Underworld: The Eternal War (also known as Underworld: The Game) is a 2004 video game based on the film Underworld. The player is able to choose between fighting on the side of Vampires or Lycans. The game was developed by Lucky Chicken Games, and was released on January 16, 2004.
The storyline revolves around the eternal war between the Vampires and Lycans, and the player can choose which side they want to fight on. The two choices are the movie's heroine Selene, or Raze, a Lycan seen in the film.
The player is tasked with taking to the battlefields where they must accomplish missions, whether protecting someone, killing someone, getting an item from somewhere, or simply killing everyone. Using different weapons, the player slaughters enemies throughout the action-based gameplay.
Each race has three abilities they can upgrade as they rack up points killing enemies and beating levels. For the Vampires, the abilities are Control Blood, which increases a Vampire's health, Blinding Speed, and Blood Frenzy, an ability designed to upgrade a Vampire's physical power. For Lycans, the three abilities are Transformation, Rage and Purge, the last of which is a healing power. Ultraviolet ammunition and Silver Nitrate Bullets can occasionally be found in the game, and are deadly against opponents.
Underworld: The Eternal War received mixed to negative reviews, with critics complaining of the poor graphics and complete lack of a storyline. GameFAQs hosts a review that notes the poor storyline in Eternal War, stating "it's disappointing to see the whole Underworld universe reduced to such an elementary killing rampage". However, it is also noted that "it manages to provide a few interesting points into an experience that would have been otherwise devoid of any interest". FutureGamez noted that, "The problem with Underworld: The Eternal War is just that is just lacks that spark. You play it, you put it down. You forget about it. There is little reason to go back, and playing through it a second time won't be high on too many peoples list of things to do", giving the game an average score overall.
- The cheat code Circle, Circle, Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, R1 allows the player to play as a Hybrid.
- ↑ http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/919538-underworld-the-eternal-war/reviews/review-82476
- ↑ http://www.futuregamez.net/ps2games/underworld/review.html