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 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. Jungle sounds were all so realistic, it was wild! The sounds you would expect while traipsing through a jungle are all present as well. Wildlife and human noises, both from up close or far in the distance have credibility to them.
  3. If the environments were more open, if there was more variety to the puzzles, if the game lasted longer, if ..., then you could have had the best game of the year here.
  4. By tying the graphics in so closely with the gameplay, King Kong actually makes strong visuals an integral part of the cinematic experience, and naturally the Xbox 360 port gets the edge over the other platforms.
  5. Let's say this again: Tedious gameplay kills the coolness of the "wow" moments and brings it all down to an average level.
  6. 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: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  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 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. J.Aronovitch
    Jan 26, 2006
    10
    This game is an epic adventure. There is no HUD to distract from the cenematic beauty of Peter Jackson's King Kong. Your screen flashes red when your health is in danger and your character cleverly calls out how much ammo he has left. This may be a multi-platform game but it is also the best looking Xbox 360 game. The game is considered short by some but it's one wild ride. Definately one of the best first person adventures on any console. As a bonus you get to play as Kong which only adds to this already thrilling game. Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2011
    9
    This is hands down, the best movie based game ever made. The controls and mechanics are easy to learn and to master, the graphics are top-notch and just look really good and the sound is amazing, the gameplay in both parts of the game are solid and fun. However the game itself is not very long and you play as Kong only a handful of times. But in short this is a great game that is really worth playing. Expand
  4. Couch
    Dec 10, 2005
    8
    Fantasic game. Best game based on a movie I've played in years. Sorry though I can't reccoment that you buy this game. It's much too short. Rent it though you'll be glad you did. 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 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. JackD.
    Feb 1, 2006
    8
    Its a really great game that gives you a great experience the first time you play it. But once you beat it in 5 hours you gonna think it wasn't worth $60. 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 get easy 1000/1000 but I simply couldn't. It was such a terrible experience I haven't put it in my 360 since. Collapse

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