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Fantastic 4 (Windows)

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Description

This game is a licensee of the 2005 movie "Fantastic 4". Unlike many licensed titles, this third-person action game in the vein of the Onimusha or Devil May Cry series only takes the base of its plot from the actual movie, then liberally changes it to make for better gameplay.

Generally, the game brings in more content from the comic books than the movie, particularly considering the villains that appear. While the movie pretty much only concerned itself with Victor von Doom aka "Doctor Doom" as its supervillain of choice, the game brings in various characters from the comic books as well - the Mole Man, the Puppet Master, or Diablo, to name a few.

The gameplay usually consists of walking the heroic title characters around a level and beating up the various enemies that cross their path. There are mission objectives, but usually the only way to achieve them leads through the enemies and just as usually the only way to fail them is to be overwhelmed by the Bad Guys. Beating up enemies yields points, which can be used to upgrade characters with new special moves or unlock various bonus materials.

To spice it all up, developer Seven Studios have also thrown in a co-op mode that allows for playing the normal single-player mission in a tag team with a second player.

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Fantastic 4 Windows Part way through the introductory video sequence there is a game element. In all game sequences there are F4 tokens to be collected, these unlock certain game features.
Fantastic 4 Windows The end of the first mission.
Fantastic 4 Windows There is a very, very long cinematic introductory video sequence which starts with the four fighting Dr Doom. It then goes back in time to the team in space and what went wrong.
Fantastic 4 Windows Mission objectives can be examined at any time. These are the objectives for mission 2

Alternate Titles

  • "神奇四侠" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ארבעת המופלאים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Les 4 Fantastiques" -- French title

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The Press Says

2404.org PC Gaming Jul 18, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Action Aug 01, 2005 77 out of 100 77
ESC Magazine Jul 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence Jul 26, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Adventure Lantern Apr, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Armchair Empire, The Sep 02, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamesmania Aug 15, 2005 62 out of 100 62
UOL Jogos Jul 07, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2005 58 out of 100 58
Fragland.net Aug 11, 2005 48.5 out of 100 48

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theoutrider (492) added Fantastic 4 (Windows) on Aug 22, 2005
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