Review by Neilie Johnson:
"I'm never excited to hear about a game tied into a movie. Aside from 2004's Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, I can't think of a good one. So when I heard about the Hellboy movie game I couldn't help but think, "Ah crap."
After all, the movie business is bad these days and studios are relying on cheesy marketing tie-ins to make a profit. That means we're doomed to have one of two things foisted on us: (1) Old products wearing new labels (Spider-Man Corn Flakes anyone?) or (2) Shabbily-made new products-like video games. The marketing wizards at Universal must have thought that Hellboy II: The Golden Army wouldn't be a blockbuster without its own ancillary product-er...game, thus Hellboy: The Science of Evil was born.
The game shares nothing with the movie but Hellboy. It has its own plot involving a mad scientist hatching a Nazi plot and except for a co-op Multiplayer mode, totally excludes Hellboy's colorful cohorts, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien. It also excludes good acting, amazing graphics and cohesive story progression."