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Peter Jackson's King Kong (Microsoft Xbox, 2005)

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Based on award-winning director Peter Jackson's big-budget remake of the landmark 1933 Cooper and Schoedsack film, this video game version of King Kong is designed to convey the action and excitement the massive monster inspires, as well as the poignancy and emotion of the melancholy "beauty and the beast" storyline. Gameplay comes in two styles: In control of the ambitious hero Jack Driscoll, players fight for their own survival from a first-person perspective; while in the empowering role of the mighty Kong himself, players have a third-person perspective that allows them to take in their surroundings, and take better control the massive ape in battle. Developed in conjunction with Jackson and his production company, the game also features scenes and locations not seen in the film.

Peter Jackson's King Kong was a commercial success, selling more than 4.5 million copies by the end of March 2006.The PC and console versions received critical acclaim, with critics praising the game's immersive environments, action sequences and ability to switch through two protagonists throughout the game.

Non-video game publications gave the game generally positive reviews as well. The New York Times gave it a favorable review and stated, "The sense of immersion is increased by the game's first-person perspective and an absence of on-screen clutter. There is no health gauge blocking your view; if a dinosaur bites you, your vision blurs, indicating that one more bite will kill you." The A.V. Club gave it a B+ and called it "an instant classic." The Sydney Morning Herald gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five and said of the game, "With a rather abrupt final sequence it does seem to rush to its climax, but despite its brevity, this is an unforgettable trip through the realm of Kong."
Product Information
Publisher Ubisoft
Game Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
UPC 008888512813
Platform Microsoft Xbox
Genre Action/Adventure, First Person Shooter, 3D Platformer
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating T - Teen
ESRB Descriptor Blood, Violence
Release Year 2005
Game Special Features
  • Gameplay designed in collaboration with film director Peter Jackson
  • Survive the predator-filled Skull Island from a first-person perspective as Jack Driscoll
  • Set traps to ensnare foes in the jungle or shoot them down with weapons
  • Slam, throw, and smash items or enemies from a third-person perspective as Kong
  • Call on the help of Ann, Carl, Jimmy, and Hayes to fill specific roles
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