Minority Report: Everybody Runs

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Minority Report: Everybody Runs
Minority Report - Everybody Runs Coverart.jpg
Developer(s) Torus Games (GBA)
Treyarch
Publisher(s) Activision
Composer(s) Jesper Kyd
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 12, 2002 (GBA)[1]

NA November 18, 2002[2][3]
NA November 19, 2002 (GC)[4]
EU November 29, 2002[1][2]
EU December 6, 2002 (Xbox & GC)[3][4]

Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

Minority Report: Everybody Runs (also known as just Minority Report) is a beat 'em up video game released for the Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. It is loosely based on the film Minority Report.

Plot[edit]

John Anderton is a former PreCrime officer turned man on the run, after the "PreCogs" predict him murdering Roy Verhagen, a man he has never even heard of. The player treks through different parts of Washington DC, from the PreCrime HQ to the slums and factory areas, to clear John's name and solve the mystery behind his future murder.

Gameplay[edit]

Minority Report: Everybody Runs is a beat 'em up video game that spans 40 levels. Its main selling point is the ragdoll physics engine, with highly exaggerated effects to enhance interaction with the environment. Enemies thrown against walls or railings will strike or fold over them in a semi-realistic fashion, and will often smash through breakable objects. You can also use futuristic weapons, both those featured in the movie and new ones created especially for the game by Activision. There are also a few levels which incorporate the use of a jetpack, allowing Anderton to fly around the environment.

A major aspect separating the video game from the movie is that, in the film, protagonist Anderton believes that he has been framed for a future murder and sets out to prove his innocence. In the game, Anderton, although at first a police officer, frequently uses lethal force against not just multiple criminals but also kills many cops that chase him (such as by throwing them off buildings). The game also does not use the likenesses of the actors from the movies, with the player character being voiced by Clancy Brown as well as looking like him.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBA) 59.00%[5]
(Xbox) 55.87%[6]
(GC) 53.53%[7]
(PS2) 52.87%[8]
Metacritic (GBA) 54/100[9]
(Xbox) 54/100[10]
(GC) 53/100[11]
(PS2) 50/100[12]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 6/10[14]
Eurogamer 3/10[15]
Game Informer 6.75/10[16][17][18]
GamePro (Xbox) 3.5/5 stars[19]
(PS2) 2.5/5 stars[20]
Game Revolution D[21]
GameSpot 4.1/10[22]
(GBA) 4/10[23]
GameSpy 1.5/5 stars[24][25][26]
GameZone (GBA) 6.5/10[27]
6/10[28][29]
(GC) 5/10[30]
IGN (GBA) 6/10[31]
(Xbox) 5.4/10[32]
5.3/10[33][34]
Nintendo Power (GC) 4.1/5[35]
(GBA) 2.8/5[36]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[37]
Official Xbox Magazine 7.2/10[38]
Entertainment Weekly C−[39]
Maxim 6/10[40]

Minority Report: Everybody Runs received mixed reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Game Boy Advance version 59.00% and 54/100,[5][9] the Xbox version 55.87% and 54/100,[6][10] the GameCube version 53.53% and 53/100[7][11] and the PlayStation 2 version 52.87% and 50/100.[8][12]

References[edit]

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