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  • Summary: In an original story inspired by the blockbuster film, The Scorpion King, the Akkadians were a tribe of warriors unparalleled in the deadly art of assassination. Their skill is put to the ultimate test when a dark lord named Magus is determined to harness the powers of the Underworld.
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    In an original story inspired by the blockbuster film, The Scorpion King, the Akkadians were a tribe of warriors unparalleled in the deadly art of assassination. Their skill is put to the ultimate test when a dark lord named Magus is determined to harness the powers of the Underworld.
    Play as The Scorpion King using all of your wits, training, and weapons to defeat Magus before he unleashes an army of bloodthirsty creatures on mankind.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. I personally am not a wrestling fan, but I am a fan of the SK/Mummy movies, and enjoyed myself despite the game being mostly average.
  2. Not a terrible waste of a good license. It just emphasized specific issues while forgetting some important ones, such a game play balance.
  3. 57
    For grizzled old veterans of the action game realm, the Point of View developed movie piece leaves a lot to be desired.
  4. Cool moves, interactive environments and obstacles aplenty highlight the action-packed beat-'em-up. [Oct 2002, p.196]
  5. Stays true to the roots of its license, but that doesn't make it a very interesting or entertaining game.
  6. This sucks rocks...Avoid this stinker at all costs. [Oct 2002, p.87]
  7. Suffers from mostly drab visuals, poor animation, and a level design that might have looked good in King Tut's day. [27 Sept 2002]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DeadC.
    Mar 8, 2004
    10
    Great buy it right now.
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    5
    This game is absolutely boring, honestly I just don't recommend this at all unless your just looking to be bored out of your mind and we bothThis game is absolutely boring, honestly I just don't recommend this at all unless your just looking to be bored out of your mind and we both know your not, it's completely playable despite an awful camera, it's just no fun to play, I almost never review a game unless I beat it, just because that's the way I believe it should be, but I honestly just couldn't bring myself to play it anymore, it's got some good features like good controls (a shame about that camera though), and The Rock lending his voice for Mathayus, and it offers a story before the movie, but honestly the boring gameplay hold it back from being anything worth recommending, oh by the way the graphics and sound (except The Rocks voice acting) are awful honestly I'd rather watch The Scorpion King 3 again than play this for a second longer, avoid this game. Expand
  3. May 15, 2013
    3
    Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian has a good story but everything else goes downhill. The graphics are bad, the camera angles are awful inScorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian has a good story but everything else goes downhill. The graphics are bad, the camera angles are awful in certain points, the bosses in the game are very easy to beat even though each if them require a strategy, and the game play is mediocre. Expand