Summary: Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.
Excerpt: The Incredible Hulk on Wii is a poor attempt at an open-world game that features bad graphics, a sub-par presentation, uninspired sound and broken gameplay. It does nothing to enhance the great movie experience, and in fact does more to harm the reputation of the Hulk franchise. This is even more disappointing when considering the previous Incredible Hulk game, Ultimate Destruction, which did a fantastic job of recreating the Hulk experience for the player.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is the video game spinoff of the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie. It's a surprisingly violent game, given the Teen rating applied by the ESRB, and certainly not meant for kids -- though many will be keen to get their hands on it. As the Hulk, players can destroy anything they see, including freeways and massive skyscrapers. Players can also pick up people, beat them silly with the Hulk's massive fists, and hurl them at other objects.
Conclusion: The Incredible Hulk is exactly what an educated gamer would expect from a movie based game. Its lackluster gameplay combined with subpar presentation makes for a mediocre experience. It's almost as if Hulk got so angry, he broke his own game.
Excerpt: The last time we saw Bruce Banner's alter-ego in a console game was 2005's Ultimate Destruction. Instead of a linear, level-by-level story, the multi-platform title opened up the Hulk universe to a free-roaming experience similar to the film-inspired Spider-Man games. With the summer release of the newest Hulk movie, the raging, gamma ray-mutated mass of anger makes a return to consoles in a another open world game.
Excerpt: The Incredible Hulk was never the biggest seller for Marvel Comics and the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comic book factory. In fact, the original comic series with a gray, not yet green, monster was aborted after a mere half-dozen issues in 1962. Part Golem, part Frankenstein, and part Cold War spawn, the rage-filled green gargantuan soon reappeared as a backup character in "Tales to Astonish.