Set in futuristic Tokyo, take control of the robotic community before they control everything!
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Very Positive (28 reviews) - 96% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (2,444 reviews) - 88% of the 2,444 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

    • 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
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8.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
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42.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
I can't understand the bad metascore. This is truly a sign of bad taste.

Alone the story and overall presentation should be enough to play this action game on pc because the graphics are even better than on consoles with higher resolution and fluid 60 frames per second.
The mouse and keyboard controls are very bad, that's the only critical point I have to make about Binary Domain on pc, but with a game controller like the xbox-360 pad it is perfectly playable, just like the console versions.
This game is designed for controllers in the first place anyway, so it makes no sense to play it with mouse/keyboard.

So, people like me who like to play third-person shooters like Gears of War with a controller and watch sci-fi movies like AI: Artificial Intelligence and Terminator shouldn't miss this underrated AAA piece of cyberpunk-action masterpiece.
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Captain Spectacular
9.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
I remember being immediately interested in this game after watching the Quick Look from Giant Bomb. Look it up if you can.

The game itself is trying to be SEGA's answer to Gears of War and I can honestly say, in many ways, it does some things better. It has a better story that is actually fun, despite seriously dragging near the final chapter. The characters are way more memorable than anything Gears has produced in the way of relatable and likeable characters. The shooting is nothing to ride home about but is perfectly serviceable.

Overall thoughts: A fun Gears of War clone that comes out strong due to its fun characters and story. Pick it up and let the good times roll.
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11.6 hrs
Posted: September 13

If you like high action arcade shooting games you'll love this..

Come on SEGA I want a sequel!
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17.7 hrs
Posted: September 12
Shooting robots and smashing them limb by limb with an GREAT history, like the ones that SEGA knows how to do. Solid 5 of 7.
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Chester Chuckles
10.4 hrs
Posted: September 12
Criminally underrated game.
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Anime Boy 94
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 11
Controls are completely broken, and the game requires exiting to make changes to the settings via a launcher. Do not buy if you plan to use a kb+m or steam controller unless you can deal with dog-♥♥♥♥ console port controls.

The AI companion is annoying and takes away control from the player while he chats ♥♥♥♥. Combined with the crap controls, I could only take an hour before uninstalling.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game deserve better then then the REP is have..
is a very good game!
i like it! and i whant more of it!
have some poor sales. some not as good reviws. but is a very good game!!!
main caracter is alive.
on companions are alive to!
is nice to listen them talk. and asking you stuff . and even give info time to time!:
i like to shoot robots! and see parts de destroyd!
i like the boss fights.
the normal robots may be almost identical. but they are mass production robots! is normal to be tons of the same.
the history is good.
the graphis are not bad.
the game controls. may need some work on it. but you can handle it.

voice chat give some problems to me. but by key board comands work fine.
maybe whit voice comand would be a better experience. but this one was a nice one!
buy it if you can. and you will enjou it.
some very nice plots
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Where has this game been my whole life? A strange (yet great) mix of Resident Evil and Army of Two

- Surprisingly deep storyline.
- Nice companion system that makes that character either like or dislike you in regards to what you respond.
- A decent array of weapons.
- Great voice acting. (and a sexy British accent from Troy Baker himself!)
- Upgrades for weapons that actually makes a difference and feels very well implemented.
- Sick boss designs (and the fights are also fun)
- Hollow children (can't explain it without spoiling the story, but these things are easily one of the coolest things ever)
- Hype action sequences.

- The relationship between the protagonist and Big Bo can become a little too much "bro-y" at times.
- Not a whole lot of variations during the levels themselves (though the great dialogue, boss fights and action sequences makes up for it and makes you forget about the hordes of robots that you have killed)

Final rating: 8/10 purely amazing, well worth the price point
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Product received for free
Underrated game very so that it makes me wonder why, 8/10 must buy especially on sales!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I am not finished as of yet but with how much fun I am having fun with the game now, I figure why not.

So far this game is just really entertaining, the graphics are actually pretty solid from a game that came out 4 years ago. The characters are really fun, they have a lot of cheese to them, like a good B movie or a popcorn Action flick. But there is enough time with them where they're not just mindless comrades that you don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about like other games in this same genre. They are written pretty well and the dialogue is usually pretty good. The way you interact with the teammates is interesting and how it affects the way they might act in battle is interesting, though feels a bit shallow. The character models themselves actually look pretty good too.

Given that the gun variety isn't anything the write home about, the combat still remains to be fun, one of the mechanics being that you shoot the robots heads off and they will start shooting other enemies. I also just find the way the enemies fall apart in various ways depending on where you shoot them really entertaining to watch, I think there is a lot of attention to detail when it comes to this aspect of the game. A lot of the enemies themselves have really cool designs to them, especially a lot of the Bosses even with falling in line with other games in what a Bosses general weakness might be.

The story itself is pretty decent, I actually look forward to them to see what is going to happen next or just to see more character interaction. This is also helped by having some real nice action cutscenes as well as having pretty cool set pieces that just makes you wanna keep going.

I would highly reccomend this game for someone looking for a fun third person shooter to play. It isn't doing anything special or new but I honestly don't feel that it needs to, because for the most part it does what it is doing really well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
A true hidden gem. Excellent story with great directing. Boss fights and mission variety will ensure your enjoyment throughout the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Seriously underrated. Nevermind the voice commands, you dont have to use them. Solid gameplay, graphics and storyline plus big a$$ robots. Check it out!

P.S. C 'mon fellas, where 's my sequel?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Verdict: wishlist it and wait for a sale. (Price as of review: $14.99 USD)

Good for some laughs and overall pretty decent gameplay. However, you can blitz through the campaign (which is the only thing I personally care about; others claim multiplayer is dead, I never bothered so YMMV) pretty fast, thus lowering its value.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Not mindblowingly amazing but still an underrated gem
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
A fantastic action game all around. Great characters (and voice-overs), interesting plot and themes, heavy anime movie influences, memorable battles.

It's got a few QTEs where you need to push a button (it's always the same button) within an ever shrinking time window. Not really that bad, but still probably the most negative issue I can think of about the game.

You fight robots with your team. Small ones, normal ones and huge ones. And there are explosions.

Highly recommended!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
I could get past the cheese of the voice acting and too much "Bro! You ok Bro?" and in typical 3rd person cover based shooter B level games. I get this is a "hidden gem" but I'm glad it was a random pick up in a bundle. If you like a meh level game and looking to clear out your backlog, play this for about 30 mins, and you'll understand what I mean.
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