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  • Summary: Drake is out for revenge in a supernatural Hong Kong world. You'll join Drake in 25 intense missions, as he battles ruthless villains and female assassins with an array of firearms, short and long blade weapons, and thrown melee weapons. Use Drake's power and agility to slow down the action, fire guns in any direction, and run and backflip off of walls. When you become injured, you can feed on the souls of the dead to replenish your health. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 16 out of 16
  1. The sad part is that there are just too many problems that were not fixed before the release. The main thing is the controls of the game itself... It's a game with some cool gimmicks that try to hide a poorly made game.
  2. Even at $20 it's worse than dull - it's unoriginal. When the loading screen is prettier than anything in the game, then you know you've got problems. [Jan 2004, p.70]
  3. 29
    It would be nice to see somebody develop a game with a character that can fire two weapons independently but then again maybe there's a reason why nobody's done it yet. Drake tried, but like we said nobody has done it yet.
  4. It takes about five minutes with the game to realize it's a nightmare for everyone else, with ugly visuals, sloppy controls, a horrible camera and some of the most foolish storytelling we've seen. This one's a mess, folks.
  5. It'd be a bit better with a saner control scheme, but as it is, Drake is an exercise in frustration and repeated death. [Jan 2004, p.148]
  6. Just close your eyes and focus on the most wretched, mangled mess of ugliness that your brain can conceive and you've pretty much nailed Drake on the head. [Jan 2004, p.151]
  7. Aiming at enemies is nearly impossible. [Apr 2004, p.7]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 17 out of 21
  1. SilentRogue
    May 27, 2004
    Best xbox game to date. Forget Riddick or SplinterCell's graphics this game totally destroys them in graphics. It's a true showcase title and the gameplay is revolutionary!! Drake sets the standard. A must buy A++ Expand
  2. Masochist
    Feb 13, 2007
    This game is cheap enough to buy just to enjoy how utterly awful it is. I laughed until I cried. It's almost worth the money just because of that. Expand
  3. KeenanS
    May 30, 2009
    This game is one of the ten worst games I've ever played. Some fun facts: This game was also supposed to get a PC release, its own comic book, and Vivendi Universal was supposed to publish the game in Europe. But thanks to the fact the game was unanimously panned by critics, it didn't get any of those things. The gameplay is imprecise and unpredictable which leads to numerous unfair deaths. The missions are boring and the levels are full of glitches such as the ability to go through walls or enemies get stuck on objects. The music is absolutely awful. The game's graphics look like N64 visuals in real-time to looking like a hideous PSone title during cutscenes. Let's not forget Drake has one of the worst storylines ever in the history of gaming. Avoid at all costs. Expand
  4. WeetodD.
    Jan 19, 2004
    Congradulations majesco on making the lowest rated game in history!
  5. R.T.
    Oct 10, 2004
    What is this THING?!?!?!?
  6. Jul 21, 2013
    this game is just flat out awful the game its self is just so buggy and its just downright the worst game of all time. for idle effects to say this game is going to be epic..... unfortunately its total crap. but I cant say much but this guy can http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHOhaqmrEKI Expand
  7. Hermy
    Nov 16, 2004
    Licking someone's fat ass is as much a pleasure as this game is.

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