Set before the movies The Chronicles of Riddick, and
Pitch Black, this game tells the story of Riddick's
dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple maximum
security prison Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners
in the galaxy. Take on the role of Riddick and win the other
inmates' respect as you fight and creep around Butcher Bay...
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is a pretty
nifty game. It offers far more than similar games in it's
genre. The aim of the game here is... actually there are many
different areas and pinning down what is so great about this
game is a little tricky - there are so many great features.
a first person shoot 'em up... only you don't get to use guns
in that many segments of the game. No, instead you must rely
on your stealth and cunning to sneak up on guards and take
them out quietly. Or, we found it easier to just run past
them. But when you do get hold of some weapons, we found the
stun gun - which fires an electric discharge at your prey
- to be the most fun.
levels bring different challenges. These include walking around
the prison making friends and beating up other inmates, bribing
guards and sneaking off so that you can run around the maze
of caves which forms Butcher Bay's mine.
also get to see Riddick get his eyes shined - which helps
you see in the dark in later level. In fact this is really
handy, as you can disrupt the power to the lights and take
out your enemy under cover of darkness.
is also some sneaking to be done inside long tunnels of ducting.
This is an essential plot element of all of the best sci-fi
movies. Go on, name one sci-fi film that doesn't have the
hero crawling through ducting at some point.
you move along you can pick up smokes, packets of cigarettes,
which help you to unlock extras in the game.
game is challenging and fun. And just as you are starting
to tire of a level, things spin on their head so that you
are playing a totally different game.
short, it has everything: quality graphics, cool gameplay,
foul language and don't forget the ducting. The only down
side is that once this game is finished there is very little
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