Clive Barker's Jericho Xbox 360

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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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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. 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: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Dec 24, 2010
    10
    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,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.
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  2. hardcoregamer
    Oct 31, 2007
    9
    I loved the combination use of the squad members. great gore too. The characters were definitely Barker.
  3. RedI.
    Aug 24, 2008
    9
    Great game... already playing it for the second time to get all the achievements. Great monster and stage desgin (which is mostly great on 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. JohnM.
    Nov 1, 2007
    8
    Good story, exelent graphics and game play, and just the right amount of gore. Sadly its way too short for a single player only game with the Good story, exelent graphics and game play, and just the right amount of gore. Sadly its way too short for a single player only game with the only unlockables being character bios. it could have really kicked up its replayability if their was a multiplayer or coop component, unfortinutly only a rental is needed to fully enjoy this game. Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2011
    8
    I felt like this was a fantastic game, AI was awesome and switching between them was very unique. I replay the game all the time. The darkI felt like this was a fantastic game, AI was awesome and switching between them was very unique. I replay the game all the time. The dark story was different and the gore was perfect. The story could have been longer though. I have played other Clive Baker games like Undying which did scare me but jericho does not make want to keep the lights on after playing which did disappoint me. Graphics are amazing, the undead creatures are creepy, definitely in my top 10 games Expand
  6. Sep 13, 2016
    6
    Well the first thing i can say is there is not much to this game but eye candy. I think the game only has five chapters and I gave up on itWell the first thing i can say is there is not much to this game but eye candy. I think the game only has five chapters and I gave up on it early in chapter 2. I just didn't find that much fun in the game. The shooting was very straight on and the AI was quite bad. I kept finding my AI dying and me switching bodies back and forth to revive the AI. In turn i missed the game as my AI fought it while i ran around reviving. This was definately my turn off. However I would still tell people to go for it and check out this game. It really was worth a look. The graphics overall appealed to me and i did like the 7 based squad and all their abilities. There were options to have squads assigned to hold and stay back and this could have minimized why I quit if i gave the game more chance. I just didn't think it was worth my time i had already made it 40 % through the game by this time and just wasn't feeling anything. I think one could just watch youtube walkthroughs and get pretty close to the same experience as playing this game. A playable game for a weekend but definately not a game i would consider buying to keep. Excellent strobe light effects made you feel like you were in a firefight, I really enjoyed this part of the game. 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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