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The Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena (Mac)

by Atari
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B0016661PK
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 24 April 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,373 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena brings the hit first-person shooter to a new generation of consoles. The action-packed game, a hi-definition re-imagined version of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Assault on Dark Athena features an entirely new chapter in the Riddick Saga and for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat.

The Chronicles of Riddick series of games takes the player deeper into the universe of Universal Pictures' films The Chronicles of Riddick and cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Vin Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick. In Assault on Dark Athena the player takes the role of Riddick using stealth and action to overcome the merciless crew of the predatory Merc-ship Dark Athena which awaits its prey in the dark reaches of space. Cheating death through a series of spectacular battles and events, Riddick will fight for his life amid a storm of malevolence and horror.

  • Multiple forms of combat: Unique blend of first-person range and melee combat with stealth kills and counter-attacks.
  • Atmospheric and cinematic first person shooter: Great story telling in Sci-Fi environments handled with AAA Hollywood treatment for an immersive journey through Vin Diesel's blockbuster universe.
  • Multiplayer modes: Variety of fast-paced multiplayer and online options available for the first time in the Riddick franchise.
  • Bonus material: Escape from Butcher Bay has been re-mastered and will be included along with The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 for 1 1 Jun. 2009
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Butcher Bay - Mission: To escape a maximun security prison using various abilities and weapons including stealth, hand2hand combat and Riddicks trademark 'Eyeshine' nightvision. Although packaged as a first person shooter, this title is 85% stealth and hand2hand/knife/club combat and 15% shooter. DON'T let this put you off. Butcher Bay is the BEST movie tie in game EVER. Don't believe me - try it.

Dark Athena - Mission: To escape the starship 'Dark Athena'. Following on from Butcher Bay, Riddick is captured by Revas - captain of the Dark Athena. Using 35% stealth and 65% shooter this is more of a traditional first person game. Not as good as Butcher Bay but still a very good game in its own right.

Two games for the price of one. Butcher Bay 9.5/10 Dark Athena 8.5/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Trigger
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
It's ironic really that - five years after its original release - the star of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is its predecessor, Escape from Butcher Bay. Although Riddick's second game outing is a solid FPS with excellent atmosphere and visuals, you can never quite shake the feeling that it's not as well-paced, immersive or compelling as its prequel. AoDA picks up an unspecified amount of time after the events portrayed in Butcher Bay, with Riddick and Johns' escape ship captured by the Dark Athena; a vast mercenary-come-pirate ship that scavenges off anyone unfortunate to cross their path.

Level design in AoDA is mixed; incorporating typical dark corners and corridors, blasting through open outdoor areas and even a couple of interesting twists on the zero-gravity nature of spaceships. The whole game is quite heavily skewed toward gunplay, with Riddick able to take cover (of sorts) and shoot over or around obstacles, as well as many sections where waves of enemies must be mowed down. Further, there are a number of melee fights, with regular enemies (which is still always entertaining) and against boss enemies (which can border on frustrating). Health adopts a segment perspective, and after a few seconds of hiding the current segment regenerates - health stations are dotted fairly generously around the game, and usually a little backtracking isn't out of the question to find previous stations.

Perhaps AoDA's greatest misjudgment is in its pacing. With his 'eyeshine' and penchant for melee weapons and stealth, Richard B. Riddick is a character who excels in the shadows.
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It is important to note that ‘Assault on Dark Athena' contains two full games, with a re-mastered edition of the 2004 Xbox game ‘Escape from Butcher Bay.' Both games are full length, and the differences between old and new are not greatly visible, with Dark Athena maybe very slightly ahead on terms of production values.

Escape from Butcher Bay is still a fantastic game, and never once feels old or outdated.The newer game feels very similar to Butcher Bay in terms of gameplay, feeling more like an extension to the previous game, rather than a whole new game in itself. Detailing the events of Riddick's journey after escaping Butcher Bay, the first half of the game takes place on a space ship, named the ‘Dark Athena.' The ship is exceedingly well designed, and has a very strong ‘Star Trek' feel contained within its layout and graphical style. This is then reinforced with the fact the bulk of the enemies are Borg-like ‘drones,' humans which have been stripped of identity and individual thought.

The Star-Trek nostalgia stops there however, with the dialogue being best described as being ‘extremely mature.' The characters are well created, much more so than in Butcher Bay. The main antagonist, Captain Revas, is well acted and scripted, with cruelty and intelligence being attributes of equal importance to her personality. The supporting characters are slightly more memorable than those of Butcher Bay, however, they still lack from very acute under-development, although some do make you genuinely care for them. This sometimes leads to frustration with Riddick's seeming inability to be polite or even pleasant to those around him, with the characters limitations imposing upon the player's personal involvement.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth it if you never played Butcher Bay 28 Jan. 2010
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I loved Butcher Bay on the xbox but never got to finish it because the disk broke so I was glad to be able to play and finish it this time.
It's well worth buying if you've never played it before but if you had it on xbox then I don't think I could reccomend it.

It is a great game with a pretty good story and the AI isn't bad. I also enjoy using stealth in an FPS for a change.
But the graphics aren't very good and some of the faces people pull are pretty strange. The game is almost the exact same so if you've played it before your not missing much.

The second game does still have not-too-good graphics and the same average AI.
But it's not as short as you'd think and the weapons you can use are pretty nice.

Lastly this game is about as worth buying for the online as Unreal Tournament 3. They are both pretty good online but I think only 15 people at most play it online.

So I'd say if you've owned it before it's best to buy it cheap for the second game. But if you've never played Riddic it's well worth buying.
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