Preview – The Chronicles of Riddick: Assualt on Dark Athena [Xbox 360/PS3]

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Genre: First Person Action
Website: The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena
Developer: Starbreeze
Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Here’s the deal: You’re a prisoner. There’s a wallet in your back pocket that would make Jules Winnfield proud. You sneak around a prison, stab and punch your way out while shooting any number of guns at numerous bad guys. You break out. (In fact, you broke out a few years ago. Now the break-out is in HD.) All in a sneaky, shadowy way. Then you eschew the shadows for blazing guns during an the Assault on Dark Athena.

The game has been out for a little while now and has been mostly well received. Yahtzee didn’t hate it, so that’s got to count for something. We’ll have a review coming soon.

You can see a trailer video at the jump. We’ve also posted a set of screen shots over at Flickr.


  1. flamingsquirrel says

    Speaking of Jules Winnfield, I have a replica of his wallet…

    Escape From Butcher Bay is one of my favorite Original Xbox games. The PC port of Dark Athena isn’t so great, it works, but it’s not very well optimized. Not quite as bad as GTAIV though.

  2. I never did finish the original Escape From Butcher Bay but it was quite good. I need to get back to it.

  3. I’ve not played either. Is this the Director’s Cut?


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