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Ghost Rider review

How can a game starring a skeleton with his head on fire be so dull?

Pros

  • Driving levels break up monotony
  • Combo system gives depth to fighting
  • Fans will be delighted

Cons

  • Fighting is incredibly boring
  • Forgettable gameplay
  • God of War rip-off

As if the back-catalog of shoddy comic book adaptations on PS2 wasn%26rsquo;t shameful enough, here%26rsquo;s another uninspired and under-developed calamity for the pile. You play Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stunt rider who sells his immortal soul to Mephisto (a sort of Marvel Universe version of the Devil) in order to save his terminally ill father from cancer. Bit of a short-sighted deal, really, especially when Mephisto turns round and offs his dad after he%26rsquo;s cured him. As you%26rsquo;d expect, Johnny%26rsquo;s a tad peeved by this, but by now he%26rsquo;s been transformed into the soulless Ghost Rider, and he%26rsquo;s trapped in Hell.

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionIn Hell all fighting is done using samey combos that look like they've been stolen from God of War.
PlatformPS2, PSP
US censor ratingTeen
Release date13 February 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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