Set in futuristic Tokyo, take control of the robotic community before they control everything!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,431 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 27, 2012

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"While not everything it could've been, this robot-killing cover shooter was a surprise gem that earned every fan it quietly made."
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About This Game

THE MACHINE AGE HAS BEGUN in this immersive and atmospheric squad-based shooter in which you need to regain control of a futuristic Tokyo from an emerging robotic threat.

Set in 2080, the story starts when Dan Marshall and his squad are sent to bring the robotic community under control as they begin to infiltrate society and slowly take over undetected, leaving humans redundant in their wake.

Thrilling encounters with highly intelligent robotic enemies require you to think tactically, make challenging, real-time moral decisions and build up trust with your team mates in order to guide your squad to safety and success.

Key Features:

  • A NEW TAKE ON FUTURISTIC TOKYO - Experience dual layered Tokyo with a run down and derelict lower city and a clean and affluent upper city.
  • THE CONSEQUENCE SYSTEM - Under the pressures of battle every action, every choice and every word affects everything.
  • PROCEDURAL DAMAGE - Fully destructible and highly resilient robots adapt to the damage they sustain encouraging you to analyse each enemy, find their weaknesses and dispose of them in the most efficient way.
  • WEAPON MODIFICATION AND SKILL SELECTION - Alongside a full armoury of unique weapons, put emphasis on the skills that will benefit you.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP)/3GB RAM (Windows 7 / Vista)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT220 (512MB) / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (512MB)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 3GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5750 (1GB)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
First impression of this game is that I hate to play it cause the default settings is bad.
The controls is so bad, even my mouse sensitivity went crazy.
The voice chat command is also bad, It just won't detect my speech.
After doing all the settings manually, the game is now playable.

I'd say this is a very decent game.
3rd person shooter with a great mechanism of cover and dodging.
What I loved the most of this game is the story.
The relation between each character develop each chapter.
And yeah, It got it twist plot.
Posted: October 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
This is probably one of the most underrated games ever, just because of the saturation of shooters that happened during its release. But the reality is, that this specific shooter has very interesting features that the others don't have. Basically those would be:

A truth system with allies, with the possibility to choose between teammates.
Unique enemies (just robots all the game, which its great). It feels a lot like Vanquish.
A very interesting story. Yes, it really has a nice story. Who could have though something like that with a shooter?
A lot of cinematics, some very lenghty ones. I don't know but it feels like a Hideo Hojima game sometimes.

All of this, maybe because the game was made by a japanese studio. So yeah, it's another shooter, but a very interesting one and unique. As I said, it remembers a lot to Vanquish, and obviously, Vanquish is better, but since there is no Vanquish on PC, this alternative is excellent, and should feel kinda enough for the ones that probably never gonna have the chance to play it.

The only problem that I really found with this game, was with issuing orders with your voice thorugh a mic. I'm just gonna say that it's better to ignore that feature and keep issuing orders like old school times, with Keyboard/Mouse or a Controller. You don't really need to issue orders with your voice, it's not necessary, and the game is still very enjoyable without that.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
For some reason I really love this game <3 The dialog is terrible, the love story is cheesy, the voice recognition butchers every command I give, but there's something downright charming about Binary Domain.

I played the demo with a keyboard and mouse and hated it (it's a terrible console port), but later after I bought a 360 controller I found the game and sale and gave it a second shot. The first thing that will strike you is the destruction physics of the robot--there's nothing like it in any other game I've played. There is an incredibly visceral feel to every shot you take that either dismembers, decapitates or otherwise cripples a robot. Every weapon feels really good and every baddie feels really good shooting. Boss fights are particularly satisfying as they often evolve and change tactics as you decimate them piece by piece.

Second, the near-future setting and story taking place in a closed-border Japan is really really cool. The environments give an epic feeling making you feel like as small as a fly. And the story, although not terribly deep, keeps things moving at a nice pace alongside the constant action. As mentioned previously, the dialog is really, really, cheesy; but somehow it works. I don't know whether it was done on purpose but you feel like you're in a B-rated sci-fi film except that it's actually quite entertaining. Finally, the game is the perfect length for me--it's always better to want to stay in the game's universe a bit longer than getting bored and having too much. Binary Domain does the former. Overall, A fun sci-fi action-romp that surprisingly became one of my favorite underrated games.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
+ Movie-quality cutscenes, the strongest part of a game
+ Good story
+ Robot destruction system: destroy robot's arm — it will take gun in another arm, destroy one leg — it will jump on other, destroy both legs — it will crawl to you, destroy head — it will start shooting other robots, armor plates are falling apart etc...
+ Characters and relationships between them
+ Game world, it's not very good quality, but it's believable
+ Small gameplay changing moments like operating a crane or sliding down the dam wall
+ Upgrades, it's fun to buy them...

- Upgrades, they almost don't do any difference and all are just stats improvements, no gameplay change
- Graphics, not really bad but certainly not good
- Repetitive gameplay (shooting part)
- Weapons, they all feel the same, boring
- Voice recognition system that simply does not work
- Without voice recognition it's hard to choose an answer to your teammate because the responds available to you are not contextual ("Damn!" "Sure!" to any question...)
- Controlling your team makes no difference too, only the basic command like "Fire!" or "Hold Position" are available and most of the levels have no place for tactics
- Controls, I got used to it but some people say they are really bad
- Optimisation, I had to play with my mic turned off at all, otherwise the resolution is screwed up

This should be the movie really. The game itself has almost nothing new: run, take cover, shoot. The gameplay is pretty repetitive but not boring, it has some good ideas, nothing revolutionary though. But the cutscenes are simply masterpiece! When you watch them you almost forget that this is a game, it's really like a movie. The story is very good, the characters are all cliche but interesting, plus this game has some pretty cool boss fights. Basically this is one of those games where everything says that this is just another cheap-quality cover-shooter with bad controls, BUT you nonetheless like it. I really liked how story develops, how levels are changing, the relationships beetween charachters, the boss fights... I really wish this game got a quality reboot. If you love robots/sci-fi, give it a try.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
It's a goofy 3rd Person shooter with some interesting story beats, solid gameplay, and a french robot. Don't let Big Bo down, buy it!
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Most of the aspects of this game work very well and it's very fun. The single player is a big, quality time ride. That's why I got it.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Amazing Story Line and great to play with a freind. :)
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Nice Game
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Fabuła i scenariusz w Binary Domian przywodzą na myśl najlepsze japońskie bajki animowane. Jest wątek miłosny, trochę dramaturgii oraz cała masa świetnie zaprojektowanych przeciwników. Do tego jest to gra zrobiona pod target ,,globalny'', a więc jest bardzo przystepna dla ludzi, którzy zazwyczaj obchodzą szerokim łukiem produkcje w stylu dalekowschodnim.
Szczerze powiedziawszy jest to bardziej taki interaktywny film, poprzerywany bardzo satysfakcjonującymi etapami walki i nienachalnymi, przyjemnymi QTE ( których jest z kolei zaledwie kilka). Poziom trudnośći jest świetnie zbalansowany, postacie są charyzmatyczne, a roboty rozsypują się na drobnę kawałeczki blachy i innej elektroniki. Gdybym miał porównać tę grę do jakiejś produkcji to byłoby to Lost Planet - tyle, że jeszcze bardziej liniowe. Tak czy siak, polecam. Warto.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Haven't played a fun game like this in a very long time!
Amazing plot, hilarious and unique characters, great graphics and cinematics.
Boss fights were pretty damn awesome but challenging.
The end was so mind blowing it'll catch you off guard.
Their SpeechFX program allows to use your MIC in-game to shout commands at your team mates and repond in dialouge with them to boost character morale, I couldn't get mine to work even with my $120 headset, so luckly you can turn the setting off and respond with hitting keys which was actually simplar.
Never got to test the Multiplayer out because no on plays on it.
Would highly recommend! Another great game published by SEGA much like Alpha Protocol.
Posted: October 18
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
don't waste your money on it i wasted $14.99 on its it was a waste of money
Posted: October 4
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
I'm sorry, but this game is terrible, not because the graphics is bad, not because the controls are terrible and not because the plot is bad, but because the game relies on a gimmick, worse than the kinect, namely voice commands. That's right, you're supposed to yell commands at your AI teammate. As much as breathing into your microphone is going to make him go "Huh?", "What?", "You were saying?" and, in my case, lowering the sensitivity made it impossible to issue commands.

It boggles the mind what the developers, or whomever made this incredibly daft decision, were thinking. Let's base our game on some half-working gimmick that doesn't add to the immersion but rather takes away from it, as you are painfully aware of yourself awkwardly uttering commands. Not only that, but the voice recognition layer seem to have problems with understanding accents, which is an added frustration if you don't speak with a neutral north-east American accent.
Posted: October 15
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Not compatible with Xbox One controller.
Posted: October 3
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15.3 hrs on record
The year is 2080 and most of the planet have suffered disastersous floods and rising sea levels caused by accellerated effects of global warming melting both polar caps drowning a big chunk of the human population in lowlands, destroying infrastructure and buildings.

Technological breaktroughs in robotics enabled Amada who built the first humanoid robot equipped with advanced AI, and later the US robotic manufacturer Bergen to cash in when countries all over the world started buying massive amounts of robots in an effort to replace the human workforce.

In the process of rebuilding many humans became unemployed, poor and neglected by the goverment. Forced to seek shelter in the underbelly, beneeth the ruins of Tokyo and the old metro which common people share with organized crime syndicates, drug cartells, black markets and armed guerilla resistance fighters, at war with the goverment.

When Bergen HQ is attacked by a robotic humanoid convinced he is human. The UNSC orders the IRTA task-force to deploy in Japan and find Amada and question him.
The task-force "the Rust Crew" is a multinational collection of mercs, ex-US Army/MI6/PLA and a Bergen battle droid from French special forces.

BD is a 3rd person linear tactical shooter with some RPG elements incorporated in the game such as the ability to distribute skills to the diffrent characthers weapon systems, tweak characters in your group with physical and mental enhancing nanomachines. There is also sort of a trust-based consequence system. Your performance and how you treat your teammates have an effect on your teammates' willingness to respond to your commands and the cutscenes displayed by the game, including the ending. If you get this cheap its worth it if you like games like this.

Yes, controls suck, but playable with 360 wireless.
Posted: September 27
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0.6 hrs on record
A broken experience is the best way I could describe this.

The button prompts don't match to the default buttons. The voice commands are absolute crap, and there's no way to disable them. The game casually reminds you that a microphone is not needed, but it will make the game more difficult. Absolutely backwards controls destroy any other positive aspects of the game. To top it all of the quick time events that completely screw up the game's flow are painfully reminiscent of the 90's,

Don't spend your money on this game. There are a dozen better games, and if you really want this experience done right I'd recommend Gears opf War.
Posted: October 10
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0.5 hrs on record
I've spent the best part of an hour trying to get the game to run, and now I'm leaving it before I've even played it because it just will not run with the correct aspect ratio.
Posted: September 29
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10.2 hrs on record
Wanted this game so bad when it came out, even as a 14 year old i decided on a very decent game :)

I love 3rd person shooters, GoW, Ghost recon and more.
I finally got to play this after a few years :) and i played it in 2 sessions.

Great Game
Posted: September 29
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0.1 hrs on record
Probably the game isn't bad, but it's advertised as co-op while it isn't. Disappointed.
Posted: October 3
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13.1 hrs on record
Warning, you will feel like a total badass after playing this game.
Posted: September 26
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17.9 hrs on record

A great game. Solid 4.5/5 Would be 5/5 if it had New Game+ for collectibles.
Posted: October 13
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