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Vanquish - Standard Edition

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War has accelerated. The revolutionary sci-fi action shooter Vanquish from master director Shinji Makami has blasted onto PC - now the definitive way to play.
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About Vanquish - Standard Edition

About this game

PlatinumGames presents the action-packed Vanquish from Sega.

Masterpiece Game from Renowned Director

Vanquish, a revolutionary sci-fi action shooter game, is available thanks to master director Shinji Mikami (renowned for Resident Evil fame) and PlatinumGames. The game immerses you in fast-paced, fluid, and frenetic combat, where you can enjoy a vast array of weapons, spectacular melee moves, and intense speeds, all while unfolding an intriguing storyline. It offers an unlocked framerate, HD resolutions, and extensive graphics options, truly representing the definitive way to play.

Unrivalled Features and Gameplay

The game lets you step into the shoes of Sam Gideon, a government operative, equipped with an Augmented Reaction Suit, transforming you into the ultimate weapon. The unique gameplay allows you to combine unrivalled firepower with superhuman speed and agility to take down diverse deadly robots. The challenges are many, ranging from robot grunts to epic giant boss battles, each with smart AI. The environments are equally spectacular, taking you through SC-01 Providence space colony, a futuristic high-tech sci-fi battleground.

Full Steam Support and High Tech Options

Your official Vanquish Steam Key gives you access to a whole range of features including Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud Save, Trading Cards, and Big Picture Mode. The game supports unlocked resolutions, allowing you to play at 4K and beyond, and unlocked frame rates for the most liberating PC gaming experience. Additionally, the game offers enhanced PC graphical options such as anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, SSAO lighting, scalable texture and shadow quality, post-processing effects and more. It also fully supports EFIGS + Japanese, including voice overs, subtitles, and game menus in any language combination.

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
CPU: Intel Core i3 (2.9 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory : 4GB or more
Graphics : Dx9 compliant video card with 1 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon 5670)
HDD : 20GB or more
Sound : DirectX9.0c

Recommended spec
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
CPU : Intel Core i5 (3.4 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory : 8GB or more
Graphics : Dx11 compliant video card with 2 GB RAM (Nvidia GeForce 660 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270)
HDD:20GB or more
Sound: DirectX9.0c

Critic Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

80 / 100
"Its lack of longevity and ancillary options are an issue, but this still plays like a classic and is one of the best shooters of its generation."

PC Gamer

80 / 100
"A great port of an entertainingly subversive cover shooter. It's short, but the core loop never gets old."

USgamer

60 / 100
"Vanquish is a fun, dumb game that feels good to play when you get into a zone. If you're a fan of Escape From New York or other B-grade action films, Vanquish will appeal to...
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Relax & enjoy! 70.48%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Completionist! 16%  of players have Conquered It

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79% of users would recommend this.
4.4

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Angel
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Cool sci-fi shooter. I'm glad that I have it.

Fanatical User
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This is a really cool sci-fi shooter, and the fact that it runs great on linux and Steam is really important for me because I only use linux.
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Recommended

cheesycoke
Verified purchase
Fantastic cover shooter filled with that Platinum charm. Gameplay definitely takes getting used to but when you can get into the flow of it it's a fantastic risk-reward playstyle. A distinctly Japanese take on 360 era gritty military shooters that's a blast to play.
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Fast paced frantic action and fun

TheHostage
Verified purchase
Vanquish is fast paced frantic action and fun with plenty of Platinum’s signature style. The game is full of giant robots and cyborgs with lots of detail and impressive scale, but the levels are a bit bland and far too short with too many cut scenes interrupting the flow of the game. The graphics are good and the combat sequences are spectacular, but apart from the sliding mechanic and the overall presentation, none of the game is that different from any other third person cover based shooter. The plot is predictable, the characters are dull stereotypes with little personality, and the banter between the 2 lead soldiers is poorly written and annoying to a fault. Tying the boost, melee, slow time and health systems together adds to the challenge, but it severely limits the fun and tactical options available to you. The levels have poor pacing and the soundtrack is smothered by the action, but it’s still fun to play and I enjoyed it whilst it lasted.
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Vanquish Review

Sam Jones
Staff Review
From renowned director Shinji Mikami comes Vanquish - an artistic, beautiful carnage-filled shooter. Fast-paced, action-packed and responsive, Vanquish is a spectacular game that must be seen to be believed.
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Recommended

Lil_Gawain
Verified purchase
Essential action game; Platinum's flawless take on the cover shooter, ala Gears of War. In comparison to that game, Vanquished is far faster, and, as expected from a Platinum game, the player-character is highly mobile. To beat this game, you must learn how to best string together your plentitude of weapons and abilities. The game's tone is far less gruff and grim in comparison to similar Western games. The player-character is a "super-soldier" assisting a squad of regular grunts who really don't want him there, but were struggling beforehand. This leads to banter and ally interactions that are typically quite humorous in banter. This game doesn't take itself very seriously at all; victory is always assumed. Because of the player-character, no obstacle is too much. It's just a matter of time until he defeats the enemy. As we should expect by now, this is another excellent Sega published PC port, particularly late games of the 360 generation. It is also excellent on the Steam Deck (2011-2015 titles are where the Deck really sings), running maxed out at 60fps effortlessly. The extra input options on the Deck also allow for less button manipulation to open up all of your combat options, making it far more fluid to string them together, as the game demands. Highly recommended. Often on sale for less than $5. No brainier.
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Insane

Ellbee
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This game is insane, So much fun and so much chaos. Definitely a great addition to my steam library for sure.
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Recommended

Switch16
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A bangin game that is action packed and full of fun
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 70% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 23% of GameFAQs users said Vanquish - Standard Edition is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Vanquish - Standard Edition is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
CPU: Intel Core i3 (2.9 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory : 4GB or more
Graphics : Dx9 compliant video card with 1 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon 5670)
HDD : 20GB or more
Sound : DirectX9.0c

Recommended spec
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
CPU : Intel Core i5 (3.4 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory : 8GB or more
Graphics : Dx11 compliant video card with 2 GB RAM (Nvidia GeForce 660 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270)
HDD:20GB or more
Sound: DirectX9.0c

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 11 hours.
81% of critics on Metacritic recommend Vanquish - Standard Edition. The Metascore is 78 out of 100.
79% of Fanatical users recommend Vanquish - Standard Edition. The average review score is 4.4/5
Yes, 79% of Fanatical users and 81% of critics on Metacritic recommend Vanquish - Standard Edition.
Vanquish - Standard Edition was released on May 25, 2017
Vanquish - Standard Edition is published by SEGA
Vanquish - Standard Edition was developed by PlatinumGames
Fanatical users tagged Vanquish - Standard Edition as Action, Shooter, Character Action Game, and Third-Person Shooter
Fanatical users tagged Vanquish - Standard Edition as Sci-fi, Futuristic, Fast-Paced, and Mechs
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Vanquish - Standard Edition as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Vanquish - Standard Edition as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Vanquish - Standard Edition as Shooter
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Vanquish - Standard Edition as Character Action Game

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