Boiling Point: Road to Hell PC

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  • Summary: Boiling Point: Road to Hell combines intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. In Boiling Point: Road to Hell, gamers travel to the present day jungles of South America and battle competing factions in a brutal guerrilla war.Boiling Point: Road to Hell combines intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. In Boiling Point: Road to Hell, gamers travel to the present day jungles of South America and battle competing factions in a brutal guerrilla war. Developer Deep Shadows' innovative game engine streams the beautifully rendered environment, creating a non-linear gameplay experience, with no loading times or separate levels, creating a continuous world spanning hundreds of miles. To make the most of the environment, a massive range of vehicles are at the disposal of the player, as well as a vast array of weapons. The wide open game world features an array of different AI factions with which the player can interact, and hundreds of diverse missions to create an original experience each time the game is played. Combined with the vast seamless gaming world, the result is gameplay freedom and replayability on an unprecedented scale. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. games(TM)
    90
    Such ambition hasn’t been seen on the PC in God knows how long and Atari has landed itself an absolute classic here. A must-have - no questions asked. [July 2005, p.100]
  2. PC Format
    81
    Simultaneously fascinating and flawed, it's the definition of high maintenance. [July 2005, p.86]
  3. AceGamez
    80
    There is no middle ground with Boiling Point: Road To Hell, you'll either look past it's flaws and love the expansive, open-ended adventure game beneath, or hate it because of its numerous technical faults, poor performance and general rushed feel.
  4. If you can put up with the technical issues, and don't mind downloading moderately sized patches to fix a so called retail game, then Boiling Point is worth a look, but I'm afraid many gamers probably won't be as forgiving as this.
  5. The scope of the game, the heart-pumping music (when it worked) and the idea of a seriously tough guy taking matters into his own hand to save his child was such an affecting idea that the end game made me that much more disappointed.
  6. The world is enormous and devoid of loading screens, allowing the player to uncover its large amount of content without interruption. But this impressive detail comes at a price. Boiling Point is crawling with glitches in both the graphics engine and the game mechanics, so going online for the latest patch is a necessity if you're up to the challenge of testing the game's depths.
  7. Pelaaja (Finland)
    20
    On paper Boiling Point has been designed as an expansive simulation and RPG with its complex weapon’s upgrading system. However, all the elements are very unpolished and most of them barely work. The game’s potential strengths such as the openly structured missions and the massive gameworld are rendered meaningless because of this. [July 2005, p.55]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. SirRasor
    Sep 2, 2005
    10
    I've never seen a game like this before, very entertaining and fun to play :)
  2. JindrichPirner
    May 23, 2005
    10
    I totally love this game!!!
  3. KarlM.
    Jun 16, 2005
    9
    Atari could well have a sleeper hit on thier hands with this title. i was suprised by the quality of this title and is a sign of the Atari could well have a sleeper hit on thier hands with this title. i was suprised by the quality of this title and is a sign of the increasingprogramming talent coming out of the former soviet block. I just hope STALKER can continue this trend when it is finally released. And by the way the game I played suffered little from bugs and ran very smoothly. Expand
  4. MorkB.
    Feb 27, 2007
    8
    Simply put, if Atari hadn't rushed the game, its would have received review scores in the low 80's. The tech issues are what make Simply put, if Atari hadn't rushed the game, its would have received review scores in the low 80's. The tech issues are what make it crappy. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    7
    Found this for £3 in the local CEX. In its day this could be called very ambitious, even genius in some levels. Alas, it lendsFound this for £3 in the local CEX. In its day this could be called very ambitious, even genius in some levels. Alas, it lends too much from its inspirations, such as Far Cry and GTA, and lacked the coat of polish it deserved. But for £3, I'm very satisfied. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    5
    A great idea poorly executed, Boiling Point turned me off almost immediately with its stodgy interface, nasty character animations, badA great idea poorly executed, Boiling Point turned me off almost immediately with its stodgy interface, nasty character animations, bad graphics, textures and awful voice-acting. Expand
  7. SlackS.
    Jun 5, 2006
    1
    One of the most spectacularly awful games I've ever played. Tries and fails to be too many different things. It just gets everything One of the most spectacularly awful games I've ever played. Tries and fails to be too many different things. It just gets everything completely wrong. Let me give you a brief list. Clumsy shooter action, horrible vehicle control, half-baked RPG elements, laughable script/voice acting, extremely primitive character interaction/AI, awful graphics performance, rough sound effects, bad interface design... I could go on. This only scratches the surface of what's wrong with just the gameplay, if you could call it that. I haven't even mentioned the bugs yet. Despite not one but two patches, the game is still completely broken. I'm dumbfounded at some of the high review scores for this game. It's absolutely terrible. Avoid it at all costs. Collapse

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