developer: Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios
publisher : Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Phantom Dust HD for PC and XONE is a remaster of the 2004 Phantom Dust released for the first Xbox console. Like the original game, the HD remaster was developed by one of the Microsoft Studiosí internal developer.
The game takes place in non-defined future, on a post-apocaliptic version of our planet. Its surface covered with deadly dust which forced what was left of mankind to go underground. It was then that Espers, people bestowed with the supernatural power of controlling the deadly dust, began to appear among the survivors. Only they can survive on the planetís surface.
The demise of our civilization lead to the situation where mankind lost most of its knowledge about the history, and nobody remembers what actually caused the catastrophy. That is why Espers go on dangerous journeys to the surface to find precious artifacts and the reason behind Earthís current state.
The plot in Phantom Dust HD for PC and XONE tells the story of two Espers who were awakened from their cryogenic sleep. They both suffer from amnesia and decide to go to the planetís surface in order to find a way to recover their memories. We play as one of them.
Phantom Dust HD for PC and XONE is an action game with elements of a card game. The underground city serves as a Hub where we can buy new skills and items, and accept various quests. Our missions take place mostly on the surface, and focus on fighting with hordes of enemies.
The Arsenal plays a crucial role during combat. It is a deck of skill cards, either found during missions or bought (there are over three hundred cards available). There is a limit of how many cards we can have equipped at the same time how we can combine them, so it is advisable to think through our strategy before leaving the hub.
Phantom Dust HD offers both single player campaign and a competitive multiplayer mode for up to four players who fight against each other on closed arenas.
Phantom Dust HD for PC and XONE uses the same visual elements as the 2004 original. They were, however, tweaked. Interface and controls were also refurbished and improved. Gameplay mechanic remain the same.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce 650 Ti/Radeon R7 260 or better, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650/Radeon HD 7750 or better, Windows 10 64-bit