Riddick: Dark Athena – 10 minutes of direct-feed gameplay

Wednesday, 4th March 2009 12:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


You’ll find a video of the first ten minutes of play from the Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena demo after the break.

The Starbreeze semi-sequel appears to be fantastic from a very brief look. The movie’s shot from 360 code – the PSN demo’s undated as yet.

As expected, the title’s heavy on the atmosphere and violence, as was the Xbox original, and you’re going to be using the shadows a lot to not be dead. You’ll see us learn this lesson by being dead a lot.

It’s out for PC, 360 and PS3 on April 24. There’s 16 grabs from this footage here.



  1. Blerk

    I guess the major downside with capturing your own videos is that everyone gets to see your gaming prowess. :-D

    I like the bit with the fan. Squishy. I’m a bit concerned that I’m going to be too shit to play this now, though.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. fear_itself

    god who was playing that? you’re terrible :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    It was me :(

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Retroid

    /Joeys Pat

    /Gets mysteriously banned


    #4 6 years ago
  5. reask

    Thanks Pat You just made my day. :D
    There are other people who are as bad at me at gaming.
    I love the way you keep getting lost and lash out at anything and everything.
    I thought I was looking at my TV screen and it was me. :D

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I wasn’t that bad. Was I?

    *hangs self*

    #6 6 years ago
  7. reask

    No but it was so funny looking at it.

    Do another one.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. reask

    I am putting on my 360 now to download it.
    Looks fun.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Getting MadWorld soon. I’ll be properly shit at that.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    haha I just read your previous post. Yep, that’s about the size of it :D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I liked how he kept jumping instead of activating things. :-)

    What’s the implication of the screen going ‘a bit blue’. It seemed like the guards couldn’t really see you once you’d done that.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. reask

    :D :D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. reask

    We should all save this video and blackmail Pat into giving us prizes. :)

    #13 6 years ago
  14. reask

    I knew once he hit the fan he was fucking gone.
    Talk about the shit hitting the fan.
    Sorry Pat I should not be taking the micky at least you were brave enough to put it up.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    Blerk – That was the “eye shine” thing, I think.

    Reask – There’ll be worse ones that that, I assure you ;)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    I think you’re supposed to do that fan bit to stop it, innit ;)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. reask

    You should have seen me with the fish in Gears 2 if you think you were bad.
    It took me 3 days to get the hang of it. :)

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Tiger Walts

    Yup and then control another drone to go through and probably shoot the people trying to cut their way into the room you’re in.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Syrok

    So why didn’t you walk up the ladder in the storage room? :)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Oh my God. I’m going to go back and play it again :)

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Hero of Canton

    Having played the first three levels of the game I can confirm Tiger Walts is spot on.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    I wasn’t going to watch this… but I want to see how shit pat is. :D

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    I thought you were being cruel… lol

    Poor pat.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    There is nothing wrong with that video. I’d go as far as to say it’s an expert display of spatial awareness.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    More than anything, you gave us some excellent footage of the ground textures and the death sequence.

    For that you should be congratulated.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    I did that on purpose.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    Masterful direction.


    #27 6 years ago
  28. Tiger Walts

    He did it twice in case we missed it the first time and didn’t now how to use the slider on the movie player.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. reask

    right so first drone stops it.
    See Pat wasn’t that bad after all.
    You should have stuck with it Pat, Too late now. :)

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Morrius

    I watched Chronicles of Riddick last night, it was quite fun. Rubbish, but fun, and therefore good.

    Does this control anything like (gulp) the darkness? I played the original on PC.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Johnny Cullen


    Michelle Forbes!

    Yeah, her from Half Life 2 but I fondly remember her for being Lynne, one of David Palmers aides who got knocked over half a dozen stories worth of stairs to her yet unknown fate in 24 :D

    #31 6 years ago
  32. OrphanageExplosion

    Also the sadistic lezzer in Battlestar Galactica.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Johnny Cullen

    Meh, dont watch BSG.

    Jack Bauer is all I need in life.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Blerk

    24 sucked after series 1. BSG is “the fucking nuts”. :-)

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Shatner


    #35 6 years ago

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