Expanding the cinematic role that Vin Diesel’s brutal alter-ego onscreen is famous for, Riddick returns in the sequel to Escape from Butcher Bay and it’s every bit as fun. You could lift the story from this game and drop it into an animated sequel direct-to-DVD, but it wouldn’t be as entertaining without the gameplay. Even if you’re not a fan of the Vin, the Assault hardly holds anything back with its depiction its twisted inhabitants whether they’re desperate to escape or simply thirsty for bloodthirsty revenge. It’s definitely as unique as Butcher Bay whose melee fighting is more satisfying than the actual FPS gunplay and packed with multiplayer for those moments when being the lone wolf on the loose in the prison population isn’t enough. Solid stuff, Starbreeze.
My prison writeup is always available here.