Vanquish

Vanquish is a third-person futuristic shooter developed by the Japanese studio PlatinumGames. The game takes place in a distant future where the Earth's natural resources are running low and two main world powers are fighting for what is left of them. When Russians attack the American space station, USA sends a unit special forces to retake it. We play as a member of that unit. In terms of mechanics, Vanquish is a dynamic and eye-catching shooter where gameplay is based on eliminating the numerous forces of our enemies. When facing them, our protagonist can rely on his state-of-the-art combat suit that grants him superhuman strength and speed. That allows him to carry three types of weapons, grenades, and explosives with him. The game's cover system comes in handy. Additionally, bullet time starts automatically when we take heavy damage.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Vanquish (X360) Cover
Vanquish

Vanquish | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, science fiction, TPS, shooters

Companies responsible for Vanquish

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Vanquish release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

19 October 2010 | Worldwide

22 October 2010 | Europe PAL

19 October 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 178 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 110 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Vanquish (PS3) Cover
Vanquish

Vanquish | PS3

Action, TPP, science fiction, TPS, shooters

Companies responsible for Vanquish

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Vanquish release date for PS3:

game language:
English

19 October 2010 | Worldwide

22 October 2010 | Europe PAL

19 October 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 235 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 46 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Vanquish (PC) Cover
Vanquish

Vanquish | PC

Action, TPP, science fiction, TPS, shooters

Companies responsible for Vanquish

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Vanquish release date for PC:

game language:
English

25 May 2017 | Worldwide

25 May 2017 | Europe

25 May 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Vanquish for Xbox 360 is a futuristic third-person shooter developed by the Japanese studio PlatinumGames, creators of many games, including the well-received slasher Bayonetta. Shinji Mikami, father of game series like Resident Evil or Dino Crisis, is one of the game’s producers. Vanquish was first released in autumn 2010 on the seventh generation consoles. Seven years later, a slightly improved version of the game was released on PC. In both cases we get the same game, but when it comes to technical aspects, the PC version turned out a lot better.

The Plot

Story in Vanquish for Xbox 360 is sent in a distant future where the Earth’s natural resources are running low and two main world powers fight for what is left of them. As a part of this peculiar energy race, United States of America build an advanced space station, a skyward city that can harvest the energy of the sun. However, Russian infiltrators manage to take over the station and turn the harvested solar energy into a powerful weapon that completely destroys the city of San Francisco. By doing so, Russia wants to force USA to complete and unconditional capitulation.

United States sends their military a as a response to the Russian attack in order to stop them before they manage to destroy their next target, the city of New York. We play as Sam, an agent that works for the US government and is a part of the United States Marine Corps unit that was sent to take back the station. Equipped with a state-of-the-art Augmented Reaction Suit that gives him superhuman strength and speed, he has to fend off the enemy forces.

Mechanics

In terms of mechanics, Vanquish for Xbox 360 is an extremely dynamic and eye-catching third-person shooter where gameplay is based on eliminating the Russian military forces. As we play, we can interact with various objects, opening doors, starting up elevator and other mechanisms. Our hero can carry three pieces of weapons with him, grenades, and explosives.

The game’s cover system comes in handy when we are in combat. Walls, vehicles, and other bigger objects can serve us as a natural cover (although some of them can be destroyed when under fire for too longe). Additionally, the game uses the automatically regenerating health mechanics known from games like Call of Duty. When Sam is heavily damaged, bullet time starts automatically and gives him a chance to eliminate his enemies or run for cover in order to regenerate health points.

Game Modes

Developers from PlatinumGames decided that the game will come only with single player campaign, completely abandoning any sort of multiplayer modes.

Technical Aspects

Vanquish for Xbox 360 has eye-catchng, 3D visuals and uses many modern filters and graphical effects. Due to the technological restrictions of the seventh generation consoles, gameplay on those platforms had a way worse ‘feel’ to it thatn the PC version of the game released seven years later. Vanquish on PC has no limitations when it comes to visual effects, thus can be played in resolutions higher than 4K and with 200 frames per second. This version comes with Steam achievements and cards, the possibility of saving the game in cloud, and with all DLCs released on consoles.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.
Vanquish launch movie

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