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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. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 38
  2. Negative: 12 out of 38
  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. Definitely a fun game. It is short, as all franchise games tend to be, and it does suffer from substantially frustrating issues, but that doesn't kill the experience.
  3. Sadly, the lack of a discernable plot, limited character selection, some bugs(enemies walking through barriers, jumping off the screen only to appear on the other side), and boring basic level play lead this game down a bad road.
  4. Only controlling three characters, no multiplayer of any kind, and reverting to basically a 3rd-person "beat 'em up" is not the way to take this franchise.
  5. 50
    While the gameplay does have its high points (again, mostly surrounding Nightcrawler), it's also quite often littered with monotony thanks to seemingly nonexistent enemy A.I., confusion (poor level design), and frustration (glitches, a sometimes lack of checkpoints, and uneven challenges).
  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: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BarryH.
    May 17, 2006
    Game graphics and storyboard is acceptable. The lengh of the game is short. Overall, This game is satisfactory.
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    X-Men: The Official Game takes place between the second and third movie, it's a pretty good game with pretty good controls, a good story, and some fun gameplay, ultimately an enjoyable game, the only bad parts are the Ice Man levels which are bad do to poor controls, all in all if you like the X-Men and the movies you'll enjoy this game. Expand
  3. Elijah
    May 25, 2006
    X-Men: The Official Game is crap quite simply. It was obviosly thrown togethor in a hurry in the hopes of scoring some easy money for dedicated X-Men fans like me. Well i wouldn't pay 5$ for this game. The graphics are bland and the gameplay is as generic as it gets. With wolverine it's nothing more than hack n slash the entire way through. With nightcrawler it's more of a bore the teleportation feature really isn't special and isn't much fun either. Iceman is the worst of the three, gliding around on ice and putting out fires isn't very endearing. The story is somewhat interesting but it is hard to keep playing through the mess of the game to get the juicy comic book style sequences. So X-Men fans beware! This game is barely worth a rental and you'll have to have some perserverance to get through the whole game. Good luck. Expand