Vanquish

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80 / 100
May 25, 2017

A great port of an entertainingly subversive cover shooter. It's short, but the core loop never gets old.

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8 / 10
May 25, 2017

Its lack of longevity and ancillary options are an issue, but this still plays like a classic and is one of the best shooters of its generation.

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May 25, 2017

Vanquish is a fun, dumb game that feels good to play when you get into a zone. If you're a fan of Escape From New York or other B-grade action films, Vanquish will appeal to you as well. While I wish that Vanquish would let me fully indulge in the many joys the game has to offer, budget and time added roadblocks to the experience. For 20 dollars, I can certainly recommend this to new players or true fans of the original. But if you didn't like Vanquish the first go-around, there's not a lot here other than a prettier looking version of the same game from the previous generation consoles.

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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

Platinum didn't create a captivating narrative with Vanquish, but it serves as a showcase of some of their best pure action work. If you haven't had a chance to give it a shot yet you might as well with the definitive version on PC.

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May 25, 2017

Vanquish is likely one of the smoothest all-around PC ports in recent memory, limited framerate in cutscenes notwithstanding. Sporting features I wish similar modern games had, Vanquish now has a firm place in today's generation. Should Shinji Mikami and Platinum Games feel so inclined as to revisit this title and make it into a series, I would be the first in line.

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8 / 10
May 29, 2017

Vanquish does have its problems, but very few of them are tied to the PC port, which incidentally makes this version the best one by default. It's B-movie nonsense at its best, with a science fiction setting, and very cool action sequences. It could definitely do with a bit more variety in enemies at times and it's a little on the short side, but it's still a great romp seven years later.

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8 / 10
May 30, 2017

Vanquish deserved this second chance to reach a larger audience. The game has aged very well and is still as fun as it used to be.

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Unscored
May 26, 2017

Is Vanquish the legendary success that you may have heard others describe it as? Nah, but it is a distinctive and solid good time with excellent movement and controls, and some delightfully tricksy setpiece battles.

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80 / 100
Jun 7, 2017

Vanquish gets another shot at the limelight fixing its presentation flaws from the first time it was released. With possible 4K resolution and an unlocked, constant frame rate during its high paced action sequences, the PC version of Vanquish is the definitive version.

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7 / 10
Jun 20, 2017

Vanquish is still an excellent and original TPS game, even if this PC port suffers some technical issues.

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