About the Product
- Conquer 40+ monstrous missions only Superman can overcome
- Play as Superman in this exciting movie-based action game
- Explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis
- Non-linear gameplay and innovative flight, rescue, and combat mechanics
- Fight 7 notorious villains with complete arsenal of super powers
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Superman may be invincible, but Metropolis is not. Player's choices matter, as Metropolis destruction will affect your ability to progress. You must face the internal conflict facing Superman at every turn: will you pause your pursuit of super villains to stop a massive tornado sweeping through the city and save its civilians? Every decision made is critical to Metropolis existence and can affect the collateral damage meter, which ultimately keeps the player in the game.
This is not just another movie-based game. This is the Superman game youve always wanted to play. Utilizing more than 60 years of rich history, Superman Returns: The Videogame is the ultimate Superman experience for players.
- The first multi-dimensional open world: Go anywhere in Metropolis right away--exploring the first open-world game that extends from the street all the way into the atmosphere. Non-linear gameplay and innovative flight, rescue, and combat mechanics let you create your own experience.
- The authentic Superman experience: drawing from more than 60 years of DC Comics fiction and featuring film-inspired missions and voiceover from Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey, this is the Superman game fans have always wanted.
- Be creative with your powers: Superman has all of his classic super powers, including Flight, X-Ray Vision, Heat Vision, Super Hearing, Super Strength, Super Speed, Super Breath, and Freeze Breath, but you must learn to master, upgrade, and combine them. For example, pick up a water tower, fly it to a fire, and rupture it with Heat Vision to extinguish the fire.
- Your choices matter: Your success depends on Metropolis' health. Will you stop pursuing a super villain to prevent a tornado from wreaking havoc? Make critical decisions to save the city, but choose wisely or its citizens could pay the ultimate price.
- Missions and mini-games: protect Metropolis from seven of the most notorious villains in the DC Comics Universe including Metallo and Bizarro, and conquer more than 40 monstrous missions only Superman can overcome.
Top Customer Reviews
So, a new release date was scheduled...November 22nd...around the time of the release of the DVD of Superman Returns. Sure, the wait would be long, but at least EA was putting all their efforts into making a great game, right?
The time has finally arrived...not owning an X-Box 360, I purchased the X-Box version of the game, knowing that the main difference between the two was the graphics. I could barely wait. I had read only 2 reviews, one positive, and one with a mediocre response (hopefully this will guide some crazy Superman fans like myself who desperately want to know about this game), so I was going in pretty much open minded.
I'm sorry to say that after their great reputation, EA has managed to disappoint me.
Superman Returns is a valid effort to capitalize on what made the Spider-Man 2 and the Hulk Ultimate Destruction video games popular: a free-roam environment. In that aspect, it triumphs greatly. There are few more enjoyable experiences I've had than flying through the city as Superman. The X-Box graphics are great, though not as wonderful as the 360, but I don't really mind...that was my cheif concern. Cut scenes look decent, and we get a great introduction level having Superman destroy a few meteors. Somewhere after the big space battle (when you fight numerous aliens), things go horribly wrong.
When Metallo first appears in the city...a wave a robot henchmen begin to attack it non stop. You fight them once...then suddenly...disaster strikes...you head towards the icon to find yourself fighting...more robots. I thought there was something wrong with the X-Box version. What happened to the promises of diverting tornadoes and saving people from natural disasters...car crashes...train wrecks...falling from buildings...ANYTHING BUT CRAZY ROBOTS. I kid you not, fighting robots and putting out fires is the main thing you will do in this game. Aside from the boss battles, and main missions...you will fly through the city...see the alert icon...fly towards it...and discover more robots/creatures/mutants/whatever....you're not saving anyone, but you ARE repetitively fighting these monsters.
EA kept saying that this game was going to show us what it was like to be Superman saving people from every day situations...well...where are those every day situations? The most natural disaster in the game happens very rarely...and that's a fire...you can put out the fire with your super breath, and VOILA! You're off to fight more robots/creatures/mutants/whatever.
After all the enthusiasm from the EA games department, I expected soo much more from this game. The one thing that's really disappointing is that you really feel as if you're playing something unfinished...the incomplete masterpiece that you were looking forward to experiencing. What you get in its place is a bunch of great ideas all meshed together to form a highly repetitive game. Sure, you'll fly around as Superman...but then you'll have to save the city from more robots and monsters...then after you fight a billion of them, you'll gain enough points to go to the NEXT level where you fight *gasp* STRONGER robots and monsters...lucky you! It's not so much a free roam game as it is a very linear game DISGUISED as a free roam game.
I wanted to save people falling off of cliffs...or divert the paths of crashing airplanes. I wanted to save a bridge from collapsing or foil a bank robbery. Isn't this what EA Games promised? The full Superman experience? Instead, this is what I get: A repetitive linear game trying to disguise itself as something its not. It makes you wonder what all that time between June and November was spent improving.
In the end, is this game fun? Sure...it's fun. I love Superman...I'm one of the biggest fans I know. I absolutely enjoy beating up villians and flying around Metropolis...but I can only take so much of this repetitive game. I was expecting something truly exciting that made me feel like Superman. I wanted an open world where I could decide which disaster to divert. The previews made it seem like you could interact with everything in the environment...well...you can throw cars and rubble and streetlights and that's about it. It would have been nice for a little more depth.
After all this time, this feels like the game that would have been released in June as opposed to one that was delayed to be improved...I suggest it as a rental or if someone else buys it for you...great. Other than that, buy at your own peril.
ONE PROBLEM: I noticed the "mini missions" where you'll fight robots, save people, put out fires etc. became repetitive and popped up often so there wasn't a lot of just Chillin' Bein Superman. Other than that It's great!
And has the worst final monster i haver ever seen, im not going to say waht it is to not ruin the suprise, but this game Suxs.