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Constantine

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
60
4.3
Windows
65
3.5
Xbox
63
2.8
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Description

John Constantine is the name of the main character in the Hellblazer comic by Vertigo DC. This game is based on the movie Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves. The player assumes the role of Constantine, a mage/exorcist/demonslayer of the modern age. A man who fights Evil, but remains cynical and skeptical in the face of Good. He also smokes a lot.

The game is played in third person perspective, switching to first person when the hero enters narrow spaces. Constantine's goal is to discover how and why Demons have managed to physically enter Earth, although the ancient laws forbid it. He utilizes a number of holy weapons and artifacts, from twin revolvers (dubbed the Witch's Curse) that shoot stones from the Holy Lands to Holy Water Bombs and the Cross Shotgun. Constantine can also utilize various kinds of offensive magic powered by the souls of slain demons. Often he will be obliged to travel to Hell, which resembles a perpetually ablaze and decaying version of our world, in order to bypass obstacles. Each level is linear and is played sequentially, following most of the story of the movie with a few sections added in or stretched out to allow for more action. Hidden cards in levels will unlock cutscene animatics, concept art, and interviews with the stars of the film.

Screenshots

Constantine Windows Patients turning into zombies 'Diary of the dead' style
Constantine Windows This arcane symbol means the health bar is increased.
Constantine Windows Stormy night in a typical horror movie fashion
Constantine Windows Time to face Balthazar at his Zynergy Registry

Alternate Titles

  • "Константин: Повелитель тьмы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Constantine: The Videogame" -- UK title
  • "Constantine: Le jeu vidéo" -- French title
  • "Constantine: Das Spiel" -- German title

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You look like Hell, John. Xbox Lain Crowley (5412)

The Press Says

XBox Front Xbox Feb 16, 2005 77 out of 100 77
GameZone Xbox Mar 01, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 2005 68 out of 100 68
IGN Xbox Feb 16, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Mar 17, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
Cheat Code Central Xbox 2005 3 out of 5 60
1UP PlayStation 2 Feb 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 07, 2005 8 out of 20 40
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Feb 17, 2005 3.6 out of 10 36

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