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Fantastic 4

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
63
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GameCube
63
3.7
Xbox
61
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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 The game has just three save slots. These are named automatically
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 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 Part way through the introductory video sequence there is a game element. In all game sequences there are F4 tokens to be collected, these unlock certain game features.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles GameCube Jun 28, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
JustPressPlay Windows Jul 10, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
Gry OnLine Windows Aug 11, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Sep, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2005 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot Xbox Jun 30, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Gaming Target Xbox Sep 06, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 13, 2005 9 out of 20 45

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