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7.3 out of 10

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Escape from Butcher Bay is a difficult game to get a grip on because it tears me in two directions. On the one hand, the story is fantastic, presentation is amazing, the gameplay solid, and the visuals are some of the best to date. On the other hand, the game isn’t very difficult, it is extremely short, there are no multiplayer modes, and there is very little replay value.
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Overall 10
9.6

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

The Gamers Temple
21 September 2005
  • Excerpt: OK, you’ve got a game based on a movie license, and a movie that is of questionable quality at that. Recipe for disaster, right? Not in this case. Although the odds were stacked against it, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (CoR) delivers an exciting and innovative game wrapped in a compelling and original storyline.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
23 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Butcher Bay, with its dreary facilities and rough clientele, sounds quite like a holiday camp near Grimsby. The vacations here, though, are permanent and far more unpleasant. Even Richard B. Riddick, our sociopathic anti-hero, can’t wait to escape. Despite his complete lack of redeeming qualities, I have to say that I empathise with him. Chronicles is first-person based with the addition of hand-to-hand combat and stealth, all built around a sturdy adventuring skeleton.
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Overall 9
9.1

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, The

Into Liquid Sky
24 May 2005
  • Excerpt: With the surprise success of the sci-fi movie Pitch Black , Vin Diesel's antihero, Riddick, quickly became fodder for a film sequel. It's a shame that the movie sequel tried to make Riddick into some lonewolf savior, weakening his violent antihero image. To counteract this dilution of what could have been a prime bit of intellectual property, VU Games and Starbreeze have developed Escape From Butcher Bay , a videogame prequel that puts players in control of Riddick...
  • Pros: Awesome graphics, Solid voice cast, Melee and stealth gameplay is well implemented, Sidequests add to the main game
  • Cons: No multiplayer, Short length
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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

Game Boyz
25 April 2005
  • Excerpt: You are Richard B. Riddick, the star of the best Xbox game released to date, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Starbreeze Studios (Enclave) has not only managed to break the bad movie-based video game stigma, but has also made a legit contender for Game of the Year in the process. But enough of this lovefest; time to break the game down and find out why it's so dang good. Story Butcher Bay is the prequel to the first Riddick film, Pitch Black.
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Overall 9
9.0

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Thunderbolt Games
6 December 2004
  • Excerpt: I used to write articles on a monthly basis for my local newspaper. It was a great little job for me because I get to write about video games and movies and unlike these reviews, I actually got paid for it. I started a ìBest Entertainment Betsî column that I used to discuss my top picks for upcoming games and movies, and I picked the Chronicles of Riddick DVD as the best upcoming DVD. I received quite a few comments about my choice. Many people hated the film.
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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

GamersHell.com
6 August 2004
  • Excerpt: I don’t think I’m wrong if I say that the number of great games based on licensed movie brands can be counted on one hand. There are plenty of perfectly okay ones, but a scary number of truly horrendous ones too. It’s common to look at this kind of games as a cheap way of making extra money off a fresh brand name. It works in some cases, but in many cases the end result just shouldn’t have been made in the first place.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Game Over Online
7 July 2004
  • Excerpt: I’m going to start this review with a little story: A few years ago, at an event for a game, I observed Vin Diesel stroll into the place with his entourage and, after playing that night’s featured title, proclaim that he had just founded a game studio. My fellow journalists and I scoffed at that statement. What did Vin or his “studio” know about games, particularly making good games that wouldn’t be some cheesy movie knockoff?
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Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

The Next Level
14 June 2004
  • Excerpt: Not a believer? As soon as you boot up the game and see the menu screen, a menu screen that someone actually put time into, you'll believe. And it only gets better from there.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

Xbox-Hq.Com
11 June 2004
  • Excerpt: The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is one of those exceedingly rare types of games that delivers exceptionally high quality through and through and single-handedly ups the ante for all similar games. It''s so unbelievably good that it almost feels like it was brought back in time, because most all of today''s action games (on the Xbox or otherwise) just aren''t in the same league.
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