Golden Axe: Beast Rider

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Golden Axe: Beast Rider
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Genre: Hack and Slash
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Release Date: NA: October 14, 2008
EU: October 17, 2008
Developer: Secret Level
Publisher: Sega
Franchise: Golden Axe
Previous Game: Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe

Golden Axe: Beast Rider is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by Secret Level and published by Sega for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the fourth installment in the Golden Axe series and is the franchise's first 3D game.

The game was released on October 14, 2008, in North America and October 17 in Europe excluding Germany, in where it was Refused Classification and was therefore technically banned due to high-impact gory violence.

Why It Sucks

  1. There is no multiplayer of any kind.
  2. There are a large amount of invisible walls.
  3. The combat is pretty shallow.
  4. Poor sound effects deflate what should be dramatic moments.
  5. Generic music that's so low in volume it can't be heard most of the time.
  6. The beasts control poorly.
  7. The plot is pretty disjointed.
  8. The visuals are pretty muddy with lifeless environments.
  9. The targeting system is pretty faulty.
  10. There are very few enemy types.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Tyris's classic costume from the first Golden Axe game is available as an unlockable outfit.
  2. Some of the voice-acting is pretty decent.
  3. There are remixes of some of the classic Golden Axe tunes.


Golden Axe: Beast Rider received unfavorable reviews, and has Metacritic scores of 45 and 44 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, respectively.





9 months ago
Score 0
Woah, this game is so bad that it didn't even manage to have a Japanese release. What a shame...

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