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X2: Wolverine's Revenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
63
3.8
Macintosh
...
5.0
PlayStation 2
63
3.3

User Reviews

Console junk, regardless of Wolverine. Windows Zovni (9366)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 5 3.0
Macintosh 1 5.0
PlayStation 2 3 3.3
Windows 7 3.3
Xbox 3 3.8
Combined MobyScore 19 3.4


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
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.
100
XboxGame industry News (GiN)
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.
100
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
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.
100
GameCubeGame industry News (GiN)
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.
91
WindowsNext Level Gaming
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.
91
GameCubeNext Level Gaming
All in all, the games offers a lot to Wolverine's fans, both casual and die-hard. Or, if you just like action games in general, this is a good one to pick up. There are enough extras thrown in to keep the game interesting, the coolest of which is the costume mode. By collecting comic book covers hidden throughout the game, you can unlock Wolverine's old costumes, and play through the game in that costume.
86
XboxShin Force
If you're a diehard Marvel Comics fan, you will enjoy every second of X2:WR. If not, I would really recommend renting this title first. This is one of the best X-Men games I've played since the 16 bit era.
84
PlayStation 2Absolute Playstation
As the game starts out, you are chained to the ground. After discovering that a deadly X-Virus has been activated within Wolverine’s body, you have 48 hours to acquire the antidote from the evil organization that not only gave you the disease, but your mutation. Sounds simple enough, well, not exactly. You need to employ all of the strength and stealth abilities that Wolverine possesses to accomplish this mission. This is a great game for the X-Men and Wolverine fans. After completing the main game, you can go back in and play different challenges. Overall, this was a different short of X-Men style adventure, with Wolverine using stealth as a main staple in the game. Seemed kind of weird at first, being that this character is such an “in your face” type of fighter, but the whole stealth thing works and ends up creating a whole new facet to the gameplay
80
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
All in all, X2: Wolverine's Revenge is not the mindless killing game I expected. Oh, there's lots of mindless killing in there, but they've also packed in some adventure and puzzles. All of this blends together to create one of the more all-around entertaining games of the year. Quite a feat for a character who's biggest personality trait is calling people "bub."
78
WindowsGame Captain
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.
78
XboxGameZone
Sadly, X2: Wolverine’s Revenge could have been so much more than what it turned out to be. GenePool Software should have delayed this game a month to iron out the AI, camera control, and other issues that this game had from time to time. This still is a fun game to play, but it really isn’t up there with Spiderman game that has been released.
76
GameCube4Players.de
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.
76
PlayStation 24Players.de
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.
76
Xbox4Players.de
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.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Reprendre l'Arme X pour en faire un jeu vidéo. En voilà une idée qu'elle est bonne ! Même si le titre prend quelques libertés par rapport à l'oeuvre originale, c'est un bonheur de retrouver Wolverine en tête d'affiche.
75
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Reprendre l'Arme X pour en faire un jeu vidéo. En voilà une idée qu'elle est bonne ! Même si le titre prend quelques libertés par rapport à l'oeuvre originale, c'est un bonheur de retrouver Wolverine en tête d'affiche.
75
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Reprendre l'Arme X pour en faire un jeu vidéo. En voilà une idée qu'elle est bonne ! Même si le titre prend quelques libertés par rapport à l'oeuvre originale, c'est un bonheur de retrouver Wolverine en tête d'affiche.
75
MacintoshMac Gamer
For all of those problems, Wolverine's Revenge has its heart in the right place. It was obviously developed with a lot of love and enthusiasm for the property (which is more than you can say for most licensed games). There's a good game lurking in there somewhere, but it's sometimes hard to find it, or stick with it. Ultimately, I can't recommend Wolverine's Revenge except to the most dedicated fans, the most committedly über pros, or the most patient players. It's fun, but only if you can stand to play it.
75
WindowsJust Adventure
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.
74
GameCubeGamersMark
I’ve always been an X-Men fan, and ever since I was a child Wolverine has been my favorite. With that said, you might say my views and opinions of X2: Wolverine’s Revenge, are a bit out of place. Or are they? It’s not like GamersMark is the first gaming site to review the title, so before writing my own review I did happen to run across a handful of reviews from other gaming publications, and their criticism of Wolverine’s Revenge just confuses me. Wolverine’s Revenge is an excellent modern day vision of our favorite X-Man in video game form. A game which will easily enthrall any X-Men fan with the game’s excellent story and long-lasting, action packed gameplay. Hell, I’ll even say this… I had a more enjoyable experience with X2: Wolverine’s Revenge than even last year’s Spider-Man: The Movie.
73
PlayStation 2IGN
Wolverine's Revenge can best be surmised by drawing comparisons to Logan himself: it's always looking for the perfect balance between brutality and calm. Unfortunately, the designers have shifted our hero's focus in the opposite direction of what it should be -- as the game is at its absolute best when subjecting Wolvie to the stealthier, more cerebral challenges of the day and at its worst when challenging him with action-packed triple teams and showers of gunfire.
70
GameCubeCincinnati Enquirer
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.
70
PlayStation 2Cincinnati Enquirer
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.
70
XboxCincinnati Enquirer
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.
70
WindowsCincinnati Enquirer
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.
70
WindowsWorth Playing
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.
69
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
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.
67
GameCubeN-Zone
Das Spiel hat es zwar pünktlich zum Kinostart geschafft, aber ein Kinobesuch wäre sicherlich eine viel bessere Investition. Diese Umsetzung hat mich doch etwas enttäuscht. Wie so oft wäre genügend Potenzial vorhanden, wurde aber mal wieder nicht genutzt. Hardcore-X-Men-Fans werden aber aufgrund der – im Gegensatz zum Spiel – recht gut gelungenen Zwischensequenzen vielleicht doch ihre Freude daran haben.
67
GameCubeGameZone
X2: Wolverine's Revenge is strictly for fans of the film and/or the comic book. It doesn't offer anything that can't be found anywhere else (aside from the retractable claws, which can only be found in other X-Men games starring Wolverine). Being a typical hack-and-slash clone doesn't automatically make a game bad, but a bad camera system, repetitive mission objectives and repetitive combat don't make a game great either. The first level's only objective is to find a door! The second level's objective isn't much more exciting. You'll have some excitement killing all the enemies that stand in your way (and in some cases, stand off to the side and let you do as you please), and you'll be challenged by some of the levels' obstacles. But don't expect much beyond that.
66
PlayStation 2Playzone
Als Comicfan, der schon in jüngster Kindheit begeistert den Abenteuern der Marvel-Helden gefolgt ist, war ich doch sehr enttäuscht. Nur Hardcore-X-Men-Fans, die wirklich jedes Kapitel der Superhelden kennen wollen, dürften Gefallen an dem wenig anspruchsvollen Titel finden.
66
XboxIGN
The hardest thing for a licensed game is capturing the essence of the character. Revenge succeeds with a story and style that fits Wolvie perfectly. But the gameplay has far too many holes and the sound and graphics are nothing special for Xbox. This is a relatively short game, able to be finished in about eight hours. There are bonus challenges, which add an extra hour or two of gameplay. But this isn't a game you'll play twice. This one's probably best as a weekend rental unless you are an absolute hardcore Wolverine fan who must have everything. If you find this, later on in life, on some store shelf for $20 or even $30, go for it. But at full price, you'll be the one screaming "Raarr!"
66
GameCubeIGN
The hardest thing for a licensed game is capturing the essence of the character. Revenge succeeds with a story and style that fits Wolvie perfectly. But the gameplay has far too many holes and the sound and graphics are nothing special. This is a relatively short game, able to be finished in about eight hours. There are bonus challenges, which add an extra hour or two of gameplay. But this isn't a game you'll play twice. This one's probably best as a weekend rental unless you are an absolute hardcore Wolverine fan who must have everything. If you find this, later on in life, on some store shelf for $20 or even $30, then go for it. But at full price, you'll be the one screaming "Raarr!"
65
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The
In the final analysis, Wolverine’s Revenge manages to be an average action game but a great translation of Wolverine in his first starring game on this generation of consoles. For that alone it’s probably worth a look.
65
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
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.
65
WindowsIGN
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.
65
WindowsGameZone
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.
63
GameCubeGame Over Online
When this game was originally announced, it looked like it had potential, but now that the final product is out, it's pretty safe to say that X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a disappointment. Though the gameplay is okay, it's nothing special, and despite the awesome license this game possesses, it’s sure to grate on anyone after a few hours. So, in conclusion, if you're a big X-Men or Wolverine fan go ahead and check this game out, but no one else.
63
XboxGame Over Online
When this game was originally announced, it looked like it had potential, but now that the final product is out, it's pretty safe to say that X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a disappointment. Though the gameplay is okay, it's nothing special, and despite the awesome license this game possesses, it's sure to grate on anyone after a few hours. So, in conclusion, if you're a big X-Men or Wolverine fan go ahead and check this game out, but no one else.
63
PlayStation 2Game Over Online
When this game was originally announced, it looked like it had potential, but now that the final product is out, it's pretty safe to say that X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a disappointment. Though the gameplay is okay, it's nothing special, and despite the awesome license this game possesses, it's sure to grate on anyone after a few hours. So, in conclusion, if you're a big X-Men or Wolverine fan go ahead and check this game out, but no one else.
62
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
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!
62
GameCubeGameSpy
All in all X2: Wolverine's Revenge isn't as smooth or playable as it should be. The theme and attitude are right, but the execution misses the mark. There are too many niggling problems that hinder the enjoyment, and I felt like it was getting to be more of an ordeal to play through than the fun experience I was hoping for. It's a shame, but I'm sure that there are enough X-Men fans and gamers that'll buy into the hype of the movie -- just be prepared for some average gaming at best.
62
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Riding the wave of hype surrounding the brand-new X-Men 2 motion picture comes X2: Wolverine's Revenge from Activision for the PlayStation 2. What could have been a great 3D action film tie-in ultimately translates into a seen-it-all-before game with some pretty serious gameplay problems. Activision managed to retain Patrick Stewart for the voice of Prof. X and Mark Hamill -- yes, Luke Skywalker -- for the voice of Wolverine, but that isn't enough to prevent the final product from falling short in a number of key areas.
60
XboxGame Informer Magazine
It's too bad, because I definitely see where Gene Pool was going with this game. I suspect that this product had to be rushed out in order to ship alongside the upcoming movie, robbing them of time that could have been spent fine-tuning the gameplay. Wolverine is definitely one of the coolest action heroes in history, and deserves a game that lives up to his name. While I appreciate all the hidden goodies, the suitably campy storytelling, and cameos by classic villains, I really can't recommend this game to any but the most ardent fans of the comic series. I would also warn those expecting this to be an adaptation of the X2 motion picture, as this game's plot does not coincide with the film's. Hopefully, Wolverine, and Gene Pool, will get the opportunity to right this series with a more satisfying sequel. Until then, X-Men fans are in the familiar position of waiting for the title that will give their heroes a proper video game treatment.
60
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Wolverine's Revenge offers a fair amount of replay value. Finding all the comic book covers takes multiple passes through the various levels, and there are special challenges that can be unlocked by completing the game. There are also dog tags, which are awarded for completing particularly impressive moves and which allow Wolverine to power-up his abilities. Mastering the strikes that earn dog tags takes practice and provides additional inspiration for retrying levels. That said, it's probably only diehard X-Men fans that would want to run through the game multiple times to unlock all these goodies.
60
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Während im Actionspektakel X-Men 2 die titelgebende Truppe aussätziger Mutanten die Menschheit gemeinsam vor dem Untergang rettet, ist im Spiel zum Film der klauenbewehrte Wolfsmensch Logan Patch alias Wolverine der alleinige Star. Mit ihm prügeln Sie sich durch das weitläufige Areal der "Mutant X" - dem Konzern, der unter anderem für das genetische Schicksal von Logan verantwortlich ist - und setzen sich mit Fäusten, Füßen und Klauen gegen Wachleute und Mutanten zur Wehr.
58
XboxGameSpot
If the developers of Wolverine's Revenge hadn't been under the gun to produce the game in time to capitalize on the new X-Men movie, the end results would have probably been more polished and generally more playable. Instead, what's been produced is a game with some promise and some good ideas, but a half-cocked presentation and execution. It's certainly not the worst X-Men-licensed game, but Wolverine's Revenge is a game only the biggest fans of the comics could love.
58
GameCubeGameSpot
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.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
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.
58
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Moving on, while the animations are nice, the combat controls make it most advantageous to just smash the punch button over and over. Any other move has an inexplicable lag after execution – a perfect time for the enemy to start bashing your head in! Then, there are the one-hit kills. They’re cheap and placed fairly far into levels. But where X2 really makes its rushed development cycle known is the camera, collision, and enemy AI. I actually had to beat up thin air – as an enemy was clearly shooting at me, but there was only a flickering trace of the militiaman holding the gun. Consistently, Wolverine would get stuck in corners, tunnels, doors, or staircases. During my battle with Sabertooth; he, the camera, and I got so wedged into a wall that the inside of Sabertooth and the ceiling were the only things shown on screen. Now, I will certainly admit that X2 had great promise, but now it’s too late to capitalize on what Gene Pool clearly wanted to achieve.
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WindowsActionTrip
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.
57
WindowsGameSpot
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.
56
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
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...
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PlayStation 2GameZone
Sadly, X2 Wolverine’s Revenge fell short of my hopes for a good X-men game. I had seen movies and screen shots of the game and was really impressed. Upon playing the game, I realized the gameplay wasn’t as deep as it looked. It’s fun at the beginning as you learn all of Logan’s moves, but later on they become boring. You have the ability to learn new combos the further you progress, but even then you see them over and over. Unfortunately, with all the other great action titles out there, X2 Wolverine’s Revenge doesn’t live up to the rest.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Fundamental gameplay mistakes and atrocious designs run rampant through every inch of this miserable PlayStation 2 application. If you’re not pulling your hair out over the little things like enemies shooting through walls, you’ll likely burst a blood vessel or two over the aggravating free-flowing camera, finicky combat controls, sticky character movement, bizarre stealth mode, and one-dimensional scope of the level and mission designs.
55
WindowsGame Power Australia
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.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
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.
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XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
X2: Wolverine’s Revenge is below average in every sense of the term; the title contains some interesting gameplay mechanics and concepts, but never executes them with any measure of success. The only exception is the plot, and considering that it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a sequel is in the works. Let’s hope that if this were to happen, the developers, freed from the burden of matching the movie’s release date, would put more time into making an average comic book adventure into a great one.
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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
X2: Wolverines Revenge är i mina ögon vare sig bättre eller sämre än Activisions förra filmlicenstitel, Minority Report. Båda dessa spel bör klassas som ytterst medelmåttiga, trots vissa kvaliteter, och utvecklas till största delen med syftet ett vidare marknadsföra respektive film. Snygg karaktärsdesign och vissa riktigt roliga effekter räddar inte X2: Wolverines Revenge från att hamna precis på mitten av vår betygskala och jag konstaterar för 121:a gången att ännu en bortslarvad licens nått butikshyllorna. Så synd på en sån perfekt hjälte...
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WindowsJoystick (French)
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.
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XboxGamePro (US)
This paint-by-numbers adventure features competent graphics, strong voice work, and offers you the choice to use stealth tactics or all-out brutality. The cool thing about Wolverine's Revenge is that you can do all of the things Wolverine can do in the comics like carving enemies into bloody messes with your claws and using your heightened animal senses to see in the dark, detect scent trails, and spot lasers. You also get a neat mutant healing factor, and if you take, or dish out, enough hurt in a short span of time you'll go into a berzerker rage and mow down everybody in your path like a hopping Cuisinart.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The voice acting by Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart isn't bad, but the dreadfully overwrought orchestrations are. Character animation is fine, but some questionable collision detection and generic explosions rob it of whatever flash it could have had. X2: Wolverine's Revenge simply doesn't feel polished - or even complete. Movie tie-in or no, most gamers would be better off using their cash on some old Wolvie comics instead.
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MacintoshMacworld
The game's console origins are also glaringly obvious in the input department. Playing Wolverine's Revenge with a keyboard and a mouse -- a common scenario for Mac gamers -- is frustrating and awkward. You'll be more comfortable with a game pad or other controller, but good luck setting it up. It took me an unusually long time to get mine working to my satisfaction.
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PlayStation 2Super Play
X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge kanske tilltalar Marvel-fantaster, men som spel betraktat är det en tämligen slätstruken historia.
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XboxGames TM
With its refreshing variety of gameplay features, X2 enjoys some success in setting itself apart from the most basic slash 'em-up affairs, and the set-piece action is reasonably fun while it lasts.
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WindowsRebell.at Games
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.
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WindowsGameSpy
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.
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XboxGameSpy
At the end of the day, the game isn't anywhere near as polished and playable as it should be -- although, as you might expect from the Xbox hardware, things are a little smoother than the GameCube and PlayStation 2 games. The theme and attitude are right, but the execution misses the mark. There are too many niggling problems that hinder the enjoyment, and I felt like it was getting to be more of an ordeal to play through than the fun experience I was hoping for. It's a shame, but I'm sure that there are enough X-Men fans and gamers that'll buy into the hype of the movie -- just be prepared for an average experience at best.
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WindowsNetjak
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.
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XboxGame Revolution
Though the game is linear, you'll open up some bonus bits along the way, including a variety of costumes, backstory text in the form of Cerebro files and a somewhat wimpy Challenge mode which only becomes playable after you beat the game.
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GameCubeGame Revolution
X2: Wolverine's Revenge tries to do a few things different, the most notable of which is the fact that you can play it as a stealth-oriented MGS clone or as a straightforward smashfest. In all likelihood, you'll do a little of both.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
And if you're such a fan that you must beat it, only do that in a rental, because there's no way I could recommend buying this wallet draining mutant. While the heart of the character is here, the brain is not. Save your money, Bub.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
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.