Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Image
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  • Summary: Embark on an epic adventure created in collaboration with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and based on the Universal Pictures' film. Survive as Jack in a world crawling with predators and live the legend as Kong. Use weapons, traps, and your team wisely to survive inEmbark on an epic adventure created in collaboration with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and based on the Universal Pictures' film. Survive as Jack in a world crawling with predators and live the legend as Kong. Use weapons, traps, and your team wisely to survive in first-person as Jack. Break jaws, slam enemies, and throw massive objects in Kong's colossal third-person battles. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 47 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. One of the most intense experiences I've had with game in a while.
  2. AceGamez
    90
    One of the most classy, authentic, atmospheric, faithful and exciting games of a movie ever to be released.
  3. Game Informer
    85
    Graphically, it's a masterpiece. [Jan 2006, p.136]
  4. Each step he takes causes a vicious rumble and together with his war cry, you know you're just one mistep away from certain death.
  5. The sound in King Kong is fantastic. From the music to the ambient background to the massively intimidating roar of Kong, there is nothing bad here. If immersion is what you are looking for, look no further.
  6. Let's say this again: Tedious gameplay kills the coolness of the "wow" moments and brings it all down to an average level.
  7. Imagine a free-roaming King Kong game, with a main plot line that you can ignore as you run through the jungle, beating the piss out of dinosaurs with tree trunks and rocks. That would have been awesome. Instead, we were given this six to eight hour snooze fest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Sam
    Dec 4, 2005
    10
    Easily the year's best game, and it might be my new favorite game of all time. The Kong sequences are riveting, the first person Easily the year's best game, and it might be my new favorite game of all time. The Kong sequences are riveting, the first person controls are amazing, and the graphics made my jaw drop. It's not just an action game, it's got some horror refferences as well. Imagine, if you will, an enormous Tyranosaurus that could eat you with one mere snap, and you have to get its attention so your buddies can open a door to escape. You have to stand clear in its sight for a little bit. If you run one second to early, your friends will be killed and you have no chance of escape. One second to late, and you see the inside view of a dinosaur's jaws. The dinosaurs are also very intelligent when you're in battle with them as Kong. When you're battling 2, they're going to take advantage of that. While you're trying to get one of them's jaws off your neck, the other is going to walk over to Ann, or attack you. While you're about to disconnect one of their jaws, the other will attack you to stop. It's challenging to the extreme and a classic for the ages. Expand
  2. FernandoG.
    Nov 29, 2005
    10
    I've never seen such good graphics in my entire life. And the fact that you get to play as man or ape, the gameplay is awesome... I've never seen such good graphics in my entire life. And the fact that you get to play as man or ape, the gameplay is awesome... it's really the best game of the year, no joke. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    To be honest I stay away from movie games because well...they suck. However this game changed my mind (for only this game). The story followsTo be honest I stay away from movie games because well...they suck. However this game changed my mind (for only this game). The story follows the movie and you get to play as Jack and King Kong. The game follows the movie but it is a little expanded for more gameplay. For being a game made in 2006, it has incredible graphics. The gameplay is pretty fun and can make you frustrated when you realize you really have to conserve your ammo (as Jack). Also, I liked the audio for Kong and the dinosaurs in the game and when they scream, you may or may not shake a little. Anyway, if you can find the game go check it out for yourself. Expand
  4. JeffA.
    Jan 11, 2006
    8
    The gameplay and graphics are excellent. A must have game for Kong fans. As for a "reviewer" giving this game a score of "0", complete The gameplay and graphics are excellent. A must have game for Kong fans. As for a "reviewer" giving this game a score of "0", complete rubbish. You either don't even own an Xbox 360 and want one or you can't comprehend that these are first generation games using approx. 40% of the 360's capabilities. If the PC version does really look better then it's running on a $400 video card. have fun playing PC games and upgrading every six months. Expand
  5. Rem
    Apr 22, 2013
    8
    In the early years of xbox, movie licensed games were still a bore, till this game came along. The very essence of survival in this game wasIn the early years of xbox, movie licensed games were still a bore, till this game came along. The very essence of survival in this game was astounding and I truly loved it. The lack of a HUD made it more tense as you carefully consider your supplies and ammo. The story follows much of the film, but it doesn't look as bad as other movie licensed games. What it gets wrong is the length. The game is pretty short and I cruised through it in about 6 hours. The King Kong sections however, are fun and truly make you feel powerful. This is a game rarely seen as it shows promise that movie licensed games have a few gems. Expand
  6. WyattG.
    Oct 17, 2007
    5
    I had no intention of buying this game until I saw it in the shops one day for a fraction of the price of a normal 360 game. So was it worth I had no intention of buying this game until I saw it in the shops one day for a fraction of the price of a normal 360 game. So was it worth buying ? If I had paid more I would have been disappointed. To me the real value of a game is either the replay value or the multiplayer. This game has neither. Once I had finished it I have not given it a minute of thought of playing it again. In fact if the game was stolen I would not even bother filling out an insurance claim ! Playing the game for the first time is quite good, the graphics is good, the voice acting is excellent the gameplay is enjoyable and it does a good job of following the movie and making you feel part of it. The fact that you switch between playing as Jack and Kong is a nice touch even if Kong is a little difficult to control....oh...and if you like collecting achievement points, you can get the full 1000 for doing nothing more than playing the game from start to finish...easy. My advice...buy it cheap or rent it. Expand
  7. Jan 17, 2012
    2
    This game is actually just bad. Played it in '08 and did not understand how it got an 80 metacritic, even for it's time. I bought it to getThis game is actually just bad. Played it in '08 and did not understand how it got an 80 metacritic, even for it's time. I bought it to get easy 1000/1000 but I simply couldn't. It was such a terrible experience I haven't put it in my 360 since. Expand

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