Average Review Score:
|website||score||publish date||article quality|
|3D Game Force||9/10||Oct 03 '99|
|3D Rage||---||Aug 25 '99|
|Agn3d||9/10||Aug 05 '99|
|Beyond3D||94%||Sep 08 '99|
|Evil Avatar||4/5||Sep 13 '99|
|Game Revolution||B -||Sep 02 '99|
|Game Unit||4/5||Aug 30 '99|
|GameOver.net||94%||Aug 24 '99|
|Gamepost||93%||Aug 27 '99|
|Gameprix||9.4/10||Aug 20 '99|
|Gamers Depot||4/6||Aug 04 '99|
|GamersCentral||---||Sep 02 '99|
|GamesDomain||---||Aug 03 '99|
|Gamesmania||8/10||Aug 27 '99|
|Gamespot UK||7/10||Sep 02 '99|
|Gaming Entertainment Monthly||80%||Aug 03 '99|
|Gibworld||90%||Sep 24 '99|
|IGN PC||8/10||Jun 13 '00|
|iPlayGames||88%||Sep 06 '99|
|PlayNOW!||9/10||Sep 10 '99|
|Review Zone||---||Sep 05 '99|
|Voodoo Extreme||69%||Sep 18 '99|
|Women Gamers||8/10||Sep 11 '99|
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|PC Gameworld||Aug 27 '99|
|U-Games||Aug 03 '99|
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"A strong game obviously inspired by the endless stream of top quality gangster movies that keep appearing every year. Atmospheric to the very A for excellence and full of sound, power and a world which can pull you in and never let you go. Only a couple of gripes with unbalanced multiplayer weaponry and the jerko-vision bug endured by code and not latency."
"Kingpin is based on the Quake 2 engine and it surpasses everything else that has licensed this engine. The attention to detail and the quality and variety of textures is really pleasing. The subtle lighting is also a true mark of professionalism. There is colored lighting at times but it is realistically used. Quake 2 showed us light didnt have to be white but Kingpin shows us that it can look real. The incendiary effects of the flamethrower, rocket launcher and grenade launcher are something you just need to see with your own eyes. The variety of the enemies is something else worth noting. In Sin and HL, the same thugs are thrown at you again and again, but in Kingpin each one is different. The only thing I lamented over in the graphics department was the static skies. The motion of the skies in Q3A and Unreal would have just put Kingpin over the top."
"On a much lighter note, Kingpin does raise the bar in the game genre when it comes to creating a VERY atmospheric setting in which the game takes place. I don't think I've seen the dating Q2 engine look this good. One look at how excellent the flames are done, that emit from the "burn barrels" that the street people hover around to stay warm, and you'll indeed know that you aren't in freakin Kansas anymore! Couple the stellar graphics with sound effects that sound as if they're out of a movie soundtrack, and you have a shooter is one of the best looking games to hit in quite some time! All the sounds that I can recall were done with full attention to detail."
"Once you wade into combat, you can expect things to get very messy very quickly, given the high gib-factor of Kingpin's weaponry. There are a variety of weapons you can use against your opponents, including a bog-standard pistol, a crowbar, a shotgun, a tommy-gun, a grenade launcher, a rocket launcher, an assault rifle, and my personal favourite, especially useful at barbequeues, the flamethrower."
"A good length review which could use a bit more content and details."