Project Eden - PC

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Also for: PS2, Dreamcast
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Core Soft. Co.: Core
Publishers: Sold Out (GB)
Eidos (GB/US/JP/GB)
Released: 25 Oct 2002 (GB)
26 Oct 2001 (GB)
2 Apr 2004 (GB)
Unknown (US/JP)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Mouse, Control Pad, Keyboard


Well, it makes a change from doing another Tomb Raider game. Project Eden is the latest entry into the world of 3D adventuring from Core Design and Eidos Interactive, and aims to be a bigger game than all of Lara's efforts rolled into one. Planet-sized, you might say.

Earth is severely overpopulated and it is up to you, four members of the Urban Protection Agency, to ensure the flow of peace. On arrival at one of your missions, the staff at the Real Meat factory have gone AWOL. It is here that you embark upon an adventure to expose the mysteries on your future planet.

Developed across a number of platforms, the PC version is looking spectacular. There are some nice high-resolution graphics tied in with an astonishing level of detail. Much of the graphical processing power is spent on character animations, whereby the characters have recent mapping technologies, skinning techniques and morphing qualities incorporated into them. But the game surroundings are also lush, and boast vast environments that show little or no pop-up.

Control plays a major part in Project Eden and the game shows some advances that Core were unable to execute properly in the Tomb Raider games. Players can now participate in the adventure in both the first and third person; the first person allowing the player to view their own feet and torso. This feature alone increases the variety in gameplay considerably. Your adventure will see you venturing into the combat genre, as well as solving puzzles and tackling the platform elements of the game.

Project Eden takes everything that was lacking from the Tomb Raider games and puts them into a thoroughly enjoyable experience.