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  • Summary: Here's your chance to wield the power of Aquaman, the DC Comics superhero, as he defends the deep-sea city of Atlantis against such enemies as Ocean Master, Black Manta, and the Lava Lord of the Fire Trolls. You must fight to save the lost city by using Aquaman's super powers, telepathy, and hook-hand. While the game features plenty of intense underwater battles, you can also bombard your enemies from an attack sub in first-person mode. Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. Everything looks blurry, and it's tough to move around and fight—some combos require you to punch a dozen buttons. Plus, the panel-by-panel narrative looks more cheap than it does charming. Aquaman is all washed up!
  2. There’s just no way to make Aquaman more exciting than beached jellyfish. It’s time to let the scaly superhero sleep with the fishes already.
  3. The battles are well-executed, if a little slow, but the overall experience is one-dimensional. [Oct 2003, p.140]
  4. 26
    I will say one thing about TDK and Aquaman: The comic book character is unbearably pitiful and TDK managed to translate that perfectly into a just-as-pitiful game.
  5. Even the most hard-core Aquaman devotees will likely find little use for this short, shallow, problematic ramshackle game.
  6. Call me crazy, but punching an enemy while doing the doggy paddle doesn't exactly generate a whole lot of excitement. [Oct 2003, p.131]
  7. Unfortunately, no matter how much you change his appearance or try to play up his role as King of Atlantis and his responsibility for patrolling the majority of the planet, Aquaman still sucks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. AquamanRules
    Mar 30, 2008
    10
    Simply one of the best games ever made. I don't know why people think this games sucks because it doesn't. Simply breath taking!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 4, 2003
    1
    Pathetic. The worst game out there. So poor in graphics and game play, dont ever get this pathetic, terrible game. I took it back to the store the day I got it. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2013
    1
    This game is horrible.All the people looks like they are dying,aqua man doesn't have eyes,his hair has problems,the enemies are the same,the levels are the same,this game is like superman 64.
    They destroyed another hero with repetitive game play and idiot things.
    And you know what happen if you (somehow) beat the game?
    IT CRASHES
    I give 1 only because you can return the game to the store.
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  4. Mar 13, 2013
    0
    superman 64 aquaman