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  • Summary: Based on the 2005 movie of the same name, Fantastic Four lets you control the team of superheroes known as the Fantastic 4. Each character possesses a unique set of abilities that you can use and combine in the hunt for Doctor Doom. The game includes single-player, cooperative, and two-player versus modes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. The team-based elements are great, calling to mind X-Men Legends. Unfortunately, the game lacks depth and feels pretty linear, making the adventure short lived overall.
  2. In what seems like a profoundly misguided step, four players can't play as the Fantastic Four. [Sept 2005, p.101]
  3. Makes both comic book and film fans happy. There are no problems with presentation, but after a million fights you are willing to give peace a chance. [Sept. 05]
  4. The uninspiring execution made for a run-of-the-mill beat-em-up game with a host of problems, from imprecise controls and a lazy camera to the lackluster presentation.
  5. The curse of movie to video games conversions strikes again, as there's nothing fantastic or memorable about this repetitive and generic actioner.
  6. The game suffers from imprecise controls, a lackluster presentation, a few bugs, and other issues that make it difficult to recommend.
  7. The coop is a nice, but not perfect, feature that not many games have lately, but unfortunately that may not be enough to save this game from its terrible graphics and seriously repetitive gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. DaveM.
    Jul 3, 2005
    9
    Good graphics, nice blend of powers, easy to handle controls ... I've only played it a few hours but I really like what I see. Looking forward to seeing the movie now. Expand
  2. MikeC.
    Jun 29, 2005
    8
    This game is not that bad its better then batman begins , xmen legends should of been like this characters are huge compared to xmen legends fun game just too bad you couldnt fly around with johhny storm like spider man 2 open ended gameplay but its worth checking out. if you're a comic buff its a must have. Expand
  3. WesleyW.
    Jun 28, 2005
    7
    This game is really cool. The destructive scenary is the best.
  4. Dean-RyanStone
    Jun 29, 2005
    6
    Didn't like it too much. Camera isn't great and the animation during cutscenes is fairly unprofessional. Not as good as XMen Legends, and nowhere near as good as Champions of Norrath/Return to Arms. Expand
  5. A.D.
    Sep 21, 2005
    5
    Average at best, just like the film. my son played it a few times and now it gathers dust. and the graphics ain't up to much.
  6. PatrickH.
    Jul 6, 2005
    4
    Didn't like it much... Awkward controls and group battles make for confusing game play - Also, villans seem too easy to defeat.
  7. Mikek
    Jul 27, 2005
    4
    Needed to be more like x-men legends.