• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2001
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  • Summary: Assume the role of Ulysses, a deep-space astronaut shipwrecked on a future planet populated with a breed of intelligent apes who rule the civilization. Ulysses must infiltrate the simian society and halt general Ursus's genocidal plans.
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  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. To say I was pleasantly surprised by PotA would be a considerable understatement, whilst not bringing any new ideas to the genre, it is a well refined title that impresses with tight controls and good gameplay.
  2. 70
    The lack of a mid-game save aside, PoA is great fun to play - not only does it have the necessary hook to keep you interested in what happens next, but it manages to perfectly reproduce the atmosphere of the Apes films.
  3. In spite of decent fight graphics and a solid audio track, this PC release manages only minimal intrigue, and game play that stagnates in the dark corridors that play out as the game’s map board.
  4. This is a pretty bad game that has endless sprawling caves as gameplay areas and equally dull gameplay within them.
  5. 40
    Whatever redeeming aspects it may have had are marred by a plethora of inconveniences and annoyances that round out boring, repetitive play.
  6. The manner in which the screen moves can actually make you sick, and the enjoyment isn't enough to overcome that aspect.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    As a game, Planet of the Apes fails utterly. As a skeet target, it succeeds in spades. Someone shout, "Pull!" [May 2002, p.84]

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