Conclusion: To sum Beowulf up, its two difficulties aren't all that tough, save for the controller-spiking "protect the target" missions on Legend. The enemies all fight in the same general way, and the bosses are slow and predictable. Beowulf definitely isn't a must-buy, but a rental is recommended, especially for Achievement hunters.
Pros: Looks good for a movie adaptation, Nice Achievements selection
Cons: Fragile weapons are too fragile, Hack and slash, Robotic enemies and bosses
Excerpt: That's not Angelina's face. Looks nothing like her. That might be her body, and her breasts... maybe. But that's not her face. Either the developers were using a pirated version of the fully CG film as source material or Ms Jolie banned the use of her likeness as well as her voice in the game. Sigh. I was looking forward to that.
Conclusion: This is what all video games used to be like! (I think people are spoiled these days by games like Fable III which you can walk right through without dieing once) Having the voice talent of folks like Ray Winston and Anthony Hopkins was a huge plus for this game, and the art and animation is solid. Unfortunately, it's short -- too short to be worth $60 bucks; you'll finish it in about 6 hours or so, even on Legendary.
Excerpt: It doesn't help that the soldiers that follow you around are about as intelligent as the nicely bumpmapped rocks you'll constantly be wandering over. They constantly run out and bash the crap out of anything they start to see...
Excerpt: Beowulf is an English historic epic by an anonymous author. Many times games based on licenses just turn out to be completely awful and a way for the developer/publisher to make some cash based solely on the name recognition. This particular game is based on the recent film directed by Robert Zemckis (2007). This action-adventure game came out just about the same time as the film.
Excerpt: Name: Beowulf the Game Genre: Action Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and PSP (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Robert Zemeckis’s reimagining of Beowulf didn’t floor every moviegoer. I personally loved the movie and thought it looked great, retelling the Old English poem I have read several times in an original way. Making the game must have seemed like a good idea for Ubisoft because the movie looked enough like a video game for the transition to be an easy one.