Rated 0 out of 10 by Old School StreetFighter Played "Butcher Bay Demo" back in the day
I played the Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay demo on the old original XBOX system. It was included on the disc from their Official Magazine. It was HOT!! Superb specular highlighting, textures, animation. Rich, robust sound effects and overall audio. Good control. IN YOUR FACE action! I was hooked, but never got around to actually buying the game. Just a few weeks ago, I was at the local mall looking for "Escape From Butcher Bay". I knew it couldn't be much$$. But they didn't have it in stock at the time. Then later, I read in a mag that the game would be enhanced and improved and included on the disc with the upcoming "Assault on Dark Athena" game!! Glad I saved those few bucks, as I intend to get the newer, better version. But yeah, "Escape From Butcher Bay" played awesome-reminds me of the little appreciated PHENOMENAL game for PS3 & XBOX360 called "Condemned 2:Bloodshot". Visceral, in-your-face, edge of your seat action, really drawing you into the experience. To get a taste of "Dark Athena", try "Condemned 2: Bloodshot". Cheap & awesome. Just spookier theme.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Slatanic Excellent Game, Especially the 1st part
As many of you know this game actually includes both the original Escape from Butcher Bay and the new Assault on Dark Athena. While it is true that EFBB is marginally better than the newer game both games are incredible. The graphics are pretty decent but a little dated, I say this because they have that strange grainy filter like Fallout 3 has which I find particularly annoying. The controls are very simple and incredible responsive, and the soundtrack is amazing, I would to jam out at the gym listening to it. Now the best part about these games is the challenge! They are hard... very hard.. like Ninja Gaiden of stealth games hard. Well ok not always but there moments were the game is an epic mind crunch. If you liked Splintercell, or Theif: Deadly Shadow, then obviously you will LOVE these games because they are incredible. My favorite part besides the absolutely stunning voice acting, is definitely the absurdly brutal execution kills. I dont want to ruin the shock of seeing them, but I can tell you that it is seriously some amazing stuff to see. If you ahve a good brain, patience, and love good videogames then your hurting yourself by not buying this game, period.
Rated 10 out of 10 by christine I couldn't stop playing
Seriously I kept telling myself I needed to take a break but this game was so fun I would just keep playing for hours. It's definitely on my list of favorite games.
Rated 10 out of 10 by MadMax Pick this game up!
Ok, first off this game absolutely rocks! It was seriously one of the best games when it first came out. It still is awesome and adding the new game with also online in it is a major plus. Its part stealth and part shooter. Very nicely put together i must add. Graphics look awesome, so i dont get why anyone would critisize that. The lighting is fantastic. The gameplay is really where it shines. Its fast paced and great gameplay make this one a keeper. It seriously is better than the movie and has quite a different story. I enjoyed the first one when it came out so much, i was looking forward to playing it again and in HD! The second game on the disc is quite good too, but if you never got to experience Butcher Bay then you have to play this. Its very worth it and just a great fun Riddick game. I personally think outta every movie based game out there that Riddick is definately the best one by far. Usually movie based games are pretty bad, but not this one by any means. To tell you the truth, i am having much more fun with this game than i am with KZ2. Pick this game up, its great and to have Vin doing the voice acting for the game is a major plus! Fans of Pitch Black will enjoy this.
Rated 8 out of 10 well im a big fan of stealth.....thats why im here
I have always loved stealth action games like hitman, metal gear solid, theif, splinter cell, tenchu... and all in between. and if you like stealth games i would say get it! 10 bucks and you got a good game. but if your newer to stealth action games then i would say get one of the big blockbusters like metal gear solid or splinter cell. stealth action games are all very different. this game i would say is one of them but also has scary horror like scenarios too and lots of fist fighting and brawling. the brawling is fun and riddick, your character, is a total B.A! overall its big fun if you like all these little elements that tie it together and if you buy it and like the horror and scary parts then i would recommend getting F.E.A.R 2 or 3- both are great!
Rated 10 out of 10 by bicyclebob Riddick lives again!
I received this game about a week ago from gamestop and i've been playing it ever since. First off, i own the two movies pitch black and the chronicles of riddick, and riddick is my absolute favorite anti-hero. The character has so much depth, and vin diesel, while not the greatest actor, really brings riddick to life. The game has both the escape from butcher bay campaign that was released back on the original xbox, and the new assault on dark athena campaign. Graphically, the game, at least on the butcher bay campaign, varies between very good and mediocre. The gameplay is unique for a 1st person game in that it is more designed around stealth than gunplay. The controls are spot on and very tight, and no other developer does a full body 1st person shooter better than starbreeze. The story touches on the events that happened right before pitch black and explains a few things about riddick, such as the truth behind his shined eyes. Vin diesel also reprises his role as the infamous riddick and, while the script can be a little dull at times, Diesel's performance is very solid. Multiplayer is a little weak right now due to the fact that no one has the game, but the pitch black mode is very promising. Overall, a very solid game.
Rated 1 out of 10 by firstname.lastname@example.org Vin stick to acting !
Let me start by saying I am a fan of pitch black . The sequel was lame if I am being nice . I played the first game and it was just alright .The graphics are no good and the story is weak . I know there arepeople who like killing up close but the controls ruin it . I also think the shooting on the game sucksits like ps2 graphics with no zoom . I have run into a bunch of glitches. getting stuck happens quite a bit.Also the movie line freezes when Vin is talking in some parts . I love action games but this one couldhave been great and they cut corners . I would not recommend unless you like a game to be repetitive.I thought the first one wasn't all that either, but it was better that this one by a mile . I hope trade in value is still good .
Rated 10 out of 10 by Homemuffin solid game!
i saw this game on a comecial and let me tell yah it caught my attention. Then a day later i bought it, and i was not disapointed. Not only does it come with dark athena but it also comes with escape from butcher bay. both of these campaines are solid and have lots of action. My favorite id escape form butcher bay. If you want my advice go buy this game. If you are on the fence about, it buy it. You are saving money because you are getting two games i one and it has multiplayer! Who the hell doesnt love that. The voice work is great but vins one liners can get pritty cheese, but there still freikin awsome anyway.But I have yet to play multiplayer so i dont know if thats good or not, but i bet its going to be a bloody good time like the campaines.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Slatanic Excellent Demo
First off the game is pretty amazing so far. The Hand to hand combat will really excite you because you stab the crap out of people with your Ulacks. The sound, and soundtrack are all very well done, and the controls are very responsive and easy to use. In the demo you can shoot out lights, and then start ghosting people while using your eyeshine for some awesome stealth knife kills. The only thing I wasn't impressed with is the graphics. Now don't get me wrong the graphics are great, but they have that blur texture over it which Im not a big fan of myself. I will definitely be buying this game when it comes out and I would recommend it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Abedog Riddick rules
I got a phone call today and was taken aback to hear Vin Diesel on the other end reminding me to pick up his new game at Gamestop. Cool promo by Gamestop. I played Butcher Bay in its entirety on the original Xbox in the day and I loved it. Great game and it really added great depth to the Riddick story line. I wish they'd make this into a movie!!! I also recently played the Athena demo on PS3 and it appears to pickup right where Butcher Bay left us. It was awesome and I'm glad to have a remake of Butcher Bay too. Double bang for the buck!