The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Really, it would be all too easy to throw our pads down and sit in the corner sulking, as following hot on the heals of Ninja Gaiden Sigma, there’s news of yet another Xbox port making its way to PS3. Is this what Sony’s behemoth of a console has come to? Forced to offer refuge to underplayed old Xbox games? As we say, it would be easy to bemoan the lack of original games until you take stock and remember that these are underplayed games, few people ever bought into Xbox and so missed many great games on the maligned console (we’re big enough to admit Xbox had some gems) including Ninja Gaiden and another hidden hit, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.

So while on one hand, we look at this remastered version of Escape from Butcher Bay and a little piece of us dies, another piece comes to life as we indulge in a game we didn’t give two hoots about back in 2004 - we were too busy playing San Andreas.

Ian Dean

Imagine FX and Creative Bloq editor Ian Dean is an expert on all things digital arts. Formerly the editor of Official PlayStation Magazine, PLAY Magazine, 3D World, XMB, X360, and PlayStation World, he’s no stranger to gaming, either. He’ll happily debate you for hours over the virtues of Days Gone, then settle the argument on the pitch over a game of PES (pausing frequently while he cooks a roast dinner in the background). Just don’t call it eFootball, or it might bring tears to his eyes for the ISS glory days on PS1.