Gungrave (2002)

Video Game  |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 September 2002 (USA)
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A man (was Brandon Heat before he was known as Beyond the Grave) was betrayed and killed by Harry McDowell. Dr. T later found and revived him into a killer without a soul. Meanwhile, a girl... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Iemasa Kayumi ...
Big Daddy (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe ...
Harry McDowell (voice) (as Tutomu Isobe)
Kikuko Inoue ...
Maria Asagi (voice)
Tomoko Kawakami ...
Mika Asagi (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Dr. T (voice)
Chafûrin ...
Bob Poundmax (voice)
Masaya Onosaka ...
Balladbird Lee (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ...
Bear Walken (voice) (as Ryuzaburo Ootomo)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Bunji Kugashira (voice)
Kazuya Kobayashi ...
Men 1 (voice)
Nobuaki Kanemitsu ...
Men 2 (voice) (as Nobuaki Kanemitu)
Masako Ôkishima ...
Women (voice) (as Masako Oukishima)


A man (was Brandon Heat before he was known as Beyond the Grave) was betrayed and killed by Harry McDowell. Dr. T later found and revived him into a killer without a soul. Meanwhile, a girl named Mika Asagi brought the heavy luggage full of weapons to Dr. T's office told by her mother who was Grave's former love interest. Armed with two pistols called Cerberus and a coffin full of armaments, Beyond the Grave must put an end to The Syndicate and Harry McDowell (the man who killed him long time ago) as well. Will he succeed? Written by Oliver Kong

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[after Beyond the Grave defeats Big Daddy]
Harry McDowell: Is it over? Go for it, Brandon, it's your turn now. Do it.
[Beyond the Grave shoots and kills Harry]
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References Devil May Cry (2001) See more »


Here Comes The Rain
All music composed and arranged by Tsuneo Imahori
Lyrics by Raj Ramayya
Composed & Arranged by Tsuneo Imahori
Vocal: Raj Ramayya
Recorded by Tatsuya Kawakami, Tsuneo Imahori
Mixed by Tatsuya Kawakami
Directed by Yukako Inoue
Original Soundtrack: Victor Entertainment, Inc.
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Spectacular action game
13 July 2004 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Gungrave is the best anime-game and one of the best PS2 games. Fantastic movies mixed with spectacular dynamic gameplay. If you want non-stop action, Gungrave is just what you need. Action doesn't stop even while you are standing. In this games everybody shots every time. Gungrave is a good example of a great production design. The design of the main character (Brandon/Grave) is awesome. Bosses are wonderful. Absolutely different locations. Every level, like a new game. Good stylized animation. Especially when you are standing. Grave like a death-dancer and gives 1000 of bullets to his enemies. All this comes along with a good story.

But every great game has drawbacks. Gungrave has them too. First of all

  • the duration. Gungrave is a very short game. 6 levels only. Just 1,5

hours of game-play. Like a good movie. Then comes unbearable difficulty. One small disadvantage is graphics. It's a great stylized cartoon graphics. But when you approach the enemies, you can see scarecity of polygons. But it happens very seldom. You always have to run and shot everybody. And a very little disadvantage is a monotonous game-play. Sometimes you could get tired of infinite action. That's all. But all of these minuses are nothing. You will enjoy Gungrave. And you will play again and again, because it has many endings and a dozen of special features (production arts, an exclusive making of (after third end), and more).

To conclude with I can say, that a great production design, good story, amazing characters, hi-octane game-play, stylized graphics and spectacular inter-mission movies make Gungrave the best action game of PlayStation 2 and the best action game of the world. My Grade is A.

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