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Critic Reviews

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Good Game (May 04, 2009)
I know I’m a wolverine fanboy, but this was a really nice surprise – a great movie game- and despite some stubborn camera control here and there, I loved every second of it, and I’m giving it 9.5/10. Like how you felt with Riddick last week Jung, It’s the first game in Ages that I’ve picked up, and not wanted to put down until I had beaten it.
A movie-based game that is well done and relatively problem free? X-Men Origins: Wolverine is definitely one of the more pleasant surprises of the year. While it does have some minor issues here and there, the gameplay is addictive and enjoyable, with an appealing story line that you won’t want to see end. Best of all, this title stays faithful to the comic book canon, and gives us insight to one of comicdom’s favorite characters. Without doubt, this is one title that is well worth your gaming dollar.
Good Game (May 04, 2009)
There’s plenty of hours here, and even though the game ends a bit out of nowhere, you’ll get your action fix out of wolverine, and then some, and I’m giving it 9.
PGNx Media (May 01, 2009)
Finally, an X-Men game that does the character justice. Expectations are typically fairly low for movie-licensed games that don’t target children but fortunately Raven Software defied the odds. Their M-rated adaptation of the PG-13 film pulls no punches in delivering a truly powerful character and empowering you to step into his shoes.
Worth Playing (May 25, 2009)
None of my complaints should sway you away from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though, as it's one of the rare moments when both a movie and a comic book character get a game that's done right. This one hews far closer to Spider-Man 2 than The Incredible Hulk, and it's a game that all action fans owe it to themselves to check out. Have you ever been rewarded for ripping 250 guys in half with your bare hands? You will be while playing this game, and if that's not reason enough to buy it, then I really don't know what is.
Daily Game (May 27, 2009)
There's seldom a dull moment in this game, and when one arises it's intentional. Raven completely outdid themselves with this game, delivering one of the best Marvel games yet to ship.
Impulse Gamer (May, 2009)
At the end of the day, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very good game that features action, adventure and fighting all under the auspice of Wolverine. With decent graphics, cinemas to die for, Wolverine truly breaks the "movie curse" and Raven should be commended on creating such as engaging and entertaining title. The gameplay is quite sturdy that translates to some exciting and well thought out boss battles. My only gripe is that most gamers will be able to complete this title in around 15 hours, depending on your experience, however it's definitely worth the journey.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not a game for everyone; you have to have a strong stomach, you have to like hack and slash games and you have to know the story of Wolverine to fully appreciate it. If you don't know anything about Wolverine but like your hack and slash games, you will no doubt like this game, wonky camera and all. With a ton of moves to master, insane boss fights and cool real time healing, you will have a blast learning about one of Marvel's most beloved characters
Game Revolution (May 22, 2009)
The only other downside to this is the length (about 7 hours). If this had been just a couple of hours longer and had the option to kill Gambit, I’d say this was a shoe-in for game of the year. But as it stands, Wolverine: Origins is a blistering homage to our favorite mutie with claws, and another example that even if a video game is based off a mediocre movie, it can still rip the gaming scene apart. In a good way, bub.
Extreme Gamer (May 15, 2009)
Raven Software acts as the gamers super-hero by developing one of the best comic book gaming experiences in recent memory. X-Men Origins: Wolverine might be marked as a movie-tie in property, but in now way does it perform like one. If you have ever wanted to jump into the shoes as Wolverine and unleashed the savageness beneath his skin, this is the game. Wolverine is fearless as it surpasses expectations making it a definite "must have" title for all X-Men, Marvel, and action gaming fans..
GamingExcellence (May 30, 2009)
Origins is a fun game with great story and visuals, perfect for fans of Wolverine, hack and slash gameplay or a shirtless Hugh Jackman. However, with only about ten hours of gameplay you may be better off renting this game than buying it outright at full price. Being a single player only game, there isn’t much replay value if you don’t like what Origins embodies, or get simply get tired of slaughtering mindless idiots. For me, this is a game I look forward to playing through again, but this is coming from someone who has enjoyed most of the Dynasty Warrior games, over and over and over again.
Game Over Online (May 25, 2009)
It’s obvious from the beginning that this game isn’t trying to do anything new or terribly innovative. Origins does action, and does it well. It also does visceral, bloody combat extremely well. The addition of environmental kills makes the already brutal combat even more brutal. There aren’t many games where you can impale countless enemies on trees and other sharp objects. The absence of a multiplayer component is extremely disappointing, especially since some sort of multiplayer (or even co-op) would’ve worked well with this type of game. This hurts the game’s overall value and level of replayability, but not enough to keep this game from being something any action (or X-Men) fan should try. Shredding enemies with Wolverine’s Adamantium claws never gets old, and there’s a good level of variety in the enemies and levels to keep the game from becoming too dull.
Vandal Online (May 01, 2009)
Y es que se nota a leguas que X-Men Origins: Wolverine es algo más que un juego simple para aprovechar el tirón de una jugosa licencia. Estamos ante un más que posible referente en cuanto a adaptaciones de películas a videoconsolas. Jugablemente, es bastante robusto. Gráficamente cumple con honor. Raven Software ha demostrado llevar las licencias de Marvel a un buen puerto. Si sois fans del personaje, y encima tenéis ganas de desatar vuestro lado más salvaje y mutante, jamás habíamos visto una opción más adecuada. Y es que por fin, podemos hacer nuestra la frase que acuñó Lobezno allá por los ochenta: “Soy el mejor en mi trabajo, aunque lo que haga no sea muy agradable". Pues desde Vandal Online os decimos que jugar a Lobezno sí lo es.
GameDaily (May 01, 2009)
It's without question one of the best movie-licensed video games in stores and a satisfying action romp for X-Men fanatics. Rapidly pressing the same buttons to slaughter similar looking bad guys eventually grows repetitive, and the game chugs when the bigger monsters hit the screen, but overall, you'll enjoy carving evildoers like lunch meat and battling familiar foes from the comic books and this week's film. Make sure you play it, bub.
The story jumps the shark, and manages to mangle two of Marvel’s most cherished characters in the process. The game may lose steam as it goes, but the excellent combat still makes it worth the price of admission.
78 (May 22, 2009)
The game is a guilty pleasure type of fun. You know its repetitive and not that deep, but sometimes you just want to kill things. This game delivers that aspect in spades. While it does have its share of shortcomings, I personally enjoyed playing the game more than the film. This is honestly one of the better movie based games to have come out in recent years and is deserving of at least a rental.
IGN (Apr 30, 2009)
Should any of the criticism I've launched keep you from playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- Uncaged Edition? No, this is an awesome guilty pleasure. Usually, I'll sit down to review a repetitive game that's filled with the same attacks and just tear it apart because the repetition sucks the fun out of the experience. X-Men Origins has repetition in spades, but it's the kind of repetition Wolverine/action game fans are going to love; I mean, can you get sick of literally slicing someone in two and watching the blood explode across the screen? Can you get sick of hoisting a bad guy in the air and savagely stabbing him in the gut over and over again? Can you get sick of watching Wolverine get beaten down to his adamantium skeleton only to sit there and marvel as his muscle and skin grown back in real time? I can't.
NZGamer (May 04, 2009)
For a movie tie-in game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine has a surprisingly long 13+ hour playing time. There are some token unlockables to explore on top of this, the best ones being the classic X-Men costumes (even how you win them is clever). Overall, this should be a decent rental for action fans and a worthy addition to your collection for those people who know who James Howlett is.
GameFocus (May 27, 2009)
I rarely enjoy button mashing or combo style action games and never complete them. The concept just can’t withstand an eight hour game for me. But X-Men Origins: Wolverine takes that concept and integrates a beloved superhero and just about kept me entertained for the entire game. They’ve captured what has always made Wolverine a favourite among comic book and cartoon fans and catered to their grown up tastes.
PSX Extreme (May 27, 2009)
All in all, Wolverine is the type of game that's actually worth a purchase. Is it worth the full $60? Eh, barely. But knock off 20 and it's definitely a game you should pick up while you wait for God of War 3. It may get repetitive and frustrating, but it still manages to be a fun game that you'll likely enjoy playing to the very end. It has a decent graphics engine, fun gameplay, good controls, and good sound. Download the demo if you're not sure.
GamingXP (Jun 13, 2009)
Ich gehöre zu den Menschen, die simple Spielmechanik auf hohem Niveau gepaart mit dem gelegentlichen Aufziehen von Blutwolken sehr schätzen und daher würde ich diesem Titel eine glatte 10 geben, da ich der Meinung bin ein Meisterwerk vor mir liegen zu haben. Betrachtet man das Ganze allerdings aus dem Winkel der Objektivität fallen die vielen Unzulänglichkeiten störend auf und auch der hohe Gewaltfaktor ist nicht jedermanns Sache. Geht man nach den Fakten bleibt ein mittelmäßiger Hack'n'Slay-Vertreter, der die Wartezeit auf „God of War 3“ verkürzen kann. Sind Sie allerdings Fan von „X-Men“-Geschichten oder entspannen Sie sich abends gerne bei „blutigen Orgien“, dann führt kein Weg an diesem Spiel vorbei!
XGN (May 02, 2009)
Liters bloed en afgehakte lichaamsdelen vliegen je om de oren vanaf het begin tot het eind van deze game. Het ziet er, ondanks de fouten, erg goed uit en speelt lekker weg. Voor je het weet ben je een paar uur verder en wil je alleen maar meer. Deze game is een must have voor iedere gamer!
Game Chronicles (May 02, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Uncaged Edition rises above the normal sanitized superhero games we typically expect from the genre. Wolverine is a very violent man and he is very good at what he does. I’m guessing a lot of parents are going to unsuspectingly buy this game for their kids and then be shocked later. Personally, I found the violence so over-the-top it almost reverted back to comical…or at least comic book. It was more stylized than offensive, but conservative parents should be warned, this isn’t your Saturday morning superhero. This is Wolverine, and he’s back, bigger, better, and uncaged. Check it out!
Gamer 2.0 (May 18, 2009)
Overall, Raven Software did a very good job of sticking close to the movie plot while simultaneously delivering a rewarding experience. Still, gameplay became boring and repetitive fairly often and some minor issues with the camera and graphics were encountered. Despite this, we can safely chalk up X-Men Origins: Wolverine as one more in a new breed of movie-to-video games that don’t suck.
PlayFrance (May 25, 2009)
X Men Origins : Wolverine est finalement une bonne surprise pour une adaptation de long métrage. Raven Software nous livre un jeu d'action bestial, violent et jouissif, qui use les codes du genre jusqu'à la corde mais qui propose une aventure prenante et agréable. Classique mais efficace, ce titre emmène le joueur dans un bain de sang entrecoupé ça et là par quelques scénettes de plateforme ou de réflexion, le tout servi par une réalisation attrayante.
75 (Apr 30, 2009)
Gigantesque défouloir, immense pourvoyeur de tripaille, X-Men Origins : Wolverine constitue une excellente surprise. Il nous prouve ainsi que les adaptations de films ne sont pas toutes condamnées à la médiocrité. Beau, intense et un poil plus profond qu'il le laisse penser au premier abord, le titre de Raven Software enchaîne les moments de bravoure. Nul doute qu'il saura réunir les fans endurcis du mutant le plus célèbre de l'univers et les néophytes au sein d'un même ballet mortel.
If you're not a big fan of attack button heavy action games, Wolverine is not enough of a departure from the mold to change your mind about these types of games. However, if you like Wolverine, X-Men Origins, or a big bloody mess of an action game, you should certainly give Wolverine a try.
PlayStation Universe (May 06, 2009)
Still, X-Men Origins: Wolverine shines when you're simply throwing yourself at enemies and ripping their throats out, chaining together lunges and combos and plunging your claws through skulls. It's an indulgent pleasure that rarely gets stale despite its repetitive nature. It isn't a game that will appeal to everyone -- it’s strictly for the brawler crowd -- but those willing to give it a chance will enjoy the game's fast pace and glean a perverse satisfaction from its violent combat. As for X-Men fanboys? Well, they can rest assured that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the absolute best Wolverine game to date.
GameZone (May 01, 2009)
This is ultimately aimed at people who have short-attention spans. If you consider yourself as a person who just wants to pick up and play without worrying about investing too much time into the game for results, then X-Men Origins: Wolverine is definitely right up your alley. It’s a brutal game with violent deaths and gruesome action, so be prepared to be in awe when you take a hold Wolverine’s mutant powers.
Presentation is key, especially in a one note symphony like this one, and this is where Activision and Raven shine. Years of dealing with the Marvel-verse have given them some incredible insights into the characters and story here and it's evident. Every remark, battle cry and slash looks, sounds, and feels authentic to these characters, especially Wolverine and Sabertooth. This game will definitely put you in the spandex of your favorite spandex slasher, which by the way is not the manliest of looks.
Gamervision (Jun 10, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine reminds me a lot of Spider-Man 3; they’re both perfectly serviceable action games that do a great job of putting you in a superhero’s shoes, but make you wish there was more to do in those shoes. Still, it’s a somewhat addictive action title that should please fans of the character and action gamers alike. The lack of replayability means you'll probably get your fill of the game in about a week, but it's definitely worth a playthrough.
Pelaajalehti (Apr 28, 2009)
Peli on siis ihan hauska, mutta toisto alkaa silti tietyn pisteen jälkeen puuduttaa – etenkin isoja vihollisia, jotka eivät ole erityisen vaikeita, mutta vaativat toistuvaa niskaan hyppimistä ja hyökkäysnappulan rämpyttämistä, tulee vastaan aivan liian usein.
70 (May 01, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an extremely competent hack 'n' slash that achieves exactly what developer Raven set out to do: deliver a real Wolverine experience. This isn't the feral X-Man as family-friendly super-hero, but a full-on blood thirsty killer. The combat is fast and fun, the presentation often hugely impressive and Wolverine's shreddable body almost worth the asking price alone. Sadly a lot of repetition brings the whole package down, and there are a few too many little glitches, but if you've always wanted to play as Wolverine without the muzzle, this is what you've been waiting for.
InsideGamer (May 01, 2009)
X-men Origins: Wolverine weet boven de standaard licentiegame uit te steken door de spectaculaire gevechten die niet om al te veel ingewikkelde knoppencombinaties vragen. De delen waarin het spel faalt zorgen er echter voor dat dit speelplezier een beetje bedorven wordt. De eentonigheid en de technische mankementjes hier en daar maken van Wolverine een spel dat, zoals wel vaker, alleen is aan te raden voor de fan en iedereen die wel zin heeft in wat simpel maar vermakelijk popcornvermaak in videogamevorm.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (May 01, 2009)
Undoubtedly the most enjoyable game to be based around Wolverine (but that's probably not saying much), X-Men Origins: Wolverine offers fast-paced, brutal, brainless action by the bucketload. It's certainly not of the same calibre as God of War or Devil May Cry, but X-Men fans will probably have more fun then watching the movie.
DarkZero (May 12, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a refreshing entry into the comic book/movie-crossover genre. It has its flaws, and is by no means the perfect game, but it is the perfect Wolverine-simulator, at least for the time being. Knowing that the means to create such a fantastic formula now exists, only fills me with anticipation for any future Wolverine titles. But for now, this is a reassuring reminder that movie games don’t have to be awful – in fact, they can be better than the films they’re based on. It’s the best at what it does, and what it does is very good indeed.
70 (May 13, 2009)
X-Men Orígenes: Lobezno es un juego que no pasará a la historia, pero sí un pasatiempo entretenido mientras dura. Su planteamiento de arcade clásico, la estética ultraviolenta y un personaje carismático hacen del título de Raven una opción bastante recomendable para los fans del cómic y de la película. Para el resto de jugadores, quizás valga la pena más el alquiler o descargar antes la demo para ver si os convence la propuesta que ofrece esta más que aceptable adaptación.
GameSpot AU (May 01, 2009)
It's derivative and occasionally buggy, but solid action and over-the-top gore make X-Men Origins: Wolverine a cut above other movie tie-ins.
IGN Australia (Apr 29, 2009)
Sturdy enough as a brawler with me-too adventuring and some mostly solid production values, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is merely as good as the movie, in reality. If you're not fussy, like your button-mashy beat-em-ups and are addicted to either Wolverine or Hugh Jackman's tank-like physique, you'll get the most out of this. It's God of War with claws and an equally bloodthirsty attitude; flawed, fun and fairly brainless gaming that will infuriate fans of the characters while keeping those same fans playing through, just to see what's around the bend.
Mania (May 15, 2009)
Frank Miller’s line for Wolverine, “I’m the best at what I do and what I do isn’t very nice” will become your mantra. Gaining new attacks and getting faster healing abilities makes you feel as if you are Wolverine. The rub is by the time you are finished living out the movie/ game and a few additional moments, you don’t want to go back and play it all over again. It was just too frustrating. Any great game should make you want to pick it up and beat it all over again. This is a once and done Wolverine adventure.
Game Shark (May 21, 2009)
At the end of the day X-Men Origins: Wolverine offers a fun, albeit repetitive romp as one of comics' most savage characters. For all of the emotional troubles and failings that have always been the hallmark of Marvel characters, you could always count on Wolverine to come out of a scrap alive. The only question was how badly he was going to mess his opponents up. That spirit carries over beautifully in the game, and even when you're fighting the twelfth room of the same guys, the variety with which you can take care of business gives a fun, visceral experience.
65 (May 05, 2009)
Are there many faults with Wolverine? It is easy to point to many of them. But take a moment and consider who Wolverine is and his motivations and mutant tools of the trade. At that point, you'll be able to understand how this type of game fits the popular character more than a deep and complex game with all kinds of combat details.
60 (May 08, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is een filmgame die met goede moed is gemaakt en waar de ontwikkelaar ook echt wel tijd en liefde in heeft gestoken. Het is dan jammer om te constateren dat de game te eentonig is, haast geen uitdaging biedt en niet goed afgewerkt is. Voor een kwartiertje tussendoor is de game prima te doen, maar zoek je een hoogstaand hack and slash-avontuur voor langere tijd, dan ben je bij X-Men Origins: Wolverine aan het verkeerde adres.
Teletext (2009)
Even if you have no interest in Wolverine or the X-Men, the game's combat is still fun, but as ever with tie-ins you feel it could be much more.
60 (May 04, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine é um jogo de acção que apenas pode ser recomendado aos fãs mais dedicados do personagem. Para os outros, mesmo os fãs do género em si, deve ser encarado com alguma cautela pois se bem que altamente divertido, enquanto dura, não apresenta nada de novo e não vai oferecer motivos para que o voltem a jogar depois de terminado. É um lugar ingrato no qual o jogo se coloca pois sem fazer algo de verdadeiramente mau, não faz nada de propriamente novo ou realmente interessante.
GameSpy (May 07, 2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine provides a satisfying but flawed experience. The core combat really captures the gory glee that made God of War and Devil May Cry so entertaining. More than many licensed games, Raven has captured the essence of what make Wolverine tick. That's why it's a shame that the rest of the game feels shoddy. The plot jumps around too much to be coherent, most boss battles aren't captivating, and some stages drag on far too long. Origins sags with plenty of problems, but it's still a cut above most Hollywood-licensed pap.
GamePro (US) (May 01, 2009)
Its repetitive gameplay, mundane puzzle design and eye-twitching platforming segments really cuts into Origins' fun and yet, for fans of the franchise, it's a solid title that's worth playing through. It will even make the most jaded comic fan smirk every once in a while. However, if you're not a huge fan of Wolverine, I'd suggest you sink your claws into something else.
Gaming Nexus (Jun 15, 2009)
While the game doesn’t break any new ground it is a lot of fun to play and worth your time if you’re a Wolvie fan or looking for a glimpse of what God of War could look like in HD.
1UP (May 01, 2009)
Repetitious enemies and a convoluted plot make Wolverine's starring role a little messy.
50 (UK) (May 01, 2009)
As it goes, I'm almost grateful they didn't. X-Men Origins: Wolverine may be unapologetically violent, but it's also unapologetically repetitive, and it's the one apology that needs to be made. Over and over again, please. So if you're reading this in 2015, and you're just now in a position to buy it, don't. You've got better things to do. After all, you're probably a mutant yourself by now. Go stab something.