For centuries, the planet Hyllis has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. Skeptical of her government's inability to repel the invaders, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth.
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Very Positive (1,029 reviews) - 92% of the 1,029 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 11, 2003

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For centuries, the planet Hyllis has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. Skeptical of her government's inability to repel the invaders, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy, and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom.

  • Join the Rebellion
    As action reporter Jade, join an underground resistance group and expose your government's secrets using stealth, force, and wits. Stop at nothing until your people know the truth.
  • Expose the Conspiracy
    Enter a futuristic world full of deception, where nothing is as it seems and exposing the truth is the only hope of restoring freedom.
  • Prepare for Anything
    Brace yourself for any obstacle in this spellbinding world from the mind of innovative game creator, Michel Ancel.
  • United We Fight
    Battle against the forces of conspiracy with Jade's punishing dai-jo staff techniques. Master amazing tag-team fighting combos with allied resistance fighters.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
    • Processor: 700 MHz Pentium® III, Celeron®, or AMD Athlon™ (1 GHz recommended)
    • Memory: 64 MB minimum, 128 MB recommended (256 MB recommended for XP)
    • Graphics:DirectX® 9-compatible 32 MB video card (specific cards supported: ATI® Radeon™ 9700 and Pro, ATI Radeon 9000 and Pro, GeForce™ 4 Ti 4600/Ti 4400/MX 460/MX 440, GeForce3 and Ti500, GeForce2 GTS/MX400/MX)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Sound: DirectX 9-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 2.2 GB
Helpful customer reviews
56 of 59 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
So here's this game I played several times on the PS2, and it is SO FUN. PC is no exception.

People may have seen the camera on the box art back in the day and said to themselves "Ew! Camera in the gameplay, no way!" Sure the camera is sometimes a necessary part of the game, but combat and stealth are major gameplay elements that shouldn't be overlooked.

The story centres on Jade and Pey'j, in a strange world where half-animal people walk around on two legs and talk. For example Pey'j has a definite boar-like appearance. The world is under siege from the Domz armada, and the Alpha Sections are there to stop them. During an attack Jade discovers she's out of credits and her lighthouse shield power is cut off. In an effort to make some credits she takes on a photography job for the local science centre, and through a turn of events ends up working for a secret underground movement called the Iris Network.

The plot is fairly straightforward - you go on missions looking for evidence, once you find the evidence you take photos of it, and then you get the hell outta there. The missions are few and large, and the best way to approach it is to go sneaky stealth mode on everything. It is possible to attack your enemies too, but you will have a hard time.

Gameplay combat is all 3rd-person, but not all of it is melee. There are battles on the water inside your 'tugboat', and towards the end of the game there is even a spaceship battle, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Enemies hit hard in melee combat though, so it pays to grab all the health upgrades you can find. These can be manually distributed to your companion too if you think they need it. As already mentioned, subterfuge is your friend - you will have more fun with sneak attacks and trickery than trying to face-tank your way though the game.

Other gameplay elements include speed-races to get your stolen credits back, minigames (that game in the Akuda Bar is badass hard), finding all the species to photograph for more credits, finding all the pearls for more vehicle upgrades. There are a couple of foot-chases too, to add whipped cream to an already delicious cake of a game.

So how delicious is it? Well the music is a blast for starters. It has a wonderful style to it, melodious and alien. Well-suited to the game. The graphics are a little bland but good - with a main character like Jade it makes sense there's a bit of a green theme to it. Voice-actors have been cast well, there is a lot of great voice-acting in the game and it helps to suspend disbelief, helping immersion and reinforcing our empathy towards the characters.

Highly recommended to anyone that loves stealth, a great story, or just wants to try something new. The hours I've played it on PC are not representative of my total hours (PC and PS2). Worth it just for the soundtrack!
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57 of 62 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
It's not a lie that this is one of the masterpiece in adventures games.
This game was released on 2003. I played & reviewed this in year 2015.
Even the 12 years apart doesn't really affect the gaming expiriences.

It runs fine in Windows 7/8. I bet Windows 10 also can run it fine.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Short version: 92%
Beyond Good & Evil mixes many gameplay elements to create a fun, adventurous, yet surprisingly serious storyline about the struggles of a reporter who slowly uncovers the sinister plot against her home planet. Although it gained some recognition in the past five years, this game is still one of the most underappreciated sparkling gems of this century.

Long version:
Beyond Good & Evil was praised by both the press and players alike, yet it is still a perpetual resident on any list that collects the best rarely known games from the past 10-15 years or so.

At first glance, these ratings are difficult to justify – after all, the game is a strange hodgepodge of various genres: puzzle, platformer, stealth, 3D brawler, treasure hunt, with some driving and racing on top.
While these mixed-genre games rarely work, somehow the designers managed to keep all of these elements together in a tight knot. After getting used to the controls (a controller helps), we find a game with great mechanics, astonishing levels of large variety, and a small world that constantly offers some activity between the platforming stages, but not in a distracting manner.

The final selling point is the story: we follow the adventures of Jade, a reporter and caretaker of some recently orphaned children. She gradually gets entangled in the war between her home planet and the invading aliens, only to discover the sinister truth behind the attacks, the recent kidnappings, and her own past.
Despite the serious nature of the story, both the aesthetics and the writing tries to be light-hearted and fun, giving a great sense of adventure even when you are discussing battle plans in the back room of a bar. The cast does a wonderful job of delivering some memorable lines, elevating Beyond Good & Evil into a classic status, recommended for anyone who never had the pleasure of playing it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
One of the best games I ever played in my life, I started on 2007 and I still play it, there is no doubt this game is a 10/10, the music is awesome, the characters are well made, the world is just beautifull, the missions are complex and challenging and the stealth mode is amazing. Since this game is only 4.99€ I recommend you get it now, you won't be sorry, if you have graphics bug check out the guide that I made to fix the bug, it worked for Windows 8.1 I dont know if it will work for you, but I think it will.
Perfect game to spend 5 hours in without even knowing the time pasted!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
So far Ubisoft has made 12 Assassin's Creed games and only one Beyond Good & Evil game. The evil outweighs the good in this scenario.

BG&E is still great tho
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