The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

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Good
  • Two games in one – Brutal action and great stealth
Bad
  • Graphically lacking – Not one for non Riddick fans
7.5

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena blends sci-fi and stealth in this remake of Escape from Butcher Bay for newer consoles. This means improved graphics, more challenging AI and an expanded storyline.

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Played from a first person perspective just like the original players control Riddick during the whole Butcher Bay prison escape. For the most part this is exactly the same game as the first release with players completing numerous quests from various NPCs as they try to also escape from the prison once and for all. For those that have already experienced this story the new AI does ensure enough of a fresh challenge.

After you’re done with the original game players will than explore the extra content that this remake has to offer in the form of a story aboard the mercenary ship, Dark Athena.

Both the original story and this new story arc that players will get to experience offer similar gameplay. Early on in both games in particular players will find the game is very stealth orientated as players lie low and try to take out enemies using either their fists or knife attacks.

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Gameplay does slowly evolve to include more action combat through weapons (especially in the Dark Athena story arc) which are slowly gained and also gives Riddick the opportunity to use his built in night vision. Players won’t find any heads up display in The Chronicles of Riddick which instead requires players players to follow on screen cues instead for game information.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is a great buy for fans of the original Butcher Bay, those that love the Riddick story or those looking for a game that blends action with a healthy dose of stealth.

Summary:

  • Offers the original Butchers Bay experience plus a whole new game.
  • Mixture of stealth, action and even brawling.
  • Interesting cut scenes and good voice acting help bring the setting to life.
  • Lack of HUD requires you to rely on other cues.
  • For PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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