Binary Domain: Robots, Humans, and Robot-Like Humans

Do you like robots in your humans? Well then, Binary Domain might just be the game for you.

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The year is 2080, and a violent conflict is bubbling between human kind and the machines. Throw into the mix some robots that not only look human but think they're human, and you get something not too far removed from Terminator meets Blade Runner. This is the fictional setting for Binary Domain, Sega's soon to be released third-person squad-based shooter.

Recently, we had the chance to sit down with the game and play though some of the early levels. Check out our gameplay movies below for some of the highlights.

Look out for the green security robots. They're less than friendly.

There are times when you need to rely on your squad buddies to cover you.

Issuing commands and using cover wisely is essential when battling groups of cybernetic enemies.

How do you defeat a giant robot, you ask? Watch to find out.

Sometimes war can have a lighter side! Take a look at some waterslide (sort of) action.

Has this footage gotten you excited for Sega's robot-murdering simulator? Be sure to let us know in the comments. Our review for Binary Domain will be live in the next few days, so keep your potentially cybernetic eyes fixed on GameSpot for the verdict.

Discussion

20 comments
Banefire76
Banefire76

@q8360 Does Big Bo die everytime? That can change depending on what you do ;)

whitejackel
whitejackel

i got this day one, playied the demo before hand and im loving the game reguradless of not seeing a review but still i want to see what YOU guys think. i like the fact of the voice command system in the game like older games like socom and Life Line had even though like them it can be picky its still awsome and makes it that much more imersive.

mojoreb
mojoreb

Where is the review?

Spudtaco
Spudtaco

@dubble64ever: Yeah boi. Just playing it now and it doesn't disappoint. Think Vanquish with a more serious tone. The graphics are impressive, especially the way the enemies come apart when shot. It won't be for everyone, but if you always had the itch to feel what it is like to shoot terminators then give it a whirl.

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

No need for fortifications...thank gahd. I need a buffer game from Gears 3 ..just to kill time for Future Soldier.

vin_ke
vin_ke

even the fonts look the same with GOW... @_@

faceplam
faceplam

Let's see. you can gain trust from your squad mates, whoever you bring will effect the mission, and of course blowing stuff and plus romance... heck yea i'm excited for this.

dubble64ever
dubble64ever

Just finished it. Pleasantly surprised. Shocked that the story was pretty good and there were plenty of twists and turns. The controls and shooting are tight. This is a very entertaining game. There's also online mp, which is ok, and invasion for co-op fun. This is a sleeper hit. Do yourself a favour and give it a try.

rann89
rann89

Did they really have to make the black dude sound like he's in high school, with all the stereotypical lingo included?

killip
killip

I played the demo of this and wasn't impressed at all. Just felt like a bad Gears of War. Just my opinion on it though...

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

@PeterDuck yes it does, Invasion mode.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

@Crash_WL This game doesn't have online or offline co-op?

q8360
q8360

Too bad big bo died

zockirrer
zockirrer

binary domain is awesome tbh, i was really suprised

esk1m00k
esk1m00k

Had alot of fun with the game,however it was a one run through and done kind've thing.No new game plus or unlocks of any kind besides a chapter select. There is a multiplayer mode thats okish and the horde mode is soloable here for xp purposes.Worth noting you can choose from a pool of avatars in multiplayer but there is no appearance customization.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Owning the game, I can safely say that the game is good, worthy of at least a 7.5 - at least. Presentation, graphics, art style, color palette, very tight and satisfying gunplay, as well as general gameplay (cover mechanics, blindfiring, crosshairs,and online modes to ensure you'll keep playing. Think of it as a more story-filled and way richer, in all modes, Vanquish. It is indeed the best game Sega has put out in a long time, and worth picking up. I bought the Limited Edition, which was the same price as the regular one, and had some DLC goodies in it. If you find it, it's worth it, since it's for the same price. If you have time and feel like it, you can also check my preview here.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

This game has all the elements of a legendary game but why do I get the feeling it's going to be average at best?? Binary Domain looks far better than anything Sega has put out in the last decade yet it still feels average.....

supermoc10
supermoc10

Yo Dawg, I heard you like robots and humans, so...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Looks VERY repetitive.. Shame because I liked the idea to this game's story :(