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  • Summary: An unflinching realisation of a Clive Barker nightmare for next-gen console platforms and PC, Clive Barker's Jericho is a supernatural horror concept with story by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. When a form of evil that goes right back to the dawn of days resurfaces from there, a Special Forces squad, trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, is sent in. Their mission: Hunt down and destroy the evil that lurks at the heart of the city before it destroys humanity. Jericho is designed as an action horror title that ups the stakes in visuals and phantasmagorical special effects. Mingling the darkest elements of Barker’s horror fiction and films with an ambitious, age-spanning story, aimed at mature gamers, fans of Clive Barker and horror fiction enthusiasts. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. 90
    Remember this kids, Clive Barker Mercury Steam and Codemasters have formed together to make what is in my mind one of the best shooters this year.
  2. Clive Barker’s Jericho doesn’t provide the same degree of deep and engaging gameplay as Undying, opting instead for a more accessible, mainstream adventure that can be frightening at best, and repetitive at worst. Still, the game has no shortage of action and intensity.
  3. A solid shooter marred by poor design. Excellent visuals and some fine FPS gameplay are to be had in Jericho, but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
  4. Overall, Clive Barker's Jericho is somewhat of a disappointment. I was hoping for another great horror game just in time for the Halloween season but this was not the case as the storyline and character design is not enough to save this game which is flawed on many different levels.
  5. If broken gameplay mechanics and community college acting didn’t weigh down the game, it might actually be worthwhile.
  6. 56
    Instead of getting caught up in the struggle against a demonic force that threatens the continued existence of your race, you're left with tacked-on squad elements, poor friendly and enemy AI, repetitive encounters, and unabashedly linear levels. Jericho has a few memorable moments, but they're not worth the cash.
  7. 30
    Also worthy of note: the stupid, unforgiving, scripted button-tapping events (think God of War, only terrible). The only reason these do not throw me into a fit of vein-bursting rage is that you can retry them infinitely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Dec 24, 2010
    Jericho claims to be a jump-out-of-your-seat horror game, but it just isn't. There is a hell of a lot of blood, but gore doesn't equal scary, gore is just a cheap excuse for horror. Clive Barker has created some messed up stuff in his time, but this is anything but scary in the most remote sense. Graphics are okay but anything but life changing. Sound effects are great but the voice acting is just dull and uninspired. and gameplay is its huge fault, the controls are fine but the AI got me throwing the controller. Your teammates die again and again and again and again and again and its up to you to.
    The whole experiance is mediocre and anger inducing. Avoid.
  2. hardcoregamer
    Oct 31, 2007
    I loved the combination use of the squad members. great gore too. The characters were definitely Barker.
  3. RedI.
    Aug 24, 2008
    Great game... already playing it for the second time to get all the achievements. Great monster and stage desgin (which is mostly great on Rome) and breath taking action. On my account it's got as great action as the best first person shooters, but then again it does have a lot of points in which it lacked some effort. Take for example the ending... there are few games which have a worse ending than this one. The button sequences weren't that great and not at all a challenge (if those wouldn't have existed at all it wouldn't have mattered... which is not the case for resident evil 4 or god of war). The graphics.... uhm well I really can't see why everyone says it was such a bad job, when you see a monster covered up with blood and guts and you can tell theres some lower intestine in between then I can say there was a really great job in graphics. Expand
  4. MarkelS.
    Oct 23, 2007
    Wow, that 30 from 1UP is absurd. Even if I want to slam Jericho, and I don't, I couldn't go lower than a 7.0 grade. The game is simply well-crafted enough and explosive enough to warrant playing if you're a FPS fan. No, it won't blow your mind after HL 2, BioShock, Halo 3 etc., but Jericho is a fun and mature shooter you should at least rent. It's good for a blast, and the graphics and sound get really awesome about halfway thru. Expand
  5. Mar 30, 2012
    I recently bought this game for £5 and really enjoyed it. Its cheap and worth picking up. It is extremely refreshing when compared to the stupid samey FPS market of today. I'm having a blast playing this game, so much so i threw my MW3 to the side and now just play this for my shooting kicks. The mechanics are good with the ability to switch between squad members and use thier different weapons and powers adds enough variety to make this fun all the way through. The graphics are solid for a 2007 game and the gore and monsters look fantastic. It's very satisfying to be mowing down monsters with a minigun one moment and then the next firing slow motion, steerable sniper bullets directly into an abominations cranium. Yes the ending is a alls up but it leaves it open to a sequel, a sequel I think they should make. A unique and interesting story and frantastic gameplay and art style more than make up for its faults and buggy AI. Buy it. Now. Its only a few quid. Expand
  6. TC
    Jun 11, 2008
    I have played Halo 3 and went through it but in spite of great graphics, sound and AI I didn't feel adrenaline rush at all playing it. Multiplayer in also boring in here. So I sold it but Jericho is still with me. Probably Jericho is not so well developed as HL 3 but it has something that previous one doesn't have at all. It gives me creeps with blood, bodies, rivers of blood etc, It gives frantic firefitghts when all your mates are cornered or dead, gives 6 characters with completely different style to play, great story, good gaming engine (I love when your character makes such small moves like real person in interaction scenes and when aiming cross is moving off the target when you are hit). Game is too short of course and there is only single player campaign in here,.Unfortunately weak sales and poor reviews will probably make impossible to publish next adventure of Jericho team as it was primarily intended. This is not FPS for everybody but If you are FPS fan you can rent it to go through. I think you will enjoy it. Expand
  7. BellinoP.
    Oct 23, 2007
    Hey Clive did you ever see a game by the name of Fear? Now thats scary! Also note that Scripted button tapping is just plain stupid in any game.

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