X-Men: The Official Game GameCube

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  • Summary: Master the power of the X-Men--Obliterate enemies and objects as Wolverine, using your lethal adamantium claws and crushing brute force. As Nightcrawler, scale walls, swing from rafters and teleport through environments to surprise enemies. Shoot ice bursts and create hailstorms asMaster the power of the X-Men--Obliterate enemies and objects as Wolverine, using your lethal adamantium claws and crushing brute force. As Nightcrawler, scale walls, swing from rafters and teleport through environments to surprise enemies. Shoot ice bursts and create hailstorms as lightning-fast Iceman. For even more power, utilize fury and adrenaline modes. Become a part of the X-Men movie universe--Embark on a globe-spanning conflict featuring every element of the X-Men universe--from favorite villains to famous locations such as Alkali Lake, plus the voices and likenesses of key actors from the films. Battle fierce enemies, join forces with comrades--Face off against movie villains such as Pyro, Magneto and Sabretooth, plus added foes like legions of Sentinels. Storm, Colossus and Cyclops join forces with you in gameplay that includes melee fighting, stealth-style action and time-based missions. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
  2. Nintendo Power
    65
    Two-thirds of X-Men: The Official Game is pretty good. Two out of three ain't bad. [July 2006, p.91]
  3. X-Men: The Official Game is another unfortunate example of a movie-licensed game endeavor that just doesn't execute.
  4. 50
    The disappointment comes from the fact that it simply feels average. I left the game feeling like I wanted more, whether it was better visuals, more diverse game play, or simply a fresh helping of innovation.
  5. AceGamez
    50
    It's sad to say, but after playing this I spent a good few hours playing Wolverine's Revenge and having more fun in the process - and that game is over three years old!
  6. Like many games of this style, there is some vague, half-guilty pleasure in the mechanical repetitiveness of the game's combat. But ultimately, X-Men is in the time-honored tradition of licensed games -- rushed, derivative, and well worth avoiding.
  7. Almost everything about this movie cash-in is cheap and incompetent, from the short, forgettable levels to the poor control system to the hand-crampingly repetitive action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. LuisA.
    May 17, 2006
    5
    what a disapointing game, please dont waste your time and money on it, this is a discrace to the xbox360, and developers who make this crap what a disapointing game, please dont waste your time and money on it, this is a discrace to the xbox360, and developers who make this crap are stuffing up the Next-Gen concept for Microsoft. Althought let's be honest, it was expected its a movie, how good can it really be? Expand
  2. EthanR.
    May 24, 2006
    3
    A very boring game with really nothing to offer. In this game you can only play as 3 characters, wolverine, nightccrawler and ice man. A very boring game with really nothing to offer. In this game you can only play as 3 characters, wolverine, nightccrawler and ice man. Wolverine's levels are dreadful. With barely any moves you must stay in a room and defeat what seems like hundreds of enemies. Nightcrawler is the only reason i gave this game a 3. His levels are spectacular and unique and other then that nightcrawler is easy to use and the best of the bunch. Last is ice man, he has a few fun levels and some terrible levles. For one thing you barely use ice man in the game. His controls are okay. But using him gets very frustrating. Ovverall I say this is a below average game. Expand
  3. May 27, 2016
    3
    Strange title aside this game does scream movie-tie in. It is functional and will keep you entertained at times but there are plenty ofStrange title aside this game does scream movie-tie in. It is functional and will keep you entertained at times but there are plenty of problems that will frustrate the player. The game takes place in between the events of "X-Men United" and "The Last Stand" which attempts to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately the story felt incomplete which leaves more questions than answers. For some reason cutscenes are told in still images to mimic a motion comic but it looks lazy on the developer's part. Even though they are decently voice-acted the cut scenes have no real purpose outside of giving context to the game play. The story mode has three branching paths in which you can play as three members of the X-Men : Wolverine, Ice Man, and Nightcrawler, who each have their own play style. Wolverine's campaign plays like a typical specatcle fighter if the enemies are overly agressive and use ambush as an instant tactic. The best Spectacle fighters like Devil May Cry or God of War (personal feelings aside) have enemies that use different tactics and they gradually use smarter maneuvers to get the better of the player. This game doesn't really do that as all of the enemies use ambush as a given and can even hurt you when you are knocked down but you can't do the same for them. The only way to get past the hordes is to use your berserk mode but it is only able to be used for two attacks at a time which will give the enemies an unfair advantage. Wolverine does have a healing ability but it is too slow to keep up with the onslaught of the enemies. Ice Man's levels are the worst part of the game as he is entirely on rails. Ice Man moves himself with the same type of control scheme as a flying game (up makes you go down and vice versa). It is tolerable in a flying game as it is the standard but not when it is switched for the standard of an action game. because it causes nothing but frustration on the player's part. Night-crawler's segments are the only tolerable parts of the game with his acrobatics and his telportation. He specailaises in stealth which does make some exhilarating times for him. In fact I would be in favor with a whole game based on these mechanics. Aside from that though, this game is best left avoided as there are plenty of other superhero games that are worth your time. Expand

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#18 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006