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  • Summary: Unleash the razor sharp adamantium claws, feral instincts, and mutant regeneration powers of the world's fiercest Super Hero - Wolverine - and uncage the story of how the ultimate weapon was created. The team at Raven Software has dedicated Wolverine's development to unstoppable, true-to-character authenticity. Take on impossible odds and exact revenge. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine does have a few nagging issues, there is a great deal to like here as well.
  2. If this had been just a couple of hours longer and had the option to kill Gambit, I’d say this was a shoe-in for game of the year.
  3. This tears your skin off! Fast gameplay, customisable upgrades and lots of style – despite the repetitive action, Wolverine definitely is the best game incarnation of our favorite super-hero.
  4. 75
    It's not the deepest action title that you've played, but X-Men Origins: Wolverine does a fantastic job of recreating the conflicted beast that is one of Marvel Comics most enduring characters.
  5. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine is clearly undercooked, it's still genuinely fun, and most importantly, it delivers the kind of visceral, untamed experience that fans expect from the character. It's been a long time coming. Just like Logan, it's a beast on the outside, but it has a good heart within.
  6. It's derivative and occasionally buggy, but solid action and over-the-top gore make X-Men Origins: Wolverine a cut above other movie tie-ins.
  7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine may be one of the the best games based in the franchise, but the lack of impressive visuals, variation and a compelling story drags this game down. The game does nothing original and might as well be a worse version of God of War with sideburns.

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. PacoP
    May 4, 2009
    10
    This is a great game, offers FUN game play and also very cool levels. Visceral, bloody and just over the top action in spades. Also has great replayability, with the achievements actually being worth getting. Expand
  2. YunosukeCalifornia
    May 4, 2009
    9
    It's repetitive but its button mashing playing is implemented at highly polished level. It is just plain fun. Ignore critics. They don't have a brain to just ask their own instinct then write reviews without trying to be highbrow. They're just like movie critics. Expand
  3. JimmyS
    Aug 3, 2009
    9
    I don't know if the lunge feature will ever get old. At this stage in my life I don't want much of a relationship with my XBOX, just some catharsis. This game offers that in spades. I compare this to The Force Unleashed - in both games we (finally) get to just be as bad-a** as we wanna be (and neither require a huge time commitment). Expand
  4. JasonD
    May 20, 2009
    8
    This game rocks! The combat is very fun and the graphics are pretty good most of the time. The battle scene with the sentinal is an instant classic. It follows the movie but changes the story a little bit to fit the game. It goes deeper into the Africa mission. At times though the story feels rush and a little all over the place. I feel that they should of created a story that leads into the movie versus following the story of the movie. I think this is one resin why movie game stories are so bad. That aside the gameplay is great and responsive. I would recommend this to anyone who likes hack n slash games. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2011
    8
    I applaud Raven for making a entertaining/licensed game , also making respect for Wolverine. Apart from the teen rated games from the Wii , PSP ( if I don't mistake ) and DS, the PS3 and 360 versions were rated Mature for the huge gory violence to the over the top moments that Origins bring to the gamer. Changing , adding new ideas, enemies is a bold move for a movie/game , not many developers have taken the chance to really start from zero and make something fresh and different from the movie part . Expand
  6. MartinA.
    Jan 31, 2010
    8
    this is a great game and a good history there is not much to say about it because its that good the only thing they didn`t make good was when you are healing. Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2013
    5
    While it does look good and can be pretty fun to play at times, mostly it's just a repetitive button masher. As a license tie in it isn't bad and perhaps one of the better games of it's kind. But, even though it does make a solid effort, it clearly could have done more if the level designers would have made the effort. The highlight of this game for me would have to be the cinematic cut-scenes that were really well done and did more for the narrative than the movie did. Overall: An average game that is by no means bad, but also not good. Worth a go if you've got nothing better to do. Expand

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