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
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.

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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