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American McGee presents SCRAPLAND

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
75
3.1
Xbox
74
2.1
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Description

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.

Screenshots

American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows In game
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Turbo Boost!
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Going for a ride
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)

The Press Says

GameSpy Xbox Mar 04, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Xbox Mar 29, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Windows Nov 09, 2004 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Feb 28, 2005 76 out of 100 76
Gamesmania Windows Feb 23, 2005 70 out of 100 70
DreamStation.cc Xbox Jul 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Windows Aug 27, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 18, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Mar 24, 2005 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

Cancelled version

A PlayStation 2 version was announced, but was cancelled.

Title

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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