4.6 stars 4.6/5 Stars Average score of 5 user reviews spread across 4 releases and 0 DLC
I'm late to the party. I'll admit, I was lured in to 'Escape from Butcher Bay' only by the announcement of the upcoming 'Dark Athena' sequel. Going into the game, my expectations were low. Usually, this ends up being good as it's easy to appreciate the game for what it is. However, this game rose far beyond. Voice acting, atmosphere, story, graphics, gameplay... it's all there. So few games really capture the essence of something and give it a true identity. This game creates a world where you t...
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is a game that does something that no game before has ever done, it actually makes me want to watch a Vin Diesel movie. From beginning to end, this is one of the Xbox's most engrossing and best looking experiences, period. The player is the role of Riddick, the macho sci-fi tough guy from the "Pitch Black" universe of films. Riddick begins the game captured and taken to the intergalactic prison called "Butcher Bay". From the outset the gameplay, se...
It’s not very often that a movie-based game, or, for that matter, a game-based movie, has been any good. Such abominations, such as E.T., or Charlie’s Angels, or ones so bad they’re painful to bring back into memory, such as Ringu for Dreamcast… *shudder*. Occasionally, you will find a good game based upon a movie, such as GoldenEye for N64, or the recent Lord of the Rings games, where the game is as good, or sometimes surpasses the movie experience. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from But...
I bought Escape From Butcher Bay soley on the word of Gamespot's recommendation. Seeing as how it's a universal fact that most games based off movies aren't up to par, I was surprised it would get such a swell review. I never saw Pitch Black and the sequel wasn't out in theaters yet, so this was my only introduction to the Riddick universe. It grabbed me right from the get go, with an exciting mock-escape running through Riddick's dreams. It was like a James Bond flick, start with some action ...
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