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  • Summary: Master the power of the X-Men—Obliterate enemies and objects as Wolverine, using your lethal adamantium claws and crushing brute force. As Nightcrawler, scale walls, swing from rafters and teleport through environments to surprise enemies. Shoot ice bursts and create hailstorms as lightning-fast Iceman. For even more power, utilize fury and adrenaline modes. Become a part of the X-Men movie universe—Embark on a globe-spanning conflict featuring every element of the X-Men universe—from favorite villains to famous locations such as Alkali Lake, plus the voices and likenesses of key actors from the films. Battle fierce enemies, join forces with comrades—Face off against movie villains such as Pyro, Magneto and Sabretooth, plus added foes like legions of Sentinels. Storm, Colossus and Cyclops join forces with you in gameplay that includes melee fighting, stealth-style action and time-based missions. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
  2. Still, you've got to be a real fanboy to want to mash your way through all two dozen or so of its missions. [July 2006, p.84]
  3. 65
    The disappointment comes from the fact that it simply feels average, especially for a next-gen title. I left the game feeling like I wanted more, whether it was better visuals, more diverse game play, or simply a fresh helping of innovation.
  4. There’s nothing here that warrants a buy. Fans that want to know why Nightcrawler wasn’t in the movie will want to check out the game from your local video rental store.
  5. It's fun for a little while, but is precious more than a weekend's worth of entertainment. [July 2006, p.86]
  6. Unless you despise the X-Men movies and simply want more ammo that can be used to insult your friends, I strongly advise that you avoid this game like you would a French kissing toad. [July 2006, p.104]
  7. Almost everything about this movie cash-in is cheap and incompetent, from the short, forgettable levels to the poor control system to the hand-crampingly repetitive action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. ChristoA.
    Jun 8, 2006
    A real great game if you are a fan of the series. Makes you feel like you're one of them.
  2. ReelWorld
    May 17, 2006
    An enjoyable romp of a video game. Graphics are very well done. The camera angles tend to get a tad wonky at times, and the combat can seem a tad repetitive, but if you want a mindless beat them up movie based action game, give this a try. Teleporting behind an enemy and drop kicking him in the head is a load of fun! Expand
  3. NeilV.
    Jun 6, 2006
    Decent, particularly for X-Men fanatics. All of the criticisms are well deserved, but I definitely found the game to be a fairly enjoyable (though mindless) way to kill time. Expand
  4. DarrenD.
    Oct 1, 2007
    Rent it for a laugh and plow through Wolverines hordes of repetetive enemies.....Boring.
  5. Dec 12, 2012
    Where should I begin with X-Men: The Official Game? Should I start off by telling you about the terrible story line this game tries to tell? How about the graphics that are extremely outdated even for 2006? This game is a joke to anyone who is a fan of the X-Men series. The only reason I have given it a four is because the controls were responsive, at least. Much of the rest of the game is unable to live up to the expectations of even a nine year old. The story is butchered and is hardly able to be pieced together, the graphics are blurry and have no texture or substance, scenes during the game look cheesy and laughable at best. Every fighting scene in the game is repetitive and boring. Even people who love the X-Men series should steer clear of this game. Keep the dignity you deserve and please do not purchase or rent this title. Expand
  6. JustinS.
    Jul 8, 2006
    Do not buy this game. Period. If you want to play this game, $8 at blockbuster is the most you should spend. I would estimate that the total gameplay time was about 6 hours. The difference between easy and medium difficulties is far too large. On medium ("hero'') some of the levels are impossible but on easy ("novice") it is barely a challenge. The three characters are Wolverine, Iceman, and Nightcrawler. Wolverine's missions are nothing but brawls against hoards of annoying, repetitive enemies. I don't understand how with this gameplay style there could only be two weak combo moves. Most of it is incredibly lame. All Iceman does is fly around on an everlasting sheet of ice, and that quickly gets boring. The only bright spot here is Nightcrawler, his missions are actually somewhat fun to play. Being able to teleport anywhere and zooming in and out to kick enemies is pretty entertaining. This was the first game I played on my Xbox 360 and I was severely dissapointed as there was nothing different or exciting about anything in this game. I was expecting realistic dramatic cut-scenes, but instead the game delivers comic-book style art that is nothing but confusing. If this game had come out 5 years ago, it would have been bad, but to put this quality out now is just unacceptable. Expand
  7. JesseR.
    May 17, 2006
    One of the worst games I have ever played. I am just grateful that I rented it instead of buying.

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