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Released around the same time as the remake (2001 Tim Burton) of the original film (1968 Franklin J. Schaffner), yet follows its own story in that setting. You are Ulysses, a human whose spacecraft crashed on an ape-ruled planet. When you are captured and readied for 'examination' you want to save your skin, and thankfully a merciful ape gives you a chance to do so. As a human you have no tools, only your intelligence and some loincloth to prevent staring eyes. The game is played from a third-person viewpoint, and you can meet certain characters and talk to them to get information. Hand-to-hand combat ensues when you encounter an unfriendly ape, obstacles need to be overcome by thinking and some acrobatics.


Planet of the Apes Windows After the intro FMV, further cut scenes are all in-game.
Planet of the Apes Windows You don't auto heal between levels and the gorillas are really strong. About landed hits and it's game over. You re-start at the beginning of the level with no option to save between levels.
Planet of the Apes Windows Intro - Your ship crash lands on Earth. But something is not right...
Planet of the Apes Windows Getting a closer look at the victim.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Plan├Ęte des singes" -- French Title
  • "Planet der Affen" -- German Title
  • "Planeta Malp" -- Polish Title
  • "Planeta dos Macacos" -- Brazilian Title

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PC Action Nov 20, 2001 71 out of 100 71
GameZone Sep 19, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 31, 2001 64 out of 100 64
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 58 out of 100 58 Oct 17, 2001 57 out of 100 57
PC Games (Germany) Dec 08, 2001 56 out of 100 56 Nov 22, 2001 55 out of 100 55 Oct 11, 2001 10 out of 20 50
Game Over Online Oct 15, 2001 45 out of 100 45
Just Adventure Nov, 2001 D 25


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re_fold (310) added Planet of the Apes (Windows) on Jul 16, 2003
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