Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Image

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  • Summary: Embark on an epic adventure created in collaboration with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and based on the Universal Pictures' film. Survive as Jack in a world crawling with predators and live the legend as Kong. Use weapons, traps, and your team wisely to survive in first-person as Jack. Break jaws, slam enemies, and throw massive objects in Kong's colossal third-person battles. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. There are countless tense moments playing as Jack and my only complaint is not playing as the featured star more than we were given the opportunity.
  2. Minus the camera issues with Kong, whose gameplay is more of a “tension-breaker” than a titular role, Peter Jackson’s King Kong on the current-gen consoles is definitely a must play!
  3. Yep, King Kong is one very slick package and certainly the best movie tie-in game since The "Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay." If only they'd thought to slap a wig and roller-skates on the big monkey fella, we could've been looking at a classic. [PC Zone]
  4. Full of novel ideas and ultimately is a magnificent action title. Unlike most formulaic games based on movies, what you experience here is always fresh and exciting.
  5. Exciting, suspenseful gameplay is an innovative twist on survival-horror. [Feb 2006, p.38]
  6. Sure it looks good and sounds great, but not ‘the next generation of gaming’, in fact given the current availability and quality of FPS games I’m not sure in terms of gameplay it’s even this generation.
  7. A series of fantastic moments dragged down by a lot of incredibly dull, repetitive, and contrived ones. [Feb 2006, p.68]

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  1. Leo
    Jan 3, 2006
    This is unlike any FPS I've ever played, the action is brilliant and completing tasks is satisfying. The biggest difference is that there are no things on the screen ( unless you change the options) which makes you feel more in the jungle. Expand
  2. GeneP.
    Apr 5, 2006
    A very original experience which was refreshing in this age of WWII and other common themes of FPS especially. The graphics are beautiful, the creatures imaginative, the action heart pounding and the variety is engaging. There was a lot of opportunity to play Kong sprinkled through the game so I'm not sure what others are saying. It was linear, but it did what it was intended to do. It wasn't supposed to be a game where the environment was wide open. It is a game where you are placed on a path leading to successive missions/situations/confrontations which lead to an end. During that time, the experience is very fun while you fight giant millipedes, dinosaurs and other savage creatures which act and look simply amazing. It also balanced nicely with opportunities to fight as Kong. This game is much like a great roller coaster. It stays on the track while giving you a crazy ride. Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2010
    A very Kong game indeed. Great game! Get it! lol i really cant remember the good parts since i played this a while ago. However i got this title in my best games folder. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2011
    Despite slight improvements in the graphics department and sound; the PC version of King Kong offers little more than the PS2 version. Nevertheless, on with the actual game. If there was ever an award for Best Movie tie-in game, then this tightly plotted epic would no doubt be on top. Though the graphics aren't likely to push your PC to boiling point, they run a lot smoother than the PS2 version. The sound is also even more brilliant on the PC (I'm not sure if this may be down to the wire between my PS2 and the sound system, but either way the sound seems better). For everything else about this game, refer to my PS2 review. Expand