Set in futuristic Tokyo, take control of the robotic community before they control everything!
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Very Positive (134 reviews) - 84% of the 134 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,361 reviews) - 86% of the 3,361 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 27, 2012

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Includes 3 items: Binary Domain, Binary Domain - Dan Marshall Pack, Binary Domain - Multiplayer Map Pack

 

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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voxcell
9.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Worth playing for the incredibly cheesy, but totally awesome story line. The runnin' and gunnin' is fine too.
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Chester
39.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game was suprisingly awesome. Would reccomend!!
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rubyOnRails
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Been waiting for Binary Domain 2 for 4 years now.
One of the most underrated games ever.
BUY THIS GAME!
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Tiny Trees
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
The story is pretty good and gets better as it goes along. The action does too. However there are many reservations about this game.

There are too many parts where it keeps cutting you off for a cutscene. Or a character talks to you and it mkaes your movement a snail's pace. It's infuriating. You'll have just finished blasting bots, and you wanna go off looking for ammo. However you have to wait for someone to say something, to which you have to reply. This can go on for quite a while, and it's not a cutscene at this point. You just can't move freely. Stupid when you consider that when you are out of hearing range, speech switches to communicators.

BD is a classy little ten hour shooter, ram packed with dissapointments. I loved the idea, the characters, and the shooting. In all honesty though, I could not mark it above 6.6/10.

Regularly the graphics are average at best, then you suddenly notice the graphics are rivaling new games. Really gorgeous details and textures; like wow, where did that come from. Some of the cut-scenes are tremendously animated too. Sound-wise it's average, with a few sound effects that are weak.

I am giving this the thumbs up, but I would have a real hard time recommending it to anyone. It has that awful 3rd person aspect where if you are running and you pass a wall. You stick to it. Stupidest idea because if you are running you're usually trying to escape, so it's almost a constant wrangle with the controls...The shooting starts weak but gets lots better as you upgrade.

There's bugs to get the game to start, and it didn't want to recognise my graphics card. The voice command without mic has to be googled. Bosses have to be googled. The keymapping is bizzare for some but not all actions.

Buy it if you want to love it and hate it lots.
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kookykooky
15.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
- very nice story, acting, characters all good. mass effect style high action.
- moderate gameplay (controls are weird, u can die couple times until get used)
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Navy Nazaa
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
i like this game and line story game . me want more this game haha
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You can just call me sexy ;D
9.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Feels like playing through a movie the controls are kinda set up in an odd way but if you can get over that then you're gonna have alot of fun with this



also almost all the squad members are really likable and makes it difficult to choose who you want to go with you
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KesoChodar
7.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
When developers try something else...

Devil's Details was known for their..."Japanese" games. However, they wanted to get out of their comfort zone and go for something they'd never tried: A 3rd person Shooter.

Binary Domain is a homage to the late 90s/early 2000 action movies. With cheesy dialogue, ludicrous action scenes, american bada$$ heroes and robots. Lots and lots of robots.

Those robots are the only enemy type you'll face against, but they manage to be varied in their own way. When shooting at them, you can blow their limbs off, tear their armor appart and even make them go nuts and attack their allies. They respond impresively at this things. For example, blowing the arm where they were holding their gun will make them crouch and pick it up with the other, while kneecaping them makes them crawl and shoot from the ground. And they don't flinch in the slightest. They really feel like mindless killing machines.

The story is quite interesting with a few plot twists, and the characters are very well done and charming.

If you liked Gears Of War, Resident Evil 6 or the likes, you're going to love this game. It's the simplicity and over-the-topness that really sells it
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Robert_De_Lirio
11.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
This is a really underrated game...
Has a cool story, a solid shooting experience and various bosses.
Robots can be crippled and this will affect their movements realistically.
Their AI will cover or attack, in reaction to your moves in a smart way.
Headshots will turn enemies into friends until they die, but it's not that easy.
Bosses are various and huge,and you'll need skills and strategy at higher difficulty level to beat them.
The storytelling is a good mix, love scenes, sadness,anger, deep thoughts and also some twists.
Worth playing till the end.
A nice game from a company that back in times ruled the videogames world.

- Graphics : 7,5 (considering it's a 2012 game)
- Sound/Music/Voices : 8
- Gameplay : 8
- Storytelling : 8
- Multiplayer : Dead
- OVERALL : 8
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mist_melethril
9.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
First third person shooter I've played with a story I really care about. Several slightly philosophical overtones woven into the story and good controls with very fun destruction of robots. The robot destruction is probably my favourite feature - blow the legs off and it crawls towards you still shooting, destroy the arms and it runs towards you with a flying kick to the face, but the best is trying to take out the head without destroying it and watching it turn on its allies. You can also decide how the team splits up and improve (or ruin) your relationships with teammates to arrive at different endings. Now where's my sequel...
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I went into this game with fairly low expectations, thinking it was just going to be a middle of the road shooter with meh story. For the first half hour to and hour that's that I got, but after that the game took off and turned out to be quite the diamond in the rough.

The combat is your standard run and cover style where you're equipped with your primary assault rifle, a secondary (shot gun, sniper, etc.), pistol, and grenade type. This in it self isn't that great, but when you take into consideration you can dismantle enemies it becomes more interesting. If you shoot off their legs they crawl at you, blow off their arms they run in an kick you, snipe their head they become "friendly" since they don't know who their shooting at anymore. This mechanic saves the meh combat system as you can do some interesting things with it. The boss battles are pretty bad though, often one-shoting you as your teammate just run around yelling at you and telling you where ammo is. The controlls are also a bit wonky, like middle mouse button reload, but it's not that bad once you understand it. But in all honesty you shouldn't buy this game for the combat, you should buy it for the story and characters.

Throughout the game you get introduced to more and more characters you can take with you in your squad during the chapters. You build, or lose, trust with them and can get several different endings to the game depending on this trust level. Nearly all of them are memorable, are well thought out, and amazingly voiced. The over all story had some good unforeseen plot twists as well, making me think it was over about three times before pulling another one out to keep the game going. This is defiantly what you should get the game for.

There is also the unique mechanic of voice recognition. Yep, you can talk to your NPC teammates. This is how you build that trust with your squad during battle and the interactive cut scenes. Did they get a sweet headshot? Praise them with a "Nice!" or "Sweet!". Are they too far ahead? tell them to "Regroup." Do you want to confess you undying love for Big Bo? tell him "Love You" of "Looking Pretty Sweet". That being said it can also backfire. I'm not sure if it was something in my set up, but it kept getting my voice lines wrong or not registering them all together. I'd try and tell my team to charge and someone thought I called them an "Idiot" and just yelled at me and stopped following orders. I'm a streamer though so the audience, and I found it hilarious, this might be annoying for you.

Over all this is a really good game, a truly overlooked gem.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Great game.

The weapon variety is okay, there's enough variation among the enemies to keep you entertained and there are a few challenges beyond just duck and cover shooting.

Good voice acting, characters are likeable and well written, funny dialogue and interesting story with a few twists here and there. All in all much better than one would expect from a game that sold so poorly.

Singleplayer lasts about 10 hours.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The very definition of a hidden gem.

Not sure who the director is either, but this was easily in the top 5 best directed games I've ever played.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Binary Domain is a third-person shooter developed and published by Sega.
The story starts soon after an android attacked Bergen's headquarters, previously having no idea that he was a robot himself. Believing that robotics genius and founder of Amada corporation, Yoji Amada, created the robot, the International Robotics Technology Association (IRTA) sent one of their Rust Crews to Japan to find Amada and bring him in for questioning under orders from the UN Security Council.
The gameplay is really fun to play. The player can issue commands to squad mates by pressing certain buttons or voice, via a headset. You can turn off the voice commands.
The game features a consequence system, which decides how the squad views and trusts the player. Their opinion of the player is based on how the player performs and treats team members. This affects both the story and the gameplay, where the characters behave differently depending on trust levels. Conversations between the player and the squad members can also affect trust levels. The end of the game will change, depending on the level of trust the team members have in the player.
Stats of both the player and the squad members can be augmented with nanomachines, as well as weapon upgrades, that can usually be bought at shops that the player can find throughout the game.
The enemy AIs adjust themselves on how to fight back against the player's advance, depending on the situation. On the other hand, the squad AIs is pretty bad sometimes, walking in front of the player while firing.
This is an overlooked title, I highly encourage anyone to at least try the demo.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Decent shooter with immersive storyline of nationalities struggling against machines. Visuals were average but the soundtracks gave it justice. Great port from consoles with bearable minor issues. Definitely treated as hidden gem.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
strangely underrated game>

pros

+- ok voice acting.
+- graphics arent bad but not the best.
+ robots design is amazing.
+ hit mechanics is great. shoot legs to slow it. shoot head to blind it.
+ what wins the cake is the story. just amazing.

cons

-menu have no mouse. is this a new trend in pc port games ??
-press and hold m !!! really now, m stands for ( middle mouse button).
-press (f) for action, but some times i have to press (space). and pick up ammo with (f). ok its not heart surgery but why make it this complix?
-i dont know how to change keybord controles.

ps -i didnt try the voice command feature.
-sholder camera is too close and movement is hard, but as in most of 3ed person shooter games.
-i dont care about multiplayer, so if you do, go read another review.

get it under sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Would buy even if it wasn't on sale.
+ great voice acting
+ great story
+ uniek voice communication (in offline mode!)
+ hot sniper chick
10/10 would play again to change the story line. Cuz i always chose Faye (hot chick) as my teammate.

Multiplayer is dead. But who needs multiplayer when you have work to do. Fighting robots of all sizes and strength. (with Faye)

Buy now! Totally worth the money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Beautiful story, really enjoyable.
The gameplay is quite easy, very linear but fun.
Mass effect style (cover system, companions, upgrades) with some not relevant choices.
Really worth to play.

Vote 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Far better than expected. Definitely deserves all the praise. The mouse and aiming is clunky but by third quarter of the game you pretty much master it. Story is so engaging you want to get past all the combat.. which isn't bad but on higher difficulties bosses are huge bullet sponges which is the main reason why the game is fun. The damage model in this game is so satisfying.. shooting pieces of armor off bosses and other robots.
easy 10/10 for me havent had this much fun in a while.. shame there isn't a sequel.. and it boggles my mind why this great game sold so poorly.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
This game is tagged as Co-Op, I intended to play it for its Co-Op mode and was disappointed to find that the only mode involving two or more players is a horde-type defense game mode or versus.
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