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The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009)

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.


Eric Weiss


Tommy Tordsson (lead writer), Tommy Tordsson | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Bloom ... Guard (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Guard (voice)
Gideon Emery ... Guard (voice)
Maury Sterling ... Guard (voice)
Michael Ralph ... Guard / Abu Bakr / Craps / Motorhead (voice)
Nolan North ... Guard (voice)
S. Scott Bullock S. Scott Bullock ... Guard (voice)
Sean Donnellan ... Guard (voice)
Steve Blum ... Guard / Rust (voice)
Vin Diesel ... Richard B. Riddick (voice)
Bridget Shergalis ... Lynn Silverman (voice)
Eijiro Ozaki ... Yoto (voice)
Heidi Schooler ... Ellen Silverman (voice)
Jovan Rameau Jovan Rameau ... Jaylor (voice)
Lance Henriksen ... Dacher (voice)

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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. In flight away from the prison, Riddick and Johns' vessel is drawn into the clutches of a mercenary ship called the Dark Athena. Johns is taken captive while Riddick manages to awake from cryo-sleep and evade capture. With mercenaries in pursuit of the bounty on Riddick's head, Riddick must do what he does best - kill those who get in his way and escape. Written by Anonymous

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There is power in darkness.


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Did You Know?


Michelle Forbes (Gail Revas) starred opposite Kurt Russell in the 1996 film "Escape from L.A", which was the long-awaited sequel to the 1981 film "Escape from New York". In that film, Ex soldier turned criminal Snake Plissken is sent to Los Angeles, now a prison island, to recover a doomsday device that will shut down all the electricity and technology on Earth. See more »


When Hoxie catches Johns attempting to leave with Riddick, the outfit he is wearing is the one from the original The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay rather than the new design seen in the rest of the game. See more »


[from trailer]
Riddick: In the end, everybody bleeds the same...
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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.20 (2009) See more »

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You want a game as an adventure to consume time? A game to be immersed in? Not a 5 hour playthrough? This is it.
5 November 2019 | by evan_dowSee all my reviews

The movie/game cash in of The Chronicle's Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena. You could probably call this game a sandbox adventure but not quite, maybe. You start as Riddick (Vin Diesel) being admitted to jail somewhere in space. You will continue on and pick up valuable weapon's along the way to help in your attack. There are character's who are friendly to talk to and other's who will straight up shoot to kill - mainly the prison personnel. I haven't completed this game yet because it is hard to find a place you haven't entered before to continue with the progression of the game. There is no objective marker telling you where to go in which direction. Another thing, the difficulty option's are a bit messed up. Say you want to play the game set on hard (what I usually do) but you might come across enemy's which no matter how you try, you can't defeat them quickly enough for your liking and you get impatient and want to carry on with the game. Pause the game and you can change the difficulty at any time. But, the problem with this is that you will miss unlocking related achievement's and not boosting your gamer score (I play on Xbox) - and that best describes my experience's. Chronicle's Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena is a game which, unlike myself, couldn't be patient enough and my progress was easily moving about in circle's from point A to point B then point C, but back to point A. It can be troubling finding somewhere new to progress. Assault On Dark Athena is a rather large game to complete.

This game is a first person shooter it is 2019 it is cheap and it is well worth the money. I hope you can finish the game and write your own review. I was just going around in circle's and it was difficult to carry on like I said so then I gave up.

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