The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian

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For the film, see The Scorpion King.
The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian
North American GC cover art
North American GC cover art
Developer(s) Point of View, Inc.
Publisher(s) Vivendi Games
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA September 11, 2002
  • PAL November 22, 2002
GameCube
  • NA September 11, 2002
  • PAL November 29, 2002
Genre(s) Action-adventure

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian is an action-adventure game released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube and the PlayStation 2. The game was developed by Point of View, Inc. and was published by VU Games in North American and Universal Interactive in the PAL region. It is based on the film The Scorpion King.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 50.87%[1]
(GC) 46.70%[2]
Metacritic (GC) 49/100[3]
(PS2) 47/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 3/10[5]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[6]
GameSpot (GC) 4.2/10[7]
(PS2) 4/10[8]
GameZone (GC) 7/10[9]
(PS2) 5.6/10[10]
IGN (PS2) 6.2/10[11]
(GC) 5.7/10[12]
NGC Magazine 30%[13]
Nintendo Power 2.8/5[14]
Nintendo World Report 3/10[15]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2/5 stars[16]
X-Play 2/5 stars[17]
Entertainment Weekly D[18]

The game was met with mixed to negative reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 50.87% and 47 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[1][4] and 46.70% and 49 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian (GC)". Game Informer (114): 87. October 2002. 
  6. ^ Manny LaMancha (October 9, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (November 6, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (September 24, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ Knutson, Michael (September 18, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review - GameCube". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Valentino, Nick (September 20, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (September 10, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (September 18, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian". NGC Magazine. 2002. 
  14. ^ "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian". Nintendo Power 161: 196. October 2002. 
  15. ^ Kontras, Adam (October 21, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ Zuniga, Todd (November 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 188. Archived from the original on May 31, 2004. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ Rubenstein, Glenn (October 14, 2002). "'Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian' (PS2) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on October 21, 2002. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  18. ^ Brooks, Mark (September 27, 2002). "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review". Entertainment Weekly (674): 89. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

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