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Tron 2.0: Killer App

Developer: Climax Group | Publisher: Buena Vista Interactive
Players: 1 Player Game | Release Date: 11/04/04 | Genre: FPS

Science Fiction fans love Tron. Back when it was released in 1982, it created a revolution that people are still in love with today. Despite the popularity of it, there has never been a movie sequel. Buena Vista Games tried to resolve that with Tron 2.0 for the PC last year. Now they have ported the PC version over to the Xbox in Tron 2.0: Killer App.

Players control Jet Bradley who is the son of Alan Bradley. 20 years after the original film, Alan vanishes and you must go into the company mainframe to investigate his disappearance. Upon entering the mainframe, players will run into a rival corporation called fCon. They send out a virus to get you so you will have to fend both fCon and the corporation off. The nice thing about Tron 2.0 is that Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan from the original movie actually lend their voice work to the game. The other voice actors are also great and include the model Rebecca Romijn.

Players will be quick to notice that Tron 2.0 Killer App looks very faithful to the original movie. The world inside the mainframe is covered in the 'Tron glow' which further separates this game from the look of any other title out there. As you progress through the game, players will be given build points to increase your skills and make your character more powerful. This light RPG touch as a little more depth to the game.

But because this is Tron, players want some combat in the light cycle. What is light cycle? For those of you who don't know, think about the popular cellular game called Snake. Players move around the screen trying to block the other person off so they hit a wall before you do. Unfortunately, this mode didn't quite turn out to be as exciting as I would have first thought it would be. The bulk of the game isn't light cycle thankfully though.

Also included is Xbox Live play for up to 16 players at the same time. Players can even have up to four people come online via a single Xbox and can fight it out via a system link as well.

Overall, Tron 2.0 Killer App offers players another fun title to take on Xbox Live and has a pretty decent campaign to play through. While it doesn't compare to some of the big titles for the Xbox--mainly Doom 3, Chronicles of Riddick, and Halo 2, it is a good title to take for a spin if you are looking for a new FPS to play. As long as you know the game is not perfect and can live with that, then you should have a fun time with Tron 2.0 Killer App.

By Kaleb Rutherford - 11/20/04
ESRB Details: Fantasy Violence
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