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

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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

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Windows Burning some obstacles.
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Windows Ready for my close-up
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Windows Intro movie
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Windows Insects

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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User Reviews

King Kong is a seat of the pants ride that will keep you entertained, but will let you down at the end. mclazyj (28) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Mostly very good, with some great ideas. Jack Lightbeard (2653) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Jolt (UK) Dec 09, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Nov 17, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 25, 2005 84 out of 100 84
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Playback Jan, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
PC Powerplay Dec, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Maximum PC Mar 16, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Playfuls Dec 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 27, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Worth Playing Dec 31, 2005 7 out of 10 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
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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