Blend Games writes:
"As the sequel to 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, Assault on Dark Athena has a lot to prove. Butcher Bay was a critical darling, earning an average score of about 9 out of 10 from most publications. That game was also famous for its (at the time) incredible graphics that blew away other games of the era. Why should you care about how great the prequel to AODA was? Well, as it turns out, the developers of the new Riddick outing have been kind enough to not only put the original game on the Dark Athena disk, but to upgrade and polish it as well. Needless to say, Escape From Butcher Bay is still great (although perhaps not as good as it was five years ago), and it adds to the value of the package immensely.
The good news for fans of the original is that Assault On Dark Athena is just as good as its predecessor, if not better."