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Pacific Rim: The Video Game is a 2013 video game published and developed by Yuke's for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is a fighting game where players choose between the film's Jaegers and Kaiju.[1]

Pacific Rim: The Video Game
Developer(s)Yuke's
Publisher(s)Yuke's
Platform(s)Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
ReleaseXbox 360
  • WW: 12 July 2013
PlayStation 3
  • NA: 15 October 2013
  • EU: 6 November 2013
Genre(s)Fighting
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

It was delisted from both digital stores in 2016.

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GameplayEdit

In single-player mode, the player engages in several one-on-one melee battles to earn achievement points and upgrades for their characters. Jaegers have two health bars (as they require two pilots) while Kaiju have one.[1] Each character has its own set of special attacks. For example, Gipsy Danger can fire its plasma cannon or use its chain swords, while Leatherback can disrupt a Jaeger's mobility by firing an electromagnetic pulse.

DivulgationEdit

The game was first announced by the Australian Classification Board. A NeoGAF user posted several screenshots from the game, showing the monsters and robots of the movie battling in a number of environments.[2] On July 7, 2013, a teaser trailer was released.[citation needed]

ReceptionEdit

The game was met with mixed to negative reviews. It has a Metacritic score of 39 out of 100, based on 14 reviews.[3] Jake Magee of IGN gave it a mediocre rating of 5.3, calling it "a flimsy movie tie-in that chooses to concentrate on repetitive and nonsensical story missions."[1] Ben Rayner of Xboxer360 gave it a score of 60 out of 100, calling it "a 'freemium' game disguised as an XBLA game."[4]

Pacific Rim: The Mobile GameEdit

Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game
Developer(s)Reliance Games
Behaviour Interactive[5]
Platform(s)iOS
Android
ReleaseJuly 12, 2013
Genre(s)Action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player

Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game is a 2013 video game developed by Reliance Games and Behaviour Interactive for iOS and Android smartphone platforms.[6][7] According to Reliance Games' chief executive Manish Agarwal, the game is set before the events of the film, and the company worked extensively with director Guillermo Del Toro in the game's design and testing.[8]

GameplayEdit

During battle, the player uses the on-screen buttons to block or dodge a Kaiju attack. Once the Kaiju gives an opening, the player swipes the screen to execute an attack. The campaign spans 30 missions, with the player earning cash to upgrade their Jaeger by changing parts or buying single-use power-ups. Cash can also be collected to buy more powerful Jaegers.[9]

ReceptionEdit

Much like its console counterpart, Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game did not fare well with critics. The iOS version has a Metacritic score of 48 out of 100, based on 12 reviews.[10] Mike Fahey of Kotaku criticized the game for its lack of innovation, saying it "isn't a bad Infinity Blade-style mobile game. It's just another one."[11] Scott Nichols of Digital Spy gave the game two out of five stars, commenting that it is "priced at a premium, making the free-to-play structure rather insulting to fans."[9]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Magee, Jake (2013-07-16). "Pacific Rim: The Video Game Review - The Bigger They Are..." IGN. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  2. ^ "Pacific Rim game revealed". GameSpot.
  3. ^ "Pacific Rim for Xbox360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  4. ^ Rayner, Ben (2013-07-14). "Review - Pacific Rim: The Video Game". Xboxer360.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  5. ^ http://www.bhvr.com/portfolio-item/pacific-rim/
  6. ^ Singleton, Gavin (2013-07-06). "Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game - For Android & iOS". Scified. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  7. ^ "Pacific Rim inspires mobile game". The Times of India. 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  8. ^ Clark, Noelene (2013-07-09). "Pacific Rim mobile game first look: Fight kaiju on your phone". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  9. ^ a b Nichols, Scott (2013-07-16). "Mobile reviews: Pacific Rim, Tokyo Jungle Mobile, more". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  10. ^ "Pacific Rim for iPhone". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  11. ^ Fahey, Mike (2013-07-12). "The Movie Might Be Good, But You Can Skip the Pacific Rim Video Game". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-07-24.