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1[[quoteright:350:]] ˛˛''Attack on Titan'' (known as ''[[ScrewedByTheLawyers AOT: Wings of Freedom]]'' in Europe) is a 2016 video game based on the popular [[Franchise/AttackOnTitan franchise of the same name]]. It covers the first season of the anime (or up to chapter 33 of the manga), as well as some elements from the then-upcoming Season 2. The game was released February 18, 2016 in Japan for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]], and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PS Vita]], with an English localization following on August 26 and 30 of the same year for Europe and North America, respectively; the Western release added UsefulNotes/XboxOne and PC ports.˛˛A sequel called ''Attack on Titan 2'', adapting first two seasons of the anime, was released in March 2018. An expansion pack adapting the third season, titled ''Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle'', was released in July 2019.˛----˛[[folder:Attack on Titan]]˛!!''Attack on Titan'' contains examples of:˛˛* AdaptationalBadass: ˛** Armin dukes it out in the frontlines as much as the rest of the gang in this game.˛** In the source material, Eren took a [[RunningGag notoriously]] long time to actually kill a Titan using the 3DM gear and, even then, his combat skills with the 3DM are considered middling at best and he's most useful in his Titan form. In this game, he kills dozens if not ''hundreds'' of Titans on his own.˛** Hell, literally ''everyone'' who can be played has several more levels of badass. Keep in mind, not even ''Levi'' can match the number of kills a player can rack up.˛* AdaptationExpansion: Changes are made to some parts of the story to allow for more gameplay. For example, Armin's encounter with the Female Titan in the source material is a CurbStompBattle that leaves him paralyzed on the ground as she runs away, while the corresponding mission has him pursuing her from village to village and putting up a good fight before he's swatted down as in canon.˛** AdaptationDistillation: The Epilogue Missions, meanwhile, strip out major story beats from the chapters not yet adapted so as not to spoil those who haven't read the manga. [[spoiler:So the [[ItCanThink Beast Titan]] doesn't speak in its introduction, the battle at Utgard Castle passes without incident, there is no mention of the Military Police conflict or Krista's importance, and the battles with the [[TheHeavy Armored]] and [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Colossal Titan]] take place while Eren is still unaware of [[TheMole their identities]].]]˛* BonusBoss: [[spoiler: The Colossal, Armored, and Beast Titans]] are exclusive to the optional Epilogue Missions rather than the main game.˛* {{Bowdlerize}}: Some of the scenes the games re-enact are noticeably less gory than the source material; for example, when Eren gets his leg bitten off, there's only a small splash of blood, and you never actually see the bloody stump. Later during his fight with the Female Titan, she only dislocates his jaw instead of ripping it off. ˛* BreakableWeapons: Taking the lead from the source material, swords will become dull with use depending on the durability score of the blade.˛* ColossusClimb: Every large titan is technically fought this way, but the [[spoiler: Colossal Titan battle]] is the most conventional example.˛* CutsceneIncompetence: Due to the AdaptationExpansion, characters can have a titan on death's door in gameplay, only to be swiftly taken down in the following cutscene so the canon story can proceed.˛* DeadlyEuphemism: You don't ''kill'' Titans, you ''subjugate'' them.˛* DegradedBoss: The special abnormal titans start off as mission-ending unique battles, made more difficult by their high attack power and the fact that you have to destroy their limbs before their napes become vulnerable. In later missions, they're just mixed in with the standard enemy mobs, while the new mission-ending battles are "Bizarre Titans," [[spoiler: recolors of actual bosses like the Female, Armored, and Beast Titans.]]˛* DifficultButAwesome: Armin's one of the biggest {{Fragile Speedster}}s in a game with multiple {{Lightning Bruiser}}s. That said, proper use of his command ability allows you to [[DeathOfAThousandCuts combo titans to death]].˛* DifficultySpike: Once you get the hang of the controls, the game is pretty easy...until you get to the first five-star Survey mission, and the Titans get faster, stronger and can actually take more then one hit to the nape...several more, in fact. You may even die for once!˛* FanDisservice: The camera has a disturbing tendency to fill the screen with naked Titan ass.˛* FinalBoss: The Female Titan at the end of the anime's story arc, [[spoiler: while the Colossal Titan serves as the TrueFinalBoss at the end of the Epilogue Missions.]]˛* FragileSpeedster: Weaker characters like Armin and Sasha exchange attack strength for higher speed, along with the ability to [[TheLeader direct other, stronger soldiers to specific targets]] to compensate.˛* GiantEqualsInvincible: The larger the titan is, the harder it is to damage and kill. [[spoiler: The Colossal Titan takes numerous hits to every part of its body just to ''slow down'', and can take a ridiculous amount of damage to the nape.]]˛* JackOfAllStats: Eren is a solid fighter with standard speed and strength, at least until he [[SuperMode gets to turn into a titan]].˛* JustEatHim: Good thing the Titans will hold you in front of their faces for a little while instead of just popping you into their mouths, or this game would be a whole lot harder.˛* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: The [[KillerGorilla Beast Titan]] is only vulnerable when you use molotovs to singe off its fur.]]˛* LightningBruiser: Mikasa and Levi are fast, agile, and extremely strong. Mikasa has the ability to rapidly strike the same target multiple times, which other characters have to upgrade their gear to do, while Levi has a single special strike that is strong enough to instantly kill most titans. Not to mention that not only does he later gets Mikasa's chain attack, he even gets another ability that improves on it, turning him into an absolute butcher.˛* InfinityPlusOneSword: There are a good amount of candidates, but most agree the winner is the Cloud Zero Plus.˛* MasterOfAll: Erwin has a great mix of strength and speed, along with his ability to command soldiers.˛* NeckLift: One of the attacks Eren uses as the Attack Titan is one he can turn into a throw.˛* NonLethalKO: In Survey Missions, characters will get eaten by a Titan...and then "flee the battle."˛* OneHitKill: Failing to escape a titan's grasp gets you EatenAlive, which is an instant mission failure. To balance, a good strike to the nape will instantly kill almost any standard titan, especially if you're playing [[WorldsStrongestMan Levi]].˛* PressXToNotDie: If the player gets grabbed by a titan, they can break free by button mashing in order to slice off the titan's fingers before it can chomp down.˛* PurposefullyOverpowered: Levi is just as broken as he ought to be.˛* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not being translated by the same people as the manga or anime, some of the names are a bit different:˛** Connie Springer: Conny Springer˛** Sasha Blouse: Sasha Braus˛** Krista Lenz: Christa Lenz˛** Mike Zacharias: Miche Zacharias˛** Survey Corps: Scout Regiment˛* SpoilerOpening: The game intro shows a transformation into a titan, even though titan shifters were a pretty big reveal for the first season.˛* SuperMode: Eren can transform into a titan after the main story is completed. This form also has its ''own'' SuperMode, in which it turns red and gains even more speed and power.˛* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The Colossal Titan battle on the wall is functionally a GiantHandsOfDoom boss fought with cannons instead of the normal grapple system. [[spoiler: You only fight it normally in the last Epilogue Mission]]. There's also playing as the Attack Titan, in which Eren trades in his Omnidimensional Mobility Gear for the ability to punch stuff to death as a Titan (in the vein of something more like ''Koei's'' own ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' franchise).˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Attack on Titan 2]]˛!!''Attack on Titan 2'' contains examples of:˛˛* TheAce: The PlayerCharacter is often described as this. No matter how good or bad you do in training, you're mentioned as being on par with the top performers in the Cadet Corps, though due to plot reasons you cannot place in the top 10. A lot of characters will express surprise at this, some even explicitly saying that you should have placed.˛* AdaptationExpansion: While carrying over almost every trait from the previous game, the new Daily Life mode allows the player to look into the lives of almost every major character in the series.˛* AnotherSideAnotherStory: You play the entirety of Season 1 and Season 2 from the eyes of your own character, witnessing the events that take place as a bystander.˛* BadassBystander: As mentioned above, the PlayerCharacter is more or less just a bystander to the events of the first two seasons, but they have the potential of being one of the deadliest soldiers in the Survey Corps, capable of holding their own on par with the likes of ''Levi.''˛* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Bertholdt's, Reiner's, and the Beast Titan's raid to steal the crystallized Annie is foiled, and the Survey Corps gets Annie back, but the Player Character [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices themselves]] to [[HoldTheLine hold off a pursuing horde of Titans]] so that the others may escape, leaving the Survey Corps shocked and devastated from their loss. Eren, however, [[TragicKeepsake keeps the Player Character's journal,]] and after reading it, is only further resolved to take back Shinganshina and defeat the Armored Titan...[[TrueCompanions for all four of them now.]]]]˛* ButThouMust: One event has the Levi Squad trying to find a gift for Levi. All three of your responses when Orou considers a special dust cloth are "No way".˛** When prompted on which branch you want to choose, all of your choices are either in support of joining the Survey Corps or against joining the other two branches.˛* DeadpanSnarker: [[PlayerCharacter Kare]] can be this if you choose the right dialogue options. Despite the seriousness of the series, a lot of their answers are sarcastic or just downright absurd given the situation.˛* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Titan Biological Research has you controlling a hypothetical titan rampage that either ends in Eren punching you to dust or Levi killing you once time runs out.˛* GottaCatchEmAll: Excluding the plot related ones, every titan can be caught and turned into the Titan Research Facility for various rewards and to unlock them for use in the Titan Mode.˛* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the epilogue mission, you jump head-first into a swarm of pursuing Titans to give your friends enough time to make it back to safety within the walls. The last thing you see is a Titan's hand reaching for you before it fades to black, and your friends struggle to hope for your return]]. [[spoiler: A final scene hints that you survive]].˛* InSpiteOfANail: The game's premise is basically, "What if there was another Shinganshina survivor who joined the Survey Corps with the original trio?" The result is, basically, the same, with some minor alterations to fit them into the plot without changing anything too drastically, though as mentioned in the SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong entry, you do have a few opportunities to break out of canon.˛* LighterAndSofter: Played with. The game mostly plays faithfully to the series' overall dramatic and scary themes, but the ''gore'' is notably toned down, with many of the iconic recreated scenes being slightly edited in composition to hide or completely remove depiction of gore.[[note]]Despite this, the game is still rated M in American releases.[[/note]] Of note is Hannes' death: Rather than being [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bitten in half,]] he is simply eaten whole.˛* PlayerCharacter: An unknown, unidentified soldier in the Survey Corps known as "Our Friend"[[labelnote:*]]Originally, they were called "Our Man", but the subtitles were updated to the current name to preserve the ambiguity of their gender, though the Japanese dialogue continues to refer to them as "Hare," or literally "Him."[[/labelnote]] who kept a journal of their experiences from joining the Cadet Corps to just after [[spoiler: Bertholt's and Reiner's betrayal.]]˛* PromotedToPlayable: Technically, almost every titan in game is playable in the Titan Research Center minigame.˛** [[spoiler:Like with Eren above, the other titan shifters can be played in their titan forms this time around. The sole exception being the Colossal Titan who instead just an attack]].˛* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The player can [[SparedByTheAdaptation save characters who died in canon]] in special missions.˛* StoryAndGameplaySegregation: Clearing the main campaign unlocks Titan Shifting powers for Eren, Bertholdt, Annie, Reiner and Ymir, that replaces their usual attacks when squadded up, leading to situations where the Armored or Colossal Titan show up willingly to fight on the humans' side.˛** As nearly every squaddie have a set of "big Titan" vocal responses, regardless of friend or foe, it is entirely possible for say, Reiner, to express shock when hulking up into the Armored Titan.˛* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The first encounter with the Colossal Titan removes your ability to grapple, forcing you to hide behind rubble to avoid getting pushed around by its steam while dodging rocks.˛** The Manual Turret and Titan Mode has this happen ''during battle:'' The former mode puts you in control of a stationary cannon that absolutely ''wrecks'' Titans, even ''Abnormals,'' while the latter puts you in control of a Titan Shifter for a short amount of time, allowing you to absolutely wail on anything in your way.˛[[/folder]]˛----


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