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Men in Black: The Game loosely adapts the successful 1997 film into an action/adventure game akin to Resident Evil, with 3D characters moving through pre-rendered backgrounds with fixed camera perspectives.

In an introductory level, players control NYPD cop James Edwards (as played by Will Smith in the film) who investigates a possible robbery in a New York apartment building. After finding out an alien creature is behind it, he is recruited into the Men in Black, a secret organization that supervises alien life on Earth. Now known as Agent J, he, along with his colleagues K and L (Tommy Lee Jones' and Linda Fiorentino's film character, respectively), protect the Earth from malevolent aliens and prevent the public from learning about the existence of extraterrestrial life.

The main part of the game begins at MIB headquarters. Here, players are briefed on the next mission in the briefing room and can change their weapon and do target practice at the shooting gallery. Several different weapons are available, from realistic firearms to the futuristic guns seen in the film, including the small but powerful Noisy Cricket. Before a mission, players can choose to play as J, K or L. The three have different fighting styles and their dialogue also differs. The game includes three main missions, which send the agents to the Arctic, the Amazon and a remote island. Stylized comic-style cutscenes advance the story between levels.

Missions involve exploring the surroundings, combat with aliens (either hand-to-hand or with guns) and puzzle-solving: finding keycards to open doors, restarting the computer system, or distracting a dog for a way to pass. Ammunition is limited and thus should be conserved, but can be refilled from the supplies of fallen enemies or occasional caches found in the levels.

Screenshots

Men in Black: The Game Windows Looks like the aliens have been harvesting brains!
Men in Black: The Game Windows What happens when you fail to disarm a bomb in the apartment: you fly like a majestic eagle
Men in Black: The Game PlayStation Title screen.
Men in Black: The Game Windows K arrives at an arctic base. What's that running in the background?

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Alternate Titles

  • "MIB" -- Official abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jan, 1999 76 out of 100 76
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1997 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun PlayStation Jul, 1998 67 out of 100 67
GameGenie Windows 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1998 56 out of 100 56
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 03, 1997 52 out of 100 52
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 41 out of 100 41
GameSpot Windows Dec 10, 1997 3.4 out of 10 34
Just Games Retro Windows Jun 08, 2011 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Joypad PlayStation Jul, 1998 2 out of 10 20

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FINALLY got this to work 15 JudgeDeadd (19500)
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