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  • Summary: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time and which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps. In the videogameGreen Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time and which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps. In the videogame players will utilize over a dozen constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the Universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern power ring. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. It may not be a truly heroic experience, but Manhunters and the Green Lantern movie would make for a fine weekend double feature. [Sept 2011, p.85]
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    68
    A game with restricted and simple gameplay that could have been a decent game.
  3. Jul 20, 2011
    68
    Technically it's not state of the art, and it's killing every bit of motivation you could have collected along the way: Killing, traveling, killing, travelling in tube levels is not what one expects from a franchise.
  4. Aug 9, 2011
    61
    We weren't expecting it, but at some point during our review of Rise of Manhunters we discovered we were actually having fun. [Issue#208, p.93]
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    60
    The lack of specific co-operative mechanics is something of a missed opportunity.
  6. Jun 16, 2011
    60
    For those who take the risk, there is a satisfying game to be enjoyed, mainly thanks to the simplistic yet diverse combat mechanics as well as drop in co-operative play. It's an ideal purchase for younger gamers anticipating the release of the film, but for anyone else, caution is advised.
  7. Jul 18, 2011
    40
    Most games adapted from famous comic franchises with super heroes are crap. Some very few ones are brilliant. Green Lantern is neither. It's linear, repetitive and it lacks ambition and ideas, ending up below your average action game, but the variety of weapons and overall combat gameplay are still satisfying. They offer a decent way to vent, if only for short bursts of play, either by oneself or with a friend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 24, 2011
    10
    Good fun game! But Please develop a better game Double Helix, what you did with Silent Hill Homecoming was ok, GI Joe was bad, and I lookedGood fun game! But Please develop a better game Double Helix, what you did with Silent Hill Homecoming was ok, GI Joe was bad, and I looked forward to Front Mission Evolved but still it was messed up. Go back to your roots when you developed Homecoming which is the best game that you guys made. Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2011
    9
    This game is pretty cool. I was wanting on the reviews before I bought the game however there are still no reviews as of this writing. So IThis game is pretty cool. I was wanting on the reviews before I bought the game however there are still no reviews as of this writing. So I said what the hell and bought the game anyway. I actually like it! The graphics are awesome, the combat is fun. You get to level up and buy upgrades. It's a hack-n-slash God Of War-type of game. It offers two player non-splitscreen co-op. All in all it's a good game. I don't know what the "official" scores will be yet, but if this game gets bad reviews then I will lose faith in the entire video game rating industy. Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2011
    8
    This is a really fun and easy to play movie tie in game. It gets its marks from God of War, which I don't see as a problem, If you're goingThis is a really fun and easy to play movie tie in game. It gets its marks from God of War, which I don't see as a problem, If you're going to mimic a game...Mimic the best. The constructs for the ring are a lot of fun to use and mix up. Bringing a friend in at any time made it a lot of fun while playing, although at times it was hard to tell who was who. Over all the game looks a little bland but it gets the job done. The game play is very fun, pacing is a little off but they help break up the brawling with some fun and much needed puzzles. The only major problem I saw with the game was the boss fights, they can become long and tedious with out giving too much in return. The end boss fight is an extraordinarily big pain in the butt. Overall the game is fun, easy, quick, and of course gives any Green Lantern fan their fix! Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2011
    8
    This is a really fun game! I must admit that I didn't play it as long on PS3 as I did on the 360, because I'm and achievement junkie and not aThis is a really fun game! I must admit that I didn't play it as long on PS3 as I did on the 360, because I'm and achievement junkie and not a trophy person, but I wanted to see what the differences were. There weren't that many. I'm not a gigantic GL fan, but this game is fun for anyone. The constructs (your battle tools) are clever, and the variety is nice...always using the same two things to kill off the enemies can get dull.
    Is it worth $59.99? Well I played it through twice, and it's about 8 hours (the first time anyway), I say it was worth the big price for me. If I hadn't wanted to play it a second time, I may have been a little disappointed in that price point.
    All in all, I give it an A.
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  5. May 18, 2013
    7
    A waste of money and time? No!!
    Great boss battles (very challenging)!!
    Fun combat!! Powerful constructs!! A really fun game! A green
    A waste of money and time? No!!
    Great boss battles (very challenging)!!
    Fun combat!!
    Powerful constructs!!
    A really fun game! A green lantern fan must play it!!!!!
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  6. Jun 13, 2011
    7
    As a Green Lantern comic fan, I was hoping this game would be... passable. We all know why I say 'passable'... most videogame/movie tie-insAs a Green Lantern comic fan, I was hoping this game would be... passable. We all know why I say 'passable'... most videogame/movie tie-ins are not very good as a rule.

    So when no reviews were popping up, I was saying 'uh-oh'... just like the rest of you. However, my impulsive nature, combined with some 'trade-in' credits pushed me over the edge, so I picked it up.

    I can safely say that as a Green Lantern fan, and as a fan of God of War AND Panzer Dragoon-esque games, Rise of the Manhunters is a lot of fun.

    Starting off on Oa with some rudimentary constructs, you will move through the story (which seems to come after the movie) and unlock new constructs, for even more playful ways to smash your enemies.

    It's not going to win any awards for originality, since it cribs so heavily from other games, but I can safely say that after playing it for around 3 hours, I let out a sigh of relief at not wasting my money.

    7/10
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  7. Jun 18, 2011
    6
    The game is not all that bad, I love the fact that someone has finally made a Green Lantern game, and I like the graphics...The onlyThe game is not all that bad, I love the fact that someone has finally made a Green Lantern game, and I like the graphics...The only thing...that had me playing with grinding teeth is why in the world did the creators of the game think it was a good idea to have Hal run around the board, think for your self if you knew that when you were in costume you could fly, why the heck would you not want to. At least they could of had him glide every where if not just fly. But he is Green Lantern let him fly that is one of his powers they should of made the game a free flying area. I almost wanted to cut it off when a rock blocked my path, so I should of just been able to fly over it. Expand