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  • Summary: Fantastic Four game players are be able to harness the Marvel Super Heroes' unique and amazing powers through a compelling single-player or two-player co-operative team based gameplay experience. Authored by Zak Penn, who co-wrote the story for "X2," the game follows the Fantastic Four film's storyline and expands the adventures by letting players stretch, control fire and use invisibility and brute force to defeat evil Super Villains in new environments and familiar comic book locales. Challenged to master the individual powers of each Super Hero and combine them to level even more devastating attacks, players must battle some of Marvel's most notorious Super Villains, including, the ultimate evil - Doctor Doom -- to save the human race from disaster. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. Accessible, with a great cast of villains, Fantastic Four is an entertaining ride into a comic book. The levels are a little short, and the game does have a few clipping problems that color an otherwise fun experience.
  2. A pretty decent game that isn't anything spectacular, but for fans of the movie and people that enjoy bash-em shoot-em type of games involving multiple players will definitely enjoy the game.
  3. Sure, it's still playable; it's just not fantastic. [Sept 2005, p.78]
  4. The models up close are unsightly, the cinemas grainy and the music has all the luster of a Tide commercial, but the game on the whole is entertaining by game standards. [Aug 2005, p.50]
  5. But more importantly, you do get to 'be' the Fantastic 4 and experiment with some really rather excellent superpowers, and the game isn't so bad that a serious fan couldn't overlook its flaws.
  6. Unfortunately, the game suffers from imprecise controls, a lackluster presentation, a few bugs, and other issues that make it difficult to recommend.
  7. 40
    The music...oh please, don't get me started on that. It's like someone is playing a muted tape deck in the background.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. FredS.
    Aug 10, 2005
    Excellent - better than Legends bc you actually can SEE what you're doing!!
  2. LandonW.
    Sep 30, 2005
    Pefect 2 player game that rivals the sports games. Perfect voice overs and looks from the movie itself. Nothing is left out as more then the movie is brought to life from the archives of the FANTASTIC 4 and that is why i give it a Fantastic 10! Expand
  3. DanielD.
    Jun 26, 2006
    Well the ganme has a perfect co-op mode i have to say. But if some says something like this game is impossible is an inexpiernced gamer. the game was pretty amazing with all the stuff. Not alots wrong with the game, only like 2 thing and there not important either. So who cares! Expand
  4. JonH.
    Jul 3, 2005
    Excellent game. I thought the graphics were well rendered and the levels beautifully realized. It's not going to revolutionize PS2 graphics, but it works. Best yet, the gameplay is fun. I like the various challenges that add to the replay value. There are a ton of fun unlockable bonuses. The character powers are utilized in a fun way through a ton of fun different moves. The levels are fairly straightforward, but can be quite challenging towards the middle of the game. Expand
  5. MikeW.
    Aug 2, 2005
    Not a bad game, only problem, it was better when it was called X-Men Legends.
  6. Thinkablefire
    Jul 6, 2005
    This game is above average, that i can say. Graphics are well done and various abilities of our super heroes allow for a fun time. Storyline follows the movie but with some added features. Although this game is enjoyable you soon realize the the limited freedom of the characters. Overall this game is exceptionally done. Expand
  7. pooppoop
    Sep 3, 2005
    Bad Game no one has taste of games anymore this game has horibble graphics horrible gameplay too i didnt like it better than my street crap game.

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