BlowOut

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BlowOut
BlowOut Coverart.jpg
Developer(s) Terminal Reality
Publisher(s) Majesco
Engine Infernal Engine
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360, Cloud (OnLive)
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Run and gun, Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single Player

BlowOut is a 2004 side-scrolling action video game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Majesco, released for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. It is a run-and-gun shoot-em-up in the tradition of games such as Contra and Metal Slug, with a power-up-based exploration structure akin to Metroid. In the game, the player takes the role of John "Dutch" Cane, a space marine sent to check up on researchers on the space platform "Honour Guard" only to discover that they have been horribly mutated.

On January 26, 2009, the game was released on the Xbox Live Marketplace as part of the Xbox Originals program.


Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot

PS2: 5.2 of 10[1]
Xbox: 5.0 of 10[2]

IGN

PS2: 6.5 of 10[3]
GCN: 6.5 of 10[4]
Xbox: 6.5 of 10[5]

Compilations of multiple reviews
Game Rankings

PS2: 51.9% (based on 14 reviews)[6]
GCN: 60.0% (based on 1 reviews)[7]
Xbox: 52.1% (based on 15 reviews)[8]
PC: 50.0% (based on 1 reviews)[9]

Metacritic

PS2: 58% (based on 12 reviews)[10]
GCN: 68% (based on 5 reviews)[11]
Xbox: 55% (based on 11 reviews)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Navarro (2003-11-21). "BlowOut (PS2) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ Alex Navarro (2004-01-09). "BlowOut (Xbox) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ Bill and Lance (2003-11-05). "BlowOut (PS2) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ Bill and Lance (2004-03-25). "BlowOut (GCN) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  5. ^ Lance and Bill (2003-11-05). "BlowOut (Xbox) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  6. ^ "BlowOut (PS2) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  7. ^ "BlowOut (GCN) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  8. ^ "BlowOut (Xbox) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  9. ^ "BlowOut (PC) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  10. ^ "BlowOut (PS2) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  11. ^ "BlowOut (GCN) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  12. ^ "BlowOut (Xbox) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 

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