Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter - PS2

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Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter (PS2)
Also for: PC, Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Combat Game: Space
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Warthog Soft. Co.: Warthog
Publishers: Vivendi (GB)
Released: 26 Sept 2003 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Features: Vibration Function Compatible
Accessories: Memory Card


A brand new shooter from Vivendi and developer Warthog, Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter follows the relentless adventures our latest and greatest self-involved hero. Something of a Duke Nukem-alike, will Mace become the galaxy’s new hard man? That’s up to you…

In this first chapter, Ranger Mace Griffin is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and is sentenced to ten years on Penal Colony Delta. In prison, Mace becomes introverted, embittered, and swears to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Bent on this latest conquest, Mace Griffin sets up as a bounty hunter, and the benefits are threefold: a constant stream of cash, access to classified information, and a license to explore the Vagner Frontier System. Will you find your enemy?

As a bounty hunter, your adventure will be a hostile one from start to finish. Beginning the first of thirteen missions, you’ll immediately be immersed in an alien-infested environment. Armed with sonic shock cannons, quad-barrelled shotguns and Tridal Nova Cannons, you should be able to handle yourself. However, you’ll have to become accustomed to several different playing styles as Mace Griffin tackles his foes both on foot and in spaceships. These two playing styles add considerable variety amongst the game’s missions. There are 17 weapons in all, some of which are less accessible than others, and also six unique ships for space combat.

But it’s not all-out shooting; there’s also a good deal of storytelling and many of the gaming locales are littered with non-playable-characters, each of which behave differently depending on their own bravery or cowardice. It’s a great looking game too, and one that benefits greatly from the uniform layout of the PS2 controller. In the absence of Duke Nukem, Mace Griffin will fill the void quite nicely.