Meet the Lionhearts. A smack-talking rag-tag band of rebels bound on an impossible quest. With an arsenal of outrageous weapons, they're destined for victory in 12,000 bullets or less. If they can make it through an army of psychotic robots and a wall-smashing Goliaths, they just might save the world... if they don't burn it down first.
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Very Positive (68 reviews) - 89% of the 68 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2003

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Meet the Lionhearts.
A smack-talking rag-tag band of rebels bound on an impossible quest. With an arsenal of outrageous weapons, they're destined for victory in 12,000 bullets or less. If they can make it through an army of psychotic robots and a wall-smashing Goliaths, they just might save the world... if they don't burn it down first.
  • Navigate through a richly entertaining story with your smack-talkin' partners in crime.
  • Take down wicked enemies like half-man, half-animal Grunts, eliminator droids, wall-smashing Goliaths, evil monks and wild twiglets.
  • Brandish over 17 outlandish weapons like the Topsy-Turvy, the Vindaloo Rocket Launcher, or the World's Smallest Black Hole and the Land Shark Gun.
  • Explore five diverse environments including icy and snowy regions, mountains with breathtaking vistas, deep and foreboding woods, and rain-spattered cliffs.
  • Shoot your way through 21 action-packed missions.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium III 1GHz or AMD Athlon 1GHz
    • Memory: 256 RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Compatibility
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0b
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX9.0 compatible Audio Device
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Very Positive (68 reviews)
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Molotov Slacker
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Epic! Bought because I was a shameless pirate and loved this game way back when... so now I paid for it... cleared my conscience and all the talent that worked on it gets... nothing. Murica! (I'm a ♥♥♥♥)
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Tedwin-knockman66
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Dark Humor! Land sharks! Jetpacks! Q1-11 with tea! Blind and funny Rexus! 100.000.000/10!
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Commander Lulz
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Hilarious game! I remember playing it on the original xbox when I was a kid. Really brought back a lot of memories, and I just realized that it was made with LucasArts which is why there were so many Star Wars references, I digress, If you can overcome the graphics of 2003, then I think you'll find the game fairly linear but enjoyable. I know I sure have!
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Ben
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Quirky old third-person shooter, with a totally whacky story, nutty characters and hilarious weapons (like the Land Shark Gun, which as the name suggests, fires a shark into the ground which then eats your enemies). The game parodies a bunch of films and other games, and you'll keep noticing the little jokes if you look for them (although most are balls-out and overt).

It's a bit old and it's showing its age but I remembered having fun with this a *decade* ago and decided to purchase again on Steam and re-play it. I'm pretty sure I had just as much fun.

The game doesn't really help you out much with how to do things, so here's a tip: when you're doing the tower defence mini-game, you can use A and D to move left and right. I literally didn't notice this until the very last tower defence which is pretty much impossible to beat without moving.
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Little B Gaming
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXeL_YPyxOc

When I hear “bunch of misfits” I always think of these guys here. They are united by one goal, they are brave, they are weird, they are human, robot, mole and a smelly old man. They are ... Lionhearts!!! This is one of the wackiest game i've ever played. I can't express how crazy and absurd (in a good way) are the story and characters. I write this review with a huge grin on my face. In almost every cutscene I laugh my ♥♥♥ off.

You are the Lionhearts, a bunch of misfits, who are trying to save their kingdom from the evil king Forge. He wants to unlock the power of the Book of Rule, so it's up to our heroes to steal the book from him and use it to undo all the bad things. Let me introduce the Lionhearts (drum roll): Q – big robot that like to drink tea and he always have a cup in his hand; Jonesy – a mole, often mistaken for a rat and everybody likes to make fun of him; Rexus – short and smelly old man, that put a spell to locked the book's power. He have some sort of jedi powers and he is blind as a bat; finally the character you control Roman. He always wear a red scarf around his mouth, like he is in the wild west. Truth to be told the game kinda feel that way. The story is complete bonkers and I love it. It will take to very different places and you will meet a whole bunch of insane characters, more crazy than our heroes. King Fogre is also insane. He sends his son Stig to lead his army againts the Lionhearts and he is … to say it politely, not very bright person. I don't want to spoil more. One last thing. In every cutscene you will see amazing stuff.

The gameplay is straightforward. It's a third-person shooter and you play only as Roman, but Jonesy and Q are always behind you. They help, but you will do most of the shooting. You can give them three command – guard an area, return to you and defend you. They have their health bars, but if some of them die it's not instant game over. You will see them in the next level if the story dictates that. I try always to make them run over a health pack, but it's not that easy.

The weapons are great. You have some standard like submachine gun, sniper rifle and bolt action rifle, but the others are amazing – Gurnar personal mortar who looks like a tuba and fires granades, rocket launcher that can fire up to four homing rockets and my favourite and the most unique ever created in any media – land shark gun! (появяват се думите една по една и една акула) You fire it at some target and the shark start “swimming” and then it start to eating enemies. It will follow you around for a short period of time. The ammo for all the weapons can be acquired in two ways. The first is by killing enemies they drop different types (they also drop health packs) and the second is by going into “The Grunt & Polewart”. It's a pub. There also you can change your weapon, fill up your ammo and health. What better way to get them and drink a beer.

The secondary weapons are also insane. Sticky bomb that makes enemies run in panic when it's on them. It's funny to see them running around and screaming. There are more. Guy Fawks Traitor bomb – turns enemies againts each other, Knockout bomb – giant boxing glove that punches enemies from a distance, Portable Black Hole and finally the best from the secondary – Tropsy Turvy bomb. It turns the world upside down and enemies fall to their death. If the weapons were all standard the gameplay would be kinda boring.

The level design is okay. There vast open spaces, but earlier levels feel kinda empty. Yes, you will shoot constantly, but there isn't something interesting sights to see. But later levels are much better. Most of the buildings can be destroyed and for such an old game, it's interesting to see it. You will see snowy villige, shooting bad guys near the beach or in a trenches and so on. The levels have this weird mix setting between middle ages and steam punk. Really interesting design. There also hidden tokens spread around the levels and when you find them you will unlock things like big head, big hands, another difficulty and so on.

After every few levels there is a turret section. They are 2-3 minutes long and don't overstay their welcome. They are fun and challenging enough. And speaking of difficulty this game is not easy. The enemies are not Storm troopers. They are accurate and they will shoot on sight. I died quite a few times, so you have to use all your tools to survive.

One of the best things here is the voice acting. It's simply amazing. When you combine it with the great writing, you have fantastic recipe for laughing a lot. All actors have british accent. Some sound more scottish, others more english. They all do amazing job. Even the side characters are greatly voiced. My favourite character is Rexus. He is more goofy and with him are the best scenes.

The soundtrack is also good. Typical orchestral tracks, but some have this military vibe and feel like you are in a war. Others are more ambient, but nothing is more satisfying that to kill enemies accompanied by scottish bagpipes. They will lift your spirit up and you will fight more agressively!

The things I don't like here are not many. The graphics are not a problem for me. The game came out in 2003, so you can't expect to look great. The biggest problem is the lack of enemy variety. You will see all the time the grunt with bolt action rifle, sniper rifle or the guy with submachine gun or granade launcher. There are few flying like zeppelin and the really big enemies (they are tough and fun to fight), but they are few and far between. The other problem that people may have is with the gameplay. It's repetetive, but I like it. The crazy guns and funny cutscence is what kept the game become stale.

The game is made by Planet Moon Studios, which also made another underrated cult classic – Giants: Citizen Kabuto, a game ahead of it's time. It's like their faith to make underrated games. If you didn't guess by now, I love AnD. Everything is over the top! The characters, the guns, the enemies. It's funny as hell, you have crazy weapons, hilarious cutscenes, it runs great on a modern PC and on top of that you have a freaking jetpack! Instantly 10/10! Bad joke aside this is a refreshing idea to spice up the gameplay. It adds verticality. Some enemies have it too and it's fun to fly around and try to shoot each other. Or just grab the homing rocket launcher. You have it in almost half of the game and it's amazing! It's not an expensive title, so go now and buy it. I had hell of a good time with Armed and Dangerous.
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Schnitzel
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
I cannot recommend this game.

The difficulty fluctuations, dry/low-brow humor, messy textures, and exceptionally repetitive levels prove that it has not aged well.

Look elsewhere for hidden gems.
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Stork
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 26, 2015
Funny stuff but it didn't age well...
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elgazzo
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 3, 2015
Can't even create an account with it crashing.
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Spaidermega
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 5, 2015
И тут я ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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anyio
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 2, 2015
I wanted more Giants but this wasn't it. Still, kinda fun. My old antivirus used to flag the exe all the time so now it doesn't run.
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Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Dark Humor! Land sharks! Jetpacks! Q1-11 with tea! Blind and funny Rexus! 100.000.000/10!
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
For me, this was one of those "Oh snap! I played this as a kid and it was AMAZING, let's play it again!"
aaaaaand then I realize that it hasn't quite aged very well. Don't get me wrong though, this is still a positive review. I'm just being honest with myself. It looks pretty muddy, the controls aren't that great and overall? We've just done much better in the realm of 3rd Person FPS games since then.
HOWEVER. It is still a hilariously original game with memorable characters (the tea drinking, british centurion robot is my favorite) and it's still very playable. If you want to revist some nostalgia? I say it's worth the price. If you've never played it before, you'll probably be a hate-it-or-love-it type of person. It might be too archiac for you or it might be just right.
For me? it's a classic gem that may not have aged super well, but it's still an entertaining and memorable experience.
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Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
DEATH TO THE SALAD EATERS!!!
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8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
I bought this game just for Sharks.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
This game is the funniest game I've ever played. The graphics aren't the best but what do you expect, it's a game from the early 2000's. I honestly think that the developer's were focusing more on the humor than anything else. If you want a good laugh, then I highly recommend this game.
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
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6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
Awsome game, the story is hilarious, the characters are hilarious and the gameplay is mediocre. 6.5/10
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
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4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
A planet moon studios game? AWESOME BY DEFAULT!
"GIVE ME THE KISS!"
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
A good Lucas Arts third person shooter. From the zanny characters to the intense gunplay, there's a lot to like. The story is unexpectedly weak, and gameplay involves destorying spawn points that will spew enemies until destroyed. However, I whole-heartedly recommend this game, and only wish there was more to say about it.
Here's gameplay: http://youtu.be/_VPhpvtNU74
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
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Posted: February 6, 2014
You get to shoot sharks out of a gun. Seriously buy this game it's campy, fun, albeit short. Get it and have a few larks
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2011
An underappreciated gem of a game. Of course, any game with land sharks gets my vote.
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