OXM UK: Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena Review

OXM UK writes: "This was originally meant to be an HD remastering of 2004's excellent Xbox FPS The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - with an extra tacked-on level.

Thankfully, developer Starbreeze saw sense and decided to develop a whole new ten-hour campaign - Assault on Dark Athena - to headline the package. Let's get the Butcher Bay content out of the way first. Suffice to say, most of the notable changes to the original game are cosmetic, with the HD makeover adequate if rarely eye-popping.

Otherwise, proceedings remain pretty much unchanged. You play as Vin Diesel's slap-headed Furyan Richard B Riddick - star of movies Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick - who must escape the eponymous prison. Butcher Bay is a concoction of shootouts, hand-to-hand slugfests and passages of stealth, though a very slight bias towards action keeps proceedings moving at a decent pace..."

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