Hellboy: The Science of Evil

Hellboy. First it was a great comic, then a pair of good films, now it's a mediocre video game. At first it seems like it's going to be a lot of fun.

Hellboy. First it was a great comic, then a pair of good films, now it's a mediocre video game.

At first it seems like it's going to be a lot of fun. Ron Perlman reprises his role as the grumpy red demon, the snippets of dialogue are fairly amusing, and the combat gives plenty of opportunity to beat-up little bad guys in humorous ways. Unfortunately, the gameplay proves repetitive very quickly, and the story is vague and pointless.

Given more time, we reckon Krome Studios could have produced a decent Hellboy game, after-all, they've got the comic's atmosphere and look bang-on. The problem is that in the rush to get this out at the same time as the film, there doesn't seem to have been any opportunity to produce a decent story or any real gameplay variety. You can see our full review and plenty of game footage here.