XIII

PlayMagic, Microids

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
33
Top Critic Average
6%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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XIII

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

33

Top Critic Average

6%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 4Nov 10, 2020
Xbox OneNov 10, 2020

Developer: PlayMagic

Publisher: Microids

Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter

WHO ARE YOU, REALLY? XIII is a remake of the cult first-person action game that was initially released in 2003. You play as “XIII”, a man without an identity, in a solo campaign with numerous twists and turns. Inspired by the eponymous graphic novel, the game features a completely reinvented and unique cel-shading design. In XIII, players can also take part in fierce multi-player fights. The country remains in a state of shock following the assassination of President Sheridan. You wake up, wounded and with amnesia, on a deserted beach on the east coast. The only clues as to your identity are a tattoo of the number XIII near your collarbone and a locker key. Even though your memory is failing, you discover that you have the reflexes of a highly trained professional fighter. You set off in search of your past, discovering that you played a role in the murder of the President of the United States of America, and revealing the most astounding conspiracy ever hatched in the country's history. FEATURES: The remake of the 2003 cult FPS initially released on PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo Gamecube. A new artistic direction that respects the original work and its iconic cel-shading design. Numerous references to the eponymous graphic novel, with onomatopoeia, speech bubbles, panels and more. Music and voices from the original version. A conspiracy-based plot with numerous twists and turns. Varied gameplay with action, infiltration and exploration phases. A breathtaking solo campaign with 34 levels. A brutal arsenal of 15 weapons to get your memory back. Fierce multi-player fights.

XIII Critic Reviews

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IGN Italy

Stefano Castagnola
4.8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

XIII Remake could've been a nice way to relive a classic FPS tale, but it's filled with too many bugs, glitches and technical issues. Maybe with future patches it can overcome its problems but right now you're just better off playing the original instead: it's cheap and it's still the best way to experience XIII.

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XIII is a disastrous remake that probably never should have been made. The franchise's cult classic status officially has a major blemish in this remake. It's almost impossible to find anything positive to say about it because every aspect is just so broken and bland. If you want to get into the franchise, read the graphic novel but do yourself a favor and avoid this remake at all costs.

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As it feels older than the original, except for its visuals, and is full of bugs and glitches, this new version of XIII will not be fondly remembered.

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Microids' remake of XIII is the equivalent of injecting a deadly virus into the structure of the original game that results in nothing more than corruption.

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Audience Reviews

Contrary to popular belief, I do not think the original XIII is a classic. It's arguably the greatest case of style over substance that I've ever seen in a game. If it weren't for the comic-book style, it would not hold up half as well as it does. This remake attempts to improve small things while maintaining its own sense of style. I came into it with the expectation that

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Creators of the XIII Remake Promise to Fix the Launch Issues

Creators of the XIII Remake Promise to Fix the Launch Issues

In a lengthy statement, the developer and publisher of XIII have sworn to correct the issues players have seen at launch for the game.

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XIII | Launch Trailer | Microids & PlayMagic

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