Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Genre: First Person shooter, stealth
This package is actually two for the price of one, the five year old Escape from Butcher Bay and its sequel Assault on Dark Athena. The former was one of the finest first person shooters released for the original Xbox. It's been given a new paint job for this release but, apart from that, is pretty much the same game. The hand-to-hand combat and stealth modes are still extremely satisfying and it's worth playing to hear Vin Diesel deliver lines like "A nano-med station...takes away the hurt, leaves the pain" or "Cross me again and I'll have your life."
It's a pity the same can't be said about Assault on Dark Athena. There's little excuse for the flaws of the original (dodgy AI and pathfinding issues) re-appearing in the sequel. Similarly, the multiplayer modes might be a new addition but they mostly feel dated and hark back to the days of Quake rather than Call of Duty. However, the exception is the hugely enjoyable Pitch Black mode which pits one player as Riddick and the rest as guards hunting him with flashlights in the dark.
Rent or Buy: Buy (only if you've never played the original)
Game Play: 3/5
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Bryan Collins