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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] The episodic videogame based on the Watchmen film is a mature action-brawler, which delves into the past of characters from the film and adds new challenges and rivalries for players. The game provides gamers with visceral superhero combat as urban vigilantes Rorschach[Playstation Network] The episodic videogame based on the Watchmen film is a mature action-brawler, which delves into the past of characters from the film and adds new challenges and rivalries for players. The game provides gamers with visceral superhero combat as urban vigilantes Rorschach and Nite Owl. A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film "Watchmen" is set in an 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" – which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity . . . but who is watching the Watchmen? [Warner Bros. Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. 80
    So, is Watchmen worth your hard-earned cash? I'm going to have to give a resounding "yes" to this expertly crafted beat-em-up. Even with its' shortcomings Watchmen always feels fresh, and really stands apart as a downloadable title.
  2. If you like classic brawlers, Watchmen is one of the best 3D adaptations of this formula ever made, and the best in recent times. It can become repetitive; in fact it is, what matters is if you like it enough. With a striking technical part because of its price-quality relation, and some very fun features, Watchmen deserves at least a try.
  3. The End Is Nigh serves up light beat-'em-up fare with a Watchmen flavor. Those hungry for anything substantial will be disappointed.
  4. 60
    Watchmen: The End is Nigh offers a solid foundation with high production values and surprisingly good combat as the first of perhaps many episodes to come, but is it worth sacrificing your Jackson for a chance to slip into Rorschach’s trench coat? The answer is… up to you really.
  5. 55
    Though the very idea of a Watchmen brawler may sicken some, this could have been a good game. Unfortunately, the design lacked any imagination whatsoever. Add Watchmen: The End is Nigh to the long list of movie-licensed games that aren't any good.
  6. The End is Nigh seems like the foundation for an exceptional, well-put-together brawler, with the look of a Triple-A title that could have been something more. But it also feels like a concept, a shell that only gets the basics right and doesn’t take that next step to become a more interesting, engaging experience.
  7. In a game that's only two hours long, being this gnawingly repetitive is actually quite an achievement. [May 2009, p.103]

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  1. DeucePlanter
    Mar 20, 2009
    3
    Long loading times, a high price, very little to do with watchmen, crap story, short and more redundant/simple than any other game I haveLong loading times, a high price, very little to do with watchmen, crap story, short and more redundant/simple than any other game I have played in the past few years.
    The one decent thing is the graphics but they're incredibly smoke and mirrors(relying on UE3 shine). This game is a waste of time and money. It really shouldn't even appeal to the typical watchmen fan...
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