13 years ago
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (UD from now on in this review) is basically a complete and drastic improvement of the hulk game based on the '03 movie. In that game, as the hulk, you pretty much destroyed anything that got in your path with either your hands or the environment in very linear levels with some very ridiculous stealth segments as bruce banner. In UD, absolutely everything is better as destruction is the only thing emphasized, and with great fervor. Not only can you destroy anything in your path with a variety of different objects such as vehicles, and even cows, but now you can "weaponize" the metallic objects to create things like boomerang tank shields and steel fists. This game also is set in two decent sized open environments to help you spread the massive amount of carnage you will deal, which will only grow more as you unlock all 250 attack moves with "smash points" that you acquire by either destroying objects and enemies or undertaking in minigames that are really quite interesting and fun for the most part. The story missions are relatively straightforward and easy but occasionally there are some missions that are frustrating mostly because the enemies are very strong, are in great numbers, and are difficult to destroy, but that really shouldn't be a problem if you have the necessary moves to dispatch them. The controls are easy to pick up and play, the music is fine and fits the epic destruction you will deliver in the game accompanied by the sweet sound of destruction itself. The graphics are fine for 2005, but nothing to write home about. Plus even after you beat the story missions or are in between them you can always destroy anything you like for fun and can find the many hidden comic book icons scattered throughout the city to unlock cheats, new shorts for the hulk to wear, comic book covers, and more. There's also the mini games within levels you can play to earn points and such. But really the fact that you can pick up cows and throw them at helicopters or anything for that matter to destroy them but not killing the cow instantly in the process, which leaves the cow walking away unfazed until it takes much more of a beating, is hilariously satisfying and must be experienced to know fully what I mean when I say it is among the top 10 hilarious attacks in gaming history, in my opinion. That alone is enough to make it worth at least a try, but for most people a purchase is probably the way to go, as the replay value is through the roof, as the complete and utter destruction of everything hardly gets boring.
yes: I recommend this product