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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: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Bret
    Dec 2, 2005
    10
    Great Graphics, sound, and lots of nice touches. Walking around and get int he directors camera shot and he complains, walk near (Anne?) and Great Graphics, sound, and lots of nice touches. Walking around and get int he directors camera shot and he complains, walk near (Anne?) and she whispers to you that the others cannot hear. Sound is awesome, atmosphere is tops. Play it on a wide screen with a good stereo.. great experience. Definatly a solid game. Actually it's more a movie walkthrough then a game (not exactly challenging) but what it is, is very entertaining. Expand
  2. Freakersoft
    Jan 30, 2006
    10
    This is absolutely one of the best games I've played this year in this genre. The atmosphere this game have is amazing. The graphics are This is absolutely one of the best games I've played this year in this genre. The atmosphere this game have is amazing. The graphics are beautiful. The way the game played is so natural and easy. The fights with Kong are super, with great power, brute and anymally. To fight as Jack is also great. Basically with a spear and much different fireweapons. The way the makers of this game have put no numbers on the screen for number of ammo or something like that is so cinematic. The sounds and music they use are fantastic. Good in everyway. This game is a wonderful experience! 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. TheRealReviewer
    Jan 1, 2006
    9
    The atmospher in this game, which is writhed from the minds of Ancel and Jackson, the two killer apps behind this title, is extremly well The atmospher in this game, which is writhed from the minds of Ancel and Jackson, the two killer apps behind this title, is extremly well done. The fact that they can create pure helplessness and fear one moment, and a fit of rage in another, is simply an achievement to be recognized. With that said, Kong is not flawless. The game is riddled with a few mishaps, one of them being with the controls of Kong himself. yes, playing as the king is a strong appeal, but when he plays like hes weighed dow with rocks, and is so sluggish that the gameplay is affected negatively, then we have a problem. The swinging and jungle mechanics are well implimented, but the combat with Kong is broken, to say the least. As for the first person combat and gameplay with jack and his group, we have a game that is awesome. You feel so helpless, yet always feel liek your hanging by a thread, due to the fact that the game is littered with plenty of spears to use. the enemies become a bit repetitive, and making you feel as if you killed this same creature thirty times before and more. The gameplay itself does and will become repetitive. Now, as for washington's review, i find it surprising that he'she found the game so downright appaling that he'she would be able to survive through 4 treacherous hours of gameplay. If the game was that bad, put it down before completion; it wouldnt deserve your time. The game is longer than four hours, take that from me, and with your guaranteed dedication tot he game upon completion, you'll find another few hours to unlocke every secret. Go online on the site yto find some extra goodies as well, for those who want to go that far out of their way for a grea game. But it is hard to find a perfect game, none exist, but a game that is well done, with hardly any gameplay flaws, is a rare commodity. But once found, especially in a movie game, its is an especially delightful treat. Enjoy it while its hot and new, and everyone is discussing what Kogn is up to and where he is to end up. Expand
  5. MarkD.
    Jun 30, 2007
    8
    You're really enjoying yourself; You're marvelling at some of the finest graphics and sound the PS2 has ever seen, you're You're really enjoying yourself; You're marvelling at some of the finest graphics and sound the PS2 has ever seen, you're totally immersed in the thrilling, tense gameplay. Just when you think it can't get any better you get the chance to play as Kong and then you finish it. Indeed, this is a game that shows a big movie licence can be both playable and do justice to the movie but ther's not nearly enough of it. It could have been one of the best games ever but it's just a very good game instead. Expand
  6. May 2, 2014
    7
    to me, this is one of the greatest games based on a movie. the monsters in the game are genuinely scary, its almost like a survival horrorto me, this is one of the greatest games based on a movie. the monsters in the game are genuinely scary, its almost like a survival horror because you have very low resources in the game and the enemies make you feel like you are going to die every time you encounter them. you really feel alone and vulnerable in this game that only games like resident evil have done so well, with dinosaurs and giant man eating centipedes! this game surprised me greatly and was one of my favorite games as a kid growing up. were there issues in this game? actually, not many. the only thing I can complain about is the segments you play as king kong could have been left out I think. there is some real terrifying and fun moments in this game, the first time you see the t rex in the game and starts coming after you, you know there is no way of killing it and you just have to run, I wasn't sure what to do at first, but I remember the first time it looked at me straight in the eyes, my heart almost stopped. and to top it off, you actually end up having to distract the terrifying beast while your friends find a way to escape! it was terrifying having this two story tall behemoth drooling over top of you, and if he catches you, your dead man, eats ya in one gulp. play it for yourself to feel the same way I did. 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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