Reign of Fire
Genre Action -> Shoot Em Up
Today's Rank 0
Date N/A
Date 2002-12-06
Reign of Fire is based on the dragon-filled movie that promised massed battles between dragons and humans, but unfortunately didn't deliver. However Bam!'s officially licensed title is filled to the brim with dragons, tanks and lots of nice machine guns--and you can choose to play as a human taking on the pesky dragons or as one of the fire-breathing monsters taking on the pesky humans. Great stuff. In the Human element of the game you have to drive around the game areas completing various mission objectives while shooting at the hordes of ancient beasts. You start with just a machine gun hitched to the back of a jeep to fight the flaming brutes, and as the game progresses you pick up lots of new and pretty looking weapons to add to your arsenal. In Dragon mode you get to swoop around spitting fire balls and terrorising the poor humans; it really is great fun--you can even pick up vehicles and throw them around. Reign of Fire offers two different control methods: a simple mode and a more advanced aiming setup in which you use the right analogue stick to aim with; it's hard to start with but very effective once you're used to it. Overall, Reign of Fire is a fun and polished title which makes you think what a great film the movie could have been. --Laurent S Hall

- Play either a human or a dragon, the former as a resistance fighter saving his compatriots from attack and the latter to wreak havoc on London
- Play an array of action-packed missions connected by a fast-moving plot based on events in the film
- Witness the desecration of London, engage in military style reconnaissance and third-person shootouts and partake in firefighting rescues
- Cinematic atmosphere, plus the film's soundtrack and voiceovers bring you back to the world of the popular movie
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