Beyond: Two Souls

A thriller movie-inspired action adventure game. The game was developed by French studio Quantic Dream, creators of such hits as Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit. The plot of Beyond: Two Souls shows fifteen years of life of Jodie Holmes (who is modeled after and voice acted by Ellen Page, Oscar nominee). Since birth, the woman was connected to Aiden, an incorporeal creature that ventured into our world. The game is considered an “interactive drama” as it focuses mostly on storytelling, moral choices, and the cinematic experience. The developers from Quantic Dream took care to deliver high-quality, photorealistic graphics, sound effects, and animations created using the motion capture technology.

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Sony PlayStation 3
Game Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) Cover
Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls | PS3

Beyond: Two Souls release date for PS3:

game language:
English

08 October 2013 | Worldwide

11 October 2013 | Europe PAL

08 October 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 2429 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 320 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Beyond: Two Souls (PS4) Cover
Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls | PS4

Beyond: Two Souls release date for PS4:

game language:
English

24 November 2015 | Worldwide

25 November 2015 | Europe PAL

24 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 5.2 / 10 calculated out of 412 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 5.4 / 10 calculated out of 77 players' votes.  

As defined by its creators, Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive drama for PlayStation 3. The game follows the story of Jodie Holmes, gifted with an ability to contact with the other world. Players observe a 15-year fragment of her life and try to discover the truth about what lies “beyond” this world.

Quantic Dream Studio is well-known for ambitious projects such as Indigo Prophecy (or Fahrenheit) and Heavy Rain. French developer is particularly fond of dark adventure games, with a large dose of paranormal elements, which often force players to make very complex moral choices. The same is true for Beyond: Two Souls.

Story

The game spans over 15 in-game years telling the story of Jodie Holmes, impersonated and voiced by Ellen Page (an actress nominated for an Oscar for her role in Juno). Since early childhood the main character has been aware of things invisible to others - from her birth she is linked with Aiden, a mysterious entity who has penetrated into our world. Aiden turns out to be not only a burden, causing others to treat Jodie as a freak. The mysterious being is also the key to finding an answer to the perennial question of what lies on “the other side”. The main character’s mentor and tutor is Professor Nathan Dawkins (Willem Dafoe) who tries to help the girl understand the reality around her and explore the world from where Aiden came.

Gameplay

In terms of gameplay, Beyond: Two Souls for PlayStation 3 is described by the game developers as an “interactive drama”, which emphasizes the focus that has been put on the story, its closeness to a movie, as well as in-game moral choices. Still, there are some original solutions in terms of the controls. The player controls both Jodie and Aiden (in pre-arranged moments). Due to the script’s structure, the main character cannot die - when a player has troubles with performing required sequences of buttons on the pad, the game automatically performs some tasks for him. This solution makes the game accessible for those who have no experience with video games.

Technology

As in the case of their previous products, Quantic Dreams Studio took a good care of meticulously executed audio-visual binding. Beyond: Two Souls stands out with its photo-realistic graphics, including animations created using motion-capture technique, as well as excellent audio.

Beyond: Two Souls Advanced Experiments DLC - trailer

Beyond: Two Souls Advanced Experiments DLC - trailer | 0:42

Zwiastun DLC do gry Beyond: Two Souls zatytułowanego Advanced Experiments. Rozszerzenie wprowadza przeszło 30 minut dodatkowej rozgrywki. Za produkcję tytułu odpowiada studio Quantic Dream.

Beyond: Two Souls Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 23 October 2013

In this guide to Beyond: Two Souls you will find a detailed description of all the chapters available in the game.