Game details

Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
May 26th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
May 29th, 2009
Online Players:
Sucker Punch
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
56 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
53 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS3

About inFamous

Cole, an everyday guy, sets out to deliver a package in the downtown area of Empire City. Present at the scene of a devastating explosion that rocks Empire City, he barely manages to survive the event. As riots erupt in the aftermath, the city collapses into chaos and becomes overrun by powerful criminals. The city is quarantined from the mainland, and television broadcasts link Cole to the scene of the crime. Cole is now a wanted man, but he's also wielding extraordinary powers as a result of the explosion. As an evolving mystery unfolds, Cole must learn how to grasp his newfound super powers as he searches for the real culprits behind the blast in an attempt to rescue Empire City from complete anarchy.



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Powered by its compelling storyline, inFamous is jam-packed full of entertaining and memorable moments.

We like

  • The gripping storyline and how it intertwines with the gameplay
  • Exploring the superbly designed Empire City by rooftop
  • Cole's range of acrobatic and electrically-charged skills

We dislike

  • Some of the repetitive mission types
  • The combat targeting system, which could do with a little refining

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Three and a half years of hard work. That’s how long it has taken for developer Sucker Punch to create its electrically charged third person action adventure, inFamous. With so much time invested in it, Sucker Punch has a lot riding on its success, including its high-standing reputation. To say that we’ve been looking forward to checking out Cole’s range of electrical powers and exploring Empire City from its...



inFamous News

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  • inFamous price drop, soundtrack, & free DLC

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  • Sucker Punch holding auditions for inFamous sequel

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  • inFamous PS3 bundle confirmed by Amazon

    Sometimes, rumors are true -- imagine that! The inFamous bundle that Sony never 'officially' announced has been listed on Amazon UK. The 80GB bundle includes a PS3 system, a controller, and the excellent inFamous. Amazon lists the recommended retail price of the bundle at £299.99, but is se...

  • inFamous flash game jolts browsers

    As if a demo and comic strips weren’t enough to spark your interest for Sucker Punch’s upcoming third-person action game, the official browser based mini-game for inFamous launched today. The mini-game, showcasing the gameplay style featured in the PlayStation 3 exclusive, is playable in...

  • An inFamous chat with Sucker Punch

    In case you missed yesterday's live chat with Nate Fox and Dave Meyer of Sucker Punch, you can check out a full recap of the interview over on the PlayStation Blog. Here you'll find lots of first-hand details about the hotly anticipated adventure inFamous, including having the ability to grind on ra...

  • inFamous promo at Terminator, and live chat

    Sucker Punch is pulling all the jabs to promote inFamous before its launch on May 26. Not only will you get to see a 30-second commercial before Terminator Salvation in theaters nationwide this weekend, but you'll also have a chance to get your questions answered during a live chat with Sucker Punch...

  • inFamous clocks in at 15-25 hours long

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  • Sucker Punch: inFamous can compete with any game

    With the 'Prototype vs. inFamous' debate constantly raging in our comment section and forum, we thought we'd ask Sucker Punch's co-founder and producer Brian Fleming what he thought of the topic. "We’ve been so focused on making inFamous that we haven’t had time to think about ot...

  • [UPDATE] inFamous/Quest for Booty bundles coming to Europe

    UPDATE: As promised, here's the official word from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE): "We haven't announced any of those bundles I'm afraid. I can't comment on the other territories either." According to, the bundles will retail for € 399. The Ratchet and Clank Ques...

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  • It's Electric: The inFamous Q&A

    With Sucker Punch's highly-anticipated open-world super-hero game due for release at the end of this month, we hooked up with Brian Fleming for one last time to find out if the team is geared up for launch. PSU: Excitement is building as the launch date of inFamous draws ever closer. Since we spo...

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