Set in futuristic Tokyo, take control of the robotic community before they control everything!
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Release Date: Apr 27, 2012

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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Blueprint
( 29.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
There is a company named Amada in the game, it's described that tech advanced than american 30 years, producing robots highly-like human being, and even control the missile system.
But...it's not good at forging shields for robots so that the shields can not cover feet of robots...
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TxCForever
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Binary Domain is yet another example why we as gamers don't deserve nice things anymore. Great titles like this one remain in the shadows while we make rich companies releasing mediocre, badly optimized, unfinished products. We ♥♥♥♥♥ about titles with non-existing story modes, no single player content, dlc, microtransactions, but at the same time we only notice the real gems when we get them for a couple of euros ages after their release. People refusing to pay for amazing games like this one and Spec Ops: The Line, when at the same time paying tens maybe hundreds of euros for unecessary costumes or crappy hats and knives.

Almost every part of Binary Domain is great. The story is interesting, the pacing is spot on, the characters and their interactions are memorable, it has multiple endings, shooting robots is a blast, the bosses are huge and fun to deal with, the AI is pretty solid for the most part, the length of the story mode is decent (around 10 hours), there is replayability with playing levels with different members or seeing the different conclusions of the story. Again, what else to you want from a third person shooter?

Does it have any flaws? Well, the advertised use of the mic to issue orders doesn't work very well, but this is barely an issue since you can assign the orders to button inputs. Dialogues can be a bit hammy at times. A couple of boss battles drag a bit. But for the most part it's just nitpicking.

Again the reason I wrote this review is because I wanted to express how sad it is that promising ips will never see a new release simply because of the way we, the gamers, shaped the modern gaming industry. As much as a few people ♥♥♥♥♥ about microtransactions, short campaigns, but storylines, focus on multiplayer, at the end of the day this is what the majority out there wants. Of course there are exceptions, mostly action rpgs but not every single player title should need a 100 hour length to worth the cost of admission.
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NSAisGOINGafterMEseriously
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
First impress - awesome graphics. Then graphics go sterille. Enemies are the same. On normal its not challenging at all. Its "bore to death" repetitive. Honestly I dont know how this game can have so high reviews.
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murraydmackenzie
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
awesome get it
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Daze The Bear Chieftain
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Binary Domain is a third person shooter based around the concept of man creating a true A.I. that has been living with humans unnoticed till now. They are called hollow children and they don’t even know they are robots. Your job is to go into Tokyo and take down the company who created them.

The story in this game was a little slow at first and wasn’t to captivating till about the 4th or 5th chapter in and then it really picks up. The characters and their cheesy dialog between each other is what you are used to seeing a lot of times from Sega. This is not a bad thing though as it is funny at times and fits the game well.

Through the game you will need try and build their trust with you so that they will not hesitate to help you when needed. This also can change the outcome of the ending. This is all done through dialog and your actions with them. You will have a total of 7 characters on your team but can only take 2 with you on levels most of the time. You can also issue commands to them like regroup, fire, and cover me. This can also be done through voice commands through a mic which I didn’t try out myself but did seem like a cool feature.

When in combat you can use objects and walls to hide behind for cover. Weapons are based around your normal arsenal of assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle, etc. Each character has a personal gun and skills you can upgrade by making purchases from store kiosks you find throughout the levels. Money for the store is earned when you kill enemies and bonuses can be achieved too by doing this like headshots or multi kills. It may take multiple playthroughs to max everything out.

Graphics still hold up pretty well and some of the enemy designs were pretty good. Voice acting was good and fit the character animations pretty good. It’s kind of like a B movie which in my opinion is always enjoyable.

I did have some issues with the game. At times when you are in gunfights your damn teammates would walk right in front of you and get hit by your gunfire or block your view. If they get hit this also drops their trust with you. Camera was also a pain at times. Mainly when you would get knocked down by an enemy. It would focus on you laying on the ground and if you tried to look around it would snap back to your character. Characters were also very sluggish getting up or getting help to get up which then some enemies would constantly stomp on you so you couldn’t get away. It wasn’t often but when it happened it sucked. Last one was in one level you are riding in a vehicle and you have to shoot down some guys in the air but the vehicle swerves constantly which jars you back and forth like every two seconds causing you to fight with trying to aim and actually hit something.

Overall it was a fun game to play and the story really pulled through for me in the end. There are also multiple endings for repeat playthroughs if you’d like to see them all. It has a multiplayer option too but I didn’t try it out so not sure if there is anyone even playing it anymore or if it works.
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Alex
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game is so underated you have no idea.
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SmokeHero
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I'll be honest I didn't think this game would be good, but I ended up liking it. Cool story and decent variation in enemies made shooting robots fun.
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Ken
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Good game
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Daemonic
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
It would probably be a good game, if I could actually play it.

The controls in this game for PC and a controller are horrible and theres no use in trying to map it. It just messes up and doesn't recognize anything

Thank god I got this as part of a SEGA bundle for free. NOT worth the $15.
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Who
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
"how many cliches can you fit into one storyline? let us find out" -developer
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Damyel
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Binary Domain is like if they made Gears of War into an anime, and replaced the enemies with robots.
It's also surprisingly funny at times. Oh! And there's a French robot named Cain.

Verdict: Solid sale game. Looks pretty even by today's standards, and the gunplay is responsive and fun.
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VasPwnz
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Mediocre.
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LazyKennedy
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Worth the time and the money...dont expect to use the voice system thou. I enjoyed the deep characters and diversity of everything.
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prosthetic soul
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This port is terrible. Congifuration files are a mess, game will now not boot up no matter how many times I verify the cache or reinstall the game. Waste of 15 dollars, all of which Gabe Newell will refuse to refund me the money for even though I have less than two hours game time, thanks to the terrible crappy way this game was made.

I wasted 15 bucks on a game I literally cannot play anymore. Thanks Steam you scam artists.
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minerusK
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Great Hiden Gem!!!
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Pietas
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Interesting, different take on the tried and true concept of a third-person shooter. Squad relationship mechanics, RPG-lite dialog systems, and a nifty speech input method of communicating with your virtual buddies. Blade Runner recast as a less-than-grim anime, like a Ghost in the Shell shooter on uppers.

Mechanically terrible, figuratively nauseating bossfights with literally nauseating amounts of screenshake.

A serious fetish for turret sections with mouse controls more ♥♥♥♥ed up than the original PC release of Dark Souls.

But seriously, the final bosses of this game are the controls and screenshake. Too often you're left controlling some (predictably underpowered) turret that's literally un-aimable at less than 10,000DPI & maximum ingame sensitivity, while constant barrages of rockets & other screen-wobbling devices have the camera doing constant 90-degree turns.

I've never been diagnosed with photosensitive epilepsy-- have even watched the famous "banned episode" of Pokemon that was cut due to giving dozens of Japanese schoolchildren seizures without feeling even slightly dizzy --but I finally gave up and uninstalled this game after a boss fight left me dizzied, crosseyed, and nauseated IRL for about half an hour.
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Bane
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
god damn those scrap heads! :D
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CobraGuru
( 115.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
This game is old, 4 years now. I got it as a Sega giveaway, and then played it. I'm not fond of tps, but the story is really good, I was surprised that I kept playing it just to know more of the story, to know what will happen after. This game use voice recognition, nice feature. You can change your team regularly. The game is intense fighting, and need some strategy in certain area, especially boss fight. But I was a little bit disapointed by the end. I was expecting in a way something more, well it's already big, but then something bigger ;)
You can check my chapter 1 reviews :
https://youtu.be/Ed5vsg7IWUc

https://youtu.be/RrTmuqdGbaE
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Binary Domain is a third person shooter based around the concept of man creating a true A.I. that has been living with humans unnoticed till now. They are called hollow children and they don’t even know they are robots. Your job is to go into Tokyo and take down the company who created them.

The story in this game was a little slow at first and wasn’t to captivating till about the 4th or 5th chapter in and then it really picks up. The characters and their cheesy dialog between each other is what you are used to seeing a lot of times from Sega. This is not a bad thing though as it is funny at times and fits the game well.

Through the game you will need try and build their trust with you so that they will not hesitate to help you when needed. This also can change the outcome of the ending. This is all done through dialog and your actions with them. You will have a total of 7 characters on your team but can only take 2 with you on levels most of the time. You can also issue commands to them like regroup, fire, and cover me. This can also be done through voice commands through a mic which I didn’t try out myself but did seem like a cool feature.

When in combat you can use objects and walls to hide behind for cover. Weapons are based around your normal arsenal of assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle, etc. Each character has a personal gun and skills you can upgrade by making purchases from store kiosks you find throughout the levels. Money for the store is earned when you kill enemies and bonuses can be achieved too by doing this like headshots or multi kills. It may take multiple playthroughs to max everything out.

Graphics still hold up pretty well and some of the enemy designs were pretty good. Voice acting was good and fit the character animations pretty good. It’s kind of like a B movie which in my opinion is always enjoyable.

I did have some issues with the game. At times when you are in gunfights your damn teammates would walk right in front of you and get hit by your gunfire or block your view. If they get hit this also drops their trust with you. Camera was also a pain at times. Mainly when you would get knocked down by an enemy. It would focus on you laying on the ground and if you tried to look around it would snap back to your character. Characters were also very sluggish getting up or getting help to get up which then some enemies would constantly stomp on you so you couldn’t get away. It wasn’t often but when it happened it sucked. Last one was in one level you are riding in a vehicle and you have to shoot down some guys in the air but the vehicle swerves constantly which jars you back and forth like every two seconds causing you to fight with trying to aim and actually hit something.

Overall it was a fun game to play and the story really pulled through for me in the end. There are also multiple endings for repeat playthroughs if you’d like to see them all. It has a multiplayer option too but I didn’t try it out so not sure if there is anyone even playing it anymore or if it works.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
>get game in MWNL bundle few months ago
>didn't install, because i knew i was gonna get a new pc
>time comes when i get my new pc, so i install a crapton of games
>don't play for like 3 weeks
>bored af
>mom sleeping, brother working in his room, sister reading
>letsdothis.jpg
>start up game
>fiddle with settings
>hmm, campaign seems like a good place to start
>start campaign
>suffer through the joke in the first cscene
>when suddenly
>i'm told to speak into the mic to confirm actions amongst other things
>sweat drips down my brow as i stare intensely at my laptop screen
>not sure wat do
>by now everybody knows i'm playing alone in my room
>whisper: i got it...
>popup saying that it didnt quite catch me
>try again, still whispering
>popup
>this goes back and forth a bit until i finally snap
>i screech at the top of my lungs I GOT IT!
>i sound like a ♥♥♥♥ing donkey
>face goes red
>immediately quit game
>mom bursts in the door
>...anon, wtf? i'm sleeping, do you mind?
>s-sorry ma ._.
>k i'm going back to sleep...
>mom leaves room
>as she leaves she mutters that kid needs to cut back on the video games...

10/mum would mum a10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This game is so underated you have no idea.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Binary Domain is yet another example why we as gamers don't deserve nice things anymore. Great titles like this one remain in the shadows while we make rich companies releasing mediocre, badly optimized, unfinished products. We ♥♥♥♥♥ about titles with non-existing story modes, no single player content, dlc, microtransactions, but at the same time we only notice the real gems when we get them for a couple of euros ages after their release. People refusing to pay for amazing games like this one and Spec Ops: The Line, when at the same time paying tens maybe hundreds of euros for unecessary costumes or crappy hats and knives.

Almost every part of Binary Domain is great. The story is interesting, the pacing is spot on, the characters and their interactions are memorable, it has multiple endings, shooting robots is a blast, the bosses are huge and fun to deal with, the AI is pretty solid for the most part, the length of the story mode is decent (around 10 hours), there is replayability with playing levels with different members or seeing the different conclusions of the story. Again, what else to you want from a third person shooter?

Does it have any flaws? Well, the advertised use of the mic to issue orders doesn't work very well, but this is barely an issue since you can assign the orders to button inputs. Dialogues can be a bit hammy at times. A couple of boss battles drag a bit. But for the most part it's just nitpicking.

Again the reason I wrote this review is because I wanted to express how sad it is that promising ips will never see a new release simply because of the way we, the gamers, shaped the modern gaming industry. As much as a few people ♥♥♥♥♥ about microtransactions, short campaigns, but storylines, focus on multiplayer, at the end of the day this is what the majority out there wants. Of course there are exceptions, mostly action rpgs but not every single player title should need a 100 hour length to worth the cost of admission.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Starring Adam Sandler, and his rusty crew, you're supposed to "stealthily" complete your mission, but since Adam Sandler is ♥♥♥♥ at doing everything, you get to kill everything instead (Like he does with his movies)

Great game, 5/7 would Adam Sandler again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
115.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This game is old, 4 years now. I got it as a Sega giveaway, and then played it. I'm not fond of tps, but the story is really good, I was surprised that I kept playing it just to know more of the story, to know what will happen after. This game use voice recognition, nice feature. You can change your team regularly. The game is intense fighting, and need some strategy in certain area, especially boss fight. But I was a little bit disapointed by the end. I was expecting in a way something more, well it's already big, but then something bigger ;)
You can check my chapter 1 reviews :
https://youtu.be/Ed5vsg7IWUc

https://youtu.be/RrTmuqdGbaE
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
this might be one of the most underrated games I have ever played
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
It would probably be a good game, if I could actually play it.

The controls in this game for PC and a controller are horrible and theres no use in trying to map it. It just messes up and doesn't recognize anything

Thank god I got this as part of a SEGA bundle for free. NOT worth the $15.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Be honest, you're only looking at this game because it's free...

The sad truth about this game is, it actually IS a great Gears of War style game that got absolutely no attention when it should have at least been regarded as a good backcatalogue game, like with Sniper Elite v2. The cover mechanics are solid, the game is fun, your squad isn't the worst thing ever, the AI's pretty solid, and the voice commands (yes, commands with your mic) do add a bit of flair to it.

Also, let me just point out that it has a very interesting and unique storyline. It does.

Do yourself a favor and pick it up while it's free. You won't regret it. Besides, if it isn't your kind of game, at least there's Streets of Rage 2...
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
The 80s buddy cop movie/sci-fi anime mashup you never knew you wanted.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Kind of a hidden gem that got swept under the carpet by more higher profile games of the time but still well worth playing today.

Pros -
- Very solid and decent third person cover shooting.
- Hundreds of evil robots to kill which shatter in to itty bitty pieces.
- Your side kick looks like uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air!
- A cheesy B-movie script which is surprisingly well acted.
- It's a Japanese game so during cutscenes the camera will zoom in on the female character's boobies for no reason (That's a plus right?)
- Will run at a silky smooth 60fps on your old toaster of a PC.
- Likeable characters who ♥♥♥♥ talk eachother at every available opportunity.

Cons -
-Really weird keyboard controls and if you use a controller the on-screen prompts still tell you to press keyboard keys which i find to be pretty distracting.
- The multiplayer is deader than disco but it probably wasn't all that great anyway.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
AI teammates tell me to shut up
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Very mixed feelings about this game. There are genuinely good moments in both the gameplay and the story but in the end it mostly ended up being a very mediocre experience. The shooting and cover based mechanics are pretty much identical to gears of war which is a bad thing to me because i always found the gears of war gameplay dull, boring, repetitive and that gameplay translates over to binary domain. I just think that there are alot of better third person cover based shooters out there like spec ops the line, mass effect 2, max payne 3 etc. The story has its moments but it also ends up being average at best. It's brought down by cringeworthy cheesy and cliche dialogue, unlikeable and bland protaginist and side characters and moments in the story that just made me roll my eyes. Your teams ai is awful there is no reason to give out commands that whole mechanic is broken and wasted and game is unplayable with keyboard and mouse so keep that in mind. I hated the boss battles too that people praise its just bullet sponged with no strategy.
4/10 (Mediocre)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
First of all:

Game Release year
Binary Domain 2012
ESRB (no one cares lol) +17
Genre TPS (Third-Person Shooter), Sci-Fi, Tactical, Action

A little bit of the story

The history of Binary Domain puts players in the not too distant future where robots have become so habitual for humans as it can be a toaster or a toilet element. They are a tool, and as such they fulfill their role in modern society. The problem comes when and this is the starting point of the game- completely haphazard way, the government of the United States finds that for more than half a century there are integrated into human society, completely unaware of their condition robots. This represents a serious breach of the convention in which the great powers agreed precisely never lead artificial intelligence so far, so an alliance of countries decides to send a Chinese built by American special forces command, French, British and, to infiltrate in Japan and bring the responsible to justice. Dan Marshall, our charismatic protagonist, is one of two Americans chosen for the mission ... which of course goes wrong in every possible way.

Gameplay

The game is quite interesting in their subject , but does not offer much gameplay is refreshing and satisfying.
At first slow and it becomes a bit boring but if you have enough patience you discover their virtues.
You can afford to destroy androids big and spectacular graphics while watching bits are made.
The dialogues are simple so you will not get bored listening long conversations also influences the attitude of your fellow players and help you or not depending on whether they " likes you " .
Something remarkable is that it has a voice recognition system if you have a microphone. Although not a very advanced system and it only works with certain words that are already predefined .
The variety of scenarios is very large and quite addictive and interesting plot and some touches of humor.

Pros

  • Action at all times, a story that takes different colors at all times, How to differentiate a human from a machine ?, that's one of the many questions that will come up in the game.

  • The gameplay is something innovative, actually just before seen in this class of games, using voice commands to manage your squad, it is really like and that gets you even more in the game.

  • The graphics are very good, excellent optimization, destroy robots is something pleasant in this game, as seen, the sound, are components that really make all that much more enjoyable.

  • Sound as I said before is absolutely excellent, maybe the sound when shooting is not 100% real, so to speak, however it is still excellent.

  • A story that never disappoints. It is certainly a story that will leave you wanting more and 10 hours of campaign surely make you short, if...this would have to go in bad, but few stories are those that leave you with this feeling.

  • There is a French Robot.

Cons

  • The voices , if they contradict myself with sound , however the voices , especially the squad , are one of the biggest mistake , at least as I see it .

  • The controls is one of the things that I had more problems, is really uncomfortable, but once you get used to your controls can play a more smooth and comfortable way.

    9.5/10 Very recommended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Great story and action sequences. Boss battles are challenging and intense. Environment is beautifully built, This game is one of the hidden gems on Steam.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Got this game in a SEGA give-away for free, nice, cheesey story, good gameplay, proper game. I therefore recommend it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
OK, the shooting is lackluster - not exactly satisfying. The voice control gimmick doesn't work. The graphics may not be the best now. The jet ski part sucked because of controls. After all, it's not a perfect console port.

But holy ♥♥♥♥, I want a sequel. The setting is quite atmospheric. The characters are memorable (except Rachel, but maybe that's because I never took her because she's ugly), and actually the writing is pretty good. Okay, it gets predictable, but still is surprisingly good. And that's the strongest point of this game - the story.

I think it's one of the most underrated and underplayed games of 2012. And it's really weird - that year not many good games came out. Maybe people were just too busy with meh-tier blockbusters, like Far Cry 3.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Binary Domain

Binary Domain is a 3rd person cover shooter with squad mechanics. It takes place on futuristic earth (Japan) where iRobots are rising up in rebellion against humans, yay! Sadly that's as good as the plot gets. There's decent voice acting. However the characters are basically just borrowed from other action franchises, renamed, and thrown into a squad for this game. There are some really cool robot designs, especially with the boss robots. There's a loadout system, where you add nanomachines to your rig, however they don't make a noticeable difference, and can be completely ignored. Your in game money is better spent upgrading your gun. Thumbs up on the gameplay. Binary Domain is a 3rd person cover shooter, and it does pretty well at it. Having once been an Xbox guy, it's safe to say I own all of the Gears of War titles. I know a good cover shooter. Binary Domain is not GOW, don't expect it to be, but its the best 3rd person shooter I've played on Steam. The squad can receive orders via keys, or accept them from your microphone. And since the squad isn't very good at following orders, you can drop the F-Bomb on them (the game actually recognizes a few curse words), and that makes for a good laugh when they respond back. Multiplayer is just horde mode, or verses, not much going on there.

A fun campaign with just over 11 hours of play. Worth a buy on a Steam sale.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
On the surface it's what looks to be like a cheap Gears of War clone.
After my playthrough I felt that this game held a story that was interesting and my influence on the growth of the characters and the impact on the story was undeniably cool.
Mechanically the game does function like a standard 3rd person shooter, but your aim is what sets it apart from others.
Attacking enemy robots in particular ways can yield better results and bigger combos.
Robot design is another positive aspect, each large robot had meticulous detail and they look amazing.

The game does mention co-op, but it is only for a horde mode like multiplayer.
A shame, game could have only benefited from co-op story. Still a solid game no matter.
An underrated sleeper hit. It's nice when SEGA takes risks like this.
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Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
The very own foundation of humankind´s fear of being replaced by machines

The storyline of this game scares even Einstein, and theorists.
It is scary to see that, not only this robots can mate with a human and give birth, but they look like humans, not knowing they themselves are robots, fascinating.
Although Amada (the antagonist) was crazy enough to play with life like that, i kinda see his point of view.
Humans being born from robots would be something fascinating to see, as they would indeed be imune to diseases and other kinds of human fragilness while maintaining their human genes, emotions, and culture and so on, it would be a new era for humakind, i know i may sound crazy but, imagine a world without diseases or hunger, surely it is something to think for months, maybe years.

About the game

Not much to say but, the controls are not the best, yet playable, the camera sometimes is annoying, especially with the ridiculous knockback, your character gets nockback easily.
But despite all that, the game is very good, but the story of the game is what kept me going.
Im sure theorists and Sci-fi fans will love this game, give a try, you wont regreat it.
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