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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.

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Fantastic 4 Windows The game is keyboard controlled
Fantastic 4 PlayStation 2 Title/menu screen.
Fantastic 4 Windows These are the extras that are supplied with the game. Bio gives a brief biography of each character, Song plays the character's theme tune, and Comics gives access to digitised comics
Fantastic 4 Windows This is the mini game that opens the door. Keyboard controls are used to manipulate the rings into a specific sequence.

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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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Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Sep, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jun 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gry OnLine Windows Aug 11, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpot GameCube Jun 30, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
GameSpot Xbox Jun 30, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Revolution GameCube Jul, 2005 C- 42
Game Shark Xbox Aug 11, 2005 D+ 33

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