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American McGee presents SCRAPLAND (Windows)

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Description

American McGee presents SCRAPLAND is a third-person 3D action game set on an asteroid called Scrapland, a ruined paradise rebuilt by robots, the only inhabitants now. The player controls D-Tritus, a self-constructed young robot that has just arrived Chimera, the main city. The adventure begins when he accepts a job as journalist and strange things start to happen...

The game is a mix between free-form outdoor levels and indoor levels with combat and puzzle-solving elements. During said indoor levels the player can instantly change his form between 14 robots, all with their own advantages and special abilities. Utilizing those robots is important to solve puzzles or mini games, e.g. only a tiny robot can fit into small spaces and only certain robots are allowed into the areas. However, those disguises can be seen through by certain enemy types. Then it is a good idea to change to a robot with fighting abilities - aiming is basically done automatically by the game.

The outdoor levels can be freely explored, but there is not much more to do then flying to next mission objective or indoor level. The parts of the space ship can be upgraded individually; better parts are gained during the game and by solving optional missions. The player can have up to nine different space ships and switch between them if needed - a heavy one is better suited for fights while a small one is useful for races.

Additionally the game features various outdoor areas which can be started outside the campaign and three multiplayer modes.

Screenshots

American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows In game
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows The city
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows My modded ship
American McGee presents SCRAPLAND Windows Intro screen

Alternate Titles

  • "废都" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Scrapland: Хроники Химеры" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

A Grand Theft Auto killer in a large, gorgeous robotic city Bet (634) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars
Shiny, repetitive, half-baked GTA for children. Risujin (10) 1.29 Stars1.29 Stars1.29 Stars1.29 Stars1.29 Stars

The Press Says

PC Action Feb 09, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 28, 2005 76 out of 100 76
2404.org PC Gaming Feb 10, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Nov 11, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
ActionTrip Nov 09, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Gamesmania Feb 23, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Play Magazine 2006 7 out of 10 70
PC Powerplay Jan, 2005 66 out of 100 66
GameSpy Nov 09, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joystick (French) Mar, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Cancelled version

A PlayStation 2 version was announced, but was cancelled.

Title

Contrary to what the game title implies, American McGee didn't design this game; he is credited as the executive producer.

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