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  • Summary: Unleash the razor sharp adamantium claws, feral instincts, and mutant regeneration powers of the world's fiercest Super Hero - Wolverine - and uncage the story of how the ultimate weapon was created. The team at Raven Software has dedicated Wolverine's development to unstoppable,Unleash the razor sharp adamantium claws, feral instincts, and mutant regeneration powers of the world's fiercest Super Hero - Wolverine - and uncage the story of how the ultimate weapon was created. The team at Raven Software has dedicated Wolverine's development to unstoppable, true-to-character authenticity. Take on impossible odds and exact revenge. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. A movie-based game that is well done and relatively problem free? X-Men Origins: Wolverine is definitely one of the more pleasant surprises of the year.
  2. I'd say it's a perfect rental, considering the run time of about 6-8 hours, and definitely worth picking up once a price drop kicks in.
  3. This tears your skin off! Fast gameplay, customisable upgrades and lots of style – despite the repetitive action, Wolverine definitely is the best game incarnation of our favorite super-hero.
  4. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine has some nice features, it ultimately can’t shake its mediocre gameplay.
  5. 71
    Perhaps the greatest achievement here is the way the gameplay evokes the sensation of being Wolverine.
  6. It has its flaws, and is by no means the perfect game, but it is the perfect Wolverine-simulator, at least for the time being.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    Then there's the visual sadness, which includes duff lighting, awkward cameras, and the stuttering Zoetrope-style framerate. [June 2009, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. RenardoS.
    Jun 7, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best games I've played all year. Love the story line and after beating the game. I got right back in the action This is one of the best games I've played all year. Love the story line and after beating the game. I got right back in the action agian. I must say they out did themselves on this one. And should really consider taking notes from this game when making others. Expand
  2. alexm
    May 3, 2009
    10
    Ok, so u may think that 10 is a bit ott, but man i love hack n slash adventure games, and this really is as close to god of war as we're Ok, so u may think that 10 is a bit ott, but man i love hack n slash adventure games, and this really is as close to god of war as we're gonna get for now. the violence in this game is astounding, and the graphics are pretty damn good for a rushed tie-in game, only real glitch i found was his dogtags that seem to jitter about all over the place for no apparent reason, lol. also, i don't understand why the 360 version has a higher metascore, after perusing the reviews there are a few non console specific reviews that are only applied to the 360's metascore, which are higher, and the ps3 page has some non specific reviews which are low and not applied to the 360 version, which is odd, have a look metacritic moderators, i swear its not right! Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2012
    10
    Best game based on a movie this gen.. Ignore the stupid reviews from critics, go watch some gameplays and see for yourself, its an amazingBest game based on a movie this gen.. Ignore the stupid reviews from critics, go watch some gameplays and see for yourself, its an amazing game, one of the best hack N slash games this gen, truly underrated Expand
  4. TylerH
    May 14, 2009
    9
    I think i would give this game an 8.5, but im bumping it up because its such a surprisingly good game. Graphics are good, not spectacular. I think i would give this game an 8.5, but im bumping it up because its such a surprisingly good game. Graphics are good, not spectacular. Unreal Engine should die or get a makeover, its becoming very outdated, but this game manages to pull out lush environments still, which is nice. Extremely addicting, and not as repetitive as the new Prince of Persia where you get tired and fall asleep after 5 minutes. I really enjoy this game. Finally a movie-tie in game thats not like some fat guy taking a huge crap after being constipated. Different from the movie, but obviously its going to be. I like the movie, and so far I like this game too. Gore and dismemberment is fun as hell, definately recommend this game for fans of this style of game (need something to tide you over till God of War 3, this is it), if not, at least rent because it's money well spent for the fun factor, plus it has replayability with its trophies and unlockables to power up. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2020
    8
    this game is amazing. the gameplay is none repetitive. which is very important for a superhero game. i loved it. im sad it didnt make its waythis game is amazing. the gameplay is none repetitive. which is very important for a superhero game. i loved it. im sad it didnt make its way for the ps4. i dont really like Wolverine. im more of a Storm fan. but this game was really dope. Expand
  6. RobertoS
    May 1, 2009
    8
    If you like a game with tons of gore and violence this is the game that you should be purchasing next! Very pleased with the graphics and If you like a game with tons of gore and violence this is the game that you should be purchasing next! Very pleased with the graphics and gameplay! a bit repetative but most games these days are. A forsure renter but if your are a xmen fan the a definte buy!!!! Expand
  7. AdamW.
    Sep 17, 2009
    2
    This is one of the worst piece of garbage, cheap, cop-out games I have played in a vary long time. The combat is as good as it's going This is one of the worst piece of garbage, cheap, cop-out games I have played in a vary long time. The combat is as good as it's going to get from the start, so there's really no reason to continue playing the game. The graphics are extremely sub-par. The boss fights are absurd. It's infuriatingly repetitive, and there is just no excuse to make a game that is this bad today. There's no excuse... Expand

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