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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.

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Constantine Windows This arcane symbol means the health bar is increased.
Constantine Windows The exorcism from the film as seen in the game
Constantine Windows The journal offers concise info in a nice manner.
Constantine Windows The game starts here after a short tutorial

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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 (6799)

Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Windows Mar 10, 2005 77 out of 100 77
XBox Evolved Xbox Mar 29, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Mar 19, 2005 76 out of 100 76
VGcore PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamers.at PlayStation 2 Mar 08, 2005 69 out of 100 69
4Players.de Xbox Mar 02, 2005 69 out of 100 69
Gamerz-Edge PlayStation 2 Mar 08, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
JustPressPlay Xbox Mar 02, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Xbox Feb 16, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP PlayStation 2 Feb 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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