Fantastic 4

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
63
4.1
PlayStation 2
64
3.3
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 main menu
Fantastic 4 Windows The game is keyboard controlled
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

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Xbox Jun 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de GameCube Jul 31, 2005 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de Xbox Jul 31, 2005 72 out of 100 72
ESC Magazine GameCube Jul 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Xbox Jun 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingExcellence Xbox Jul 26, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
UOL Jogos Windows Jul 07, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jun 30, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jul 20, 2005 C- 42

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