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  • Summary: Hellboy provides players with fresh adventures featuring the acclaimed comic book's unmistakable fusion of action, atmosphere and humor. On the trail of a crazed witch, Hellboy uncovers a Nazi plot for world domination and must rush to defeat the crazed Hermann Von Klempt before he can exertHellboy provides players with fresh adventures featuring the acclaimed comic book's unmistakable fusion of action, atmosphere and humor. On the trail of a crazed witch, Hellboy uncovers a Nazi plot for world domination and must rush to defeat the crazed Hermann Von Klempt before he can exert his evil will upon a hapless world. As a visceral brawler, the game lets players unleash Hellboy's superhuman abilities as they smash their way through hordes of enemies with contextual use of the environment for added destructive power and strategy. An original storyline set in the Hellboy universe, filled with classic characters from the comic book. Explosive battle system with contextual grappling commands lets players experience Hellboy's supernatural might as he unleashes the Right Hand of Doom on his enemies. Use strategy to take down hordes of enemies - toss a straggler into the crowd or manipulate the environment to create more manageable groups of enemies. Play as series favorites Abe Sapein and Liz Sherman in cooperative multiplayer modes. [Konami] Expand
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  2. Negative: 22 out of 31
  1. 80
    It's a solid and enjoyable action title with enough action and plot to keep you interested over the long haul. Even if you don't like the comics or care about the upcoming movie, there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours.
  2. When all is said and done, Hellboy: The Science of Evil might have been a hit during the last generation of consoles. On the current consoles, though, it just falls short in nearly every regard.
  3. Its gameplay consists of bland beat-em-up action and imprecise gun control. The in-game visuals vary between good (up close) and bad (zoomed out) and the co-op options are limited and confusing.
  4. It’s no surprise that a movie-licensed game has turned out rubbish, again. There is no excuse for gameplay this dated. Avoid, unless you’re feeling very nostalgic.
  5. Fork out 40 quid for Hellboy? Hell no! [Sept 2008, p.90]
  6. That its online component is limited to a linear and moderately laggy co-op mode - and therefore feels even more ponderous than the single-player game - does little to spirit this comic book tie-in from gaming purgatory. [July 2008, p.80]

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  1. MarcelPerret-gentil
    Jul 6, 2008
    2
    This is brutally boring, and in Co-Op mode I couldn't see what my character was doing most of the time. The fixed camera zooms out soThis is brutally boring, and in Co-Op mode I couldn't see what my character was doing most of the time. The fixed camera zooms out so much I'm straining to see what my little character is doing or where he is. Also, all you push is X over and over and the occasional Y button. This game is one of the worst games I have played in a long long time. What a disappointment. Expand