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

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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.

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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) (as Steven Jay Blum)
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)
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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

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M

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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

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Trivia

In Riddick's second escape attempt, an additional level was planned with an elaborate vehicle chase sequence. Riddick would then stop at "Billy Bob's Way Station" to refuel before being captured by Johns again. The sequence was scrapped due to lack of time and resources. See more »

Quotes

Riot Guard: Prisoner! This is restricted area! What are you doing here?
Richard B. Riddick: Oh. Heh. Sorry, my mistake.
Riot Guard: Shit, you're Riddick!
Richard B. Riddick: I think you're gonna need backup.
Riot Guard: Command, I need backup!
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References Fortress (1992) See more »

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Unusually Good Movie Tie-in Game
18 April 2005 | by stevewest-1See all my reviews

Games based on movies have a history of being poorly designed and made within a short space of time to cash in on the buzz surrounding a popular current movie release. Escape from Butcher Bay isn't based on a specific movie but the Chronicles of Riddick franchise instead and fills in a gap in the storyline that a novel would ordinarily fill.

With Escape from Butcher Bay things look good from the beginning, as we have Vin Diesel doing all of Riddick's dialogue and a surprisingly realistic computerised representation of the character, Vin Diesel put in the time being scanned, motion captured etc. which is rare for any game featuring the actual actor out of a film or TV series. Another credit to Diesel is that he created his own game company, Tigon (a Tigon is a Tiger-Lion hybrid) which I assume made this game happen in the first place. Diesel's voice acting is of a high standard and the storyline is well thought out and keeps up interest the whole way. As far as first-person-shooters go Escape from Butcher Bay is among the best I've played and anyone who owns or has access to an Xbox should give it a go.


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