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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 aAn 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
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  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. 80
    Unlike many squad-based shooters that don't require the use of the whole team, Jericho's premise relies on it. What's equally important is that each character is genuinely worth playing.
  3. High-concept and high-action from beginning to end, Jericho is far closer to "Gears of War" and "Painkiller" than to "Condemned", but it's darker and gorier than all three combined. [Holiday 2007, p.66]
  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. Jericho doesn't really bring anything new to the gaming world.
  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: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Oct 26, 2017
    10
    My favourite game. I played the game many times) Good gameplay, good history, diversity. And my favourite character - Lt. Abigail Black) herMy favourite game. I played the game many times) Good gameplay, good history, diversity. And my favourite character - Lt. Abigail Black) her phantom bullet - something unreal is cool Expand
  2. ShawnS.
    Nov 16, 2007
    9
    Incredible game. Don't listen to anybody who says otherwise. Try it and you'll see. One of the best 360 shooters for sure.
  3. Dec 22, 2016
    9
    Many reviewers of Clive Barker's Jericho write that you spend a lot of time reviving squad mates. Some write that the characters aren'tMany reviewers of Clive Barker's Jericho write that you spend a lot of time reviving squad mates. Some write that the characters aren't balanced and that they always use Black and Delgado. Some point out it is just another corridor shooter. Kill a bunch of guys, move forward, repeat. Ho hum.

    All those complaints are accurate. Yet this is one of the most fun, exciting, awesome looking, and nerve wracking games I've ever played.

    I went zip lining across treetops in Mexico once. It was cold on the speed boat that took us to the peninsula. The exhaust from the leaded gasoline engine of the bus we road through several tiny Mexican villages stung my nose. The donkeys we road to the top of the mountain smelled bad. You get my point. If you look for bad stuff, you'll find it anywhere. I find it hard to take seriously folks who complain about a game because it has less-than-ideal game mechanics when that game presents you with dozens of "I've never seen that before in a game" moments. Here are the things I loved (spoilers):
      - The blood and viscera carpeted walled enclosures.
      - The yellow-pustuled exploders appearing as you round a corner.
      - The crucified wretches you can put out of their misery--or not.
      - The ferocious slashers whose speedy attacks are satisfyingly stopped with a headshot.
      - Black's slow motion sniper shot that can take out multiple enemies
      - The disgusting yet beautiful shiny reflection of your flashlight against the organics-coated hellscapes. Soooo deeply and deliciously RED!
      - Music scored to push your squirming brain to the edge of madness.
      - Level design that presents regularly vistas of enormous scale and of nightmarish design.
    - Atmospheric effects that have you peering unblinking into the depths in search of the visual cues that might keep you alive.
      - Creature design that could teach Hieronymus Bosch something about the grotesque.

    If you are a first person shooter fan who expects the conventions of the genre, this may not be your game.  If you like well executed artistic design and unusual experiences, you may like this title. In short, if you have patience to put up with some deficiencies in execution in order to experience a one-of-a-kind sensory experience, buy this game.
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  4. MarkelS.
    Oct 23, 2007
    8
    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 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
    8
    I recently bought this game for £5 and really enjoyed it. Its cheap and worth picking up. It is extremely refreshing when compared toI 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
    8
    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. 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
    2
    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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