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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.
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
57 of 81 people (70%) found this review helpful
399 products in account
6 reviews
14.3 hrs on record
Play this game because I said so and we are friends.
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
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62 reviews
19.6 hrs on record
One of the classics games of the 2000s. Implements portions of stealth, platforming, action, and racing. It also includes a nifty element of taking pictures of different species of wild life to earn money. You(Jade) will have help of a companion for the most of game to help you in situations from puzzle solving, and fighting. Has a really interesting plot that involves around a conspiracy! You(Jade) suspect that the local military is working with an invading alien race the DomZ of kidnapping the local Hillyis population, and you need proof to unravel this conspiracy and get the doubting remaining population of Hilliyis to believe you and put a stop to it.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
666 products in account
91 reviews
12.6 hrs on record
Excellent third person action game. It's been a long while since I've seen this game, but even though I was "late" to the party, so to speak, as I didn't play it anywhere close to initial release, the game held up brilliantly. Aside from a few mandatory stealth sections which were more annoying than fun, it was solid start-to-finish, and I cannot recommend this game enough.
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
357 products in account
12 reviews
22.1 hrs on record
A game that is still as good as it was when it came in 2003. Maybe even better because today it's a classic.

A young woman Jade and her uncle, a boar like creature, Pey'j live in a lighthouse along with orphans whom they take care of. In the planet Hillys were they live, a war with an alien species called DomZ has raged on for many years. Ruining lives and landscape the war has taken it's toll on everybody. Despite a military organization Alpha Sections' reassurence that they will protect the citizens and push back the DomZ, everything has stayed the same. With a mission Jade receives she gets a chance to stop the war with a help of the IRIS Network, an underground rebel organization.

Beyond Good & Evil's gameplay varies and it basically has everything. Puzzle solving, combat, stealth, photographing species, adventuring and exploring, optional racing and mini games. And here's the secret: Every piece of the game, be it big or small, is enjoyable and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Nothing seems tedious or annoying to do. Even if combat is pretty much just smashing one button it doesn't feel repetitive. Stealth is needed to take out enemies with more power than you. Puzzles are mostly figuring out how to get somewhere but it doesn't feel like they are showed down our throats. Photographing little creatures in the planet is a lovely little add.

And you just gotta love the characters! I'm not much of a fan of women in games (or in general) but Jade has a great personality and is very brave. Pey'j on the other hand is the kind of uncle I would like to have myself. Double H is a soldier and has strong sense of justice and is very loyal.

For such a great game I would have loved it to be longer. Especially because after playing it through many questions are left unanswered. Also the gameplay is really good but the "sometimes wacky" camera angles can lower your good mood.

Still waiting for that sequel though!

+ The graphics have remained in a good condition for such an old game
+ Lovable characters
+ Combination of everything: adventure, combat, puzzles, photographing, stealth etc
+ The beginning battle has to be in the top 10 of the most epic moments of gaming
+ The music
- A little short for such a great game
- The plot leaves more explanation to desire
- Camera can sometimes be a huge pain in the butt
Posted: June 20th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
438 products in account
1 review
6.0 hrs on record
An absolutely amazing experience. Once of the best games I've ever played. A beautiful, imaginative world accompanied by incredible music and lovable characters. If you haven't played it yet, it's an absolute must.

If you can, get it on GOG.com so you can get the soundtrack along with it.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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191 of 216 people (88%) found this review helpful
241 products in account
14 reviews
22.8 hrs on record
Dear Michel Ancel

Now that you have finished Rayman Legends (rad game btw) and the next generation of home console are on thier way, can we possibly get to see BG&E 2 happen sometime soon?

From A Concerned Recommender
Posted: September 17th, 2013
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