Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction as you have probably guessed is based on the animated series of the same name. This would be the fifth game to bear the Ben 10 name to be released and at the time of release, this was regarded as the best Ben 10 game that had been put out at the time. If you are a fan of the series or know someone who is, I would say that they are in for a fun time with this.
Ben Saves The Day
My nephew is a massive Ben 10 fan and he approved of the story that the game tells so that is good enough for me. From what I understand, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction is based on a particular story arc from the show and it follows it quite closely. The game is rather cinematic and features many cut scenes and plenty of voice acting as well to move things along.
Visually, the game looks pretty solid and captures the look of the show very well. While the PlayStation 3 version clearly looks best, even the PlayStation 2 port of the game is decent enough.
So Many Aliens!
The “gimmick” of the whole Ben 10 series is that Ben can turn into various aliens thanks to his special watch. This is a massive feature in the game and Ben can transform into many different aliens, some of which were included for the first time in this game. Each alien has their own personality and own abilities. For example, Water Hazard can use water attacks. You will have to use certain aliens to get past certain parts of the game. In this regard, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction really does capture the feel of the show very well. Making use of the alien abilities is a lot of fun and when you can change between then on the fly it makes combat far more fun and interesting.
3rd Person Action
Overall, the gameplay on offer here is that of a 3rd person action game. It is not a bad game at all and thanks to the various alien abilities, you have plenty of variety in things to do. The game is not just all action as it does throw a few puzzles and quick-time events your way which does help keep things more interesting as you play. My only real criticism of the gameplay is that the game is a bit on the short side. As a result, you can get through the game in no time at all and unless you are a hardcore Ben 10 fan, I am not sure you would play through it again.
I know that you are probably thinking that Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction is nothing more than a quick cash grab of a game. I can see why you would think that, but actually, this is a pretty decent game. I had fun with it and I am 100 percent certain if you or if you know a younger gamer who likes Ben 10 that you could easily add an extra half-point to the score.
- The game has an interesting story
- Manages to capture the feel of the show very well
- It looks pretty slick
- Each alien has their own abilities and personality
- The game is far more fun than you would think
- The game is a bit on the short side
- It really is made for fans of the series