Apocalyptica (video game)

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Apocalyptica
Developer(s) Extreme FX
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) 2003
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multi-player
Distribution CD

Apocalyptica is a third-person shooter computer game that was developed by Extreme FX and published by Konami on October 24, 2003.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Players are able to control several different religious super-soldiers (with 4 classes distinguishing between the larger amount of characters) that are technologically advanced in a mission to destroy Neo-Satan and his minions in locations like outer space and Nu Hades, as well as in Hell itself.

There are several weapon sets that the player can select (some only unlocked in the later levels) that include a pistol and sword, a rifle, several spells, and in the later levels large two-handed swords which heal the player with some of the damage done.

There are a variety of different missions which have different ways to be completed. Some missions are simply objective-based, requiring the player to reach the end point of the mission, which may be accessed by using buttons or levers to open gates. Others require the rescue of hostages, and some require holding all of certain points on the map, while others are a fight over a certain object.

In multiplayer mode, there are the classic games of Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch against other players or the AI.

Critical reception[edit]

The game received generally negative reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Game Rankings, the game had an average score of 40% based on 7 reviews.[2] On Metacritic, the game had an average score of 34 out of 100, based on 5 reviews.[3]

Bob Colayco of GameSpot gave the game a rating of 3.1 out of 10, saying the game "is terrible from top to bottom, suffering from bland, derivative gameplay, simplistic level design, brain-dead AI, and a buggy graphics engine that chugs even at low resolution." Colayco said "The game was originally slated to ship for both the Xbox and the PC, but it doesn't take much time with the PC version to understand why the console version was scrapped.", saying that Konami quietly released the game and appeared to care little about it.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ the game's official website
  2. ^ "Apocalyptica Reviews". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Apocalyptica (pc: 2004): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  4. ^ Bob Colayco (2004-06-02). "Apocalyptica for PC Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 

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