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  • Summary: Jumpers, people with a genetic anomaly that enables them to teleport themselves instantaneously to anywhere on the globe, have existed for centuries. An age-old battle rages between the Jumpers and the Paladins, a clandestine organization set on eliminating them from the planet. The Jumper game extends the film's storyline, following Griffin, a battle-hardened Jumper determined to avenge the death of his parents at the hands of the Paladins. Griffin's quest to find the killer spans exotic locales around the world. Jump Ability - Use your teleportation skills to "Jump" within hand-to-hand combat range of an enemy to start dishing out devastating blows. Combos - Exciting and intense layered combo fighting system. Finishing Moves - Instantly teleport enemies to exotic perilous locations to finish them. Enemy classes - Deeply ranked hierarchy of Paladin enemy types. Exotic Locales - 5 combat arenas set all around the world – Colosseum, Griffin's Desert Lair, Nepal, Tokyo Streets and Experimental Lab Facility. Unlockable abilities - Unlockable skills and combos through gameplay. [Brash Entertainment] Expand
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  2. Negative: 15 out of 16
  1. Overall, the gameplay is stale and the presentation is below average.
  2. One of the worst games on the console.
  3. There could have been a lot of innovative aspects, but in the end, it’s too repetitive. With not challenging the gamers, Jumper’s only redeeming factor is the easy-to-earn achievement points.
  4. Awful camera angles completely ruin the interesting battle system, almost non-existent and overall poor sound effects make it better played on mute and the graphics simply confuse me as to what decade it is.
  5. Jumper fails on all fronts; animation, sound, level design, control, combat, storytelling, balancing, item management...all of it. It can also be completed in approximately two hours.
  6. The worst game on 360 and of this generation, Jumper's perfect only in its failure. [June 2008, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. CoryM.
    Nov 5, 2008
    Major shortcomings on visuals, camera, and character actions, but the shortness of the game reduces the repetitiveness of the levels. On the second playthrough, increased experience makes your character super powerful--so it approaches Avatar in easy of achievement points. Expand
  2. GioD
    Apr 5, 2008
    WOW...what a pile of *#!@* this is. The ONLY redeeming factor to this pathetic rush job of a movie tie-in are the INSANELY EASY ACHIEVEMENT POINTS you get for playing it. I'm talking EASY. I'm not joking when i say that by the end of the 1ST level i already had 450 points. 450 POINTS ON THE 1ST LEVEL!!! And that level is only 10-15 minutes TOPS. As for the graphics? They can pass EASILY for a PS2/1st Generation Xbox game, the music and voice acting are YAWN INDUCING, story sucks much MUCH ass, and the controls are actually ok, didnt have a problem with them. I feel so bad for anyone who paid $60 for this, i paid $20 and let me tell you that its barely worth that much. If you want to boost your gamerscore incredibly fast then look no further, on that aspect it rates a phenominal 10, everything else...well...its pretty much sh*t on a disc. Expand
  3. May 11, 2012
    Ill keep this short and sweet. This is a extremely low quality title that you can beat in one sitting. It has terrible visuals, gameplay and offers no challenge. The only reason one might seek to rent this game is the easy achievement factor. Collapse
  4. May 17, 2012
    Truly awful game. There are a ton of bad games based off of movies but this is one of the worst. Do not play this game at all unless you like truly awful games. It's not even worth it for the achievements. Expand
  5. EvanT
    May 24, 2008
    After seeing the overwhelmingly negative reviews for a game, you can ask yourself, in how many ways ca na game actually fail? Answer: alot. Example: Jumper: Griffin's Story. The only reason why I bought this game was because I thought people were being to hard on it's publisher, the newly formed Brash Entertainment (this was in the early days of it's release, when not too many reviews were out.), so I decided to give it a shot. Worst decision I have ever made. After I got through the first level I said to myself, a game cannot actually be this bad. I endured 1 more level, and decided to return it to the store. This game was so bad, that when I brought it back, it's price to buy was actually five dollers less than when I bought it! Long story short, this game fails on so many levels, you just might want to buy it so you could chuckle to yourself saying that your 6 month old son could make a funner game. Expand
  6. JamesK.
    Apr 28, 2008
    Best Game Ever