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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 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
Fantastic 4 Windows The game's load screen
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 Mission objectives can be examined at any time. These are the objectives for mission 2

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ESC Magazine Windows Jul 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
N-Zone GameCube Sep 26, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Gamesmania.de Xbox Aug 15, 2005 62 out of 100 62
UOL Jogos Windows Jul 07, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 25, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2005 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot Xbox Jun 30, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Diehard GameFan Xbox Jul 06, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
Game Revolution GameCube Jul, 2005 C- 42

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