American McGee presents SCRAPLAND

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American McGee presents SCRAPLAND is a third-person 3D action game set on an asteroid called Scrapland, a ruined paradise rebuilt by robots, the only inhabitants now. The player controls D-Tritus, a self-constructed young robot that has just arrived Chimera, the main city. The adventure begins when he accepts a job as journalist and strange things start to happen...

The game is a mix between free-form outdoor levels and indoor levels with combat and puzzle-solving elements. During said indoor levels the player can instantly change his form between 14 robots, all with their own advantages and special abilities. Utilizing those robots is important to solve puzzles or mini games, e.g. only a tiny robot can fit into small spaces and only certain robots are allowed into the areas. However, those disguises can be seen through by certain enemy types. Then it is a good idea to change to a robot with fighting abilities - aiming is basically done automatically by the game.

The outdoor levels can be freely explored, but there is not much more to do then flying to next mission objective or indoor level. The parts of the space ship can be upgraded individually; better parts are gained during the game and by solving optional missions. The player can have up to nine different space ships and switch between them if needed - a heavy one is better suited for fights while a small one is useful for races.

Additionally the game features various outdoor areas which can be started outside the campaign and three multiplayer modes.


American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Going for a ride
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Intro screen
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Fighting in disguise
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "废都" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Scrapland: Хроники Химеры" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

A Grand Theft Auto killer in a large, gorgeous robotic city Windows Bet (634)
Shiny, repetitive, half-baked GTA for children. Windows Risujin (10)

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Windows Mar 03, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
IC-Games Windows Dec 29, 2004 87 out of 100 87
IGN Xbox Feb 23, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
GameZone Xbox Feb 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Windows Jan 26, 2005 80 out of 100 80
XBox Front Xbox Mar 09, 2005 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Feb 28, 2005 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Windows Nov 11, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
ActionTrip Windows Nov 09, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Joystick (French) Windows Mar, 2005 5 out of 10 50


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Cancelled version

A PlayStation 2 version was announced, but was cancelled.


Contrary to what the game title implies, American McGee didn't design this game; he is credited as the executive producer.

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