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  • Summary: Boiling Point: Road to Hell combines intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. In Boiling Point: Road to Hell, gamers travel to the present day jungles of South America and battle competing factions in a brutal guerrilla war.Boiling Point: Road to Hell combines intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. In Boiling Point: Road to Hell, gamers travel to the present day jungles of South America and battle competing factions in a brutal guerrilla war. Developer Deep Shadows' innovative game engine streams the beautifully rendered environment, creating a non-linear gameplay experience, with no loading times or separate levels, creating a continuous world spanning hundreds of miles. To make the most of the environment, a massive range of vehicles are at the disposal of the player, as well as a vast array of weapons. The wide open game world features an array of different AI factions with which the player can interact, and hundreds of diverse missions to create an original experience each time the game is played. Combined with the vast seamless gaming world, the result is gameplay freedom and replayability on an unprecedented scale. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. games(TM)
    90
    Such ambition hasn’t been seen on the PC in God knows how long and Atari has landed itself an absolute classic here. A must-have - no questions asked. [July 2005, p.100]
  2. PC Format
    81
    Simultaneously fascinating and flawed, it's the definition of high maintenance. [July 2005, p.86]
  3. AceGamez
    80
    There is no middle ground with Boiling Point: Road To Hell, you'll either look past it's flaws and love the expansive, open-ended adventure game beneath, or hate it because of its numerous technical faults, poor performance and general rushed feel.
  4. If you can put up with the technical issues, and don't mind downloading moderately sized patches to fix a so called retail game, then Boiling Point is worth a look, but I'm afraid many gamers probably won't be as forgiving as this.
  5. The scope of the game, the heart-pumping music (when it worked) and the idea of a seriously tough guy taking matters into his own hand to save his child was such an affecting idea that the end game made me that much more disappointed.
  6. The world is enormous and devoid of loading screens, allowing the player to uncover its large amount of content without interruption. But this impressive detail comes at a price. Boiling Point is crawling with glitches in both the graphics engine and the game mechanics, so going online for the latest patch is a necessity if you're up to the challenge of testing the game's depths.
  7. Pelaaja (Finland)
    20
    On paper Boiling Point has been designed as an expansive simulation and RPG with its complex weapon’s upgrading system. However, all the elements are very unpolished and most of them barely work. The game’s potential strengths such as the openly structured missions and the massive gameworld are rendered meaningless because of this. [July 2005, p.55]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. SirRasor
    Sep 2, 2005
    10
    I've never seen a game like this before, very entertaining and fun to play :)
  2. JindrichPirner
    May 23, 2005
    10
    I totally love this game!!!
  3. NAM
    Jul 10, 2005
    9
    While a more traditional shooter would just throw together a series of levels of blasting until you catch up with your errant child, Deep While a more traditional shooter would just throw together a series of levels of blasting until you catch up with your errant child, Deep Shadows has essentially just made a valley and then left you to it.So what do you do to find your daughter? Well, logically enough, you can start asking people about the town and then go and ask her employee. This uncovers clues and leads, which you can then pursue. Someone needs a favour before they'll tell you what's going on? Well, get in a car and head off to see if you can fulfil the need. Short on cash? Try taking on jobs for one of the representatives of the game's many factions.While the actual model for both combat and stealth is relatively simple, they're functional enough. And it's not really about the combat anyway, with the majority of the game spent exploring, conversing and working out what to do next. The most satisfying missions are the ones where, by examining at the situation, you manage to work out a clever solution rather than simply doing the expected. Just because the files you have to steal are in the middle of a heavily guarded Mafia base doesn't mean you have to kill every guard there.. thats why I love those games, thats why i buy those games, thats why i enjoy those games. of course half life2 and farcry are great games too, i own them too, but this is different, more like a morrowind-shooter. Expand
  4. MorkB.
    Feb 27, 2007
    8
    Simply put, if Atari hadn't rushed the game, its would have received review scores in the low 80's. The tech issues are what make Simply put, if Atari hadn't rushed the game, its would have received review scores in the low 80's. The tech issues are what make it crappy. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    7
    Found this for £3 in the local CEX. In its day this could be called very ambitious, even genius in some levels. Alas, it lendsFound this for £3 in the local CEX. In its day this could be called very ambitious, even genius in some levels. Alas, it lends too much from its inspirations, such as Far Cry and GTA, and lacked the coat of polish it deserved. But for £3, I'm very satisfied. Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2014
    5
    Let it be said, this game had immense potential. It could have been a revolutionary sandbox game at the time. But it failed so badly. The gameLet it be said, this game had immense potential. It could have been a revolutionary sandbox game at the time. But it failed so badly. The game has more bugs and glitches that can be counted, and every feature of it is unpolished and clumsy. AI is frustrating and annoying, sometimes you can wildly shoot at them and they won't even notice you, other times they'll have peek reflexes and kill you through walls.
    Everything else about the game is broken. The first time I died, I spawned in the hospital, then it glitched out, and I popped inside a burning car in the middle of the jungle. Imagine you want to get through some enemy guards. You can bribe one of them, and the so mentioned guard will shout "This guy's cool, let him through", and when you go where you want to, the other guards will shoot at you. Imagine you want to kill five guards. If you get a headshot 1 shot 1 kill, the other guards won't hear, and you'll get a pop-up saying "Silent Takedown"
    If there were to be a remake, fixing bugs and glitches, the game would probably be an opponent to franchises like Far Cry.
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  7. Feb 21, 2021
    0
    Ce machin date de 2005 et représente l’une des premières tentatives d’un jeu en monde ouvert non pas à la GTA mais à la Far Cry et cela, deCe machin date de 2005 et représente l’une des premières tentatives d’un jeu en monde ouvert non pas à la GTA mais à la Far Cry et cela, de mémoire, avant le tout premier Crysis… Le défi est donc un monde immense assez varié avec de petites agglomérations et bien entendu surtout, la jungle, des animaux sauvages, des guerilleros, des trafiquants, des salopards et tutti quanti… bref, un « Far Cry » en somme !

    Et aussi une espèce d’histoire même si on s’en doute, ce n’est qu’un prétexte plus ou moins vaseux… Or ici l’espèce d’histoire (on se croirait dans une production Europacorp…) est vraiment très con et oblige à bavarder avec des persos très oubliables qui distribuent des missions à la con ; en vérité, rien que du très classique mais c’est tellement mal fait et mal présenté qu’on a juste envie de s’enfuir en courant.

    De toute façon, tout est mal fait et mal foutu dans ce jeu qui a eu les yeux plus gros que le ventre mais à dire vrai les premiers Far Cry n’étaient pas mieux lotis ; il a fallu attendre Far Cry 3 (et les suivants) pour qu’on ait enfin quelque chose de jouable, bien fait et bien pensé ! toujours est-il que la maniabilité, l’interface et la jouablité générale sont toutes nulles à chier ici !

    Se déplacer dans ce monde en outre pas très joli et très exigeant pour la machine, peu inspiré est aussi barbant qu’un épisode de Derrick et se faire boulotter de façon très inattendue par un tigre sorti d’on ne sait où en 3 secondes chrono, ce n’est pas très sérieux ! Malgré deux patches dont un gros second (192 mo !) le jeu reste lourdingue à souhait.

    Grand mais vide avec une IA aux fraises, des effets sonores étonnamment médiocres, un contrôle des véhicules épouvantable, une maladresse omniprésente dans tous les compartiments du « gameplay » (si on peut encore l’appeler comme ça) Boiling Point est décidément raté à tous les niveaux. A éviter et à oublier donc !
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