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More action, violence, better music, but is quite off from the great elements of the film. Andrew Shepard (1412) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

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73 (Feb 08, 2005)
Zugegeben: King Arthur ist ein recht dreister und nicht ganz so gelungener Klon der "Herr der Ringe"-Serie. Doch selbst wenn das Spiel nur selten mit Tolkiens Gefährten mithalten kann, macht das einfache Hau-Drauf-Prinzip doch eine Menge Laune. Zum einen ist es nicht ganz so schwer wie das Vorbild, zum anderen ist die Steuerung frei von Mängeln. King Arthur gehört also eindeutig in die Button-Smasher-Ecke - und dort hält es die Stellung als kurzweiliges Vergnügen für zwischendurch.
Numerous playable characters are a big plus, but the repetitive enemies, and environments are not. However, I'm always a fan of good cooperative play, which this title successfully incorporates . Though it has its flaws, the game almost makes me want to track down and see the film. Almost.
Die Präsentation, die Technik als auch das Gameplay bewegen sich im Bereich der Mittelmäßigkeit. Einziges Highlight ist der Co-Op-Modus. Ein Herr der Ringe-Titel zum Budgetpreis ist spielerisch die bessere Alternative.
Next Level Gaming (Dec 29, 2004)
King Arthur has hit the DVD scene. The movie hit theatres some time ago to mixed reviews. I am one of those people who don’t go to the movie theatres to see a flick unless it is worth my while. Right now it is a pretty safe bet to say that the next time I will fork over some cash to see a film in the theatres is either Star Wars Episode III or George Romero’s next Dead film “Land of the Dead”. Anyway, with the DVD release of King Arthur comes the videogame release. Konami has the distinct pleasure of bringing this game to the masses. A few months ago we had the honor of going to New York to check this game out. I had also previously played a bit at E3 this year. I could care less about the film, but the game looked and played pretty good.
IGN (Nov 19, 2004)
Hollywood's latest take on the legendary Knights of the Round Table has come and gone to both subdued critical acclaim and box office results. The $90 million-budgeted movie, which starred Clive Owen and the gorgeous Keira Knightley, retold the famous tale with an emphasis on gritty realism. Big on swords, but slim on sorcery, in other words. The Konami-published game of the same name takes a similar approach. Gamers will be able to control Arthur himself, or one of four other key characters, and battle it out with armies of primitive enemies. The game definitely makes the best of a rather unimpressive movie license, seamlessly interspersing scenes from the film into cut-sequences, and the variety in gameplay types and environments is likewise well realized.
GameSpy (Nov 16, 2004)
Even if it does rip off LotR any chance it gets, King Arthur still serves as a passable hack-'n-slash title for those who just wanna kill, kill, kill. You're still better off with both The Two Towers and The Return of the King. But that's hardly surprising -- those games are attached to movies you'd actually want to watch.
55 (2005)
Le Roi Arthur reste assez fidèle au film et propose un gameplay dépassé sans aucune finesse. Le jeu est très répétitif et vous lassera rapidement. Dommage pour les amateurs d'action.
50 (Jan 27, 2005)
Moins spectaculaire que le Retour du Roi, moins amusant aussi, Le Roi Arthur ne soutient pas la comparaison. Sans qualités évidentes, il se positionne comme un beat'em all très classique qui ne peut compter que sur sa licence pour espérer attirer l'oeil dans les linéaires. Si c'était un coup pour rire, mieux vaut encore se caler devant le DVD de Sacré Graal des Monty Python.
1UP (Dec 13, 2004)
Games made from movies don't have the best reputation for living up to their source material. That concern might be secondary to whether anyone even recognizes King Arthur as one. Four months after the film fizzled, anyone who does manage to make a Hollywood connection may jump to the wrong conclusion. More often than not when "movie" and "King Arthur" are mentioned in the same sentence Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail immediately comes to mind. Actually, it's a shame that's not the inspiration; this game could have used a little comic relief.