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  • Summary: Based on the first title in Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series and the highly anticipated film from 20th Century Fox, the tactical role-playing game puts players in command of Percy Jackson and his fellow demigods as they battle for survival in a contemporary world ruled by powerful Greek gods. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Normally, games aren’t that awesome, if they are based on movies, but this one does nearly everything right. The fighting system is known from the Final Fantasy series and the story is very exciting.
  2. 60
    Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief can only be described as mediocre. Light variations on the classic turn-based concept won't keep your focus long. Hardcore turn-based RPG gamers will find this game too limiting and the fans of the books and movie will not get into this genre deep enough to create a massive buzz.
  3. Percy Jackson might not make a splash when it comes to movie tie-in games, but fans of turn-based combat might find some redeeming qualities in this otherwise bare-bones game.
  4. Looks ugly as sin compared to RPGs from the likes of Square Enix. [Mar 2010, p.58]
  5. Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief feels mediocre in every way. The lacklustre presentation fails to create any real connection to the story, the solid fighting system is only entertaining for the first couple of hours and the game is downright easy. You can’t shake the idea you should rather read the book.
  6. 30
    Percy Jackson & the Olympians is not a particularly horrid game, just an undistinguished one that does little to inspire anyone unfamiliar with its source into playing it.
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  1. Aug 2, 2011
    I usually never see good movie games. But this one does it. It's actually fun, and one of the only good movie games out there. If you like movie games, this is a must own. Although, if you follow major lore of the book or movie, this one doesn't necessarily have the same story as either? 8 out of 10. Expand
  2. May 26, 2013
    I love the Percy Jackson books. the movie? not so good, so I wasn't expecting this game to be that good. surprisingly, I ended up playing a licensed game better than its movie. the plot, surprisingly, follows the book more than the movie does. it includes much more from the book than the movie, like the three furies at the bus stop, or Ares playing a part. it isn't exactly like the book, but still does a better job than the movie. the gameplay is... different. it blends tactical and turn-based rpg elements to make up a great gameplay mechanic. it's very fun, and I love the feeling of leveling up my team and unlocking new things. the soundtrack is pretty enjoyable. I can't remember some tracks, but for the most part, it's memorable. the graphics are probably the game's worst part. the character models and backgrounds look incredibly bland, and the fact that some older games have better graphics is just sad. another problem is sound effects. the sound effects sound distorted,, and can get pretty annoying at times. Overall, Percy Jackson is a good rpg that can satisfy both Percy Jackson fans and rpg fans. it's gameplay is pretty unique, and the story does well with it following the book more closely than the movie. Expand