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The War of the Worlds (Xbox 360)

The War of the Worlds (Xbox 360)
alaScore 83

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The value for money also gets good feedback. There are some less positive views about the controls.

value for money, design

controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the The War of the Worlds (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 22 reviews)

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The War of the Worlds

 

Given the ripe subject matter and iconic name, I would have expected somebody to attempt a War of the Worlds video game long before now. Outside of a 27 year old Sinclair ZX81computer game, we haven't seen any developers attempt to do justice to this...

The War of the Worlds may not tell the most original story of the year, but it's a stylish action game full of exciting moments you won't soon forget. Sadly there are a few control issues and frustrating puzzles that hurt the overall pacing. However,...

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The War of the Worlds Review

 

The War of the Worlds adapts H.G. Wells' classic novel into a visually appealing platformer that unfortunately falls short in a number of key areas.

Great visuals and atmosphere

Clunky, unresponsive controls ; Spotty hit detection ; Demands pixel-perfect accuracy for switches and ledges

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The War of the Worlds

 

Punishing games have made a big comeback in the mainstream gaming scene. Games like Dark Souls and Super Meat Boy have become big hits due to

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The War of the Worlds Review

 

War of the Worlds is one of my favourite books, the archetypal alien invasion story, and it takes a brave soul to retell such a well-known tale when even Steven Spielberg failed (seriously, the son survived?). Despite not really being done in...

The rather emotional moment and frustration-free scene where Arthur returns home searching for his wife. No spoilers, but it’s lovely.

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Review: The War of the Worlds

 

Modern science fiction, in one form or another, can almost all be traced back to the works of H.G. Wells. From The Time Machine to The Invisible Man to, what some would consider his greatest triumph, The War of the Worlds, it's hard to argue with his...

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The War of the Worlds Review

 

This gorgeous alien invasion homage to the classics could have been something special.

Sacrificing freaked-out survivors to save yourself is an unsettling way to settle into this terrific, terrifying depiction of The War of the Worlds. Climbing massive alien hardware and bringing it down could have been electrifying, and leaping from a...

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The War of the Worlds Review

 

The War of the Worlds comes with little fanfare, but a lot of heart.

Despite my griping, The War of the Worlds is a good time, provided you're interested in something both deliberate and punishing that purposely calls back to ancient game design without any apologies

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The War of the Worlds- Xbox 360

 

Initially gripping, The War of the Worlds soon wears thin its welcome. Poor controls and hideous difficulty spikes make it almost unplayable in many sections.

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The War of the Worlds- Xbox 360

 

If you're the kind of person who fondly remembers the demanding, brutally difficult moments in old games like Karateka, the first few hours of The War of the Worlds might stimulate some nostalgic reminiscing. But you're better off replaying those...

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The War of the Worlds- Xbox 360

 

When it works it's a wonderful and challenging experience [...] but it too often doesn't. If you've got a high threshold for pain give it a go, otherwise stay the hell away from it.

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