Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Image
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  • Summary: Play as man or beast in Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie. You can be King Kong or Jack Driscoll as you follow a story based on the movie. Peter Jackson, the director of the 2005 movie, also took an active role in developing the game, which expands upon the movie's storyline, adding new creatures and locations. The game employs a cinematic style that makes the game more immersive and less like a traditional video game. Expand
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  1. The lighting effects are truly stunning. The sound is also top-notch. [Feb 2006, p.96]
  2. One of the most enjoyable if short-lived gameplay experiences. The game is practically a work of art, but that may not be enough for everyone.
  3. Not so much a game as an experience. Simply put, it's emotional, exciting, scary at times, and terribly fun.
  4. It won't take you long to blow through King Kong, but its sometimes thrilling, often tense, and always entertaining adventure is absolutely worth checking out.
  5. This dazzling, determinedly populist experience was not made according to the standards other games are made by, and when judged – or even just described – by those standards, it might seem slender to the point of frailty. [Christmas 2005, p.101]
  6. Certain aspects of the game work brilliantly although (such as the ecology) with the world of Skull Island coming to life quite naturally. It does tend to drag a bit in places and the pacing can be less than consistant but overall its a good title.
  7. King Kong is perhaps a redefinition of the cinematic videogame – entirely based on peaks and troughs of excitement, and devoid of any sense of choice. Just like a movie, but interactive. [Christmas 2005, p.98]

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  1. Jun 1, 2013
    10
    This game was terrifying. The natives were scary and so were the giant bats and don't even get me started on the giant millipedes! This is the first FPS game I've ever played. The music was great and playing as Kong was very fun, especially in New York City. Collapse