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  • Summary: The King Arthur video game is inspired by the epic true story that gave rise to the King Arthur legend. The real story of King Arthur will be played out with intense battles, innovative combat and realistic environments. The game will immerse fans into the lush environments and vivid scenery from the feature film. Players take control of the motion picture's heroes – Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Tristren or Bors – and utilize their unique skills as they embark on a perilous mission revealing the historic tale of the real Knights of the Round Table. Featuring single or cooperative play, combat on horseback and multiple mission types with diverse goals, the King Arthur video game will provide a cinematic action adventure experience of epic scale. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. In the end, it does a decent job of bringing the massive battle formula to the King Arthur license. [Feb 2005, p.9]
  2. Numerous playable characters are a big plus, but the repetitive enemies and environments are not. However, I'm always a fan of good cooperative play, which this title successfully incorporates. [Nov 2004, p.149]
  3. 70
    The controls are excellent, and the game never slows down even with hordes of savages attacking you at once.
  4. It's solid-looking, but terribly tedious and irritatingly hard at points. In co-op, it's better, but it's a still a long way from being good.
  5. 60
    Most importantly, the gameplay feels just a bit looser and less controlled. That's not to say it fails -- it just could have been better.
  6. 50
    While the uninspiring movie didn't help matters, it's the lethargic gameplay that winds up making King Arthur an equally disappointing game. Repetitive and frustrating, it fails to live up to the potential of its cinematic presentation.
  7. The game is one long wave of monotonous, sloppy combat. [Jan 2005, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HieuMinhN.
    May 10, 2005
    10
    It's a good game but so hard to finish it. =)
  2. Will
    Dec 26, 2004
    6
    One of the best games ive every played co-op is the best because when your in trouble you`ve got backup.brillant.
  3. DragonKnightofFinalFantasy
    Dec 9, 2004
    4
    Oh boy yay another LOTR clone... Like Forgotten Realms that copied Two Towers Arthur copies Return of the King with co-op for that I don't give it a 3 but it's still not too fun. Seeing your character just flail around with his swords hitting everything in a dark ugly enviroment and unskippable movie sequences are a annoyance as well not only that but they are LOOOOOOOOONNNGGG! You just button mash all day long even more than LOTR and it's clones. Avoid this please avoid it PLEASE! Collapse