"The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is a game that requires a bit of a proper introduction. The character of Richard Riddick originates from the 2000 science fiction movie Pitch Black. When we meet him, Riddick is an unlikable murdering criminal with eyes that allow him to see in the dark. He is being transported to a prison when his cargo ship crashes on a strange planet. Pitch Black was an interesting sci-fi movie released at a time when a big sci-fi movie hadn't been out in quite sometime. It also made something believe that the Vin Diesel character deserved his own franchise and with The Chronicles of Riddick he got just that."