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Critic Reviews

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Needless to say anymore, I loved this game. It's not overly filled with gore, yet remains true to the spirit of both the movie and the comic books, and is enjoyable to play. I'm not sure there's more one can expect of a video game, short of actually giving me claws that is.
Next Level Gaming (Jul 06, 2003)
Comic books and video games seem like a natural match. They share, for the most part, the same demographic, and the stories and characters contained in both are generally simliar. It is therefore pretty dissapointing that good video games based on comic books are such a rarity. Fortunately, Activision has provided us with just such a rarity with X2: Wolverine's Revenge. Although sharing a common title, this game does not follow the latest X-Men movie, but rather a new story centered around everyone's favorite adamantium-laced tough guy. It seems that a virus planted within Wolvie back in his Weapon-X days that has been lying dormant has suddenly sprung to life. And just before his birthday! Well, no one's ever accused him of having great luck. Now, you guide Wolverine back to his roots to search for an antidote to the virus. With only a few days left to live, there's no time to waste.
Game Captain (May 08, 2003)
Coole Action mit X-Man Wolverine! Der Spielpass wird aber deutlich durch technische Mängel und schwierige Handhabung gedämpft. Comic/Wolverine Fans dürften aber Gefallen finden. X2:WR ist sicher kein Spiel für jedermann. Wer nicht gerade auf Wolverine steht, wenig Geduld mitbringt und einen reibungslosen Einstieg ins Spiel erwartet, sollte lieber die Finger davon lassen.
Just Adventure (Jul 10, 2003)
Ever since Activision released their movie-based Spider-Man game in 2002, there has been an upswing in the quality of superhero games on both console and pc. Even the few that have not lived up to expectations – such as the recent Batman: Dark Tomorrow & Superman: Shadow of Apokolips - have at least attempted to go beyond the beat-em up attitude so prevalent in past years and inject both a plot and some puzzles beyond pushing and pulling boxes. While the recently released X2: Wolverine’s Revenge and Hulk are by no means flawless, they are still proof positive – even though they are both far from perfect - that action/adventure games have come a long way in the past few years.
72 (May 03, 2003)
Ein schlechtes Spiel ist Wolverine`s Revenge nicht, im Gegenteil. Es bietet viele gute Ideen, spannende Kämpfe, eine nette Story und gar nicht mal schlechte Grafik. Außerdem ist das Stealth-System sehr reizvoll, besonders, da es noch schön belohnt wird. Doch trotzdem empfiehlt sich besonders bei der PC-Version ein Probespiel, denn die Kameraführung ist auf Dauer schlicht nervend. Teilweise fällt es wirklich schwer sich aufs Spiel zu konzentrieren, wenn man dauernd mit dem Nachjustieren der Perspektive beschäftigt ist. Auf den Konsolen fällt das dank der analogen Sticks nicht so stark ins Gewicht. Wenn Ihr also schon mit Spider Man - The Movie Euren Spaß hattet, ist Wolverine der logische Nachfolger. Wenn Ihr mit Superhelden-Spielen im Allgemeinen nichts anfangen könnt, dürftet Ihr auch jetzt kaum warm damit werden.
Cincinnati Enquirer (May 13, 2003)
If you can get past the well-timed movie franchise tie-in and some minor assorted issues, X2 Wolverine's Revenge" should appeal to action/adventure game enthusiasts, comic book readers and fans of the movie.
Worth Playing (Jun 04, 2003)
Overall, Wolverine’s Revenge was a very solid effort by Gene pool Software and Gray matter. They took a movie and developed a fine piece of software out of it, and that is what it takes to make a strong computer game these days. Like movies based on books, with games based on movies, the movie is almost always better. It doesn’t seem so in this case, as Wolverine’s Revenge delivers a unique arcade style fighting with a science fiction story to create a truly memorable game.
Gameplay (Benelux) (May 30, 2003)
XM2 is een spel dat de sfeer van de comics juist weet weer te geven, zij het dat de graphics hier en daar vrij grauw aandoen. Gelukkig zijn er genoeg extra's in de game gestopt, zodat deze niet blijft steken op het button-bash niveau, alhoewel de opzet van de meeste levels wel met dat idee in het achterhoofd ontworpen zijn. De animaties van Wolverines uitgebreide arsenaal aan strike moves zien er echter flitsend uit en passen prima in de X-Men stijl. Het ontbreken van een save-mogelijkheid op elk gewenst moment is wat mij betreft in principe geen minpunt; echter de onhandige besturing gooit vaak roet in het eten. X-Men 2 is weer zo'n typisch spel dat overhaast op de markt wordt gegooid om een graantje mee te pikken van het succes van de film.
65 (May 07, 2003)
Au final, La Vengeance De Wolverine s'en tire juste honnêtement, moins bien que sur console quand on voit que la réalisation moyenne se voit violemment portée sur PC, on ne peut que déplorer le côté technique un peu limité. Reste un gameplay sympathique mais pas à tomber par terre pour un titre qui manque de finition et que l'on réservera avant tout aux fans de Serval. Le héros aurait peut-être mérité mieux.
IGN (Apr 16, 2003)
Wolvie's Revenge is a mixture of action and stealth combat. There are some minor adventure elements mixed in, but this is essentially all about getting from point A to point B and killing as many people along the way as possible. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, then Revenge probably won't be your game, but if you enjoy a sort of old-school action feel mixed in with some stealth combat, Revenge may yet be worth your time, provided you can deal with the many faults.
GameZone (Jun 23, 2003)
In the end, Wolverine is a game that tries hard, but ultimately could have used a couple more months in development. It clearly makes effort to be a good game, and not just a simple money-making scheme, but it carries too many flaws to be considered great. The story's good, and the graphics and sound aren't bad, but the gameplay never really excels. If the game hadn't been rushed out to coincide with the movie, I'm sure this would have been a pretty darn fun game. As it is, X-Men fans might want to check it out, but others need not apply.
PC Zone Benelux (Jun, 2003)
Veel negatieve punten dus, maar ook enkele positieve. Deze game had echt briljant kunnen zijn, als de releasedatum niet zo kunstmatig vroeg was gepland. Er zitten briljante features in en de graphics zijn okay, maar niet goed uitgewerkt. Dt is altijd jammer, maar nu extra pijnlijk. Games gebaseerd op comics krijgen sowieso vaak meer kritiek te verduren, en flops maken dat er niet veel beter op. Desalniettemin is Woverine's Revenge ook gewoon een leuke game om te spelen. Niet briljant, zeker een gemiste kans, maar wel cool voor fans van Logan en the X-Men, en ook een beetje voor fans van het betere chop en slashwerk!
PC Games (Germany) (May 13, 2003)
Wolverine's Revenge stammt vom gleichen Entwicklerteam wie Spider-Man: The Movie und offensichtlich wollte oder konnte man aus Fehlern nicht lernen. Noch immer dürfen Sie nur zwischen den recht langen Abschnitten abspeichern und kämpfen oftmals mehr mit der sich nur widerwillig nachjustierenden Kamera als den Gegnern. Trotzdem macht Wolverine's Revenge Spaß. Die Kämpfe lassen sich (ein Gamepad vorausgesetzt) einfach steuern und begeistern durch coole Moves und fetzige Action. Die Schleich-Sequenzen lockern das Geschehen angenehm auf und an einigen Stellen nehmen Sie in einem Geschützturm Platz oder steuern einen Kampfroboter. Durch das Aufstöbern von versteckten Comic-Heftchen schalten Sie außerdem Gimmicks wie etwa neue Kostüme frei. Mit weniger Designschwächen hätte das Spiel zweifellos noch viel mehr Spaß gemacht.
ActionTrip (Apr 23, 2003)
While you are waiting for X-Men 2 to hit theaters, Activision and Livesay Technologies have prepared a little something to help pass the time. The videogame companion to the upcoming sire-fire blockbuster is much like Activision's previous action/adventure Spider-Man: The Movie, only this time you won't get to web-zip anybody - you strictly rely on your feral instincts and mutant abilities - not to mention the set of kick-ass claws. Just to jog your memory a wee bit, X2: Wolverine's Revenge was simultaneously released for next-generation consoles. Now we'll get a chance to get deeper into its PC reincarnation.
GameSpot (Apr 21, 2003)
X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a third-person action adventure game starring Marvel's adamantium-clawed mutant that features basic hand-to-hand combat and a healthy helping of stealth action. The fundamentals of Wolverine's Revenge are solid, but just about everything seems to fall apart in the execution. The kinds of problems the game suffers from give rise to the sneaking suspicion that it would have been a significantly better game if its release didn't have to coincide with the premiere of the new X-Men motion picture.
Als de ontwikkelaars van X2: Wolverine's Revenge geen Adamantium broodmes tegen de keel hadden gekregen om hun spel samen met de film af te ronden, was het eindresultaat waarschijnlijk een stuk beter afgewerkt en speelbaar geweest. Nu krijg je een spel met een handvol goede ideeën, die zo goed als allemaal sneuvelen in de praktijk. Wolfiefans besparen zich beter de teleurstelling...
Game Power Australia (May 05, 2003)
X2: Wolverine's Revenge does nothing to break the rule that games based on movies are likely to be mediocre. The game had potential, and does introduce a handful of interesting ideas, but it all falls apart in the execution. As a result, X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a game that, while playable, would be better left for die-hard fans of the X-Men universe, as gamers at large can find many better third person action titles on the market.
GameStar (Germany) (May, 2003)
Die ungenaue Steuerung erschwert bei den Raufereien koordinierte Aktionen. In schwierigeren Duellen mit Comic-Boss-Gegnern wie Sabretooth, Wendigo, Juggernaut und Magneto behindern zusätzlich abrupte, teils chaotische Kamera-Schwenks die Orientierung. Für Lichtblicke zwischen dem Dauerprügeln sorgt einzig die Sprach-Performance von Patrick »Captain Picard« Steward, der Professor Xavier seine Original-Stimme leiht.
Joystick (French) (Jun, 2003)
X-Men 2 : La Revanche de Wolverine est bon dans son rôle de Hack and Slash. Pour le reste, c'est un pur jeu console, avec des graphismes trop austères et un système de sauvegarde qu'on aimerait voir moins souvent.
40 Games (May 09, 2003)
X-Men 2 Wolverines Revenge ist ein nettes und auch ziemlich gut gelungenes Action-Game. Aber leider nur ziemlich. Die Kameraperspektiven sind zeitweise chaotisch und nicht übersichtlich. Das erschwert die Kämpfe und macht keine Freude. Einige Levelabschnitte und Endbosse sind ungemein schwer gestaltet worden, sodass man des Öfteren die Lust am Weiterspielen verliert. Das Spiel fällt nicht in die Sparte „Action-Kracher“, dennoch bietet es einen gewissen Grad an Spielfreude das durch die schönen Kampf-Moves und lustigen Zwischensequenzen aufzeigt. Die Käufer dieses Spiels werden eher Fans des X-Men Universums darstellen, da der Actiongenrebereich bestens durch andere Titel auf sich aufmerksam macht. Schade eigentlich, das hätte man besser machen können.
GameSpy (Apr 18, 2003)
All things considered, this should have been a pretty short review. Just read any of the reviews for the Xbox, PS2, or GameCube versions of X2: Wolverine's Revenge and assume that all the flaws of the console versions have been carried over into the PC adaptation. Unfortunately, for my rapidly dwindling sanity, the PC version not only retains the basic gameplay, erratic camera, and simplistic level design of the original, it tops off that witch's brew of gaming mediocrity with a whole passel of problems unique to the PC version. It's so bad, in fact, that X2: Wolverine's Revenge has become my new poster child for the awful yet all-too-common mistakes that are made when porting a console title to the PC.
Netjak (Mar 18, 2004)
Wolverine’s Revenge is something of a tragedy. It is a game hindered by far more than just bad graphics; controlling “the X-Men’s most dangerous weapon” is far from fun, and borders on infuriating. Sadly, I can’t recommend this game to the average gamer. As far as the Marvel/X-Men fanboys out there go, all that this game will do for you is look nice in your collection. If you’re seeking some sort of satisfaction, it will not be found here.
For what it’s worth, Wolverine’s Revenge has decent production values, good voice talent (including Mark Hamill as Wolverine and Patrick Steward reprising his movie role as Professor X), and good cameos from various characters in the X-universe. But it’s all window dressing on a tenement slum. With the X-Men franchise hotter than ever, thanks to the movies and reinvigorated comic books, Wolverine’s Revenge had a real opportunity to shine, but the gameplay, already uninspired and annoying on the consoles, is an uncontrollable mess on PC and not even worth it for fanboys. Retract those claws and move along, bub. Nothing to see here.