Parents' Guide to

Fantastic Four

By Raffi Kevorkian, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Game based on movie is short of fantastic.

Game Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox 2005
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+


Game is just not that good. Get Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 instead. Plus saving is a big issue. Don't buy this. I bought it used for $10 and still took it back.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The major drawback here is that the perspective is a bird's-eye view from above. With as many 10 characters brawling on the screen at once, it's difficult to see what's happening. Also, you use the same techniques to destroy all enemies (robots, mutants, and insects). When you are surrounded by five kicking and punching robots that are constantly getting up for more punishment, you'll be reminded of those cheesy kung-fu movies where nobody ever gets hurt.

The scenarios you will encounter are diverse enough. Action takes place in outer space, in Reed Richard's house, various laboratories, the sewers, on rooftops, slums, and in one place far below the earth that's hard to describe: a crystalline, cosmic ray world with lots of pink. Aside from the scenery, nothing about the game is spectacular, but the game is fun enough, especially for fans of the movie or comic, and parents should note that it is relatively harmless.

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