8.7/10
2,846
12 user 3 critic

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004)

Set before the events of Pitch Black (2000), this game tells the story of how Richard B. Riddick obtained his ability to see in the dark.

Director:

Tom Keegan

Writers:

Peter Wanat (original game concept) (as Pete Wanat), Mikael Säker (lead writer) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos We Love From Our Favorite Video Games

Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. See our Video Games Guide for more.

See the full gallery

1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Featuring a remastered edition of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004), as well as a new full-length campaign, Assault on Dark Athena picks up moments after Riddick's escape.

Director: Eric Weiss
Stars: Brian Bloom, Dave Wittenberg, Gideon Emery
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A proud yet innocent prince is being chased by The Dahaka (Guardian of Time) as a consequence of his actions. He seeks aid from The Empress of Time to escape from the notion that he cannot change his fate.

Directors: Keith Arem, Richard M Dumont, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Claudia Besso, Thor Bishopric
Far Cry (Video Game 2004)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

You play a man who finds himself trapped on a mad scientist's private tropical island with ruthless mercenaries and worse.

Director: Cevat Yerli
Stars: Peter Thias, Cornell Womack, Adriana Anderson
Prey (Video Game 2006)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Cherokee Tommy (Domassi) must rescue his girlfriend and grandfather from the clutches of an Alien spaceship orbiting earth.

Director: Chris Rhinehart
Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Crystle Lightning, John William Galt
Action | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

You play an elite commando for a unique covert operations unit hunting for a mysterious fugitive who commands a clone army while mysterious things occur around you.

Director: Craig Hubbard
Stars: Greg Baldwin, Jock Blaney, Susanna Burney
Quake III: Arena (Video Game 1999)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Quake III is a first-person shooter focusing exclusively on multiplayer arena fighting, adding an extensive customizability of player settings.

Stars: Richard Ridings, Frances White, Lewis Macleod
Horror | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Beginning your journey as a new Kindred, you must choose your path to follow the high class Vampire Society, or the lawbreaking group of Anarchs as you find your place in this new world.

Directors: Jason Anderson, Leonard Boyarsky
Stars: André Sogliuzzo, Andy Milder, Armando Valdes-Kennedy
Remember Me (Video Game 2013)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Neo-Paris, 2084, Nilin is a former elite memory hunter. When her own memory is wiped clean by the authorities, she sets out to recover her identity while being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.

Director: Jean-Maxime Moris
Stars: Antony Byrne, Joseph May, Kezia Burrows
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sam "Serious" Stone, the last surviving member of the Human race, must make his way across time and several continents to defeat Mental, the overlord of the aliens invading Earth.

Directors: Davor Hunski, Alen Ladavac, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aimée Leigh, David Hewlett, Sarah Brown
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Sam "Serious" Stone is up to save humanity from total extinction. He must journey through ancient Egypt and traverse vast open desert levels where massive pyramids dot the landscapes, concealing deadly crypts and perilous passages beneath.

Directors: Davor Hunski, Alen Ladavac, and 1 more credit »
Stars: John J. Dick
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The Prince of Persia makes his way home to Babylon, bearing with him Kaileena, the enigmatic Empress of Time, and unspeakable scars from the Island of Time.

Director: Kun Chang
Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Rick Miller, Sarah Carlsen
Manhunt (Video Game 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Death-row inmate James Earl Cash awakens from his "execution" to discover that prison officials were bribed to fake his death and deliver him into the clutches of a snuff film ring that wants to use him as its newest star.

Stars: Sean R. Lynch, John Doman, Lenny Venito
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Richard B. Riddick (voice)
Cole Hauser ... Johns (voice)
Kristin Lehman ... Shirah (voice)
Xzibit ... Abbott (voice)
Willis Burks II ... Pope Joe (voice) (as Willis Burkes II)
Ron Perlman ... Jagger Valance (voice)
Michael Rooker ... Centurion / Jack (voice)
Arnell Powell ... Jupiter (voice)
Dwight Schultz ... Hoxie (voice)
Steve Blum ... Rust (voice)
Joshua Leonard ... Coyne / Two Tongue (voice)
Joaquim de Almeida ... Mattsson / Silencio / Zuni / Fateen (voice) (as Joaquim de Alemeida)
Arthur Burghardt ... Booger / Haamid / Thunder / Wilkins (voice)
Lombardo Boyar ... Theo / Zlonzo / Barassa (voice)
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... Jamel-Udeen / Lambert / Barney (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Set before the events of Pitch Black (2000), this game tells the story of how Richard B. Riddick obtained his ability to see in the dark. Riddick has just earned a one-way ticket to Butcher Bay, one of the hardest prisons around. Savage inmates, prison guards, and horrifying creatures will make his attempt at escaping this hellish place that much harder. Written by TUMEG345

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

M

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character Abbott was not originally modeled after Xzibit. Snoop Dogg happened to be visiting Vivendi when the game was being shown and commented on the character's likeness to Xzibit. He was then asked to voice the role. See more »

Quotes

Georgie: [Distracting the guards for Riddick] Hey guards! Over here, *guards*!
Georgie: You know what I got? I got contraband! I got shivs! I got clubs! I got guns, man! Guns, man! Yeah haha, mother fuckers!
Georgie: I got drugs, I got porn! I'll be damned if I'm not wearing forbidden under wear! Yeah, haha!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Game One: Episode #1.1 (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great movie-based game
9 June 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

I hardly write game reviews, as I prefer to get literally EVERYthing from a game (beat it, unlock everything, etc...) before I even attempt to share my feelings of said game. With that said, I can give Escape From Butcher Bay a very good score. This FPS prequel to the events in the movie "Pitch Black" may be the best X-box exclusive game since Ninja Gaiden. Reason enough to buy an X-box? That's debatable, if you liked Pitch Black then YES. If you like First person shooters? YES. If you're one of those fools who blindly hates everything Microsoft? Then you're missing out on one of the better movie-tie in/spin off games out there. Oh yea and the graphics are great too. a tad on the easy side brings it down half a point.

My Game Grade: A-


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed