inFamous (Sony PlayStation 3, 2009)
About this product
|Developed exclusively for the PS3 by Sucker Punch Productions, Infamous is an electrically themed open-world adventure that fuses a Grand Theft Auto-style narrative with Crackdown's superpowers and the parkour-inspired acrobatics of Assassin's Creed, all set within a modern metropolis left reeling after a catastrophic explosion. At the epicenter of that explosion was Cole MacGrath, a simple courier whose package detonated in mid-transit, leveling a six-block area of Empire City, and seemingly unleashing a mysterious plague that prompted a military-enforced quarantine. Even more mysterious is the fact that Cole not only survived the blast, but walked away from it with the superhero-like abilities to harness electricity, cling to nearly any surface, and scale buildings with stunning alacrity.|
As the beleaguered citizenry of Empire City try to eek out an existence, waiting for supply drops, coping with isolation and anger, and living in fear of roving gangs, they begin to look to Cole as either the source of their misery, or their only hope for deliverance. It soon becomes clear, however, that Cole is not the only one with mysterious powers. The gangs terrorizing people aren't mere hoodlums or looters, but mysterious wraith-like creatures known as Reapers. Infamous gives players the freedom to use Cole's powers for good or for ill, but regardless of whether they choose to navigate the story altruistically or go the self-serving route, gamers will frequently confront Reapers of varying size and strength.
From a combat standpoint, Infamous resembles a typical third-person shooter, except Cole's powers render him incapable of handling firearms. No matter, though, as his arcing bolts of blue lightning serve the same purpose as bullets, and small bundles of charged energy function as electric grenades. He can also create electric handcuffs to restrain foes, use blasts of energy to send people or objects spiraling backward, resuscitate injured bystanders, and even sap the life from downed enemies. Cole is not a never-ending reservoir of electricity, however, so players must locate transformers, lampposts, power wires, car batteries, and other electrical hotspots in order to recharge.
As is the case with many open-world games, Infamous includes a number of side missions and collectibles, though the developers actively sought to encourage vertical exploration by tying the collectibles to the main storyline. Instead of tracking down hidden packages or flags, gamers set out to find audio recordings from a federal agent, or chunks of a strange substance that makes Cole even more powerful. Another continuing side quest finds players shutting off valves to prevent the Reapers from releasing a hallucinogenic substance into Empire City's water supply. Unfortunately, Cole must come in contact with the psychoactive drug in order to reach the valves, but the resulting hallucinations open a mental link to the mysterious leader of the Reapers, and these revelations offer gamers a more complete understanding of Cole's place in the ongoing struggle.
|Platform||Sony Playstation 3|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence|
|Number of Players||1|
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- dante666Jun 1, 2009by
WOW! This game rocks!
Read the reviews from IGN and GM and have to admit that I agree with them whole heartily! The game has great story line and the controls are very easy to use. The graphics are insane! The game play it a 10 for me. Just waiting for Batman's Arkahm Asylum to see if it beats this one. Two thumbs up for inFAMOUS.
- greenarrow40Sep 18, 2014by
Grat Game recommend.
I played this game at my cousins awhile back and loved it im looking forward to finally haveing my own copy and getting Infamous 2 real soon as well.
- aznreaddyeddyJan 12, 2015by
Mostly good, slight bad for rendering reasons.
The game is good, Frames may drop. There are spots in the game, I have found, that may cause frames to drop, due to rendering computation.<br>Besides that, it is a good game. The game may be a bit repetitive, but for a game from 2009, ps2 into a ps3. It is quite decent and worth playing. Multi-ending games are quite difficult to find, but this has it!
- sanitydestroyedMay 28, 2009by
InFAMOUS is one of the best games out for the Playstation 3. The game is challenging but never frustrates you. It has a wide variety of different things you can do.<br><br>The graphics and sound are very well done.<br><br>As for the gameplay its even better, climbing around the city is fun and works extremely well. You can also grind the the rails and electric wires. But the best thing is your power, which just get stronger and more powerful as you progress. If you are a hero you learn to control your powers to help and if you become Infamous(evil) you become a destructive machine. Either way it is a lot of fun, when you are good people cheer for you but if you are bad they throw rocks at you and chase you but you are evil so just fry them.<br><br>Overall I would recommend at least trying this game to see whats its like but I highly recommend it.Read full review
- chrisj31840Jun 10, 2009by
Very Addicting Game!!! A Must Own!!!
I just bought this game about a week ago off of ebay after reading the reviews on this game off of ign, and let me tell you i dont regret it in the least bit. A very fun and challenging game if you want it to, once i popped this game in i never wanted to put the controller down. Between collecting shards (you collect these for your energy meter) and completing side missions this game can easily take you over 25 hours or so to collect and complete everything. You play the game as a man named Cole who was handed a package one day that would soon change his life forever. As you play through the game, you begin piecing together the story of what happened and what the package contained. You become stronger by unlocking new electrical abilities that can eventually be upgraded as you gain experience throughout the game. One of the greatest things about this game is not only the free roaming, but you can climb and grab onto just about anything you want to as well. The creators of this game in my opinion did an excellent job making you feel like you really own the city and in making your decisions decide and change the way the city evolves and develops around you. Great story and a great game that is very addicting that will make you wanna play through it again as the opposite karma just to see how the other side of story develops.Read full review