X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men Origins
Game information
Developer Raven Software
Publisher Activision
Genres Hack and Slash
Platforms Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
Release Date May 1, 2009
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a hack and slash action-adventure game loosely based on the film of the same name. It was featured in the Top 5 Friday episode BEST MOVIE GAMES, in which Jovenshire called it the best game based on a film, despite its source material being "not good at all".


X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 hack and slash action-adventure game loosely based on the film of the same name. Its release coincided with the release of the film on May 1, 2009 for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, DS, and PSP. It was developed primarily by Raven Software. Amaze Entertainment developed the Wii and PS2 ports and Griptonite Games developed the PSP and DS ports. Origins, like most other games published by Activision with the Marvel licence, was de-listed and removed from all digital storefronts on January 1, 2014.

Origins takes influences from games such as God of War and Devil May Cry. Enemies can be dismembered in several ways in addition to the graphic display of Wolverine's healing factor. Combat relies on three options - light attacks, heavy attacks, and grabs. Another form of attack is the lunge, which allows Wolverine to quickly close the distance to an enemy. Wolverine can also use the environment to his advantage. During combat, Wolverine's rage meter builds up, and when full allows him to use more devastating attacks, like the claw spin and a berserker mode, which increases Wolverine's claw strength until his Rage Meter empties.


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