Very rarely does a movie generate a decent video game tie in, but thankfully X-Men Origins: Wolverine managed to pull off one of the most exciting games I've played in a long time. It's the Wolverine fans biggest dream come true and that is a game that captures the Wolverine character perfectly while allowing for the amazing gore and fighting you would expect from a character with 3 sharp blades sticking out of each hand.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a bloody and fun blast game that delivers the action goods, and a good amount of surprisingly violent gameplay. The game is a simple beat 'em up at its core, but it is designed pretty well considering this is a licensed tie-in type of game, and utilizes Wolverine's claws and abilities to great effect. The graphics are breathtaking and the healing factor animations are a great touch. Each hit exposes muscle and the adamantium skeleton and heals much like it does in the movie.

x men origins wolverine, video, game, cover, reviewThe enemies are actually pretty varied as well, which is a change of pace considering the genre, and there are some great boss fights to be had with familiar foes like Sabretooth, Gambit, Blob, and the Sentinels. The storyline itself is not too bad either. If you watched the movie (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) this follows it at times especially the fights with the main villains from the movie. At times it feels a little disjointed and repetitive but it is almost a necessity for game progression. Film stars Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber even lend their voices to the game as Wolverine and Sabretooth, and provide some good work as well.

Overall, if you want to play a third person action game that is solid and based on a beloved character, this is the one to try, hands down.


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