Game details

Game:
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
AKA
Riddick: Dark Athena
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person Horror
Release Date (US):
April 7th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
April 24th, 2009
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Starbreeze
Publisher:
Atari
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
343 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
276 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

With The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, players will not only be challenged to survive Butcher Bay, but will also engage in a new single-player experience and, for the first time in the Riddick universe, take action in intense multi-player combat. The game introduces the ominous Merc-ship Dark Athena, which sits silent like a marauding spider, awaiting helpless prey in the dark reaches of the galaxy. Players must face a large, bloodthirsty operation led by the dreaded Captain Revas and her slaves-turned-controllable combat drones, storm though death-defying events and fight fierce enemies in a battle of malice and gore.

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PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
8.3

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Summary

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is one hell of a deal.

We like

  • The incredible value between both games
  • The healthy mix of mechanics
  • The high-caliber voice acting

We dislike

  • The monotonous enemies and surroundings
  • The shoddy AI

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Widely considered the best movie to game adaptation ever, 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay blended first person shooting, hand-to-hand combat, and stealth gameplay with a unique, interactive narrative that fit comfortably within -- but didn’t shamelessly duplicate -- the established Riddick chronicle. This year marks Riddick’s return in a (somewhat) new game: The Chronicles of Rid...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena News

  • Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena trailers deliver the goods

    Has there been anyone more badass than Vin Diesel in the past decade? Probably. However, how many of them have also drummed up a respectable career in the videogame industry? That's right -- none. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena releases next week on April 7, and to wet your appeti...

  • Riddick assaults Dark Athena in April, demo coming in March

    Atari has announced that The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena will release on April 7 in the U.S. and April 24 in Europe. Dark Athena comes with a remade version of the original Escape from Butcher Bay, as well as an entirely original adventure, Assault of Dark Athena. In case you're...

  • Atari details Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

    Atari has unboxed fresh info on the upcoming Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. According to the publisher, Dark Athena will provide roughly 11 hours of new gameplay, alongside the 9 hours worth of existing content from Escape from Butcher's Bay I...

  • Tigon Studios: "true" Riddick sequel on the way

    Tigon Studios' Head of Production Ian Stevens has revealed that a "true" sequel to much-loved Xbox hit The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is in the works - the upcoming Assault on Dark Athena should be considered an "episodic expansion" rather than a follow-up. ...

  • New Assault on Dark Athena trailer

    Former Sony Worldwide Studios boss Phil Harrison isn't the only bald guy at Atari these days - he's been joined by Vin Diesel's career-making alter ego, the one and only Riddick. The publisher announced that it had picked up Starbreeze Studios' long-awaited The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark...

  • Riddick: Dark Athena is no longer a remake

    Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is arguably the best movie-licensed game ever created. While some may feel that isn't exactly a hard feat to accomplish, Escape from Butcher Bay stood up admirable well when stacked against some of the best out there. For a while people assumed that...

  • Atari unveils The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

    Atari today announced that first person shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is joining its 2009 publishing and distribution line up. Coming to next generation consoles for the first time, Assault on Dark Athena promises to deliver a thrilling new adventure experience for fans, ...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Features

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