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  • Summary: Played out through an epic tale of a hero who seeks to liberate his people from the tyranny of enslavement, Haven: Call of the King provides total freedom to move anywhere both on foot or vehicle and spans seamless transitions between turret-based shooting, boat racing, bike battles, planePlayed out through an epic tale of a hero who seeks to liberate his people from the tyranny of enslavement, Haven: Call of the King provides total freedom to move anywhere both on foot or vehicle and spans seamless transitions between turret-based shooting, boat racing, bike battles, plane flight, gladiator arena combat and space exploration. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A spectacular, inventive, wondrous adventure. The lead is a bit of an odd-ball, but everything else is the stuff of dreams. [Jan 2003, p.68]
  2. Quite involving after a while with some excellent puzzles for you to solve and many strange people to talk to, but it does take quite a while to get into.
  3. The fast-paced, quickly changing gameplay is refreshingly unordinary.
  4. 70
    Despite the intended scope of the game, Haven’s sights and sounds are barely average.
  5. While not perfect, Haven: Call of the King works on many levels—as a platformer, as vehicular racing title, as a centerpiece for fine soundtrack work.
  6. What we have here is a great engine and design screaming for some character and story help.
  7. It would have worked better had the game allowed you to switch from any of these game styles at will. I think that was the original idea, but sadly it all turns out overly scripted and directed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. JeremyS.
    Dec 2, 2002
    10
    Fan-flippin-tastic.
  2. JamesC.
    Dec 2, 2002
    10
    Simply astounding. Traveller's Tales gamble on this game is surely worth it. Those who say "Ratchet is the superior game" don't Simply astounding. Traveller's Tales gamble on this game is surely worth it. Those who say "Ratchet is the superior game" don't know what they're missing out on. The comparrison is totally unfair on either game, as they both do different things. Haven deserves either a 9 or 10 from any reviewer, as any score lower is a crime against the gaming world and humanity! Expand
  3. BruceM.
    Jan 17, 2003
    10
    Terrific...everything you want from a game...this really is a must have for all PS2 gamers.
  4. RyanM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    4
    I didn't like this game very much. It was your basic platformer. My favorite part was the very beginning, and that's the only part I didn't like this game very much. It was your basic platformer. My favorite part was the very beginning, and that's the only part that kept me interested for over 20 minutes. But you'll find better games out their and you'll realize this is not worth wasting your time. Expand
  5. D.J.
    May 27, 2003
    2
    Wow, this game is bad. It seems to fail on almost every level (layout, gameplay, character design, etc.) and is unpleasant to play. Now you Wow, this game is bad. It seems to fail on almost every level (layout, gameplay, character design, etc.) and is unpleasant to play. Now you might find this game for $10 but don't waste your money. Why do you think the game is so cheap when its not that old, hmmm. And for those who gave it anything higher than 5 should have their head inspected, or at least shown what a good game really is. To paraphrase AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Expand
  6. Rayr.
    Nov 26, 2002
    1
    Its jack of all trades, master of none! In a word NAFF. Buy Ratchet instead!
  7. JoeG.
    Jul 27, 2003
    0
    i cant rate it cos i cant play it..i got stuck at darkwater village at those damn fires.38!fires thats fun for you..ha ,and very early in the i cant rate it cos i cant play it..i got stuck at darkwater village at those damn fires.38!fires thats fun for you..ha ,and very early in the game.also my fingers are quite sore..i think rachet and clank is better...right level of difficulty for people who are attracted to ps2. i dont like hop,hoppity ,boss,bigger boss,bigger pain games much.must try riven or myst Expand

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