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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
49
5.0
PlayStation 2
36
3.9
Xbox 360
46
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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 2 3.9
PlayStation 3 1 5.0
Wii 1 5.0
Xbox 360 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 5 4.5


The Press Says

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PlayStation 3Digital Entertainment News (den)
That keeps the fun going; “you’re dead, start over from beginning of level or return to title screen” is a buzz-kill. Simple as that. As a single-player title, FF:ROTSS is no big shakes. The multi-player mode saved it from mediocrity.
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PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic
Fantastic 4's graphics are about average - nothing spectacular but sharp and clean. The sound effects are crisp but suffer from uneven volume. You'll want to turn down the sound when you hear the loud crumbling rocks, but then you can't hear the dialogue! Likewise there are some minor graphic and control glitches here and there. Fantastic 4 isn't a groundbreaking title, but if you're in the mood for some superhero action, it's more than respectable.
67
Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
Fantastic 4's graphics are about average, and the sound effects suffer from uneven volume. This Xbox 360 edition is almost identical to its Playstation 3 cousin, except you don't have the motion control during the flight stages, but you do rumble feedback. In the scheme of things, Rise of the Silver Surfer is a good, all-around superhero game, if you're into that type of thing.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
If you hadn't noticed by now, I'm not a huge fan of this game, and I doubt there are many that are. It's a 3rd-rate attempt at something that has been popular for going on 45 years, so to see a product with this little time and effort put into it is truly sad, especially for a comic book nerd such as myself. Truly a disappointing experience, though basically a free 1,000 gamerscore and yet another 100% game, I suppose.
64
WiiGamer 2.0
By the time you’re done with the game, you’ll feel slightly satisfied with it, but you’ll also feel slightly cheated because there could have been so much more to this game. However, it can only be taken so far since the F4 aren’t the same type of crime fighters like Spider-Man or Batman, so one can’t expect a free roam game. Unless you are a die hard Fantastic 4 fan, it’s hardly worth a purchase. Still, it’s a solid rental and a good way to spend some time having a bit of fun. If you really want to kick ass as the Fantastic 4, go play Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
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PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0
By the time you’re done with the game, you’ll feel slightly satisfied with it, but you’ll also feel slightly cheated because there could have been so much more to this game. However, it can only be taken so far since the F4 aren’t the same type of crime fighters like Spider-Man or Batman, so one can’t expect a free roam game. Unless you are a die hard Fantastic 4 fan, it’s hardly worth a purchase. Still, it’s a solid rental and a good way to spend some time having a bit of fun. If you really want to kick ass as the Fantastic 4, go play Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
60
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
Except for the ally AI, everything works; this is still a completely functional game. It’s just hollow and unfulfilling, from the basic combat right down to the objectives and level design. Strangely, for all its faults, I am thankful for one thing this game provides: the opportunity to steer Johnny Storm face-first into oncoming subway trains. Wham! Take that, you extreme sports-loving toolbox!
55
PlayStation 2Softpedia
The only thing I liked (can't say loved) about this game are the colorful graphics and the many enemies you'll be fighting at once. Smashing 20 on-screen beasts with a couple of fiery attacks can be nice, but not when you'll do it 40 times more. Also, that horrible camera angle can make a pretentious gamer sick, so he'll surely go get a serious dose of PS3 and Xbox 360 graphics if he wants to get better. We've yet to see a good game inspired from Marvel comics, but we're still waiting and hoping. The problem is that the producers are always rushed to release the game before the movie comes out, so there's less work on the content, especially on the gameplay and AI. Marking such games with poor or average ratings will hopefully teach the producers a lesson, so maybe the next installment in the Fantastic Four series will be somewhat of a hit.
55
PlayStation 3GameZone
There was a wealth of material here that it seems the dev team tried to cram into the story. Instead of a well-scripted tale, this game is a random (repetitive) level run that loosely fits some story, if you can find and hold on to the main thread. It is hoped that the dev team learns from this and does justice to the franchise with the next outing.
55
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer isn't a bad game; in fact like I said it has all the trimming to make it a stellar game, it just forgets to execute them all properly. Lack of online and sketchy graphics headline the game's serious flaws while the wonky co-op camera almost kills the idea of any type of multi-player action. Fans of the comics and movie may find some redemption hidden away in this package but for everyone else it feels more like a rushed project than a solid outing.
55
Xbox 360TTGamer
I'd like to say Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer is proof that movie based videogames are making their way from the absolute bottom to somewhere in the middle of the video game quality spectrum because it is far more playable than some of the "movie game" tripe I remember in the past few years, but the fact RotSS is even a mildly enjoyable game probably stems more from the reality that the genre it so closely and rigidly replicates is matured to the point that developers playing it safe and not straying from the generic norm like we see here will very likely manage to create a playable game, at the expense of any innovation whatsoever.
55
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Players who've had experience with other titles such as X-Men Legends or Marvel Ultimate Alliance may want to just rent Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer if they really need a superhero fix. Compared to the competition, RotSS feels more like a side story that borrows just enough gameplay elements to provide fan service for those who can't get enough of the film, but as a game, it's not much of a leap from an expensive bag of stale popcorn at the theater.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Sure, the game -- minus the Alba stand-in's hair -- looks good and its not tear-your-hair out frustrating like it's PS2/Wii counterpart, but the first time you try to fly Johnny over a pit of lava and he hits an invisible wall preventing him from entering the ample airspace or find that you can only punch "puzzle" elements in a specific direction, you realize just how linear the future is. The bottom line is you never feel like you're the Fantastic 4. Instead, you're a big orange tank and three kick boxers who know some magic tricks.
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PlayStation 3GameTrailers
Fantastic Four isn’t bad in the sense that it’s incredibly buggy or overly frustrating. It’s just mind-numbingly mundane. And the thinly veiled attempts at character customization aren’t enough to make the game any less boring. No one part of the experience will ever stick with you. The only thing you’ll remember about Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is how unbelievably forgettable it is.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Kürzt man »Rise of the Silver Surfer« ab, bleibt ROTSS - und das ist, schnell ausgesprochen, genau das Spiel: Technisch mau, spielerisch mau, Missionsdesign mau, KI mau, mau, mau, alles mau - alles andere als fantastisch. Und das gilt nur für die Versionen auf 360 & PS3: Die PS2-Fassung ist hässlicher, steuert sich schlechter, bietet noch weniger Spieltiefe und liefert eine schlechtere Story. Allen Varianten ist gemein, dass sie mehr als alles andere das Gefühl vermitteln, noch unbedingt zum Kinostart fertig geworden sein zu müssen: Mit mehr Feinschliff hätten zumindest brauchbare Beat-em-Ups dabei rauskommen können. So bleiben nur uninspirierte Buttonmasher, die schon nach kurzer Zeit die Sehnsucht nach irgendetwas anderem wecken - einem gemütlichen Nagelbett etwa.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Kürzt man »Rise of the Silver Surfer« ab, bleibt ROTSS - und das ist, schnell ausgesprochen, genau das Spiel: Technisch mau, spielerisch mau, Missionsdesign mau, KI mau, mau, mau, alles mau - alles andere als fantastisch. Und das gilt nur für die Versionen auf 360 & PS3: Die PS2-Fassung ist hässlicher, steuert sich schlechter, bietet noch weniger Spieltiefe und liefert eine schlechtere Story. Allen Varianten ist gemein, dass sie mehr als alles andere das Gefühl vermitteln, noch unbedingt zum Kinostart fertig geworden sein zu müssen: Mit mehr Feinschliff hätten zumindest brauchbare Beat-em-Ups dabei rauskommen können. So bleiben nur uninspirierte Buttonmasher, die schon nach kurzer Zeit die Sehnsucht nach irgendetwas anderem wecken - einem gemütlichen Nagelbett etwa.
51
WiiGame Chronicles
I am not going to lie to you, I got so bored playing this game by myself that I didn’t finish it. I was constantly finding myself wanting to do other things. When I did finally play with other people I was already excited to play other games that had come out. If you are a die-hard fan you will find this game fun in the aspect that you get to play as your favorite member(s) of the Fantastic Four and really interact with the game. But for the average gamer who wants to try something new, wait until the price drops to about twenty dollars.
50
WiiGames Radar
For all it does half-heartedly, part of us still wants to like Fantastic Four because of what it is: a game about the Fantastic Four. Fortunately, the more reasoning part of us thinks that this game just adds to the list of games that publishers know they don't have to try hard to sell a lot of copies (Spider-Man 3 anyone?) because, like we said, it's the Fantastic Four OMG! The game follows a simple beat 'em up formula that will keep you entertained for awhile, but it lacks so much of the depth and creativity that we expect from the comics and movies. We would only recommend it to those who are big enough fans of the super heroes to look past the serious flaws in the game.
50
WiiIGN
The Wii controls add a thin veil to make you feel like you're not just mashing A the entire time, but you are. This game is literally you punching as your favorite member of the Fantastic Four for hours on end. You'll be rewarded experience points and moves -- although you don't choose how to spend those points -- but those power-ups just get a place in the punch-punch- special rotation.
50
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
If this game is a shining example of what mankind is capable of, then please, Galactus, devour our world. I thought that the video game industry had learned a lesson or two since the dark days of Catwoman, but with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, we’re diving right back into that dirty comic book movie litter box.
50
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
If this game is a shining example of what mankind is capable of, then please, Galactus, devour our world. I thought that the video game industry had learned a lesson or two since the dark days of Catwoman, but with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, we’re diving right back into that dirty comic book movie litter box.
50
Xbox 360GameSpot
While it may often feel endless, Fantastic Four is a short game that can be beaten in around six hours. The typical assortment of extra costumes, artwork, movie trailers, and the like can be unlocked by finding tokens hidden in each level, but once you've finished there's little incentive to play through again, though you can earn more achievements by doing so since it lets you finish powering up all of your characters. In the end, it's difficult to recommend Fantastic Four to anyone. Fans of the comic book and movie will likely be frustrated by the limited abilities of the main characters, and everyone will be let down by the generally unexciting, repetitive gameplay.
50
PlayStation 3GameSpot
In the end, it's difficult to recommend Fantastic Four to anyone. Fans of the comic book and movie will likely be frustrated by the limited abilities of the main characters, and everyone will be let down by the generally unexciting, repetitive gameplay.
49
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
The entire quest won't take you much longer than 5-7 hours, even if you go out of your way to find the extra unlockables (artwork, movie trailers, costumes, hidden tokens, etc.), but that doesn't help matters. The whole thing is just completely unexciting and even laborious at times, so F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer probably won't grab your attention for longer than a few hours. It's another shot at quality that ends up being just another boring, repetitive, uninspired game based on a movie. Yippee.
48
WiiCheat Code Central
The Rise of the Silver Surfer should have been handled a little better than it was. While the movie was solid for what it was, the game forces us to remember the days of every movie being made into a game. Does anyone else remember the atrocious Fifth Element game? For those that do, then you will know exactly what I'm talking about. In fact, the only saving grace of the game is the fact that you can play as every member of the Fantastic Four at your leisure. However, if you would like to play as the Fantastic Four but in a good game, play Marvel's Ultimate Alliance.
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PlayStation 2IGN
This game is literally you punching as your favorite member of the Fantastic Four for hours on end. You'll be rewarded experience points and moves -- although you don't choose how to spend those points -- but those power-ups just get a place in the punch, punch, special rotation.
46
WiiGameZone
This is an abysmal experience. If by some chance you are a obsessed Fantastic Four fan, then maybe, just maybe, you will find some enjoyment in this title. But I just can't in good conscience say anything redeeming about this one.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer was an idea that should have been a great game but wasn't. The bland environments, boring stages, repetitive enemies, and easily exhausted powers make the Fantastic Four feel more like a fantastic chore or just a fantastic bore.
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PlayStation 3Game Chronicles
After you’ve read this review I would hope that you wouldn’t even consider purchasing Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, no matter the cost. If you want a good super hero multiplayer game I would recommend either Marvel Ultimate Alliance or even one of the X-men Legends games. The game only takes six hours to beat but yet it costs nearly 60 dollars. I’ll let you do the math.
45
PlayStation 3Tweakers.net
The Fantastic Four bewijst, net zoals de Transformers-game dat al deed, dat filmgames het geld van de aanschaf maar hoogst zelden waard zijn. De enige manier waarop ontwikkelaars dit duidelijk gemaakt kan worden, is door zulke titels keihard te negeren. Dat een film of strip als bronmateriaal wel tot een uitstekende game kan leiden, bewijst The Darkness. Over een pc-versie van de Fantastic Four is nog niets bekend, maar wie zit daar op te wachten? Liefhebbers van Marvel-helden kunnen beter spellen uit de X-Men Legends-serie spelen.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Kürzt man »Rise of the Silver Surfer« ab, bleibt ROTSS - und das ist, schnell ausgesprochen, genau das Spiel: Technisch mau, spielerisch mau, Missionsdesign mau, KI mau, mau, mau, alles mau - alles andere als fantastisch. Und das gilt nur für die Versionen auf 360 & PS3: Die PS2-Fassung ist hässlicher, steuert sich schlechter, bietet noch weniger Spieltiefe und liefert eine schlechtere Story. Allen Varianten ist gemein, dass sie mehr als alles andere das Gefühl vermitteln, noch unbedingt zum Kinostart fertig geworden sein zu müssen: Mit mehr Feinschliff hätten zumindest brauchbare Beat-em-Ups dabei rauskommen können. So bleiben nur uninspirierte Buttonmasher, die schon nach kurzer Zeit die Sehnsucht nach irgendetwas anderem wecken - einem gemütlichen Nagelbett etwa.
42
PlayStation 3Game Revolution
In the end, I find myself still waiting for the good video game based on a movie … based on a comic book, kind of like I’m still waiting for a good Fantastic Four movie. The good news is yet another chance lies just around the corner. Come on, Iron Man!
42
PlayStation 31UP
Despite an entire review's worth of problems, Fantastic Four isn't a complete loss. It has some nice-looking effects ("flaming on," specifically), a decent joke or two, and some nice extras to unlock (old Fantastic Four comic covers, alternate costumes, etc.), but it's just not compelling in any of the basic areas it needs to be. Kids might enjoy it if they don't get too frustrated with the boss battles and solo missions, but full-grown gamers have dozens of better choices for action, superheroic or otherwise.
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WiiGame Revolution
In the end, I find myself still waiting for the good video game based on a movie … based on a comic book, kind of like I’m still waiting for a good Fantastic Four movie. The good news is yet another chance lies just around the corner. Come on, Iron Man!
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Aussi évolué qu'un beat'em all du début des années 80, aussi beau qu'un beat'em all du début années 80, le titre de 7 Studio n'a pas grand-chose pour lui si ce n'est une aventure lénifiante et un gameplay ne cherchant à aucun moment à se démarquer pour proposer quelque chose de neuf au public. Paradoxal quand on sait que c'était justement un des souhaits des développeurs qui ont troqué le beat'em all pour du hack 'n slash à la X-Men Legends.
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PlayStation 3Games Radar
For all it does half-heartedly, part of us still wants to like Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer because of what it is: a game about the Fantastic Four. Fortunately, the more reasoning part of us thinks that this game just adds to the list of games that publishers know they don't have to try hard to sell a lot of copies (Spider-Man 3 anyone?) because, like we said, it's the Fantastic Four OMG! We know that plenty of people will look past the monotonous gameplay, poor voice acting, unimaginative level design, lack of online play, etc., but our advice is to hold out for the next movie.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com
I had hope for the Fantastic Four game. I really did. After Spider-Man showed us it is possible to make a game based on a movie that was fun, then the Ultimate Alliance game proved beat-‘em up action games still have kick left in them. While the graphics were nice and I always enjoy laying down the law on communist space monkeys, there is already a much better game with the famous group of heroes. Fantastic Four fanatics apply only because there isn’t much in this game that will provide endless hours of fun.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online
Also, even with its unlockable retro outfits, comic book covers, and a plethora of other unlockable goodies that the die-hard comic fans might be tempted by, I still can’t recommend a purchase, as it‘s still a low-grade knock-off of the far-superior X-Men Legends games, and isn’t required playing for anyone. If you absolutely must get a video game fix of the Fantastic Four, maybe give it a rental, since you’ll at least be able to unlock the hidden goodies, which are just about the game’s only redeeming factor to fans of the comics.
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WiiGamerDad
It's rare to find a combat oriented action game that's playable by small children but the action is strictly push button/bash bad guy and there's nothing really clever to inspire young minds. Just the same button mashing over and over again for roughly 8 hours.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
Aussi évolué qu'un beat'em all du début des années 80, aussi beau qu'un beat'em all du début années 80, le titre de 7 Studio n'a pas grand-chose pour lui si ce n'est une aventure lénifiante et un gameplay ne cherchant à aucun moment à se démarquer pour proposer quelque chose de neuf au public. Paradoxal quand on sait que c'était justement un des souhaits des développeurs qui ont troqué le beat'em all pour du hack 'n slash à la X-Men Legends.
38
Xbox 360FOK!games
Dankzij de gameplay die vanuit geen enkele invalshoek deugdelijk overkomt, de matige presentatie en de tenenkrommende one-liners wordt Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer naar een behoorlijk laag niveau getrokken. Puik werk! Eindelijk eens een game die het niveau van de film weet te evenaren.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Comme son aîné, Les 4 Fantastiques Et Le Surfeur d'Argent a de quoi faire pleurer le fan le plus endurci de l'équipe de super-héros. Aussi évolué qu'un beat'em all du début des années 80, aussi beau qu'un beat'em all des années 80, le titre de Visual Concepts n'a rien pour lui si ce n'est une aventure lénifiante et un gameplay ne cherchant à aucun moment à se démarquer pour proposer quelque chose de neuf au public.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Comme son aîné, Les 4 Fantastiques Et Le Surfeur d'Argent a de quoi faire pleurer le fan le plus endurci de l'équipe de super-héros. Aussi évolué qu'un beat'em all du début des années 80, aussi beau qu'un beat'em all des années 80, le titre de Visual Concepts n'a rien pour lui si ce n'est une aventure lénifiante et un gameplay ne cherchant à aucun moment à se démarquer pour proposer quelque chose de neuf au public.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
The graphics are distinctly last-gen, with bland, repetitive environments that feel as slapped together as every other part of this lackluster brawler. And it's not as if it's shocking that ROTSS feels as rushed as it does. Most gamers know not to expect much from a game based on a movie, but even by those standards, ROTSS is a disappointment. It's not as bad as the similar but different PS2 and Wii versions, but that's the faintest praise one could ever give a game.
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WiiDS-x2
It's hard to find very much about he game to be positive about. We seem to have gone back 10 years to the days when movie franchises were happy to churn out a derivative game in the happy knowledge that fans of the genre would buy it regardless. Let's hope that these days, consumers are more discerning and will steer clear of this one altogether. Not only will that save them some wasted time and money, but should also make it less likely for these low quality spin off games to be created in this way in the future.
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WiiWorth Playing
The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a poorly put-together game that suffers from incompetent AI, terrible graphics, mistimed sound effects, repetitive level design, and button-smashing combat.
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PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
The only thing fantastic about Rise of the Silver Surfer is the record time you'll make travelling to the store to return it.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
The graphics are distinctly last-gen, with bland, repetitive environments that feel as slapped together as every other part of this lackluster brawler. And it's not as if it's shocking that ROTSS feels as rushed as it does. Most gamers know not to expect much from a game based on a movie, but even by those standards, ROTSS is a disappointment. It's not as bad as the similar but different PS2 and Wii versions, but that's the faintest praise one could ever give a game.
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WiiVideo Game Talk
Here’s my recommendation in a nutshell: avoid this game. Seriously, there is nothing vaguely entertaining about The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. If I had paid $50 for this I’d be seriously pissed, and I feel sorry for anyone who did. Though there are many flaws with the worst aspect is that it is incredibly boring and repetative. Skip it.
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WiiGameSpot
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a failure on every level. The combat is agonizingly tedious, and the objectives are cliché and repetitive. As a movie tie-in it does a poor job of following the movie, and as a game...it's insidious.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a failure on every level. The combat is agonizingly tedious, and the objectives are cliché and repetitive. As a movie tie-in it does a poor job of following the movie, and as a game...it's insidious.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
Outside of the multiplayer element, there's not much fun to be had with RotSS. Without the license I have a hard time believing this game would have ever been made, based on the gameplay, visuals and score alone. If you're looking for a quick 1000 point achievement boost, then this might be the title for you, otherwise, I'd definitely suggest spending your cash and time elsewhere.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
There is a special level of Video Game Hell reserved for ROTSS. Simply by existing, it has made the world that much less fun. It's the videogame equivalent of watching your dog being run over, with worse production values. Do not buy this game. Do not rent this game. Do not play this game.
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WiiGameSpy
There is a special level of Video Game Hell reserved for ROTSS. Simply by existing, it has made the world that much less fun. It's the videogame equivalent of watching your dog being run over, with worse production values. Do not buy this game. Do not rent this game. Do not play this game.
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WiiGamestyle
Really, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a mess and a frighteningly terrible video game. Even if we paid a fiver for this, Gamestyle would feel cheated and frankly you deserve far better, and so do the Fantastic Four.
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PlayStation 2EmpireOnline.com
Describing the game without resorting to a tirade of obscenities is a challenge, but here goes nothing: the brawling action is wretchedly vapid, pitting crude recreations of the heroic quartet against a relentless procession of humdrum enemies, in levels so mind-numbingly dull it’s a crushing chore to keep playing; it’s virtually impossible to die, meaning you can complete the whole damned thing in a single sitting; using the Four’s special abilities is limited to irritatingly brief bursts before their power depletes; and the multiplayer mode doesn’t boast any online component, so the only way to team up with friends is to have them rolling around your sofa in hysterics, taunting you for wasting 40 quid on one of the worst movie spin-offs ever unleashed.
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WiiEL33TONLINE
People, stay away from this trash. It’s button bashing at its very best and requires absolutely none of your brain cells to function. It is repetitive, looks dated and plays terribly. Avoid.
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WiiThe Video Game Critic
Fantastic 4 is bad on so many levels. At certain points it's necessary for the Invisible Woman to use an energy ball to destroy a target that's barely even visible on the far edge of the screen! As you accumulate new motion-controlled attacks, there's no way you can remember them all. You're forced to sit through some painfully cheesy dialogue. Does Fantastic 4 have anything going for it? "I like the loading screen," chimed in my friend Scott. "Only because it means we're not playing the game!" Jonathan countered. Before leaving my house, Scott actually offered to send this game back to the publisher for me (overnight express no less) just to ensure he would never be asked to play it again.