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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to reviews.
I loved this game. Still playing it for the trophies, and just because i have fallen in love with pandora itself. The camera work is absolutely fine. But people pick it to bits because they want to break the physics within the game to do things that are plain crazy. When your in the game just look around you. And you realize that this is something amazing. The Na'vi...
Published on 21 Dec 2009 by A. D. Sudra

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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance
At first glance this appears to be an above average movie tie-in, with lush graphics and top notch presentation, however extended play reveals unresponsive controls, poor camera issues and an unengaging storyline.

The world of Avatar is incredible, with detailed flora & fauna making you believe you are fully immersed in the Avatar jungle. (apparently this game...
Published on 14 Dec 2009 by Gary Hilton


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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance, 14 Dec 2009
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Gary Hilton "ursinebrute" (Lancashire) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
At first glance this appears to be an above average movie tie-in, with lush graphics and top notch presentation, however extended play reveals unresponsive controls, poor camera issues and an unengaging storyline.

The world of Avatar is incredible, with detailed flora & fauna making you believe you are fully immersed in the Avatar jungle. (apparently this game also boasts 3D graphics but you would need to have the type of TV capable of showing these). The jungle can be over detailed at times as it causes some frame rate issues at times.
You have the choice at the beginning of playing as either the marine (ie a standard shoot em up game) or the blue inhabitants, the Navi's (ie a standard platformer).
I found my attention waning the more I played and although there were momnets that lifted it slightly (like when you drive the vehicles) I found the controls too unresponsive to truly enjoy the game.

All in all, there IS fun to be had here, and if you could snap this up cheaply I would say go for it, but in the plethora of top games released at Christmas there are better titles out there more deserving of your cash.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to reviews., 21 Dec 2009
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A. D. Sudra "Anish" (Essex, England) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
I loved this game. Still playing it for the trophies, and just because i have fallen in love with pandora itself. The camera work is absolutely fine. But people pick it to bits because they want to break the physics within the game to do things that are plain crazy. When your in the game just look around you. And you realize that this is something amazing. The Na'vi battle system is straight forward and easy and fun. The same goes for the RDA human gameplay. The story was for me very engaging and i wanted to beat the RDA to bits when i was a Na'vi and the same goes for the opposite play through. This is the best movie game adaption since spiderman 2 all those years ago. The online leaves something to be desired but for this was all about the story mode. Alot of time has gone into this game and it shows in the graphics, over all presentation and gameplay. Take this game for what it is and not what it could be and you'll be pleasently surprised. Bring on the sequel with some improvements and this could be a very good franchise. James Cameron himself stated that this avatar game project would be a learning process and i believe he'll deliver as time goes by.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I have a 3D tv, 27 Aug 2010
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Mr. C. M. Welch "Colwel" (London) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
I purchased this game as it has the 3D capability.

I have to say it is quite incredible and I look forwrad to more 3d games being launched.

The game itself is pretty good and at this price you cannot go wrong. The 3d though, just keeps me going back to it time and again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IN 3D AS INTENDED: AN UNDERRATED GEM OF A GAME!!!, 23 May 2012
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This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
Avatar the game is totally underrated; one of those games that gets bad reviews and press and you give it a pass, and then you pick it up years later and it turns out to be an absolute gem. Such was my experience with Avatar The Game. Whether in 2d or 3d, essentially it is Red Dead Redeption on Pandora, and the world of Pandora is beautifully and painstakingly re-created and captured and brought to life, there for you to free-roam and explore, to complete the story mode missions to each huge open world-sector (and there are many) as well as several entertaining and fun challenges to each one before moving on.... to many many more... until you have covered all of the pandora moon!

Every animal and vehicle, gun and weapon, building and technology, plant and geographical feature from the movie is right there in the game for you to see. And not only that: you have a scanner, and each new plant or animal, vehicle or person you come across on Pandora while free roaming or during a misson, you can scan and then read in detail about on your pandora-pedia... and the info is so passionate and deep it is surely done by Jim Cameron himself! ....

You can ride the animals, fly the halocopters, shoot the guns, drive the vehicles, etc etc...

And you even get to choose whether you want to join the na'vi or stay with the humans and whup their asses!

And let me tell you, in 3d, it is just as close as it gets to living the movie!!! To BEING there on pandora. The world is beautiful... the floating mountains incredible as you fly the banshee after making the zahalu...

Total underrated Gem! I have played all the games I can get my hands on on my 42 inch 3d LG TV, and Avatar has the best 3d, with great depth and controllable projections... spin the cammera around and your gun sticks an inch out the screen... rotate the cam overhead and your na'vi stands a full foot out of the tv...

This is the best 3d game out there!!!

Sure, there are a few minor niggles; forgive them, stop being stubborn and learn the control system properly... and something very special is awaiting you... and at a bargain bin price now.

The best comparison I can give you is Red Dead Redemption on Pandora, with an engaging reward system to earn new fighting abilities, benefits, weapons, and vehicles, animals, new locations, and more...

Also it is just jam-packed with info about Pandora... obviously by Jim Cam himself; from the cryogenic 5-year sleep space craft to the Valkrye that transports the troops to earth, to the Pandoran atmosphere and all the technology they (we humans) use there and why... you will even learn things about 'unobtainium' you didn't know from the film...

This is a great, great game with a few niggles... you can see a lot of love has gone into making it...

In 3d, all is forgiven because it is STUNNING and beautiful!

Nuff said!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good indeed!, 31 Jan 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
As a fan of the movie, I was excited to get this game into my playstation and I wasn't disappointed.

The graphics are amazing, with lots of little details thought out in every corner. The colours are fantastic, and I like that it's a new story from the movie, so it doesn't feel repetitive in any way. I like that you can choose between human and na'vi, then go back to make the other decision and play the game all over again from a new perspective! It's a very good film to game adaptation, as usually they're a bit of an after thought.

Pros:

-Graphics are stunning
-Detail in each area is great
-Driving machines/riding animals is really fun
-Ability to play the game twice, once as human, once as na'vi
-Lots of help between the challenges you have to do

Cons:

-Controls take a little time to get used it
-The na'vi themselves look a little amateur
-Quite easy to fall off things or go round in circles when looking for a particular place.

This is a great game, and any fans of the movie will love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 22 Feb 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
A very basic style of game play, reminded me of a ps2 game rather than a next gen one.
Actions look forced and unnatural and despite the fact that the world was impressive at times, a large amount of it is merely scenery and rocks and ledges which appear perfectly traversable cannot be stepped on. As other reviews have mentioned, many of the features from the film were lost when making the game, such as the navi/animal link (through the hair).

One of the main issues I had was the fact that there are so few places you can travel in comparison to the map. Only certain vines can be climbed (in a very basic style as well) and the banshees can only land on specific areas as well.

If anyone is in the mood for what can only be described as a good playstation 2 game, then go ahead, but this did not reach a decent enough standard for the PS3
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars better than people say, 10 Mar 2010
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Mr. E. J. Price "Let's look death in the face... (Burnley, Lancashire, UK) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
Ok, first off, i'm not saying that this is the greatest game i've ever played, partially because im not a hugely avid gamer, and the games i have played are the indestructible Ratchet and Clank series, Littlebigplanet, and a few varying other games too, i'm not really a fan of having to rip peoples guts out in a game so this was absolutely brilliant for me. i completed both campaigns in around 15-17 hours each. the gameplay is fairly linear, but it is fun roaming round environments and just watching the scenery (providing something doesn't attack you, which i found is very common, because when you kill creatures in an area, a few minutes later they all come back). I do think an extremely good game could be made out of this franchise. perhaps a kindof freeroamer

It's a movie tie in, so i wasn't expecting too much, but after completing it i feel very satisfied.

the PRO's
the graphics for the environments get a good 8.5 out of 10, but the sheer business of the environments makes you forget about the odd 2dimensional Bush swaying in the foreground. for the characters you speak to the graphics recieve a lower 6 out of 10(it would have been higher had i not played Final Fantasy XIII yesterday). but it doesn't detract from the fun of the game. it is extremely fun in both campaigns, even as a Na'Vi sympathiser, it was entertaining and challenging to beat them on the RDA campaign and especially using the Slow-motion button to get some great shots at viperwolves. the Na'Vi campaign is sort of a schrodinger's cat, it is more difficult but easier at the same time and just as entertaining as the other campaign.
driving the vehicles and riding creatures is a heck of a lot of fun.

the CON's
the voice acting is weak, some of the Na'Vi on the game have distinctly english accents which come from not greatly animated mouths, i think with a bit of time and money spent on another game, they could make realistic movements and totally immerse you in it and i think personally that Square Enix could do a great justice to the franchise if they ever decided to take it on (but no turn-based battles please!!!!) the story isn't great, it centres around you being a signals specialist employed to gather OOPS, Spoiler! but the real strong point of the game is the environments which i just love exploring now, even having finished the game. another thing is the controls for the animals, somewhat klunky, you expect it for the RDA vehicles, but having to press a button to go forward or backward on my Ikran? no thankyou, just glide around and ill take care of the directions, no "reverse" button ok? i also encountered a somewhat irritating glitch on the last level of the na'vi campaign in which i was unable to climb vines, but this was quickly solved by jumping on some nearby rocks to get to the top.

i should say that the story is not the same as the film (a good save, Mr Cameron) it is a prequel which takes place in a clan unrelated to the Omaticaya Clan, only one character from the film is present, Colonel Miles Quaritch, (who i didn't recognise to begin with, better Graphics Please, the PS3 can cope!!!) and even he is only in it for a short while.

overall it is a fun game, not without it's errors and glitches, and a better one could be made, but this will do in the meantime
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ADICTIVE, 22 Feb 2010
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This review is from: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (PS3) (Video Game)
I got this game for christmas and when i started to play I couldn't stop. Everytime you complete a mission it leads so smoothly to the next there is no point in which you aren't engaged in trying to complete something. I have completed the game on both sides in about 11 hours of play time for the RDA and also about 11 hours of play time for the Navi. I am now trying to complete the trophies aswell as it supports the PS3 trophie system. I also enjoy the online modes as they are competetive and fun to play. The graphics in this game are great and I haven't got a 3D supported TV in my house but i noticed it has a 3D option. When i first started to play the game i was hesitant to whether i should wait to watch the film as most film to game conversions reveal the story line but this game does not and actuall has two story lines in it. This game is a great buy and I would recomend it to all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic adventure, 4 Feb 2014
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This is a wonderful game with fantastic graphics and stroryline. It looks almost like the film itself. I would recomment this game to anyone with a sense of adventure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars game, 26 Sep 2013
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I like this game it ok to play and I am getting a bit at playing it I think it ok thanks
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