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The War of the Worlds
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The War of the Worlds

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Overall 5

The War of the Worlds review

24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: H.G. Wells was a genius ahead of his time. He created the original The War of the Worlds novel in freaking 1898 , and we’re talking about a story involving an alien invasion, chemical weapons, heat rays, and goddamn battle walkers. That shit must have blown minds back then.
  • Pros: Captures the mood and style of H.G. Wells perfectly, Hilarious ways to die, Creates incredibly tense situations
  • Cons: Controls horribly, Broken checkpoints, Sometimes can't even see what you're trying to do
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Overall 9
Video quality 10

The War of the Worlds

BluRay Authority
28 January 2012
  • Excerpt: An old school gaming take on the original sci/fi classic, The War of the Worlds has invaded consoles, but does it do the acclaimed source justice? This game makes you feel like you’re in H.G. Wells’ novel, as the atmosphere is potent and the sense of dread is constant.
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Overall 6

The War of the Worlds Review

10 January 2012
  • Summary: " The War of the Worlds " is another of those famous franchises which has never been represented in video games in a truly great manner and this latest offering is another which falls into that category.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

3 January 2012
  • Summary: Given the ripe subject matter and iconic name, I would have expected somebody to attempt a War of the Worlds video game long before now. Outside of a 27 year old Sinclair ZX81computer game, we haven't seen any developers attempt to do justice to this internationally famous science fiction book.
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Overall 4

The War of the Worlds

True achievements
2 January 2012
  • Conclusion: No level select. Simple begin a new game and continue options. Overall Score The game itself is good, with a lush environment, but the controls just crush the game to the two stars I gave.
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No One is Mistaking this for the Real Thing

29 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Walking around as a corpse when the game failed to properly detect my death.
  • Pros: Racing through abandoned buildings as poisonous smoke filled the rooms behind me.
  • Cons: Listening to the exact same speech from Patrick Stewart after retrying the same cheap spot for the twentieth time.
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Overall 4

The War of the Worlds review (X360)

23 November 2011
  • Excerpt: War of the Worlds is something of an institution in aliens take over the world lore. You’ve likely read the seminal H.G. Wells book, or viewed the original movie, or at least watched the Tom Cruise-vehicle-cum-remake. No? To all three? What’s wrong with you?
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The War of the Worlds

10 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The War of the Worlds is a strange case when it comes to graphics, much like its gameplay the graphics are very hit or miss. While the backgrounds are typically gorgeous and evoke a very Limbo aesthetic the character models seem very bland and typically animate awkwardly.
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Overall 6

The War of the Worlds

Strategy Informer
5 November 2011
  • Conclusion: I want to recommend War of the Worlds to everyone, I want to slap a high score on it and call it a classic, but I can’t because it made me too damn angry. When it works it’s a wonderful and challenging experience, hence the still reasonable score, but it too often doesn’t.
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Overall 10

War of the Worlds Review

4 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Since H.G. Wells first penned the 1898 novel, The War of the Worlds, there have been a wide variety of adaptations, including a radio program that actually made the world believe we were being invaded by...
  • Pros: + Excellent narrative, + Looks fantastic, + Soundtrack is well done, + Simplistic yet complex gameplay
  • Cons: Jump timing, Unforgiving obstacles
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