G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - PS2

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PS2)
Also for: Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PSP
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Electronic Arts Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 7 Aug 2009 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
No Accessories: No accessories


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G.I. Joe, or Action Man to us Brits, was a military themed posable-doll action figure introduced in 1964 by Hasbro. Over the years, the GI Joe toy range has had a number of re-boots and this year, in its latest guise, GI Joe is once again making the jump to the silver screen. To go along with the movie, there is an action video game.

This is not the first time GI Joe has been immortalised in a video game, there have been several since Cobra Strike on the Atari 2600 in 1983. But the latest incarnations of both game and movie are sure to be the biggest budget and most impressive outings to date. The movie is touted a cross between X-Men, Transformers and Mission Impossible. The game takes place in the movie's universe, but it does not follow the movie's plot and is set after the movie chronologically. We're told that the story of the game does not give away any secrets about the conclusion of the movie.

In the game, players take control of characters from the GI Joe universe including Duke, Heavy Duty, Scarlett, Shipwreck or Snake-Eyes in order to combat Cobra. In the third person 3D action game, players can use a range of weapons, vehicles and characters to combat Cobra. Each character has a signature weapon and set of skills, whether it's close quarters combat, weapons or long range attacks. The action takes place in a range of terrain, from the desert through cities and jungles, and even in the frozen arctic wastes. Players who fancy taking the dark side can play one of four Cobra characters.

Multi-player mode enables players to co-operate to complete levels and earn battle points, which can be used to acquire new characters and environments. Effective co-operation fills your Accelerator Suite meter, and once full the GI Joe theme plays and you have enhanced powers and invulnerability.


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