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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 71
  2. Negative: 9 out of 71

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  1. 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 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 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
  2. JohnB.
    Nov 30, 2005
    5
    Some great concepts trapped in a lackluster game. The occasional stand-out moments hardly make up for repetitive gameplay and a narrative that's quite literally on rails. I felt like I was being herded from point a to point b rather than moving through, and the Kong sequences are few and far between, lasting just long enough for me to get excited before it was back to playing Jack. Some great concepts trapped in a lackluster game. The occasional stand-out moments hardly make up for repetitive gameplay and a narrative that's quite literally on rails. I felt like I was being herded from point a to point b rather than moving through, and the Kong sequences are few and far between, lasting just long enough for me to get excited before it was back to playing Jack. The final level is pretty pointless and anticlimactic in nearly every sense of the word. Worth a rental, but the abbreviated length and linear gameplay pretty much kill off whatever replayability it might have had. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 57 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. Playing through Kong is one of the freshest gaming experiences we've had all year. [Holiday 2005, p.34]
  2. 85
    It's a great example of a movie tie-in that is easy to play, it's a successful combination of a first-person adventure and a third-person beat-'em-up, and at times it even feels like a dungeon crawler. But at its core, it's an extremely good (and extremely simple) survival horror game.
  3. It won't take you long to blow through King Kong, but its sometimes thrilling, often tense, and always entertaining adventure is absolutely worth checking out.