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  • Summary: Explore Dune, learn the Weirding Ways to fight the Sardaukars, harass the Harkonnens, sabotage their Spice factories, learn the secrets of the giant sand worms and use the mysterious substance, known as Spice, to gain power and to foresee enemy positions. You must become a master in the art of infiltration and strike the enemy when they least expect it, as you prepare the Fremen for the final assault... their ultimate battle for Independence. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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    Having played American McGee's freaky version of "Alice," the animation does not compare. However, this game has a much stronger storyline and will please both action/adventure fans and Dune fans alike.
  2. A faithful retelling of an epic story by developers who are obvious fans of Frank Herbert's epic works, Dune is a slightly above-average third person action adventure with some frustrations that shouldn't take too much away from an otherwise decent game.
  3. A huge disappointment for all adventure-game players, and might find some audience amongst hardcore Dune fans, but not for long.
  4. It attempts to focus on stealth, but fails. It features poor combat, and there are not any puzzles to speak of. The game lacks any significant focus, and as a result, lacks any specific strength. Of course, the god-awful controls didn't help either.
  5. The game utterly fails to capture the majesty and mystery of the Dune universe, turning it into an interactive Saturday morning cartoon--and a bad one at that. Toss this one to the worms.
  6. Hell, it's so bad, it makes David Lynch's ultra-tedious 1984 movie adaptation seem positively refreshing. [Apr 2002, p.76]
  7. The gameplay is bad, the "adventuring" is boring, the magnificent Dune story is condensed into something dull and lifeless, but it looks pretty enough, if only when showing the massive and frightening giant worms.

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