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. Positive: 35 out of 41
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  1. A brilliant action adventure that could well be the world's first classic movie-tie in. Innovative and flawlessly paced. [Nov 2005, p.74]
  2. A stunningly atmospheric action-adventure that makes all the right moves. It is intense, scary, exhilarating and pure joy to play. One of the best games so far this year. [Nov 2005]
  3. The most impressive element of the game, though, is Skull Island itself. Grand and gorgeous, the environments never repeat, and the adventure never slackens.
  4. 84
    While the experience is short-lived, the seven or so hours of gameplay you get from it are truly amazing and for once, I can say a film-to-game conversion has successfully been achieved.
  5. 80
    A short but memorable game packed with high-level artistic aesthetics and production values. If you have a stereo system, be sure to play Kong through it. It sounds incredible!
  6. A wondrous game. There is little to be upset about except its short length and no extra content, but the rest of the game is fantastic.
  7. King Kong is perhaps a redefinition of the cinematic videogame – entirely based on peaks and troughs of excitement, and devoid of any sense of choice. Just like a movie, but interactive. [Christmas 2005, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Oct 21, 2012
    9
    I realy liked this game. somehow it was addicting to me. one of the best games i've played that was based on a movie. (although i hated the strange creatures that would jump at you and scare the crap out of you.) Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2012
    8
    Movie tie-ins have never been a positive in my books. Although I do admit that before 2010, they were all I played; looking back, most of them were just mediocre rubbish. The only one of these games which I ever went back to playing and actually liked was King Kong, or PJKK:TOGOTM. The game was designed by Michael Ancel, who recently cemented my admiration with Rayman Origins. KK has the usual issues with movie tie-ins: the game is stretched despite being 5-6 hours long, several aspects are unrefined and and Kong segments are arguably weaker than the rest of the game. Throughout the game you control Jack, a screenwriter who is probably one of the only FPS protagonists who actually speaks. The story is bare bones: pretty much the film but with little exposition and less complexity. In many ways, King Kong is a survival horror: you are equipped with only the barest necessity of firearms and/or spears which you chuck at a variety of dinosaurs and giant insects. Pacing is an issue, just like the film, and within 5 minutes of landing on the island, you'll find yourself fighting your first boss monster. The interface is bare-bones too, keeping your attention on the action. What I've said may sound slightly negative: but trust me when I say that King Kong is perhaps the best movie tie-in you'll ever play thanks to its brooding atmosphere and engaging design; just don't expect much in story or complexity. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    8
    For a movie license game,I was surprised with the quality of the game. Sure it isn't a triple A game...but it proves a game that isn't triple A can be good. The gameplay is your standard FPS shooter, with guns...and thankfully no humans with guns, until the end that is. Also the game does bring variety by letting you play as the gorilla himself, King Kong. There are numerous bugs and glitches in the game, and the AI isn't the greatest, but the game makes up for it with the experience, level design, and with funny glitches. This game brought me much entertainment and I still play this game every now and then. Expand
  4. May 2, 2014
    7
    to me, this is one of the greatest games based on a movie. the monsters in the game are genuinely scary, its almost like a survival horror because you have very low resources in the game and the enemies make you feel like you are going to die every time you encounter them. you really feel alone and vulnerable in this game that only games like resident evil have done so well, with dinosaurs and giant man eating centipedes! this game surprised me greatly and was one of my favorite games as a kid growing up. were there issues in this game? actually, not many. the only thing I can complain about is the segments you play as king kong could have been left out I think. there is some real terrifying and fun moments in this game, the first time you see the t rex in the game and starts coming after you, you know there is no way of killing it and you just have to run, I wasn't sure what to do at first, but I remember the first time it looked at me straight in the eyes, my heart almost stopped. and to top it off, you actually end up having to distract the terrifying beast while your friends find a way to escape! it was terrifying having this two story tall behemoth drooling over top of you, and if he catches you, your dead man, eats ya in one gulp. play it for yourself to feel the same way I did. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    6
    It is repetitive for most of the game but it does have a great first-person shooter feel. The gameplay is pretty difficult. It does feel too long in the first-person mode. Expand

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