At first, Hellboy 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. Go on chaps, get started on the next one now.
GAME REVIEW: Hellboy: The Science of Evil
5th September 2008