|PC, Xbox 360, Reviewed on PS3|
In 2040 robotic AI was banned under a [new] Geneva convention centred on automatons now prevalent in society and forty years later a terrorist attack by a Hollow Child prompts action. By Hollow Child we mean a cyborg, a robot within the organic skin of a human. Think Arnie in the Terminator, or the high level Cylons in the recently remade Battlestar Galactica television series.
The horrific thing about the Hollow Children of Binary Domain however, is that they don't know they are robots, not until the secret command is triggered and what was once friend becomes foe.
You are ex Special Forces Dan Marshall with the nickname 'The Survivor', part of a multinational Rust Crew (think of a highly militarized Blade Runner squad) sent in to destroy the threat posed by rogue Hollow Children. It seems is that the main culprit is the aging Dr Yoji Amada of the robotic mega corporation Amada.
Dan and his crew must battle guard robots of various kinds as well as try to shake off the local police detective as thy move their way through the flooded Tokyo under city (that whole global warming thing did not work out so well in our near future) to the new city built above and ultimately to Amada corporation headquarters.
The battles are generally fun and tactical, grunt robots can be slowed by shooting at the legs, disarmed by taking out upper limbs and even turned against their buddies by shooting off robotic heads.
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