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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 16, 2012
    10
    Best game based on a movie this gen.. Ignore the stupid reviews from critics, go watch some gameplays and see for yourself, its an amazing game, one of the best hack N slash games this gen, truly underrated Expand
  2. May 23, 2012
    9
    This is a really entertaining,great and violently hack and slash-game for the mature public. The animations and graphics are good, this is the best Wolverine-(maybe even X-Men)game ever and fighting crowds of enemies with his adamantium-claws is so much fun and does not get old. I played trough it in 3 days bevause the gameplay was really addictive. I still put it in from time to time because it is still cool after you played trough. Simple, fast, good looking, brutal, awesome game! You can unlock more moves as you go trough the story, if you liked the movie you need to play this. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    8
    Oh man this game is hella fun. Really great hack and slash action. It's sorta like... Max Payne but instead of guns you've got adamantium claws. Every once in a while you'll pull off a crazy move like slicing a guy's torso in half or whatnot and it'll go into slow mo while the blood splatters everywhere. Never fails to make me laugh. And it's all optimized really well for a PC port. This was made by Raven, so that's to be expected, those guys have been working on PC games for ages. It's just so cool seeing yourself heal back up from getting blown up, with skin growing over exposed ribs and muscle.

    The only problem I've noticed so far involves the platforming. It's not really done well, and this one section in particular is super frustrating because you can't quicksave. Games like Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia really show how bad and outdated this platforming is. But most of the game isn't platforming, it's usually killing soldiers in really brutal ways with your claws. My favorite move is leap, it's a really fast lock-on ability that you can perform from 3 to 40 feet. Just lock on a guy, leap and knock him over, jump up and dive down on him again to kill him, then leap onto the next guy, and rinse and repeat. You can do this to wipe out entire squads at a time. That never gets old.
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  4. 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
  5. Apr 26, 2013
    7
    Saying that this is one of the best movie-licensed games is kind of tarnishing Xmen Origins with false praise. There is a overwhelming sense that this is just 'God of War Origins: Wolverine', however there is no denying the fun factor that Activision has brought to this game. If movie-licensed games keep this level of quality there may be hope for this sub-genre. Expand
  6. 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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