Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

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Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Ugly Amercians Apocalypsegeddon cover.jpg
The playable characters. From left to right, Grimes, Callie, Mark, and Leonard
Developer(s) Backbone Entertainment
Publisher(s) New 38th Floor Productions (PSN)

345 Games and Comedy Central (XBLA)

Platform(s) PlayStation 3 (PSN), Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Release date(s) August 30, 2011 (PSN)

August 31, 2011 (XBLA)

Genre(s) Shoot 'em up

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon is a twin-stick Shoot 'em up video game based on the Comedy Central television show Ugly Americans.[1] The game was released on the PlayStation Network service on August 30, 2011 and on the Xbox Live Arcade service on August 31, 2011. It was developed by Backbone Entertainment and published by New 38th Floor Productions for the PlayStation 3 and by 345 Games and Comedy Central for the Xbox.[2][3]

Gameplay[edit]

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon is set in the same world as the television show it is based on, an alternate version of New York City which is inhabited by humans as well as demons, zombies, bird-people and other fictional creatures. Players assume the role of one of four of the main characters from the show, the wizard Leonard, the police officer Grimes, the demon Callie, or Mark, as they fight through the city of New York in side-scrolling combat controlled primarily by the left and right thumb sticks. Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon supports both co-op play and an online multiplayer mode.[1][4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 49.6 (XBLA)[5]
43.5 (PSN)[6]
Metacritic 45 (XBLA)[7]
44 (PSN)[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 2/10[4]
TeamXbox 2.1/10[1]
XGN 4.5[9]

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon received mostly poor reviews upon release, with a Metascore of 45 on the Xbox 360 and 44 on the PlayStation 3.[7][8] Critics found the game juvenile and repetitive, with characters and enemies repeating the same phrases repeatedly to the point of annoyance.[1][4] The game's customization options, which included upgrades to the playable characters and thirty different choices in weapon ammunition, were viewed as shallow.[1][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lord, Jesse. "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon". PlayStation Network. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon". Xbox Games. Microsoft. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Reed, Kristan. "Download Games Roundup • Page 2". Eurogamer. Eurogamer Network Ltd. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon". GameRankings. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon". GameRankings. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Xbox 360". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon PlayStation 3". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b (Dutch) Baartmans, Jelle. "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon". XGN. XGN Entertainment VOF. Retrieved 27 January 2012.