BATTLESHIP thrusts you headlong into an Earth facing an unknown aquatic alien menace. Upon emerging from the idyllic blue waters of the Hawaiian Islands, these humanity-threatening space invaders erect a dome around the archipelago, restricting all communication and radar. As Cole Mathis, the U.S. naval fleet’s “Boots on the Ground”, you must prove yourself worthy as an elite soldier and help defeat the enemy. Don’t let the soothing scenery fool you – this no time for a vacation! Find your inner soldier and stop the alien threat before it’s too late!
This is probably the first time in what seems like ages that we’ve seen a video game based on a film based on a popular board game. And judging by what we played through, here’s hoping that it’s the last. Battleship the Video Game tries to recreate the “intensity” (we use that word lightly) of the film, taking on an alternate storyline that ties in with the movie’s. Unfortunately, too much copying of Bungie’s Halo formula, combined with numerous frustrating elements, sinks this ship. In the game, you’re Cole Mathis, a Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician working his way around the Hawaiian Islands with his team, defusing of bombs that are inexplicably active. From out of nowhere, an alien invasion... Read Review