X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Gives you just enough power – Skill and mutagen systems – Solid plot elements
Bad
  • Just a little on the short side
7.5

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fast paced and brutal hack and slash action game that has some ties to the film that shares the same title. The Uncaged Edition of the game was developed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 while a different game version was released for other platforms that toned down the gore, language and some of the combat elements.

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If you’ve seen the film then you’ll recognise some of the plot elements, the game is entirely based on the movie though with some original plot coming into play throughout your adventure. During the prologue of the game you’ll see an older Wolverine being hunted in an almost post apocalyptic urban setting by a number of soldiers. While running you begin to look back at the events that took you to this point in time. Your first flashback takes you to Africa and follows your adventure as part of Team X and your eventual departure from the team.

Gameplay focuses on fast paced and flowing combat of a hack and slash style. You’ll be put in control of Wolverine as he jumps around the battlefield to dispatch his enemies in often brutal ways. Choosing between grabs, light and heavy attacks players will have to quickly deal with the enemies on screen while minimising the damage taken.

In addition to your claws you can rely on the environment for extra damage from impaling people to throwing them off cliff edges. Attacks will slowly build up your rage filter which when full allows you to unleash more devastating and powerful attacks.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Wolverine game if you didn’t regenerate from your injuries over time. While this has been included the developers have done a great job to give you just enough power but not so much that you can afford to not think strategically in battle.

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For missions, killings and other objectives you’ll slowly generate experience to upgrade your skills. Players can also equip mutagens which act like items to give you completely new abilities or alter current ones.

Playing as Wolverine is fun, bloody and feels responsive. With some good depth added through skills and abilities this is definitely a game worth playing through, especially for X-Men fans.

Summary:

  • Play as Wolverine and discover your origin story.
  • Plenty of skills and mutagens to customise your experience.
  • Ties into the movie but has plenty of its own plot.
  • On a huge number of platforms.
  • A must play for X-Men fans that love hack and slash gameplay.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on January 30, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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