The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay demo

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay demo

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    47,540
  • Date Added:
    March 23, 2005
  • File Size:
    199.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Note: This game has been rated M (17+) by the ESRB for blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language.

Editors' Review

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (COR:EFBB) actually takes place long before the movie The Chronicles of Riddick and even before the prequel Pitch Black. COR:EFBB puts our violent hero Richard Riddick inside the most infamous prison in the galaxy, and it's your job to bust him out. The game plays with the traditional first-person-shooter controls, but necessary jumping and climbing briefly flips the game into third-person view, which makes COR:EFBB a nice alternative for gamers tired of straight-up FPS titles.

You begin the demo with nothing but your bare hands as weapons, but a screwdriver easily becomes a shiv. You'll soon upgrade to the rifle and shotgun, though it does pay to take out guards quietly. All of the necessary objects glow before you interact with them, so the puzzle-solving aspect of the game is simplistic. Also, while the graphics are fantastic, especially on the close-ups of Riddick, the hit detection seems off. (Either that, or we're horrible shooters.) We did experience occasional frame skips on a computer with 1GB RAM, so the video-card requirements are something to consider before you download this application. Unnecessary foul language pops up here and there, and age verification is included in the installer. If your computer hardware is up to snuff and you enjoy shooter games, you should definitely take a pass at this one.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "FPS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!"

    July 28, 2006   |   By Thunderjammers

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    WOOHOO! THIS GAME IS AWESOME! PLUS AWESOME GRAPHICS, AND GREAT GAMEPLAY, THIS IS A MUST FOR ALL FPS FANS. PERSONALLY, I LIKE THIS BETTER THAN PREY, IT TAKES A SHORTER TIME TO DOWNLOAD, AND ITS FREE!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Great game, great movie!"

    March 08, 2006   |   By tazio1968

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    A Very good FPS (If you like Vin Diesel and sci-fi...) with excellent story, great graphics and gameplay

    Cons

    I had some crash & problems of flickering polygons with Ati cards. And if your PC is not an high-end product with a powerful video card, 1 GB of RAM, a fast HD....leave the game on the shelf...

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  • 2 stars

    "Die Riddick!"

    June 14, 2005   |   By lapointe34

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    graphics are o.k

    Cons

    I hated the movie and I hate game.

    Riddick could kiss my butt I not saving him or buying his cruddy game!

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  • 2 stars

    "Boo. I wish I didn't even waste my time downloading it."

    May 19, 2005   |   By delafoo

    Version: Not Found

    Cons

    BOOBOOBOO. This game, well the demo, sucks. I'm glad they have a demo, because I would demand my money back had I bought this. Thank you demo, for keeping money in my pocket! It is soo terrible, I can't explain all of its flaws. I'll just sum it up for you... it sucks. Download it for yourself and see :(

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  • 4 stars

    "Good looking game"

    April 19, 2005   |   By Agent Skull

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Good looking game, need powerful puter, tho.

    Cons

    I cant even figure out how to give my DNA at the opening scene! Anyone want to help me or guide me to a walkthru?

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  • 4 stars

    "A great game for those who put time into it"

    April 05, 2005   |   By han

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I have played the original version of Cronicles of Riddick on the Xbox. I personally would perfer a mouse for the shooting part but this game is not for those who do not have patience.

    Cons

    A lot of time is needed to get into this. It would also be good to have some kind of idea of the story line of these movies, as it is a prequel to Riddick.

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  • 5 stars

    "smile to world, world will smile too"

    March 30, 2005   |   By rafik20052005

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    i like action games

    Cons

    i think if u give me more games i 'll thank u

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  • 5 stars

    "this product is the best game"

    March 28, 2005   |   By leelan

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    the shooting part

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic"

    March 27, 2005   |   By minirose

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Can't wait to buy the whole version of this game. Excelent graphics!! Within 3 minutes, you're hooked!!

    You must have a fantastic video card to run this game! High graphics make this game worth your while.

    Cons

    The cons?? There is none!!

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  • 2 stars

    "Game is better than the movie.. but thats not saying much!"

    March 27, 2005   |   By JimmyRyan2005

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    They made the main charactor look identical to vin diesel.. oh wait this was supposed to be the pros huh?

    Cons

    The gameplay is childish and although the sound is great.. The same "heart-pounding" song starts to play every time you shoot your gun.. (very lame!)

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    General
    Publisher VU Games
    Publisher web site http://www.vugames.com/
    Release Date March 23, 2005
    Date Added March 23, 2005
    Version
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory First-Person Shooters
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, 1.8GHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 64MB AGP DirectX 9-compatible video card (ATI Radeon 8500 or NVIDIA GeForce 3 and above - except GeForce 4 MX) supporting Hardware T&L
    Download Information
    File Size 199.76MB
    File Name riddick_demo_en.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 47,540
    Downloads Last Week 7
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations One level
    Price $29.99
     
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