Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Image
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  • Summary: Play as man or beast in Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie. You can be King Kong or Jack Driscoll as you follow a story based on the movie. Peter Jackson, the director of the 2005 movie, also took an active role in developing the game, which expands upon the movie's storyline, adding new creatures and locations. The game employs a cinematic style that makes the game more immersive and less like a traditional video game. Collapse
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  1. The most exciting, immersive game you will play this year, and almost any other year for that matter. Hopefully, it will set the standards for future movie-based games much as the 1933 film set standards for future generations of film-makers.
  2. There are countless tense moments playing as Jack and my only complaint is not playing as the featured star more than we were given the opportunity.
  3. One of the most enjoyable if short-lived gameplay experiences. The game is practically a work of art, but that may not be enough for everyone.
  4. The sense of immersion is increased by the game's first-person perspective and an absence of on-screen clutter. There is no health gauge blocking your view; if a dinosaur bites you, your vision blurs, indicating that one more bite will kill you.
  5. Peter Jackson's midas touch spreads to the video game, as King Kong impresses us with its cinematic visuals and the great giant ape.
  6. 80
    A unqiue, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable game that provides an experience that you won't get anywhere else. It also happens to be one of the best games based on a movie since "Goldeneye."
  7. King Kong is perhaps a redefinition of the cinematic videogame – entirely based on peaks and troughs of excitement, and devoid of any sense of choice. Just like a movie, but interactive. [Christmas 2005, p.98]

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  1. Nov 10, 2013
    8
    King Kong is one of the best licensed videogames out their. The graphics are some of the best on the Xbox Console. The gameplay is actually pretty good, this games enemy A.I actually makes you think before you act, because one mistake could mean death. The T-Rex battles are awesome, playing as kong is a lot of fun. The story is pretty much the same as the movie, but this game adds a lot of more missions and scenes that are not in the movie which is great. I love the King Kong movie its one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time, and i also love this amazing licensed videogame. Expand

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