|Release date:||17 April 2003|
The adamantium laced Mr. Furious of the X-Men heads out on his own to seek a cure for a disease that may just kill him
He's the most popular Canadian since Celine Dion (high praise indeed), has his own on-going, solo comic and has ladies fainting away at Hugh Jackman's cinematic portrayal of him. Logan, AKA Wolverine, is one of the longest serving X-Men and a perennial favourite amongst comic readers and film-goers alike, so it should come as little surprise that he has now got his own PS2 title. X-Men: Wolverine's Revenge follows the side-burned one from his creation as Weapon X in the 1960's through to the present day. Here he realises his nefarious Canadian creators have built in to his DNA a fail-safe disease should he go AWOL, and guess what? Time is running out. So it's off to the world of mounties and Maple syrup as Logan searches for a cure and maybe just a little payback.
The game is a popular blend of third-person, combat-heavy adventure and stealth 'em up. As a powerful mutant, you can call upon all your superpowers to help you cut through the opposition. Firstly, your healing factor allows you to regenerate all damage over time as long as your claws are sheathed. Talking of claws, these can be 'popped' at any point, allowing you to slice through guards, fences and doors in a series of razor-sharp combos. And lastly your feral senses come in very handy should you need to track or forewarn yourself of enemies.
Your mutant senses are the most unique feature of Wolverine's Revenge. A swift button press allows Logan to focus his keen abilities of sight and smell to see things normal humans cannot. Indication of guards' passing is evidenced by the heat of their footprints and hidden enemies can be literally sniffed out as you can 'see' their scent on the breeze. Utilise your sneaking stealth abilities - wall creep, crouched walk, etc. - to approach unseen and remove the threat via a suitably six-bladed stealth kill.
X-fans have been crying out for an opportunity to experience - albeit virtually - Wolverine's adamantium fury for themselves. Take the popularity of the character, comics and Mr. Jackman's bare pectorals and mix in the game's feral senses, sneaky stealth and mutant mashing combat and Wolverine's Revenge starts looking pretty X-citing.
- Call upon all of Wolverine's abilities - Healing factor, adamantium skeleton, retractable claws and feral senses
- Careful balance of deadly combat and stealthy suspense
- Featuring Logan's X-friends - Beast, Colossus and Prof. X - and X-villains - Sabertooth, Wendigo, Juggernaut, Omega Red and Magneto
- Professor X voiced by Patrick Stewart, Logan voiced by Mark Hamill