Fantastic 4

Critic Score User Score
Windows
63
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PlayStation 2
64
3.3
Xbox
61
3.9
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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 There is a very, very long cinematic introductory video sequence which starts with the four fighting Dr Doom. It then goes back in time to the team in space and what went wrong.
Fantastic 4 Windows The second mission is taken by Elastic Man / Reed. It starts with a short video sequence as he regains consciousness and after that he's on the offensive
Fantastic 4 Windows The comics that the player can read
Fantastic 4 Windows Lots of pretty explosions. When the shields have all been fixed the video sequence resumes.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 31, 2005 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de GameCube Jul 31, 2005 72 out of 100 72
ESC Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Sep, 2005 7 out of 10 70
3DAvenue PlayStation 2 Jul 31, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
1UP Windows Aug 02, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jul 13, 2005 9 out of 20 45
Game Shark Xbox Aug 11, 2005 D+ 33

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