God Hand vid released from care

[PS2] Gaze in disbelief at new footage from the slapstick beat-'em-up

Wednesday 23 August 2006
We're starting to get the feeling that God Hand is some immense practical joke we haven't been let in on yet: an unlikely enough PS2 action game to begin with, with every new movie it becomes more surreal.

Click the movies tab above for smack-talking, high-kicking hero Jean's latest run-ins with Wild West banditos, girl gangs, gorilla wrestlers, Shaolin monks, and vicious carnival performers.

God Hand is a supreme slice of Japanese weirdness - to the extent that it's practically a parody of itself - and as Capcom's last PS2 title, it's a release for all the pent-up lunacy in the publisher's more serious output on the machine. But if you're looking for a retro beat-'em-up with more whipcrack than the limp Final Fight Streetwise ever managed, it could be just what the doctor ordered.


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