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4.8 out of 10

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian

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Overall 5
4.8
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 6
6.0

Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian, The

The Next Level
28 October 2003
  • Excerpt: Taking place some time before the movie, the game harkens back to when too-cool-for-a-last-name Mathayus had to save the world from a guy named Magus and his entourage of untalented nobodies and cronies. This is Mathayus' first adventure, when he was only a wee tyro in some sweaty hamlet, and it shows.
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Overall 8
8.4

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian

Playstation Illustrated
3 March 2003
  • Excerpt: The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian is easy on the eyes. From the opening screen, the menus are done beautifully. The in-game graphics are great to look at as well. The environments are always rendered one room at a time, but each room looks great. The colors are dark and earthy, very fitting for the setting. The character models are well developed. Mathayus really looks like the Rock, and all the enemies have well defined characteristics about them.
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Overall 5
5.2

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian

Game Over Online
1 October 2002
  • Excerpt: Here’s the thing, whenever I receive a videogame based on a movie, I pretty much already know that it isn’t going to live up to its namesake, nevertheless, I always go into games like this with an open-mind. And that was especially the case with The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian. The GBA port was actually a pretty damn good game so how bad can the PS2 version be?
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Overall 7
7.1
Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 7
7.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian

Gaming Target
30 September 2002
Overall 2
2.0
Gameplay 2
1.9
Graphics 4
4.2
Sound 4
3.9
Control 1
1.0
Addiction 1
0.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
16 September 2002
  • Excerpt: It's been done so many times, and has consistently been executed poorly; movie to videogame conversions. Some of the worst that have gone down in the books include E.T. for the Atari 2600, Blade for the PSX, Street Fighter: The Movie, and that's only naming about a percentile. Released last April for all movie goers to attend, the prequel to the Mummy franchise has now made its way to the PS2 and Gamecube...unfortunately.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 6
6.0
Lifespan 5
5.0

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian review

allaboutgames.co.uk
15 August 2003
  • Conclusion: Not the adventure game it portrays itself as; it is more of a fighting game, in the style of wrestling.
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Overall 4
4.0

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian

Sofa Cinema
19 March 2003
Overall 2
2.0

The Scorpion King: rise of the Akkadian

gamesector.dk
9 February 2003
  • Excerpt: At blande forskellige genrer er ikke noget nyt i filmindustrien, og for nyligt udkom efterfølgeren til The Mummy, nemlig Scorpion King. Basalt set er der tale om rå action, leveret af WWF ikonet The Rock. Vi skal naturligvis begaves med en Playstation 2 version, men hvad pokker har en wrestler at gøre med gamle sagn og magi?
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salzburg.com
7 November 2002
  • Summary: Wer gerne virtuell prügelt und dabei Wert auf Qualität legt, ist mit "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian" bestens beraten. Im April letzten Jahres kam ein Mummy-Spin-Off in unsere Kinos und wurde mit gemischten Gefühlen aufgenommen. Einerseits wurde er von den Fans seichter Unterhaltung mit Freuden angenommen, andererseits haben ihn aber die Kritiker des leicht zugänglichen Entertainments schier in der Luft zerfetzt.
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