1 user 3 critic

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh (2009)

A beat 'em up set just before the movie, follows two Rorschach and Nite Owl's unrelated cases. First they search for an escaped convict which leads them to a conspiracy. In second, they try to find the potential victim of a porn ring.


Søren Lund


Peter Aperlo, Dave Gibbons (graphic novel) | 1 more credit »

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


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Darkness II (Video Game 2012)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Jackie Estacado is now the Don of the Franchetti crime family. A brotherhood seeks the Darkness' powers for themselves using the Siphon, created to ensnare the Darkness by an entity known as the Angelus.

Director: Sheldon Carter
Stars: Brian Bloom, Mike Patton, Stefanie E. Frame
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The epic sequel to Arkham Origins, the Dark Knight has to go back to Blackgate to face the most dangerous criminals once more. The prison is the Penguin's, Black Mask's, and Joker's ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Pacini
Stars: Troy Baker, Adam Baldwin, Brian Bloom
Deadpool (Video Game 2013)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

With the help of Cable, Rogue, Wolverine and many other heroes, Deadpool must stop Mr Sinister, while trying to make his video game really awesome and going over budget countless times.

Directors: Sean Miller, Keith Arem
Stars: Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Keith Ferguson
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Video Game 2009)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the Arkham Island.

Director: Sefton Hill
Stars: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Arleen Sorkin
Watch Dogs (Video Game 2014)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After losing his niece in an assassination attempt, Aiden Pierce, a street-smart-hacker, uses his phone to take over a new operating system in Chicago to hunt the criminals that killed his niece.

Directors: Jonathan Morin, Kun Chang
Stars: Noam Jenkins, R. Charles Wilkerson, Holly Uloth
Mortal Kombat X (Video Game 2015)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Two years after the death of Shao Khan, the heroes of Earthrealm must face their fallen comrades and prevent Shinnok from corrupting the Jinsei, the source of Earthrealm's life-force.

Director: Dominic Cianciolo
Stars: Troy Baker, Ronald M. Banks, Steve Blum
Dishonored (Video Game 2012)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

After being framed for the murder of the Empress he swore to protect, a once trusted bodyguard with supernatural abilities is forced to become a masked assassin in order to seek revenge on those who conspired against him.

Director: Harvey Smith
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Lena Headey, Carrie Fisher
Batman: Arkham City (Video Game 2011)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

When part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals known as Arkham City, all hell is sure to break loose, and the Dark Knight is the only one who can stop it.

Director: Sefton Hill
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, David Kaye
Titanfall 2 (Video Game 2016)
Action | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

At the edge of the Frontier, a Titan and a common footsoldier are unexpectedly thrown together in a desperate attempt to prevent a catastrophic event.

Director: Steve Fukuda
Stars: Matthew Mercer, Glenn Steinbaum, Fred Tatasciore
Batman: Arkham Origins (Video Game 2013)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Years before the Arkham incidents, the neophyte Dark Knight finds himself the target of an open murder contract courtesy of Black Mask that draws eight of the world's deadliest assassins and a new criminal named the Joker.

Director: Benoit Richer
Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker


Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Nite Owl II (voice)
Jackie Earle Haley ... Rorschach (voice)
David Agranov ... (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
Vince Corazza ... (voice)
JD Cullum ... (voice)
Josh Daugherty ... (voice)
Kevin Delaney Kevin Delaney ... Mercenary (voice)
Tom Fahn ... (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Doctor Manhattan (voice)
Kyle Hebert ... (voice)
Matt Levin ... (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... (voice)
Nolan North ... (voice)


A beat 'em up set just before the movie, follows two Rorschach and Nite Owl's unrelated cases. First they search for an escaped convict which leads them to a conspiracy. In second, they try to find the potential victim of a porn ring.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Officical site





Release Date:

4 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh - Part 1 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deadline Games See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Part 2 ends with Night Owl boarding Archie along with the Comedian to stop some disturbs. This was seen as a flashback in the movie. See more »


Rorschach: Rorschach's Journal, Friday the 13th October, 1972. Raining again tonight. Raining a lot lately. Like Heaven is trying hard to wash away all of New York's sins. Waste of time. Steel wool couldn't scour clean this city's soul.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The PS3 version contains over four hours of bonus videos, including:
  • a bonus disc featuring an extended version of the film "Watchmen" with picture-in-picture track
  • 36 minutes of featurettes about the movie
  • three documentaries
  • a music video
  • exclusive artwork
See more »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.11 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Watchmen: The end is nigh is the one to watch out for
26 March 2009 | by sharkattack1978See all my reviews

The game of Watchmen: the end is nigh is a great download from xbox live for the xbox360. The game is worth the money for the download let's just say that. Almost as violent as the film, the games centres around two of the watchmen Rorschach and Nite Owl II fighting all comers who dare to try to stop them or destroy them. The violence is satisfying for fans of the film as Blood and bone are spreaded throughout the game and like Mortal Kombat, the two characters have their own unique finishing moves which while not quite graphic are actually fairly gruesome and awe-inspiring for a small half of the game then they become "just another move". Although a little repetitive, Watchmen is a fun and action packed game with some nice graphic comic touches to the storyline. The storyline reads just like the graphic comic that it comes from and the games plays like an updated Streets of Rage (which I love) with some gore thrown in for good measure. The game has plenty of replay value as you will love to deal out your own brand of justice to the villains and yobbos who are trying to seriously kick your butt and they also have a nasty habit of surrounding you and surprising you when you least expect it. But that just adds to the freshness of the gameplay which doesn't stay fresh for long but then become annoying but you can choose to rise above it and not let it get you down. I did and I persevered with it. All in all Watchmen: the end is nigh is a good beat'em up for the more mature gamers that will keep you button bashing for a least a year maybe more.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed