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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.


Tom Keegan


Peter Wanat (original game concept) (as Pete Wanat), Mikael Säker (lead writer) | 3 more credits »
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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 / Alonzo / Barassa (voice)
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... Jamel-Udeen / Lambert / Barney (voice)

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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. 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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Originally the opening sequence where Riddick is first lead into the prison was not to have an appearance by Abbott. Instead Riddick was to have been lead in by a normal guard who was voiced by John Di Maggio. Later the developers realized that the sequence would be all the more powerful if Abbott was the one to bring Riddick in. See more »


Richard B. Riddick: [talking to guard] The dark... are you afraid? I'm not. The dark is afraid of me.
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Followed by The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) See more »

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13 April 2005 | by ratcat0See all my reviews

Yep great game, great Graphics, great game play, some great new features not seen before, and boy does he look like Vin Diesel or what? I,m going to play it again in two or three months. A nice touch going from different atmospheres a couple of times in the game and I didn't find it too heavy on my system. The only time it took a bit too long to load, was at the start. Game developers, sit up and have a look ,this is the way games are headed. As usual my only complaint is that it was too short, (why are all the new games so short?) Could be that the Developers are beginning to see PC Games as a real big money spinner, keep it short and they will have to go out and buy another game, or is it just the massive amount of resources all these great new Graphics use? so I,m taking away a point for the shortness factor. 'Butcher,s Bay' be blessed. 9/10

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Release Date:

1 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden

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