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Golden Axe: Beast Rider - Xbox 360

by Sega
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews) 45 / 100

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Platform: Xbox 360
  • Quest for vengeance and engage in vicious melee combat in fantasy world
  • Unleash barbaric killing moves and dismembering attacks
  • Explore huge, ravaged, destructible landscape
  • Weapon upgrades and powerful unlockable elemental-based spells and magic
  • Features never-before seen character skills and abilities

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Product Details

Platform: Xbox 360
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XJO78Y
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 14, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,906 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

As the unstoppable Tyris Flare, players will engage in vicious melee combat both on foot and atop massive mythical beasts, savaging enemies with blades and magic on a quest for vengeance.

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170 of 189 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SEGA Should Have Buried This Hatchet-Job November 4, 2008
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of the worst 360 games, I've seen. I'll start off with the good. The graphics are mediocre, Tyris's run speed is kinda fast, and Death Adder looks cool. Everything else is terrible. This game takes the worst elements of the original Golden Axe and slaps them together at a pathetic attempt to make a next gen game.

Story - 0/10
The game begins with Tyris walking through a barren valley by herself and realizing she's late for a huge ceremony where her Dragon God flies down from the sky and blesses her people. She realizes that being late for this is probably a bad thing and starts to run, but encounters orc-like creatures called, "BOOGEYMEN." Seriously, that's that they're called. She battles her way through the BOOGEYMEN and arrives at the ceremony too late. A group of BOOGEYMEN kill all of the priestesses, knock Tyris out, and kidnap her all mighty Dragon God.
- If your Dragon God gets kidnapped by a band of Orcs, it's time to get a new God.

Later Tyris awakens and the dwarf from the original game is there, pulling an axe out of his chest. He sees Tyris and exclaims, "By my balls, I thought you were dead." Ok, if you're a hot chick who was unconscious and the first thing you hear is a dwarf talking about his testicles, that's not a good thing. Maybe he's saying he resurrected you somehow with his balls, or he is your father, or maybe that's just a contemporary Dwarven expression. Anyway, the Dwarf gives Tyris an axe and says you must find the pieces and reassemble it. Lucky for Tyris, the pieces just snap on. Near the end of the game, Axe Battler from the original game appears and says something like, "Gee, Tyris, I'm sorry your game sucks so bad. See Ya," and he's gone. I think there are 30 lines of bad dialogue in the entire story.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not a must-own, but not as bad as people say October 22, 2008
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
it's funny. most people who give this game a crap review go on to say "i played for a half hour and shut it off". that's like watching a movie for 3 minutes and saying it's crap. you can't comment on what you don't know. after playing through most of the game (i'm almost done)i can say this game isn't as bad as people say. it's not without some design flaws, but in a game like this, combat is most important, and i find it satisfying. there is a neat parry/evade system with counterattacks that feels good.
here's is the games signature(it isn't riding beasts, been there, done that): in any game, typically when you enter a button sequence for a combo, the attack animation plays out no matter what, leaving you open for damage. in this game, however, you can cancel out of a combo with a parry/evade button press, whichever is most appropriate. in my opinion this is very refreshing.

if you're a fan of the conan-type setting, give this one a whirl. rent before purchase, but trust me, i've played much worse. i give it 6/10.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For awhile I wasn't sure if I should get the game or not seeing all the low ratings on the game but after the game went to a more affordable price and playing it I felt it was pretty good and seems to be bashed undeservedly by a lot of people. If you played the past Golden Axe games than this one won't surprise you with its gameplay style, the one difference is instead of choosing between four character styles you only play as one the main female warrior who seeks to avenge the loss of her clansmen. The graphics are very good and detailed and of course I love the main voice actress having many of her anime and some games she's done in my collection, the game play is pretty straight forward you have simple and powerful attacks, jump, and block/evade buttons as well of course the magic attacks you collect throughout the game. The game is pretty linear as more of the advanced gamers would call it(As I'm a more recreational player than one of those hardcore gamers) so there really isn't any miniquest or true exploring in the game itself though you can do some challenges in the main menu screen. I do agree while the storyline isn't the strongest it also isn't the worst I've seen either, also for past Golden axe players you do get the beast to ride and help in battle as well as puzzles in the game like previous Golden Axe games so another little nostalgic part put into this newest version. So if you like fighting games or are a Golden Axe fan looking for a game to add into your collection here's a underrated one to choose and if you're still uncertain I say try a demo of it if you can and decide for yourself....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gold or Pyrite? May 28, 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Golden Axe. That name is instantly recognized by so many gamers that to not know what it is would mean you are very young or naÔve when it comes to classic gaming. I absolutely loved the original game, both the Arcade and Genesis versions. It was simple to pick up, hard as nails to master and an absolute blast to play through with a friend. It came out in a time when the Conan movies were still popular and fresh and the Frazetta inspired art style was the norm for anything Sword and Sorcery. The Genesis version caught the eye of many and proved that, at least with Golden Axe, the catchy marketing slogan "Genesis does what Nintendon't" rang true. It certainly was not a revolutionary game by any standard, not even in its hack `n slash genre, but it remains one of my most treasured games ever and to this day provides me with great joy. It just nailed the presentation perfectly and always felt like an epic adventure with a perfect combination of great art direction, catchy music and accessible but challenging game play you could enjoy with a friend.

When I first heard Sega was bringing back their Golden Axe franchise I immediately looked for news on it. I am always skeptical about classic 2D franchises being brought back to life in a 3D world, but I was hopeful that maybe Sega could do this series justice. When I looked into Golden Axe: Beast Rider after first hearing about it, I was extremely disappointed that it did not have coop, which was one of the main draws of the original game twenty years ago. Not only was there no coop, but you could only play as the Amazon, Tyris. No Dwarf? I think it's safe to say that the Dwarf was most people's favorite character, so not including him as a playable character was a serious omission.
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4.0 out of 5 stars got it fast. its a gift so wont know ...
got it fast. its a gift so wont know if it works okay till dec. but im sure it will
Published 1 month ago by mendi hester
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as critics and gamers claim
Not as bad as critics and gamers claim. To deserve a 1 or a zero a game would have to unplayable and this game is not unplayable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Frustrated gamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by R. Q. Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fun game
Published 3 months ago by Jace
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
Really enjoyed the game the shipping time was great I like when everything is good about an order and this was one of those times
Published 13 months ago by michael poinsette
4.0 out of 5 stars A Spin Off Title.
Golden Axe is a really old side scrolled from back in the day. It was basically the game play you see in this game but in 2D. Read more
Published 18 months ago by APredator
3.0 out of 5 stars its a pretty good game but Sega should've taken their time
I'm a big Golden Axe Fan, (I even own the arcade Revenge of Death Adder)...
this was OK to play.
sometimes it gets HARD, but I enjoy my games tough. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Pol
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 24 months ago by michael la chica
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent game....
Graphics are solid game play is good. There are 4 things that I look at...Price = great..Graphics - Game Play & Control = ok. Read more
Published on May 15, 2012 by Just some old guy.
2.0 out of 5 stars Theres a reason is $5.00 new
I am pretty confident that I have played if not as much, more games than any reviewer on here and I can surely say this game is garbage. Read more
Published on May 14, 2012 by Ben
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