Game details

Game:
X-Blades
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
February 6th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
February 20th, 2009
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Gaijin Entertainment
Publisher:
SouthPeak Games
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
126 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
117 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC and Xbox 360

About X-Blades

Ayumi, a stunningly seductive yet tenacious heroine, travels the world hunting highly coveted artifacts. After finding an ancient treasure map she sets off on the most dangerous adventure she's ever faced and quickly finds herself outmanned and outgunned. Armed with only her fighting skill, magic spells, guns and blades, Ayumi must fend off rival treasure seekers, hordes of evil creatures and powerful dark forces in order to survive.

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PSU Review Score
4.5
Avg. user review score:
4.7

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Summary

X-Blades has visual charm, but the grind of monotonous combat soon starts to wear thin. The longer you play it the more you'll hate it.

We like

  • The well-designed character and beast models
  • The energetic soundtrack

We dislike

  • The long, drawn-out battles filled with monotonous and repetitive combat
  • The dumb A.I.
  • The clumsy camera and poor targeting system

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X-Blades almost snuck under our review radar, and we really wish it had. On the surface, what appears to be a exciting fantasy hack ‘n’ slash adventure, complete with busty heroine and hugely varied bestiary, is nothing more than a dull, flawed and unexceptional journey of relentless button-mashing against some of the most irritating monsters that we’ve ever come across. The story of X-Blades follows the a...

X-Blades News

  • X-Blades release date, Trophy details, game length and more

    We've received a bounty of details on X-Blades from the game's associate producer, John Kaiser. Concerned with the length of recent action games, we asked him how long X-Blades would take to complete, and if there was anything within the game that would elongate the base playtime. "From ...

  • Scantily-clad heroine stars in new X-Blades trailer

    Ever wanted to take the role of an anime-inspired heroine, hacking your way through demons in nothing but a sports bra and thong? Developed by Gaijin Entertainment and Topware Interactive, X-Blades let's you do just that. In X-Blades you control Ayumi, a scantily clad treasure hunter who must find h...

  • Leipzig: X-Blades debut trailer

    In the action-oriented X-Blades, Ayumi, a stunningly seductive yet tenacious heroine, travels the world hunting highly coveted artifacts. After finding an ancient treasure map she sets off on the most dangerous adventure she's ever faced and quickly finds herself outmanned and outgunned. Armed with ...

  • X-Blades official website launched

    The official website for SouthPeak Games’ upcoming action title, X-Blades, is now available for viewing. Fans will be able to indulge in a variety of media including screenshots and videos, along with a plethora of in-depth game information, such as character bios, weapon descriptions and ...

X-Blades Features

  • X-Blades Interview

    X-Blades, a third-person hack-and-slash action title for PS3 and 360, hasn't received a lot of coverage from the mainstream gaming press. We sought to change that. To find out more about the game, we spoke with associate producer John Kaiser. PSU: To begin, introduce our readers to X-Blades. What...

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