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Fantastic 4

Critic Score User Score
Xbox
61
3.9
Windows
63
3.6
PlayStation 2
64
3.3
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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 This is the mini game that opens the door. Keyboard controls are used to manipulate the rings into a specific sequence.
Fantastic 4 Windows Configuring the first mission
Fantastic 4 Windows The comics that the player can read
Fantastic 4 Windows Each character is associated with a different colour. For this guy, who later becomes the Hulk, the colour is yellow. In this case he has to get to the yellow spot in order to turn on the shields

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

JustPressPlay Windows Jul 10, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
4Players.de Xbox Jul 31, 2005 72 out of 100 72
ESC Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence Xbox Jul 26, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
GamingExcellence PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Jul 07, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
1UP Windows Aug 02, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Fragland.net Windows Aug 11, 2005 48.5 out of 100 48

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