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  • Summary: As COBRA unleashes its deadliest plot yet, the G.I. JOE Team is counting on you and your hand-picked team of heroes to lead the counterattack. Every mission is critical and so is every G.I. JOE character. Picking up where the Paramount Pictures live action film leaves off, G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra is an accessible third person action-arcade shooter that allows players to recreate and relive the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action toy line. Unique top-down arcade shooter, built from the ground up specifically for the Nintendo DS. Choose from six G.I. JOE characters and five COBRA characters. More than 20 missions across four environments, plus playable vehicles. Create your own G.I. JOE vs. COBRA battles with up to 4 players (via wireless play). [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 71
    The game’s ugly as sin but it at least has a fun design to fall back upon – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is an energetic DS game that’s a cool, simplistic diversion. If you’re a fan of blowing crap to high heaven, this game will be right up your alley – just don’t expect to be floored by the visuals and you’ll be fine.
  2. 60
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra provides a worthy follow-up to the plot of the movie, if skimping on a few essential areas of presentation and variety to do so.
  3. This is a mediocre game who tries to make the most of the movie premiere and sell as much copies as possible.
  4. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is lackluster nearly across the board with nothing new or unique.
  5. This game is almost as ugly and unpolished as it's console counterparts. It just happens to be the lesser of the five or six evils.
  6. 40
    With better character abilities, less (make that way less) story sequences and improved multiplayer options, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra could've been a movie tie-in to be proud of. Instead, it deserves a dishonorable discharge.
  7. The combination of a dull story, repetitive gameplay, drab environments and no innovation to speak of is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.

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