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The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian is a Bronze age themed 3D action-adventure game that was released alongside the The Scorpion King movie.

The game features an original storyline that precedes the movie. You play as the future Scorpion King Mathayus who is an Akkadian by birth. A tribe famous for their assassination skills. Magnus, a dark lord is planning to resurrect his dark master, Mathayus is sent on a simple assassination task but it soon turns out there is more going on than meets the eye. He embarks on a journey to stop Magnus witch leads him to ancient Egypt, Crete, the underworld and Babylon.

As the story progresses you fight a variety of enemies including men, beast and mythological creatures. You fight the enemies hand to hand or with up to eight weapons (swords, staffs, gloves) in a variety of environments. Power-ups for strength and endurance can be found in cracks in the floor or walls and concept art can be unlocked by collecting rubies scattered around the levels. Dwayne Johnson who plays Mathayus in the movie voices his character in the game.


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Alternate Titles

  • "The Scorpion King: Aufstieg des Akkadiers" -- German title
  • "Le Roi Scorpion: L'ascension de l'Akkadien" -- French title
  • "Il Re Scorpione: L'ascesa dell'Akkadiano" -- Italian title

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Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 10, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62 PlayStation 2 Dec 23, 2002 61 out of 100 61 GameCube Dec 23, 2002 60 out of 100 60
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Oct, 2002 58 out of 100 58
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Jan, 2003 58 out of 100 58
Worth Playing GameCube Nov 08, 2002 5.4 out of 10 54
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
GameSpot GameCube Nov 06, 2002 4.2 out of 10 42
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2008 40 out of 100 40
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Oct 21, 2002 3 out of 10 30


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