The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
|a game by||Starbreeze Studios AB, Tigon Studios, and Starbreeze Studios AB, Tigon Studios|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown|
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Every Now And then, a gem of a game comes along that's largely overlooked by the gaming community. Dwarfed upon release by such behemoths as Half-Life 2 and Rome: Total War, Escape From Butcher Bay manages the rare task of being one of the only film-to-ganie conversions that far surpasses its celluloid brethren.
Featuring gravelly-voiced Vin Diesel as Riddick, this FPS is centred around his capture, stay and eventual escape from the brutal prison of Butcher Bay. As such, it's full to the brim with all manner of unsavoury characters, legally dubious activities and more violence than you'll find outside a Wetherspoons at kicking-out time. Not exactly a suitable present for your eight-year-old cousin then.
When you're not wielding guns, the game takes a decidedly more sneaky turn, allowing you to explore the excellent and well-realised melee combat system. Said system uses a nifty combination of WASD keys and mouse buttons which means you can unleash a swift-fisted combination on your unwitting opponents. Combine these levels of violence with the oppressive but gorgeously rendered scenery, some superb voice-acting, plenty of neat touches and great pacing throughout the game and at this price, Riddick is one title it'd be criminal to miss.
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On the Silver Screen:
Sometimes you've got to break the rules to free your heart. You might also have to break a few faces. Antihero Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) goes up against the despotic Lord Marshal and his army of necromongers in the sequel to Pitch Black.
On Your TV:
This movie-prequel action game has you brawling, bribing, sneaking, and shooting your way out of prison. The first-person fisticuffs look like they could be uniquely satisfying, and the whole thing looks freaking amazing. You may never have seen corpses look so thoroughly dead.