Excerpt: When it comes to super hero video games based on movies, many experienced gamers tend to stay clear. Incomplete, rushed and full of glitches are often the words used to describe even some of the most promising movie based titles. So when X-men Origins: Wolverine for the Xbox 360 arrived at my home office, I kept my expectations in check.
Excerpt: pening with the character plummeting through the sky, crashing claws-first into a hapless enemy, the game states its intent early. is a an enjoyably visceral, if flawed brawler that delivers action and claw-based violence in spades, and provides long-suffering fans a chance to play as Logan at his bloodthirsty best.
Excerpt: Raven Software was tasked with recreating the movie experience of the latest X-Men movie known as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the movie was far from being a blockbuster, the video game actually manages to outshine its lackluster big screen counterpart. Following the same basic premise, you play as Wolverine with his indestructible adamantium claws on a revenge mission to destroy his enemies.
Excerpt: Playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very odd experience. It's a game based on a 12-rated summer Blockbuster, but it's more violent than any other game released this year. The violence actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it (although we're still amazed it's actually happened), but the game's high quality is really quite surprising.
M-rated video game is far more violent than the movie.
Common Sense Media
26 June 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a review of the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC version of the video game adaptation of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine , which is much more violent than the PG-13 movie and has earned an "M" rating from the ESRB. Using his metal claws, Wolverine brutally kills enemies in a variety of ways, from chopping their heads off to decapitating them at the waist.
Conclusion: X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fantastic game
that really shows what Raven Software can do
with this genre. The developer has demonstrated
that they have moved up from the mediocre Marvel
Ultimate Alliance and X-Men Legends titles and
have created the best Wolverine game to date!
The combat system is good and the music is well
done thanks to the same composer that made the
great scores for Underworld, Far Cry Instincts,
and Rainbow Six Vegas.
Excerpt: This is a fairly easy game to summarize: If God of War and Uncharted got together to have babies, Wolverine would be their offspring. While not as polished or innovative as the games that inspire it, Origins definitely sets the bar pretty high for future movie-licensed games. I can say in all honesty that after seeing the film this adaptation is actually better than the movie it’s based off of.