Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (Xbox) by Vivendi Universal Games
Release Date August 23, 2005.
Average Overall Score: 8.00 / 10
Overall User Average: 8.00 / 10 (80.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 7.00 / 10Young_Fledgling
Date reviewed: November 9, 2005.
Overall: Ultimate Destruction is a work of art. Destruction at it's finest. It should easily keep you occupied if you try to do everything, like get all moves, beat all challenges, get all skins, etc. Even better if you are a fan of the Hulk. But if you are not, then rent it first. Rent or Buy, get this game today!
Gameplay: If you have played Spider Man 2, you know the drill. Ultimate Destruction Puts you in the shoes of the Hulk, and drops you in a large area to explore at your own pace. But the similarities stop there. In Hulk, the name of the game is breaking things, and you get a LOT of ways to do it. Some are obvious, like punching it into scrap, but later on you can earn many interesting and powerful ways to deal with foes and the environment. The best of which consist of weaponizing vehicles and debris. An example of this is crushing a car, breaking it over your knee, and slamming the halves on your hands to make steel boxing gloves.
You also get many ways to move across the playing field, like running, or the Hulks trademark jumps, which involve jumping between pre-designated markers. Need to get somewhere? Why not jump there? Need to get on a building? Why not run up the wall?
Then there are missions. They are set up as way points on the map, allowing you to start them any time you wish. Some are essential, and some, called challenges, are completely optional. The missions are very fun, usually versing you against the U.S. Army.
Graphics: Not the best in the world, but still good. In a game named Hulk, I am not looking for RE4/Ninja Gaiden graphics. Besides, you will barely notice it while beating your enemies to mush. The only time the graphics got to me was during a particular fight that involved a HUBE explosion. It was a freaking SPHERE! I mean come on. I was expecting lots of fire there. Other than that, explosions were good, and actually DID have lots of fire involved.
Sound: All the sound effects rock, like blowing things up, the Hulk after various actions, the scraping against the ground after hitting it at an angle, it's all good. The voice acting is also good, from cutscenes to the soldiers talking to each other to people screaming, it all sounds realistic. The music, however, is not too breath taking at all, unlike many games.