The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008, Action Movie Game, 360) – 1/10 game review

Cast / crew
Director: Jon Burton
Lead Designer: Arthur Parsons
Lead Programmer: Chris Stanforth
Designer: Jon Burton
Designer: James McLoughlin
Designer: Arthur Parsons
Designer: Dewi Roberts

Chronicles of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

1/10

This is one of the most interesting games ever released. It garnered negative or average reviews compared to developer Traveller’s Tales LEGO games which tend to get universally positive reviews. However, there is no gameplay difference between this and the LEGO games and little technical difference. But this game is horrible. It’s unrewarding to play. It’s not fun. The action controls are unresponsive and finickity. The camera frequently insists on placing itself behind scenery or obscuring players and points of interest. It’s one for achievement hunters only. It’s painfully, wilfully irritating. Yet it has exactly the same gameplay as all those lauded LEGO games. Fascinating.

This Chronicles of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian game contains extreme blade and arrow violence, some extreme fantasy violence.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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Ratatouille (2007, Hateful Third-Person Action Movie Game, 360) – 1/10 game review

Cast / crew

Ratatouille Ratatouille (2007)

Remy teams up with Heavy Iron Games to suck your soul dry.

1/10

I really like the opening company credits sequence. That’s it. Otherwise, this is an instantly awful movie game even given the execrable competition. The controls are terrible, overly complicated and inaccurate. The gameplay in the first, tutorial, level features endless high-fall deaths while the second level saps whatever desire you may have had to continue playing the game thanks to cheap deaths from control and presentation difficulties. The third level introduces mini-games and now you genuinely want to use the game as a suppository for the game designer.

Classified 3+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 3 or over.

Shrek the Third (2007, Game, 360) – 1/10 review

Producer: Elizabeth Dahm
Associate Producer: Brian Cronk
Engineering Lead: Kenneth Yeast
Technical Lead: Phil Harvey

Shrek the Third Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek pines for his quiet pre-King existence and sets off to England to find Arthur who is next in line for the throne after Fiona.

1/10

This is the perfect game for the movie Shrek the Third because the hard work, time and effort of many engineers and artists has resulted in something truly execrable and notably, horribly, unfunny. Technically, the art and animation is extremely unappealing. Gameplay is not quite balanced (especially against the boss cyclops and knights) and the finishing moves are remarkably dissatisfying. Oddly, the music’s really good. But when one of the characters keeps saying "This is lame" and you wholeheartedly agree, this confirms Shrek the Third‘s status as one of the worst movie games of all time in a genre that is not exactly overflowing with quality.

This Shrek the Third game contains mild innuendo and double-speak and extended extreme violence.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

Beowulf The Game (2007, Game, 360) – 1/10 review

Ray Winstone: Beowulf
Alan Ritchson: Beowulf Character Model
Brendan Gleeson: Wiglaf
Anthony Hopkins: King Hrothgar

Beowulf The Game (2007)

Beowulf travels to Denmark to defeat the monsta, sorry, monster Grendel.

1/10

Beowulf The Game is almost completely broken with miserable lumpen controls, a unsatisfying combat system and a depressing atmosphere. On top of that, we have graphics that don’t provide any visual guidance or stimulus. If you’re looking for positives, a couple of the movie cast lend their voices and it won’t give you syphillis. Probably. Truly a horrible game.

This game contains sexual swear words, adult dialogue and extended graphic, extreme and extremely gory violence and inferred and sort-of nudity.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.
Classified 18+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for adults who have reached the age of 18 or over..
Classified Bad Language by PEGI. Game contains bad language.
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.