Fantastic 4

Critic Score User Score
Windows
63
...
Xbox
61
3.9
GameCube
63
4.1
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Description

This game is a licensee of the 2005 movie "Fantastic 4". Unlike many licensed titles, this third-person action game in the vein of the Onimusha or Devil May Cry series only takes the base of its plot from the actual movie, then liberally changes it to make for better gameplay.

Generally, the game brings in more content from the comic books than the movie, particularly considering the villains that appear. While the movie pretty much only concerned itself with Victor von Doom aka "Doctor Doom" as its supervillain of choice, the game brings in various characters from the comic books as well - the Mole Man, the Puppet Master, or Diablo, to name a few.

The gameplay usually consists of walking the heroic title characters around a level and beating up the various enemies that cross their path. There are mission objectives, but usually the only way to achieve them leads through the enemies and just as usually the only way to fail them is to be overwhelmed by the Bad Guys. Beating up enemies yields points, which can be used to upgrade characters with new special moves or unlock various bonus materials.

To spice it all up, developer Seven Studios have also thrown in a co-op mode that allows for playing the normal single-player mission in a tag team with a second player.

Screenshots

Fantastic 4 Windows Mission objectives can be examined at any time. These are the objectives for mission 2
Fantastic 4 Windows This is the mini game that opens the door. Keyboard controls are used to manipulate the rings into a specific sequence.
Fantastic 4 Windows The main menu
Fantastic 4 Windows Configuring the first mission

Alternate Titles

  • "神奇四侠" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ארבעת המופלאים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Les 4 Fantastiques" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Jul 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Xbox Jul 31, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2005 71 out of 100 71
GamingExcellence Windows Jul 26, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Armchair Empire, The Windows Sep 02, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Gamesmania.de Xbox Aug 15, 2005 62 out of 100 62
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
DreamStation.cc GameCube Oct 21, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Game Shark GameCube Aug 15, 2005 C- 42

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