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  • Summary: Darkseid, the most evil being in the galaxy, has enlisted the aid of Lex Luthor in his quest to destroy Superman and take over the world. By providing Luthor with highly-advanced Apokoliptian weapons technology, Darkseid has enabled Metropolis' reigning supervillain to create an army of nearly unstoppable Inter-Bot robots packing serious firepower. But realizing that he needs a champion of his own to take down the Last Son of Krypton, Luthor hatches an insidious plan that involves busting malevolent cyborg Metallo out of Strykers Island Prison. It's too bad, then, that Metallo's first priority is to eradicate the man he blames for his gruesome transformation from a hired mercenary into hideous cyborg monster?Lex Luthor himself. [Infogrames] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Everything from X-ray vision, super breath, act of flight, laser beam vision, and even posing as the mild mannered Clark Kent are done exceptionally well.
  2. Other than some weak fighting action and extremely obscure objectives, it is a game worth playing.
  3. Sheffield tried too much and didn't focus enough on the gameplay necessities. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  4. A reasonably good game that could have been great with better control, and handling the boss/supervillian fights better.
  5. 60
    It’s disappointing when a game finally nails the hard parts of reproducing Superman (the powers) but blows it with ho-hum missions and repetitive gameplay.
  6. Sadly, Shadow Of Apokolips just isn’t adventurous enough and offers little new or fun to both the Superman fan and game fan alike. More games like this and he could find himself back in the grave.
  7. Repetitive missions, bad flight controls, and too many robots make this game quite non-super. [Dec 2002, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. JimG.
    Oct 13, 2005
    8
    There are some vague objectives, some repetitive actions and the story is tailor made for the under ten age group. Yay Superan, what did you all expect Bryan SInger's soap opera? I like it, and the flight controls are just fine. Collapse
  2. PeterS.
    Oct 4, 2002
    5
    A VERY FUNNY GAME worth the buy if get your games cheap as in a chipped ps2 otherwise not hehe.
  3. AndrewJ.
    Aug 1, 2003
    5
    I'm starting to think a good superhero game isn't possible. The controls are awkward, the missions are boring and Metropolis seems painfully small. Expand
  4. ByronD.
    Oct 5, 2002
    4
    It sucks when you can finish a game in an afternoon. Better than the previous version, though.

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