The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Apr 7, 2009
7.89
playscore
Average
367th of 1221

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About this game

Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

This game in the Chronicles of Riddick franchise puts players into the role of enigmatic anti-hero Riddick. A hi-def re-imagining of the blockbuster 2004 game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena follows up the story from the original game title as Riddick must now flee the Dark Athena, following his harrowing escape from the notorious Butcher Bay prison. During the adventure, Richard B. Riddick must escape the predatory Merc-ship Dark Athena using stealth and action to overcome its merciless crew and challenge the nefarious Captain Revas.

Critic Reviews

12 Reviews
7.77
Brad ShoemakerApr 06, 2009
The real attraction in this package is the one-two punch of Butcher Bay and Dark Athena, which combined will take you quite a while to complete and offer plenty of value on their own. This game went through some turmoil when previous publisher Vivendi shed some of its projects after the Activision merger, but I'm glad Atari swooped in to save the day and I'm glad the developer took the initiative to revive Butcher Bay and give it such a thorough spit-shine in the first place.
Brad NicholsonApr 14, 2009
Assault on Dark Athena is no more than a competent shooter -- it’s the mix of stealth and out-and-out confrontation that gives the title its edge. In multiplayer, it all breaks down. Headshots are common, respawn times are jokingly short, and level design is bad. The matches have an up-tempo, almost CounterStrike feel -- there’s even a mode that uses a weapon system like CS -- yet they lack that title’s refinement.
Tom OrryApr 07, 2009
With two great games that will take somewhere in the region of 15-20 hours to complete, superb presentation and a sense that you're playing something different to the norm, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena comes highly recommended. If it weren't for a few unfortunate bugs and the odd strange design decision that score below this paragraph might even have been a notch higher.

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