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GF Rating
5.7

6655 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

King kong: The good and the bad

posted by stephenb (POWHATAN, VA) Apr 22, 2006

Member since Mar 2005

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Pretty good game overall. It had good graphics(especially on the animals). I Did not like that it was in first-person, but playing as Kong was pretty cool. I also liked that it had achievements to improve your gamer score. A good game to rent.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

In Game of Man vs. Ape, Ape Wins

posted by notBob (PROVIDENCE, RI) Apr 11, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

King Kong the game follows a storyline similar to the movie, with, for obvious reasons, some adjustments to suit the first-person shooter design. The action starts when you row ashore on Skull Island as Jack, the screenwriter. (Perhaps the story's biggest stretch, the writer as action hero...) You, starlet Ann, producer Carl, and first mate Hayes start off traveling as a group. The game eases you in, teaching you how to solve the basic problems through interactions with the other characters. The seamless nature of this is impressive. And it's cool to be strolling around an island with Jack Black (who lends his actual voice).

You move across Skull Island in mission-based segments as you get to the eventual task, rescuing Anne from the clutches of the big ape who rules the island. Along the way, other characters help you out, giving a real sense that you're playing through the movie. There were only two points when I got hung up by one of those ridiculous swarm of enemies/annoyingly impossible jumps. The missions are varied enough to hold your interest, and the movie immersion is a plus. Though, as far as FPS games go, Kong's not going to go down as one of history's most groundbreaking.

But that's okay, because first-person shooter stuff is only half the game. When you're not Jack, you're Kong. Snap the jaws of your first T-Rex and you're hooked.

The game's ending is a little anti-climatic. But the game redeems itself by serving up an alternate ending you can unlock if you win enough points by replaying chapters.

Final verdict: Don't give up on the FPS. Playing as Kong is not to be missed.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A Great Experience

posted by dreamcast (WARMINSTER, PA) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Feb 2005

6 out of 11 gamers (55%) found this review helpful

This game is a great experience. While it is on the short side, the gameplay is very immersive. You can feel the intensity and suspense in it. If you have an HD set and 5.1 surround, it is that much better. A top notch game and one that I highly recommend. I wonder why the user rating average is so low on this game.

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