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  • Summary: Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem,Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem, up to 4 friends unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers are all be richly rewarded for successful exploits. Throughout their adventure, players outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 76
  2. Negative: 9 out of 76
  1. Feb 24, 2019
    80
    Anthem’s rich storytelling and engaging combat lays the foundation for Bioware’s newest adventure. While there are plenty of quality of life improvements to be made, Anthem’s ambitious approach to the looter-shooter genre is encouraging given the development team’s steadfast community engagement. With a roadmap stretching far into the horizon, we’ll be flying around the world of Anthem for a long time to come.
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    70
    The controls of Anthem are intuitive and engaging. Flying through the world of Bastion is a sight to behold, and coordinating with your team on higher difficulties like Grandmaster is rewarding. Despite some questionable design choices and shortcomings, Anthem has a strong foundation that has potential to be a genre leader, but isn’t quite there just yet.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    68
    Anthem is a painfully average RPG from a developer that is capable of so much more.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    60
    Anthem is a song that we've heard a few too many times before. Here's a game that promises a grand vision of an open world, of a co-op RPG shooter that you can play for dozens of hours with your friends, but at launch it simply doesn't live up to expectations. The core exosuit flying, the Javelin design, the interwoven combat and the gorgeous world BioWare have created are all excellent, but at launch it's lumbered by bugs, technical hitches and odd or uninspired design decision. I want to like this game, but sometimes it doesn't make it easy.
  5. Feb 25, 2019
    60
    There’s no doubt that Anthem is beautiful, and its core of flying, shooting, looting, and upgrading your mech is fun. The campaign’s pacing is off, however, speeding through pivotal moments in the story and doling out filler content to keep players busy. Despite its cast of charismatic characters, many relationships and interactions feel forced and lifeless. Anthem’s biggest setback is how it too frequently turns fun into work.
  6. Feb 21, 2019
    55
    Anthem's disjointed story, boring loot, repetitive missions, and shallow endgame are all disappointing. At least it's pretty.
  7. Feb 21, 2019
    40
    Even where it is strongest, Anthem rarely stretches beyond the derivative. The combat, while well-designed, is little more than Gears of War with jetpacks, and narratively it veers between inconsequential and downright irritating. This anthem is, sadly, a tedious and conservative dirge that we’ve all heard before

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  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    I don't know why people hate on it so much i loving it. And all the issues will be addred in the future.
  2. Feb 28, 2019
    10
    I don't think it deserves all the bashing it gets, nearly no bugs. Smooth gameplay and i actually find it fun to play with my friends.
  3. Feb 28, 2019
    9
    I'm enjoying the hell out of the game. I don't have friends who play games, so I love the auto match making. It's also great that we can allI'm enjoying the hell out of the game. I don't have friends who play games, so I love the auto match making. It's also great that we can all play together at different levels. The graphics are gorgeous on pc. I did have to buy an xbox controller to play. It's pretty impossible to fly and shoot with mouse and keyboard. I do love the fact that I can switch between the keyboard and controller at any time and the game immediately recognizes it. I'm playing with an i7 and 1060 card. I have no issues, everything looks and plays great, except for the long loading screens. I have an ssd, this should not be happening. Expand
  4. Feb 27, 2019
    4
    The combat in this game is fun, as is the mode of travel in the relatively small open world. The rest of the game unfortunately isn't worth aThe combat in this game is fun, as is the mode of travel in the relatively small open world. The rest of the game unfortunately isn't worth a look, and to top that there is a complete dearth of any form of endgame, with the experience being very repetitive and lacking in depth.

    The "story" is a singularly horrendous experience, with characters pretty much coming across as children in the bodies of adults, wasting inordinate lengths of time between missions in an environment that is tedious to navigate around.

    This game does have potential that is ultimately going to be wasted, as the developers are far too proud of the elements of this game that actually ruin it, and haven't put enough effort into content for the parts that are genuinely good.
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  5. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Убогий сюжет, никакой злодей, скучные миссии. Отсутствие эедейма. Нахрена вообще нужна эта игра? Что она может предложить в конкуренции сУбогий сюжет, никакой злодей, скучные миссии. Отсутствие эедейма. Нахрена вообще нужна эта игра? Что она может предложить в конкуренции с дестини, дивижен и варфрейм? Ну первые 2 часа прикольно летать и бегать в джевелинах. Ну за это можно накинуть парочку баллов. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2019
    1
    This game is boring, repetitive and full of micro-transactions. I give it 1 point because of amazing graphic (which was downgraded...)This game is boring, repetitive and full of micro-transactions. I give it 1 point because of amazing graphic (which was downgraded...)

    Sorry EA, your greed messed it up again....
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  7. Aug 5, 2019
    0
    BioWare are frauds and they pulled the scam of the year. If you don't understand why I'm saying it, watch and read all the marketing relatedBioWare are frauds and they pulled the scam of the year. If you don't understand why I'm saying it, watch and read all the marketing related stuff from EA and tally against how many of them have been fulfilled.
    Piss poor pathetic broken incomplete piece of garbage released by BioWare followed by running away while tucking their tails between their legs.
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