Beyond Good & Evil

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Beyond Good & Evil
Cover Beyond Good & Evil.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Comic Mischief, Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
Hardware rendering is supported
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51917 & SLUS-20763 & SLUS-20763GH & SLUS-29082
German: SLES-51917
French: SLES-51917 & SLUS-20763
Spanish: SLES-51917 & SLUS-20763
Dutch: SLES-51917
Italian: SLES-51917
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20763
SLUS-20763GH (Greatest Hits)
SLUS-29082 (Demo)
Release date: November 11, 2003
2008 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 36802E57
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51917
Release date: November 14, 2003
CRCs: 591ABA45
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic86/100
Game description: For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom. With the ability to perform stealth techniques, dai-jo staff moves, and tag-team fighting combos, you can stop at nothing to expose the truth.
Beyond Good & Evil is an action-adventure game with elements of puzzle-solving and stealth-based games. The player controls the protagonist, Jade, from a third-person perspective. Jade can run, move stealthily, jump over obstacles and pits, climb ladders, push or bash doors and objects, and flatten herself against walls. As Jade, the player investigates a number of installations in search of the truth about a war with an alien threat.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
24 02 2013 1.1.0 r5576 GSdx 5570 SSE41 [23 02 2013]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [24 02 2013]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [13 01 2013]
Status goes from ingame to playable., Completely broken graphics in gsdx hardware mode. Aside from some flickering, looks fine in software mode.
  • Intel i5 2500 with Turbo
  • EVGA GTX 460 v2 1GB FPB
1.2.1 GSdx 0.1.16
  • SPU-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: 2.20, Have to use Software, Hardware has very bad visual issues. Twiztid


  • There is no 16:9 aspect option in the game, though the image is cropped widescreen into 4:3 screen (wide TV's with the zoom function could get a true fullscreen image).

Known Issues

Broken water rendering

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Description: Water rendering is broken during hovercraft sections in both renderers.
  • Workaround: Enable Auto Flush in the "Hacks" tab for Hardware or in the Software Mode settings. This doesn't fully resolve the issue as the water will still show in a red hue. It should be noted that in HW mode the game still have other graphical issues. Fixed in build v1.7.2459, but you still need to enable Auto Flush.

Sound freezes in game

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: The sound may freeze when the player is fighting certain enemies.
  • Workaround: None

Fixed Issues

Completely broken graphics

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: After loading a new game, graphics become broken in hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Fixed in emulator version 1.7.0. For older versions: Use Software mode.

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