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  • Summary: Embark on an epic adventure created in collaboration with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and based on the Universal Pictures' film. Survive as Jack in a world crawling with predators and live the legend as Kong. Use weapons, traps, and your team wisely to survive inEmbark on an epic adventure created in collaboration with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and based on the Universal Pictures' film. Survive as Jack in a world crawling with predators and live the legend as Kong. Use weapons, traps, and your team wisely to survive in first-person as Jack. Break jaws, slam enemies, and throw massive objects in Kong's colossal third-person battles. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    90
    A stunningly atmospheric action-adventure that makes all the right moves. It is intense, scary, exhilarating and pure joy to play. One of the best games so far this year. [Nov 2005]
  2. Kong radiates the ultimate gaming feeling: being a total badass.
  3. The most impressive element of the game, though, is Skull Island itself. Grand and gorgeous, the environments never repeat, and the adventure never slackens.
  4. 84
    While the experience is short-lived, the seven or so hours of gameplay you get from it are truly amazing and for once, I can say a film-to-game conversion has successfully been achieved.
  5. Edge Magazine
    80
    This dazzling, determinedly populist experience was not made according to the standards other games are made by, and when judged – or even just described – by those standards, it might seem slender to the point of frailty. [Christmas 2005, p.101]
  6. In terms of sheer hold-on-tight entertainment, this is film-to-game perfection. Beat your chest with joy. [PSW]
  7. games(TM)
    60
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. MartinP.
    Dec 5, 2005
    10
    I just finished this game and WOW, it has got to be the best PS2 game i have played for a long time. Its definately one of the best games i I just finished this game and WOW, it has got to be the best PS2 game i have played for a long time. Its definately one of the best games i have ever played. The atmostphere is great and so are the kong fights with T-rex. YOU SIMPLY MUST PLAY THIS GAME. Expand
  2. Damon
    Apr 28, 2006
    10
    I can't believe some people have rated this so badly - Yes, maybe it lacks the depth of some games or the free roamning scope of others. I can't believe some people have rated this so badly - Yes, maybe it lacks the depth of some games or the free roamning scope of others. But I play to be entertained - and this is totally captivating and entertaining in the thrill a second sense of the word. Fantastic sound and graphics - with no unrequired on screen data (ammo, health bar) to distract from the total immersion in the world - want to know how much ammo you have - Jack tells you, such a simple but smart idea - and just one example of several innovations present here that should become standard in all FPS games. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Огромный респект разрабам, что не паразитировали на громком имени, а выдали отличную игру.Огромный респект разрабам, что не паразитировали на громком имени, а выдали отличную игру.
  4. CriticS.
    Mar 13, 2006
    9
    This videogame is very good, but very short tough, i mean, i completed it in two days, its way to easy, and, i mean, the best of all, is that This videogame is very good, but very short tough, i mean, i completed it in two days, its way to easy, and, i mean, the best of all, is that is "the movie" itself, it has a geat enviroment and great monsters (creepy spiders, birds, and all kind of things), but very cool. Gotta own this game. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2012
    8
    Movie tie-ins have never been a positive in my books. Although I do admit that before 2010, they were all I played; looking back, most of themMovie tie-ins have never been a positive in my books. Although I do admit that before 2010, they were all I played; looking back, most of them were just mediocre rubbish. The only one of these games which I ever went back to playing and actually liked was King Kong, or PJKK:TOGOTM. The game was designed by Michael Ancel, who recently cemented my admiration with Rayman Origins. KK has the usual issues with movie tie-ins: the game is stretched despite being 5-6 hours long, several aspects are unrefined and and Kong segments are arguably weaker than the rest of the game. Throughout the game you control Jack, a screenwriter who is probably one of the only FPS protagonists who actually speaks. The story is bare bones: pretty much the film but with little exposition and less complexity. In many ways, King Kong is a survival horror: you are equipped with only the barest necessity of firearms and/or spears which you chuck at a variety of dinosaurs and giant insects. Pacing is an issue, just like the film, and within 5 minutes of landing on the island, you'll find yourself fighting your first boss monster. The interface is bare-bones too, keeping your attention on the action. What I've said may sound slightly negative: but trust me when I say that King Kong is perhaps the best movie tie-in you'll ever play thanks to its brooding atmosphere and engaging design; just don't expect much in story or complexity. Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2013
    8
    For a movie license game,I was surprised with the quality of the game. Sure it isn't a triple A game...but it proves a game that isn't tripleFor a movie license game,I was surprised with the quality of the game. Sure it isn't a triple A game...but it proves a game that isn't triple A can be good. The gameplay is your standard FPS shooter, with guns...and thankfully no humans with guns, until the end that is. Also the game does bring variety by letting you play as the gorilla himself, King Kong. There are numerous bugs and glitches in the game, and the AI isn't the greatest, but the game makes up for it with the experience, level design, and with funny glitches. This game brought me much entertainment and I still play this game every now and then. Expand
  7. S.Washington
    Dec 28, 2005
    0
    Worst game I've played in years and I owned State of Emergency. I kept waiting for the game to get good.It wasn't anything I Worst game I've played in years and I owned State of Emergency. I kept waiting for the game to get good.It wasn't anything I haven't seen in other games except for that you could play Kong. By the way you play King Kong for about 10% of the game. I swear rent this game if you must (like I did) you'll hate all 4 hours it'll take to finish it. Expand

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