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- Brutal hand-to-hand combat & explosive firepower
- Featuring a brand new campaign with Multiplayer (2-8 players) modes
- Stealth Mode abilities included
- Unique `Capture Riddick¿
- Complete with remake of the original Butcher Bay title
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|The Story |
In the dark corners of outer space, the predatory Merc-ship Dark Athena bides its time, waiting for its prey. But the ship's merciless crew has little idea what they're up against in the rugged and ruthless man known as Riddick. Get ready for a journey into an intense and dangerous science fiction world as you assume the role of this enigmatic antihero, relying on your stealth, speed and strategy to overcome the Dark Athena crew and do your best to cheat death. Key Game Features:
The Return of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick series of games takes the player deeper into the universe of Universal Pictures' films The Chronicles of Riddick and cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Vin Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena brings the hit first person shooter to a new audience and a new generation of consoles released on PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® and Windows® PC. The action-packed game, a hi–definition re-imagined version of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features an entirely new chapter in the Riddick Saga and for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat.
Top Customer Reviews
Butcher Bay was one of the most visually striking games on the original Xbox, and this new version is still very impressive. I popped my old Xbox version in just for comparison, and the difference was staggering. Starbreeze did an amazing job of bringing this campaign into the next generation.
The thing I love most about the Riddick games is the diversity of gameplay. One minute you'll be doing quests in a prison yard, and the next you'll be sneaking down hallways and snapping guard's necks in the darkness. This game is the ultimate action movie, and you get to play the starring role.
And, before anyone says that they don't like Vin Diesel, give the game a shot. I felt exactly the same way before I tried it out, and to be honest, I think Vin's gravelly voice and deadpan humor is absolutely perfect for the role.
I've only just started the Dark Athena campaign, but the first hour and half has been a blast. Even if it doesn't turn out to be quite as awesome as Butcher Bay, I fail to see how it won't be fun.
I'll be the first to tell you that the multiplayer is pretty uninspired -- hardly anyone is playing online, but if you're at all interested in this game, do not hesitate to pick it up. I think it's my favorite game I've played so far this year. I don't normally like to advocate for one particular game, but I feel this game offers a very unique experience that a lot of people would enjoy.
(Multiplayer mode by this point has a lot more people online, so you can probably jump right in to play)
Hope this game gets the attention it deserves.
I pre-ordered the game at GameStop a few months ago and for some odd unexplainable reason they sold it to me a week early. So I have had the game now for a week. Let me say this, when I saw the package to the game I was very surprised because I was essentially getting two games for the price of one! It turns out Atari decided to package the original 'Escape from Butcher Bay' with 'Assault on Dark Athena.' Even better is that 'Escape from Butcher Bay' is remastered in high definition. These two games are very unique in my opinion. Atari has done something that not many other game companies have done; they have combined elements from different games into one single game. Playing 'Escape' and 'Dark Athena' I have discovered game mechanics from different games such as 'Splinter Cell', 'Shenmue I & II', 'Oblivion', 'Halo', and to an extent 'Resident Evil' all packed into these games. I don't want to describe the storyline or anything like that, but I feel there are some points that need to be address before you jump on these games. First, this is no ordinary FPS (First Person Shooter). If you are expecting 'Halo' and just running around shooting then you will be disappointed.Read more ›
For starters, the game is visually stunning (even the remastered version of Butcher Bay, dating back to the early 2000s) featuring rich environments with plenty of variety, great shadows (a wonderful dynamic, as well) and very nice visual effects. For a title that's around six years old, it certainly packs a punch. You can tell the developers certainly took their time to do this right.
The gameplay is very varied, and the transitions from gameplay styles (stealth to action) is fairly seamless. The gunplay seemed to fit just right, and the multi-faceted ways to get out of situations was really cool. Hand to hand combat with improvised weapons seemed silly at times, but when you hook a punch, or perform a disarm successfully, it proves for a rewarding experience. Savepoints and health machines got a bit annoying. Sometimes, the guards seemed like overpowered robots, and other times they seemed like they lacked brains, proving for a dull experience. Thankfully, the Dark Athena campaign features an upgrade on the already great gameplay and graphics. There's a bit of something for everybody in the game to enjoy for hours.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a Riddick fan, but this game just seemed to drag on and on. Although there are some great kill methods, the game just didn't have the classic Riddick/Vin Diesel feel. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Scout
The chronicles of riddic assult leaves off right after butcher bay so if you didn't play butcher bay on the Xbox i mean i ruled at that game but then i traded it in with my Xbox to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by thomas henry
Pros: Above Average XBOX Graphics, Decent storyline, funny sayings, lots of shooting, beatings, fighting and killings
Great game!! I'm a huge Riddick fan and didn't do much reading before I bought the game, so I was pleasantly surprised that Butcher Bay is included.Published 14 months ago by Trista Reynolds