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Sky Odyssey (PlayStation 2)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Press Release:
    ACTIVISION LAUNCHES SKY ODYSSEY

    FIRST ACTION-ADVENTURE FLYING GAME FOR THE PLAYSTATION 2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

    Santa Monica, CA -- November 17, 2000 -- The thrill of aerial flight invades North American retail shelves with the launch of Activision, Inc.’s Sky Odyssey, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. The first action-adventure flying game designed for the new platform, Sky Odyssey delivers a high-impact flight experience in ultra-realistic, superbly detailed 3-D environments. The game carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 and has been rated “E” (Everyone – content suitable for persons ages six and older) by the ESRB.

    Sky Odyssey allows players to soar into the wild blue yonder and challenges them to earn their wings as they undertake over 40 action-packed missions, braving ever-changing environments and weather conditions. From the cockpit of over 10 different aircraft, gamers attempt to acquire the missing pieces of an ancient map that will allow them to locate their secret final destination.

    “Sky Odyssey thrills gamers with white-knuckle action from maneuvering through dangerous caverns to challenging rescues, putting their piloting skills to the ultimate test in the first flying game for the PlayStation 2,” states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. “The title also demonstrates the new platform’s impressive graphical capabilities with ultra-realistic weather effects like rain, snow and fog and virtually endless horizons.”

    Based on realistic aerodynamics, physics and gravity, Sky Odyssey challenges players to control their speed and altitude as they execute varied mission objectives such as landing on a moving train, flying through underground caverns and touching down on an aircraft carrier at sea. Players take control of a variety of aircraft, including the Swordfish Mark I biplane, the stealth fighter and the F4U Corsair, as they fly across massive 3D maps from tropical islands to perilous mountain peaks. The game rewards players for improving their flying skills by allowing them to fully customize the appearance of any aircraft and giving performance-enhancing upgrades to the three basic planes.

    Adding to Sky Odyssey’s replay value are five different gameplay modes that allow virtual pilots to perfect their navigational skills - Adventure Mode, Free Flight, Sky Canvas, Target Mode and Training Mode. In Sky Canvas Mode, players use a smoke generator to draw pictures in the sky, while in Target Mode they practice their accuracy by flying through targets suspended in the air.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.

    Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Feb 18, 2004.

Box cover:
    Action. Adventure. Adrenaline. Check.

    Take to the sky in addictive, action-packed missions, flying authentic planes and jets - even experimental aircraft. Attempt to refuel from a moving train, fly through underground tunnels, and touch down on an aircraft carrier at sea. From the thrill of barnstorming to the challenge of rescues, your piloting skills and nerves will be tester to their adrenaline-screaming limits. The sky awaits...

    Contributed by andyhat (1910) on Apr 04, 2001.