As with past Discovery Channel TV shows turned into games, leave your high expectations behind if you don't want to be disappointed by this game. Man vs. Wild follows the formula established by previous stinkers American Chopper, Monster Garage, and Deadliest Catch as games with horrible graphics, short duration, and easy achievements.
To it's credit, our in game host Bear Grylls, did spend some time in the recording booth. I can't remember a game that had as much voice acting from the star as this game. There are also several video, picture, and concept awards doled out in the game that should appeal to fans of the TV show.
The game itself takes you to 5 exotic locations where you must forage for food and water as well as building fires and shelter. You must also avoid falling and being attacked by various animals that populate the locations. The concept sounds solid, but each of these activities is constructed via repetitive and annoying mini-games. By the time you reach the last mini-game of the last location, you will be ready to be done with this game. Trust me.
Achievements are given for surviving the location and from collecting various bits and bobs scattered throughout the levels. If you follow a good video guide like the Rooster Teeth series, the collectables are pretty easy to find so that's another good source of some easy points.
It's worth a rent for the points. If you think you may want to buy this, wait a bit until it hits the bargain bin.
posted by caddieguy02 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Jun 15, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
the game is about what u would expect..its pretty short at about 5 hours...its pretty easy and the achievements r simply....the hardest achievement is beating the whole game without passing out but its not that hard considering the game is straight 4ward....if nothing else its good for a few laughs....i liked making him drink his own urine