The Bottom Line
- Not only the best Hulk game ever, one of the best superhero games out there
- The game is surprisingly fast and features fun, frantic combat
- The free-roaming Grand Theft Auto style gameplay works surprisingly well
- Hulk can smash, hurl, and make boxing gloves out of just about anything
- The story behind the Hulk is nowhere near as smashing as the gameplay
- The cheat code system only allows you to use codes you've found in the game
- The Hulk himself has decided to break down The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction for us
- Graphics: 4 Hulk look good, but building and vehicle look boxy
- Sound: 4.5 Hulk sound mean! Music sound very pretty, Hulk like
- Concept: 4 Hulk no like being compared to puny Spiderman, Hulk game much better, more to smash
- Control: 3.5 Hulk easy to control, some button combos difficult for Hulk's big thumbs
- Difficulty: 3 Hulk easy enough for even puny spiderman to play. Some bosses cheat, make Hulk angry
- Replay: 4 Hulk like to smash all day, Hulk think many missions boring
- Rated: Teen Hulk think that little kids no should be able to pick up and throw people into walls
- Ed Note: I take no responsibility for the Hulk's opinions or comments... I hope he doesn't get angry
- All scores out of 5. The star rating is not an average of the above scores.
Guide Review - The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Review - PS2, GameCube, Xbox
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction really is the culmination of the free-roaming hero game. There was much comparison between Grand Theft Auto and Spiderman the videogame when it came out, and rightfully so. The Hulk takes it all a step further. You can roam the streets picking up busses and throwing them into tanks until your thumbs get sore. There is a central hideout, where you get missions and such, but most of the action takes place in sprawling levels that you can trash to your heart's content.
With a 150 unlockable moves, tons of unlockable cheat codes, 30+ story missions and 40+ side missions there is a ton of green gaming here to keep you busy. Unfortunately, some of the missions are slow and tedious (why is the Hulk asked repeatedly to run a foot race?).
At the end of the gamma ray, Ultimate Destructions surely captures the fury and power of the Hulk. Controlling the Hulk is easy and satisfying. The Hulk is a great game that, with some tweaking, could be superb.