can wander Empire City doing what they will. In both, developing and learning to control Cole's electricity-based powers is crucial. Cole can not actually generate energy, so these powers are based on energy manipulation instead. This manipulation comes in three basic forms: discharge of energy at living or inanimate targets in either diffused or precise bursts; generation of energy shields used as protection against the weapons or special powers of enemies; and the infusion of objects with time-delayed destructive energy for use as grenades or mines. As impressive as these powers are they do have drawbacks though. Because electricity can cause combustion, Cole can not wield firearms and can be hurt by items he blows up. Also, like anything electrically driven, his abilities require a power source. In the damaged, but not destroyed Empire City, these sources can be found throughout the gameplay area, but players must note that certain actions drain energy faster than others and that enemies will become aware of your need of a power source as the game proceeds and accordingly attempt to destroy those sources.

This need for power also provides a major illustration of the game's morality system. As battles rage throughout the gameplay area and power sources become either scarce or destroyed, Cole is faced with the ethics of his 'bio-draw' ability. Through this he can harvest electrical energy from living organisms. This will provide the energy needed to survive in a pinch, but may also have consequences as to how the game develops over both the short and long-term. In addition to this, players will also face similar game-changing choices in dealing with more casual scenarios involving the citizens of Empire City. As well intentioned as a hero may be, in many cases he is just as likely to be hated as he is to be praised. Choice is the deciding factor in this, and that resides squarely on the shoulders of players in infamous

Key Game Features:

  • Be a Hero - Take on the role of Cole, an everyday guy and urban explorer, who develops a wide range of electricity-based powers. Learn how to adapt to Cole’s evolving powers in an attempt to save Empire City and its people.
  • Super Powers - Feel what it is like to discover, grow and use a wide range of electricity-based super powers (good or bad); and grasp the responsibility that comes from being so powerful.
  • Epic Battles - Experience what it is like to be a true hero, taking responsibility for every action, as players battle against powerful iconic villains.
  • Open Dynamic World - Coupling rich powers with a reactive environment and population, experience complete freedom to explore a deep, open interactive city. Players will be challenged to decide if they choose to save or destroy Empire City.
  • Urban Exploration - Scale the cityscape to discover new vantage points and employ a vertical combat system. Utilize Cole’s climbing skills to go where most people can not, opening up a variety of offensive and defensive combat options.
  • Organic City Ecology - Watch the citizens and city react and evolve depending on players’ actions. Events will unfold based on the role players take in them, creating broader reactions in the city’s people and environment.

  • Change the outcome of the game at every turn as citizens and city environment itself react to, and are impacted by your in-game actions.
  • Take on the role of Cole, an everyday guy who develops a super-human powers and must decide whether to use these for the good of Empire City and its people or their detriment.
  • Discover, grow and wield a wide range of electricity-based super powers against enemies using standard weapons as wells as comparable special abilities.
  • Utilize Cole?s climbing skills as you scale the cityscape and discover new vantage points, vaious offense and defensive tactics and employ inFAMOUS' vertical combat system.
  • Experience the complete freedom to accept structured mission play options, or to explore the deep, open-world design of Empire City.

Customer Reviews:

  • Fun, engaging action game for the PS3. Better than most.
    Infamous is a great game. Just how great it is depends on your taste in games. This is not a run and gun shooter like Killzone 2 or Resistance. This game is more a mix of a shooter with platform game elements. You play Cole who through some mysterious manner (explosion) has developed electrical "super powers". You are basically locked on an island ala "Escape from New York" style. You can scale buildings, poles, train tracks, almost any structure you can get your hands on. Scaling up the side of a building or up the beams supporting the train tracks is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. The best part of your super powers are your electrical abilities. You can zap enemies with lighting similar to Star Wars Jedi, you can throw "energy grenades" which are lethal and you can develop other powers. The powers you develop depend on whether you choose to be "good" or "evil". You get certain special powers down each path you take. If you help civilians and do other good deeds/missions you are basically taking the "good" path. If you decide to crisp the good old civilians like bacon and do "evil" missions then you go down the "evil" path.

    This "good vs. evil" choice is actually implemented very well, much better than I thought it would be. I will be playing this game through a second time in order to see how the other path develops and ends. Overall the graphics are very good and the controls are pretty much spot on. I never had problems with targeting, etc. This is a great exclusive for the PS3. I waffled between giving this game 4 stars or 5 stars and ultimately decided on giving it 5 stars. I gave the game 5 stars because I felt the originality, story and gameplay were some of the best for a PS3 game. That's ultimately how I judged this, compared to other PS3 games since this is a PS3 exclusive. This is definitely one of the top titles on the PS3 and for me personally is one of my top 5 PS3 games. If you are unsure about this game I recommend downloading the demo from the Playstation Store as it is a good representation of the game's feel. ...more info
  • Underrated masterpiece a must buy for PS3 gamers
    I approached InFamous with a little hesitancy - the title and generic shaven headed cover protagonist (seriously what is it with western game designers and shaven headed stubbly dudes) wearing a messenger bag dripping with force powers reeked of a C+ game. But the demo compelled me enough to warrant a purchase and I now feel bad for judging InFamous by its cover. Because I think in sheer gameplay this is one of the best games of the current genearation and elevates Sucker Punch to AAA league.

    What InFamous is most of all is a spiritual successor to Crackdown and GTA, obviously, with its sandbox open world. But I'd say more importantly it's the evolution of Super Metroid and Symphony of the Night. It's a game in which the world, exploration of the world, growth of your character, and the plot are all inextricably linked. You spy a tantalizing blast shard or an area just out of reach and realize later with your newfound abilities not only how you're going to conquer, but in which particular way you will as the game also gives you a sense of freedom and choice.

    And most important of all Sucker Punch has done something no one has gotten right in a long time - it's made 3d platforming impeccable. More often than not Cole is a pure thumbcandy crackpipe dream to control that you can't put your hands down from. He does what you want, aims for handholds with precision and dexterity. The game makes you feel that the compulsive itch to hammer the X button can get you to climb a building in mere seconds. The system is so good and aimed at relieving frustration that sometimes the only problems you have are when you want Cole to not hit something. He's a very sticky guy. But beyond that the fact remains - InFamous' platforming is a SHEER FUN. I'd even go so far as to say it shows up exactly why Little Big Planet was so problematic. LBP was beautiful, groundbreaking, and did so much revolutionarily... But it's platforming mechanics were just too frustrating and difficult. Friends' children would give up on it, as would girlfriends and drunk pals. I feel that any of those people could pick up InFamous and within ten minutes have the hero running across rooftops like a parkour pipe dream.

    Combat is excellent, with a variety of situations and tactics that feel fresh. You'll be able to snipe, and grenade, and toss cars into the air, but the mechanics of such feel new.

    And best of all and what makes InFamous such a sheer joy to play is that Sucker Punch understand PACING. The game always gives you something to do at your leisure, and in small installments that feel perfectly right.

    It's a game in which all the frustration and bad design choices and overwrought controls have been whittled away until you have a dream of a game, one that perfectly encapsulates the childish desire to become a superhero. All the boring sluggish driving of GTA is removed, the city of Crackdown is made more tangibly real with a sensation of weight to your actions to it and a living breathing place with consequence, and the story is pitched at just the right pace. It's not overly pretentious and doesn't overstay its welcome, gets out of the way so you can get back to playing.

    The only gripe I do have with InFamous is that morality is something the game explores, subtextually and as a player choice, and I feel it's a bit too analog. The choices you make later on especially are so obviously between being a saint or Bernie Madoff's conscience that there's no heft to them at all, likewise because it unlocks powers, you feel compelled to have to go to one extreme or another. I wish InFamous let you play a little more neutral, because the character of Cole is.

    I have yet to play a game even with the past year of incredible titles that I feel is so addictively compulsive and that I find the hours vanish while playing and keeps urging me on to try one more thing. I can't recommend InFamous highly enough, and believe that this game deserves even more praise. For all the hits I took for declaring Killzone 2 was an abject failure, I offer my undying love for InFamous as proof positive that I'm no blinkered fanboy. If anything InFamous has made me love my PS3 again. ...more info
  • Early Impressions
    I've only played about 5 hours of this game, but I can tell you now that it is an amazing accomplishment, and worth your time and money.

    If you've read any of the reviews for this game, you'll see most of the negative points are about the graphics, repetitiveness of missions, and controlling Cole (namely the platforming aspects).

    Taking these concerns head on, I'll admit that yes, the graphics are good, but not great. For a sandbox/open world game, I find the graphics to be stellar, but of course they don't stand up to games such as Killzone. This should *not* deter you from playing this game.

    Granted, I've only put about 5 hours into the game so far, but I feel fairly confident in saying that anyone who complains about the missions being repetitive is just nit-picking. The main story missions are not only interesting and compelling, but move the story forward at the same time. The side missions range from the extremely short (I'm talking like less than 2 minutes--kill this group of reapers) to fairly long. In the missions you might have to destroy surveillance cameras, race across rooftops, usher a group of people through a barricade, or any number of other things.

    Finally we come to Cole's controls. This is another point that I happen to agree with (it can be hard to maneuver Cole into small spaces while climbing down a wall, for instance). And yet, once again, it's nothing that should deter you from playing the game. It is, at most, a mild annoyance. Usually you won't even notice a problem.

    There is so much to do in this game (main missions, side missions, collect dead drops, collect shards, explore, upgrade powers, etc) that you will have a very hard time putting the game down. (That five hours I mentioned having played...that was in one session.) The developers were smart about the side missions and collectibles. You actually *want* to do it:

    As you collect shards, it increases your power bar. As you collect dead drops, it uncovers new parts of the back story. As you do side missions, it opens up (clears) parts of the map. And for all these things, you'll get trophies at certain check points (25% of shards collected for example).

    The bottom line is this: 99% of the negative comments you've heard or read don't take away from the fact that this game is FUN. Reviewers *have* to nitpick. It's their jobs. But at the end of the day, none of the negatives amount to squat. Get this game, you will not regret it.

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  • Awesome
    This game is fantastic - Highly recommended. Starts off solid and gets better and better. Nice work Sucker punch....more info
  • Electrifying!
    Cross GTA's open world environment, Uncharted's platforming and weapon mechanics along with some truly awesome electrical superpowers in a setting straight from a classic comic book and you have inFAMOUS.

    Definitely worth the price of admission, with or without an Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta code......more info
  • Fantastic Achievement in Gaming
    The main reason I am writing this review now is to offset the other two yahoos as I believe one of them called me for their shotty reviews of this fantastic game known as Infamous. My intentions was to wait until I was completely finished with the game one time through but when I saw that they were giving it a one and two star review for only being in 720p, I had to step in. I thought it was hilarious that they gave it those ratings then gave it a fun factor rating of four out of five and then put over there favorite system(known as the xbox) in an attempt to once again say how the xbox is better due to the fact that this is only on the PS3. Please name me some games that are TRUE 100% 1080p on xbox. I cant name one. Why do you think microsoft made a separate hd movie unit and charged people an extra $199 for hd movies that are now obselete and now offer netflixs? Because the machine it self doesnt support full 1080p resolution. Almost every game that is one the xbox is 720p. Why do you think games that come out for both the PS3 and xbox are 720p? Because xbox cant handle the same thing as the PS3 so game studios are not going to make two completely different versions of the game due to resolution.

    As far as this game goes, I honestly have no clue why they made it in only 720p for the PS3 since it is not on the xbox. But who cares. It is still a wonderful game that looks, plays, and sounds fantastically. The game is extremly deep with regular missions to progress you through the games as well as side missions which allows you to not only unlock a few more super powers but allows you to own different territories which unlocks 3 different trophies as well. The A.I. is pretty great too because it can be extremly challenging at times or fairly easy. And everytime you die, the Ai. is different and in some instantances different foes in the same situation. To me the resolution and graphics are great and the gameplay is so smooth. I have never seen a loading screen at all. The controls are pretty straight foward and you get use to them fairly quickly as well as unlocking new powers as you go through the game allowing you ample to get use to the controls/buttons until the next power is unlocked. You are also able to upgrade each superpower through xp points that you get from beating each mission. The voice acting and story are also stellar as the entire game is basically one huge comic book with comic style cutscenes. You get to play as either good or evil as most people know, which as a nice dimension to the game as in certain situations you have to choose what to do to bring your karma to either fully good or evil which also unlocks trophies as well.

    Ther are a few things that is wrong with the game but not enough to bring it down a star. There has been a couple of times when I was playing on certain mission that I jump through a wall and then go right back to the spot I was at or I jumped and landed in a spot and fell through where water was at and died but the next time I got to the same spot it did not happen again. Another thing is that there are not that many boss fights in the game. Instead there are many opponents that you will have to face at one time. This can get very frustrating as in the mission, Alden in Chains, as the reapers and junk robots seem to never end. The only other thing I kind of dont like is that certain reapers you face take 5 to 6 shots to kill when earlier in the game the exact same type of reaper only took two to three shots to kill without the upgraded powers. Even head shots with precision shooting dont kill them.

    All in all, this truly is a fantastic game(even with the negatives which are small) that no PS3 owner should be without. Please dont let the fact that it is only 720p and those d bags reviews not make you want to at least rent this game or download the demo as I promise you will be entertained.I am glad that it is only on the PS3 as xbox has stolen other exclusives such as GtA and Tekken.The main reason xbox has these exclusives now is because it came out a whole year before the PS3 so people did not want to wait for the PS3 so they got an Xbox. So of course there are more people with an xbox and developers are not stupid. They are in this business to make money so of course now those exclusives are multi platform for the sake of money due to more people owning the xbox. But the PS3 is onthe come up. Am also also glad that bioshock is now on the PS3 and am looking foward to part 2 as well as Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 which will better than any game ever created for the xbox and it will be in 1080p....more info
  • Near gaming nirvana
    Infamous follows Cole, a bike messenger suddenly gifted with the ability to manipulate bioelectric fields, courtesy of what looks like a low yield nuclear explosion(the opening sequence for this game, at least when you first turn it on, is very well done and drops you right in). The Blast and everything which follows is based around a shadowy group and the standard trio of gangs that take over in the chaotic aftermath.

    Gameplay manages to be unbelievably entertaining, with little repetition, apart from random enemy encounters, though every fight racks up experience to unlock new powers. The powers themselves all manage to be useful, and theres no one power that you'll use all the time because its the magical power of kill-everything-now, apart from the normal blast, and none of the powers are overly broken. Despite your abilities, and even with the highest level of damage reduction, the regular peons still can be threatening, and if you let yourself get overly confident, you could quickly find yourself shot full of lead.

    The morale system manages to be grey enough that certain evil decisions are less evil than just self serving, or better yet, let one suffer so I can help more. Apart from just randomly slaughtering civilians though, every decision does carry enough of a morale quandary to not be the "power an orphanage vs. burn it to the ground" decisions that plague other games. I'm looking at you, KOTOR 3.

    Graphics are phenomenal, though clipping does pose problems at times, but the few bugs can work to advantage, as theres nothing that brings a smile like seeing a bad guy spin up, up, and away after being hit with an explosive shockwave. The buildings and high rises all look near photorealistic at even short distances. The lightning effect never loses its charm, and aside from the problem of too many explosions whiting out the screen, the effects have yet to disappoint. Probably one of the better visual effects is being wounded. Blood will splatter your HUD, and eventually your vision will begin to gray out, to the point that almost everything become indistinguishable grayish lumps.

    Audio and voicing is also top notch, with entertaining characters, clear, crisp dialogue even at distance, and characters that actually feel realistic.

    The difficulty is well balanced, though certain missions, namely rooftop races, are annoying trial and error mini-games, and several other standard missions are little more than grind sandwiches. But still, above all, massive props for having more than 3 generic rinse and reuse missions.

    All told, aside from some annoying missions and enemies sometimes being clumped in battalion strength, this game is quickly rising to my top 5. Some of the story was revealed way too early(you'll know near everything about your powers and the Blast by mission 5), and there are some wtf missions, but otherwise, this game is engaging, well made, fun, and relatively bug free. Even many of the standard "I only hate X about these kinds of games" have been addressed. Fr instance, saving is segmented, so you won't start at the beginning of a 45 minute story mission, if you stumble with the controller and plunge into the lake. The finding missions all appear on your HUD, rather than being scouting nightmares, forcing you to scour every roof in the game looking for shards to up your health. This is one of the rare pieces that's easily worth full market price, as it'll encourage more of the same. I'm just incredibly pissed that its ps3 exclusive....more info
  • Great game but GD i'm tired of PS3 720P GRR
    I would recommend this game to anyone, free roaming environments, awesome effects, great psychics, and just all around fun. But my GOD i'm sick of almost every game coming out on PS3 having a supported max res of only 720p for the sake of making the gameplay better. Blah blah its such a beast to program for, well people made it, so they've had over 2 years to learn it. Lets get crackin, i can't believe that very very very few PS3 exclusives are 1080p, its BLU RAY geez. But anyways get the game play it, enjoy it, you'll love shooting bolts of electricity at enemies cars buildings and then some. Just don't bother getting a nice 1080p LCD tv like i did, i only do hardcore gaming on my xbox elite..and the games all look stunning and FULL 1080p RES!!...more info
  • One of the best games ive every played
    Infamous is simply fantastic. Its a great open world RPG. you will have a blast playing this game. i have no complaints...more info
  • Just can't put it down...I might need rehab
    I would be willing to put money on this game for GOTY. I'll start off with the graphics which I give 9/10. Even though Killzone 2 and MGS 4 may be better graphically, this game's graphics are still very exceptional.

    Gameplay I give 11/ I don't know if any other game will be able to match the amount of gameplay this game has. Throughout the entire game, you will be presented with story missions and 3 different kinds of side missions(Evil, good, regular). The regular side missions will have you destroying surveillance cameras, unpolluting water, protecting armored busses, racing past satellite uplinks, etc. For each of these missions that you complete, you will free up part of the district that you're in. There are 3 districs in this game which are the historic district, Neon district, and warren district. Also, throughout the game you will continue to receive new abilities like the thunder drop, megawatt hammer, shock grenade, and many others. Some powers you can only unlock with positive Karma and others you need negative karma. My first playthrough I was doing all the evil missions and choosing evil karma when given the chance. Since i've completed the story mode, i've been working on finding blast shards and finishing all remaining side missions to see what trophies I can get. Next time i'll be playing in Hero mode.

    Bottom line is, this game does not disappoint and is worthy of a first day buy.

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  • What can I say other than "inCREDIBLE!"
    This game is one of a kind. You play as Cole who was a normal delivery guy until a blast changed him forever. You get these cool electric powers and you can basicaly do whatever you want. You get to chose if you want to be good or bad (ofcourse I chose bad). This game is great in several ways.

    -Good graphics (not perfect but good enough for game of the year)
    -Incredible gameplay
    -The AI is not retarted
    -The cutscenes are interesting and not boring
    -There is free roam (like Grand Theft Auto)
    -You can kill whoever you want
    -The missions are not impossible like some games
    -The missions are not too easy either
    -The game is addicting

    -Its easy to die (this does not apply to everyone but I am a little clumsy and I always end up throwing a shock grenade at a wall and it comes back and kills me)

    That is just a basic summary. Try the demo or rent the game if you want to find out how awsome it is for yourself!...more info
  • inCredible!
    I was really skeptical about this game, but after checking out the demo on PSN, I just had to order it. I played the demo about 3 times, and was anxious to get my copy. It arrived yesterday and after popping it in, and a very short install I began my adventure.

    As you probably know, it's an sand-box game like GTA, etc. There are missions galore, each which unlocks or even locks new missions. Ie; doing a good karma mission, may turn off an evil mission.

    The graphics are awesome, the world is very detailed. You shouldn't be disappointed though.

    The sounds for the most part are awesoem too, though they could have used a bit more work in places. For example at one point early on you're instructed to look up a big screen on a building, and the audio sounds like it was coming from behind you. Just a minor flaw, and didn't ditract from the game.

    Gameplay is awesome, and while I've only done maybe 5 or 6 missions, I have had a lot of fun just running around collecting shards. Climbing buildings (well anything) is a blast, and very well done. Sometimes collecting those shards can be a bit challenging. So far the missions are what you would expect, kill these guys, escort these guys, locate these items, time trial type missions, etc. All very well done.

    I'm not much of a "super hero" gamer, most games in this genre' tend to suck, but this one got it right.
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  • Just can't put it down...I might need rehab
    I would be willing to put money on this game for GOTY. I'll start off with the graphics which I give 9/10. Even though Killzone 2 and MGS 4 may be better graphically, this game's graphics are still very exceptional.

    Gameplay I give 11/ I don't know if any other game will be able to match the amount of gameplay this game has. Throughout the entire game, you will be presented with story missions and 3 different kinds of side missions(Evil, good, regular). The regular side missions will have you destroying surveillance cameras, unpolluting water, protecting armored busses, racing past satellite uplinks, etc. For each of these missions that you complete, you will free up part of the district that you're in. There are 3 districs in this game which are the historic district, Neon district, and warren district. Also, throughout the game you will continue to receive new abilities like the thunder drop, megawatt hammer, shock grenade, and many others. Some powers you can only unlock with positive Karma and others you need negative karma. My first playthrough I was doing all the evil missions and choosing evil karma when given the chance. Since i've completed the story mode, i've been working on finding blast shards and finishing all remaining side missions to see what trophies I can get. Next time i'll be playing in Hero mode.

    Bottom line is, this game does not disappoint and is worthy of a first day buy.

    ...more info
  • Cool and fun game
    This game is awesome. So what if the graphics are not like Killzone 2?? They are still good enough and the gameplay is very fun. People like to nickpick on graphics and minimal stuff. If in doubt, download the demo or rent the game before buying, but I'm sure you will love to play Infamous I have over 6 hours into it and the game is just getting better...more info
  • Infamous=amazing!!
    I love everything about this game, it has great visuals, great voice acting, and the missions are always something new, even the side missions! There's just so much to do, it will take a long time for me to get bored. I am a little over 5 hours into it and am working on beating it with the good side but I plan on going back and doing the evil side as well. The karma choices that have to be made are done very well and it really brings you into the game. Well worth the money!!...more info
  • Fun, but short
    So, I've only had this game for a couple days, and I've already completed it. I did thoroughly enjoy it.

    What's so great about Infamous? It's a genuinely fun to play PS3 exclusive.
    -It's a sandbox with enough familiar elements to allow players to easily pick it up (basic side missions, mini map, plot missions, etc.), yet it defies many conventions (you can't drive a car, you can't swim, you can't even hold a gun).
    -The powers your character has expand over time. You can use powers longer and get new ones, and it feels more progressive (e.x. not jumps where you struggle to get a power and then all the enemies are too easy).
    -There are many good/bad choices to make that genuinely have an impact, and depending on whether you are good/evil, random people will interact with you differently (they cheer your name and take pictures if you are good, and make snide remarks or cower if you are evil), and you get different side missions.
    -Powers are upgradeable as you play, providing incentives to do the side missions and making them work in new and interesting ways.
    -General controls are very competent and easy to remember.
    -Movement controls are very well executed, even a novice gamer can easily scale tall buildings, no problem.
    -The important cut scenes are told in an interesting "motion comic book" form.
    -Story is well written, interesting, and you are genuinely surprised at many points.
    -Graphics and audio controls are great.

    The downsides?
    -Good/evil are choices, but they aren't different enough to warrant a second playthrough of the game. Simply put, there ARE 15 side missions that depend on your alignment, but none of the main story changes drastically, just a clip after the ending and a few lines of dialog after a couple "moral choices". For a game that bills itself on this, it IS disappointing.
    -The game is short. Personally, I would have waited for a price drop if I knew just how short it was.
    -One important attack you get late has SIXAXIS control that feels tacked on. Skipping SIXAXIS would have made the attack much easier to control.

    Overall? It's a worthy buy. It's a little bit short, and moral choices mainly come down to personal preference of red lightning/blue lightning and whether people cheer your name or fear you on the street....more info
  • Electric Grand Theft Auto
    I'm not one to finish very many video games, but this one looks like it will be one of the lucky ones. I love the free-range environment throughout the game, and the physics of the game are wonderful. You don't have to time very many jumps perfectly or anything, as the game will let you stick to wires, towers, or even ledges if you're just going in that direction. That means you can concentrate more on fun than on worrying about nailing that perfect jump.

    Also absent is a health bar. Instead, the edges of the screen will turn blood red as you are injured, and then everything goes black and white if you become critical. Healing time is minimal, so these are minor annoyances that will rarely stop your gameplay.

    Unfortunately, sometimes your inevitably will undo dozens of good actions (like healing people) with a single misstep. There are puddles of water on the ground, and if you cross one at the same time a pedestrian is walking by, you fry them. Many times you don't even notice there is water around until it's too late. That one action turns you into a villain again to the folks around you, and it seems like a never-ending uphill battle to stay good. Likewise, there are a few times taking the "good" route will cost you dearly. You can lose battery power when black gunk in the water gets on you, but the only way to avoid it is to terrorize a pedestrian into doing it, which turns you evil.

    The only major problem I have with the game is the language. Even though this is rated "T", every manner of profanity is used like this was a "M". It means when certain characters are talking you'll be better off to mute it, but beyond that it's pretty fun. ...more info
  • Incredible!

    I am glad to see PS3 come out with a game like this. It is simply a wonderful game, very addictive and fun to play. The graphics are very impressive and I enjoy the free movement around the city. You can climb just about anything. One thing I am very impressed with is the voice acting; you can really feel the emotions of the different characters from their voices. Usually voice acting is something overlooked in the whole game design. The abilities that your character has are awesome and the progression to new powers is tied into the story well. If your someone who likes to collect extra stuff or unlock trophies there is plenty of that here. The only downside I have to the game is the non-story missions are repetitive. However, the story is very interesting and has not had that problem, I am about halfway down. In the end this will be one of the best ever made for the PS3 in my opinion....more info
  • Great Game
    Saw this in BestBuy thinking it was essentially Spiderman that shot electricity and looked a little better. Once I bought it I found it was much more than that.
    I have never been so pulled in by a game before. The story is interesting and the characters are dependent on your decisions on whether to be good or evil. First time round, I decided to go evil of course(making ambushes on civilians from atop buildings and "bio-leaching" them every chance I could get). The enemies are moderately challenging but nothing a couple retries can't fix. I haven't noticed the glitches like some other reviewers have. The acquisition of new powers is probably the best part of the game. After getting the gliding/flying power I wondered what powers were left. I was certainly not disappointed once I got the remaining ones. It was kinda cool to watch Cole change as the story progressed. From the way he looks to the way he talks to people

    -Great Story line. Some twists and turns makes the game addicting
    -Characters are dynamic. Your girlfriend is not a fan of evil surprisingly.
    -Looks Great. The city is huge, it's as tall as it is wide.
    -Comic book feel. Throughout the game there are cut scenes that are somewhat like a comic book.

    -Control of Cole on occasion. Most of the time Cole latches on to everything. Every once in a while, when you're expecting a hand on something he wont catch. Jumping down from buildings can be difficult in close spaces.
    -Some of the characters are annoying. Not that they're not supposed to be, I just want them to stop talking.
    -Non MultiPlayer. This game almost begs for there to be one. You have good and evil and you have awesome powers to shoot at each other. Maybe in a sequel..

    I've never been much of a fan for this kind of game but this definitely hit me the right way. At least rent the game, you'll most likely end up buying it....more info
  • Beautiful..
    Well, I just got the game in today, but since there are those who seem to be reviewing the game based on how well it pairs up with their TVs, I thought I'd give my 2 cents. It looks GORGEOUS and just plain BEAUTIFUL on my 73 inch TV!! I cannot express just how impressed I am at how well this game compliments my TV.. It's like going to buy a car, but when you buy the car, the engine runs at 125%!!!! MUST BUY!!

    Oh yeah.. the game is pretty fun too!...more info
  • One exclusive that every PS3 owner should consider purchasing...
    Graphics - Awesome...While not Killzone 2 quality it easily puts other open world/city games (GTAIV, Saints Row, Mercenaries 2) to shame as far as texture quality, scenery, etc.

    Gameplay - There are tons of different powers/combinations at your disposal that make taking out enemies far from repetitive. You can do anything from a regular shock to a force push, grenades, and others (I won't spoil it for everyone!).

    - Mission layout -

    Extremely addictive. There are regular sidequests, evil/good sidequests, and storyline quests that populate different areas of the city....On my first playthrough I've chosen the hero path and when I finished the game (last night) I had completed 37 quests total and put in approximately 10-12 hours of gameplay...This might appear as if this game doesn't offer enough gameplay per mission but the bulk of quest types I've completed are the regular or "yellow" quests which are fairly simple and fast paced, storyline quests range from 15-20 minutes to 30-45 minutes.

    - Replayability -

    I guess this ties in with mission layout as well but as I said I've completed 37 missions and only have 17% done on one island, 45% on another, and 15% on the last one...Also, I've only completed 3 good sidequests out of 15...If I were to guess I'd said that there are around 80-100 quests altogether which is very awesome.

    You do see repetitive sidequests in certain areas but do not dispair, this game plays off of its strengths and only repeats what's fun...Beyond different quests are the morality choices which will change the way the game is played...Depending on if you're good or evil you receive different powers, different quests, and different rewards. I can't wait to start my evil playthrough tonight...

    Difficulty level - It's difficulty has a very broad range which is surprisingly refreshing...Certain sidequests you will blow through, others you will spend 10 minutes on attempting to locate a package that's 3 city blocks away with only a picture...Boss fights and massive enemy battles do see difficulty spikes which will make you take cover to figure the situation out before you run and gun, there are definitely some very tricky situations (an entire war between 2 rival gangs going on right in front of you) but IMO these provide a welcome challenge....


    ****The good****

    - ALOT of replay value which = more bang for your $.

    - Non-repetitive storyline quests. Thank you Sucker Punch for making me forget about the monotonous P.O.S. that was GTAIV.

    - Smooth flowing gameplay which is very easy to learn and master....Simply put, sliding from wire to wire and flying off of buildings is just awesome.

    - Beautiful scenery. Wonderful graphics that truly make the city come alive and show off the destructive force of your hero.

    - IMO, the best mix of open world gameplay combined with platforming elements I've ever seen.

    ****The bad****

    - Semi-confusing storyline. Maybe it's just me, but it seems as if this game contains so many tiwsts and turns it's hard to keep up at times....Also, certain plot holes with Moya arrise towards the end BUT I'm trying to keep this review as spoil free as possible so I won't go into it.

    - Mr. Sticky pants is not so sticky sometimes. You will notice that in certain rare situations your character will not stick to the object you're jumping to...It doesn't occur often and usually only requires tapping x one more time...But does get annoying when 15 guys are shooting at you while you're trying to scale a building.

    - Annoying side kick. Shut up Zeke, just shut up, I don't need to hear anymore one liners or have to save your azz anymore, just shut up, get a box of doughnuts and go back to your ghetto roof top home.

    -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ In conclusion _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-

    It's easy enough to pick up, has an engrosing storyline (for the most part), is jam packed with action, and provides a very broad freedomn of choice...Combine this with platforming elements and it's almost impossible not to recommend this game to every PS3 owner....more info
  • Wow!
    This game is nuts!! Anyone who has a remote interest in platformers or even shooters should get this game, or at least try the demo. IMO this game is even better than uncharted and as good as ratchet and clank...more info
  • What a blast!
    With very few selection of games allowing you to choose the path of the game play, inFAMOUS has allowed another game that lets users to choose the path. Simple but enough, good vs. evil, allows another game play of the game that sure pays its play, along with the game play, story line, graphics, and many more.

    First looking at the case, the imagery of 'It's another super hero game' has stuck out. However, by playing that game, it was clear it's not just another super hero game. With only simple but spectacular 'electricity power,' I wondered what kind of abilities does this game has to offer. I won't spoil it, but I was happy with the selections that they had to offer with electricity. With that, the gameplay is not boring. It gets frustrating time to time, but throughout the game play, there's always something to do, no matter what.

    Although I have seen many positive sides, but there are some negatives that I have seen as well. First, travel. There were times that I find that I have travel few good minutes to travel from one place to the next. That few good minutes that I could use to try enjoy a new quest or many more. There are few more points that I want to point out, but I want to save my words on it, as this game makes me amazed and amused at the same time.

    I'm not trying to be a fanboy-ish here, but I'm sorry for those 360 owners without PS3 for missing out on a great game like this. It is a must play....more info
  • Sweet!!
    This game makes you feel like you "are" teh caracter. You can go anywhere in the game and do just about anything. Every cable, telephone pole, wire, window, billboard, pipes are made for climbing and you can interact with. The game is not that difficult and not to easy. It is awesome that you can choose to be good or bad, with diferent powers on each side. Really well made, with very good graphics. ...more info
  • Fun until you realize it's the same thing over and over
    This game was really fun for the first half. Well, I guess there was some initial disappointment over its "Open World" advertisement. Technically, you can go wherever you want, but what's the point. You can't go in buildings or cars or search people, there are no weapons or armor or items. Unlike Fallout 3 where if you explore the Open World you will find all sorts of places to go and things to do. So basically there is no point but to stick to the main and side missions which are VERY repetitive: Turn on power, satellite uplinks, recover the meds, follow the ghost, ect. All in all, I'd say the game is fun, maybe not full price fun (wait until you can get it cheaper), but the story is decent and your powers are fun to use. But if you are hoping for a large Open World game where there is some point to it being Open World (ie. Fallout 3, Mercenaries 2) then don't bother, you'll be disappointed. ...more info
  • Sweet!!
    This game makes you feel like you "are" teh caracter. You can go anywhere in the game and do just about anything. Every cable, telephone pole, wire, window, billboard, pipes are made for climbing and you can interact with. The game is not that difficult and not to easy. It is awesome that you can choose to be good or bad, with diferent powers on each side. Really well made, with very good graphics. ...more info
  • 720 Resolution!!!! Why? Its supposed that is a next generation console!!
    I don't know why ps3 games are not all in 1080p or 1080i resolutions. Its supposed that we do have a big LCD screen will have an advantage, but no, it look horrible. Nintendo 64 looks better.

    I'm not a fanboy of xbox or anything, but at least every game that I buy for 360 is 1080i capable.

    Very dissapointed with infamous and the ps3...more info