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Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (GameCube)

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Description

Jack Driscoll, scriptwriter, follows director Carl Dernham and actress Ann Darrow to Skull Island where Dernham intends to film his next movie. But primeval creatures await them: giant insects, dinosaurs, and King Kong. Based on Peter Jackson's 2005 remake, King Kong lets you play as Jack Driscoll and Kong himself.

Jack's levels are HUDless FPS levels set on Skull Island. Jack must use a variety of weapons, traps, and fire to kill or repel Skull Island's fauna. Kong's levels are third-person brawlers set on Skull Island and New York City, where Kong must puzzle his way through environmental obstacles and thrash his opponents.


Screenshots

There are no GameCube screenshots for this game.

There are 57 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "金刚" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "PETER JACKSON'S キング・コング オフィシャル ゲーム オブ ザ ムービー" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Jin Gang" -- Chinese title

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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Jan 14, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Dec 12, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nov 22, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN Nov 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamersMark Dec 19, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Pro-G Dec 21, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Sydney Morning Herald Nov 19, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Dec 08, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Where's the suck? 5 Guy Chapman (1745)
Jun 28, 2007

Trivia

Windows versions

Two different versions of the game were released for the PC: the original retail release which compares to the PS2/Gamecube and other current generation consoles, and a so-called Gamer's Edition only available through online purchases or OEM disks which features the improved models and textures from the Xbox 360 version and allows for even higher gameplay resolutions.

Xbox 360 version

In an interview with BBC News, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot admits the Xbox 360 version is too dark on standard TVs, making it hard to play.

We have a problem on the 360." [...] "The screen is dark on some TVs and it totally changes the experience. When it's dark, you don't see where you have to go.
He also said the team who made the game used certain settings on high-definition TV screens, and it didn't occur that there would be a problem with standard televisions, which are what most people use to play console games. Unlike Perfect Dark Zero, the type of TV cannot be selected in the game, but a fix is in the works.

Awards

  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2006 - Best Movie Licensed Game in 2005
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