October 26th 2011 6:32 am PT

Arcade: The War of the Worlds

Content: The War of the Worlds
Price: 800Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: The War of the Worlds is a dark and breathtaking new vision of the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a 2D side-scrolling platformer, and narrated by the acclaimed actor, Patrick Stewart.



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  • Ratman Gweedore

    Been looking forward to this, but have to say that I’m pretty disappointed by what I’ve seen so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106995742 Jeremy Na

      care to explain?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106995742 Jeremy Na

      ahh double post!

  • http://twitter.com/colinmpowers Colin Powers

    Queued up the trial as soon as I saw “narrated by Patrick Stewart”.

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    From what I’ve heard this could be totally awful.  Anyone have any impressions of the demo? I won’t be able to check it out until tonight…

  • http://profiles.google.com/jeverage Quality Jeverage

    - A game based on one of my favourite books.
    – They cite Another World as a heavy influence.
    – Narrated by Patrick Stewart.

    For the love of god, please don’t suck. Those three things make me so, so happy.

    • Anonymous

      Same as me but gameplay/control sometimes feel too slow or unresponsive when it comes to certain jumps. Maybe the pace of progression is too slow and they made a bad demo (I’ve seen further on you find a weapon, the red weed, etc.) so while feeling a bit underdeveloped at times, seems to have potential (for the book/another world fans)

  • David Ross

    My Xbox account has been hacked by some Fifa fan. Who do I e-mail? Why can’t I find a way to contact someone about this..?

    • http://twitter.com/Waggy79 Robert Wagner

      Same thing happened to me. Call microsoft customer support and they’ll suspend your account and investigate it. It’ll get sorted but it may take a couple of weeks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106995742 Jeremy Na

    Wow this game was pretty bad.

  • http://twitter.com/Waggy79 Robert Wagner

    I would say Limbo meets Flashback but not as good as either.

  • Lee Rayson

    Major what happened to toy soliders DLC that was meant to come out today

  • http://www.facebook.com/talera.halley Talera Halley

    Any idea when voice will be enabled in Australia please?

  • http://www.thisisxbox.com Jason

    I absolutely loved this game, it’s frustrating because it’s really hard in that yo die an awful lot! But that only adds to the fun – it’s been designed to test your patience and the levels look amazing. For 800ms points I have played a lot worse – this is getting mixed reviews, but it’s a 2D game of survival and since surviving is difficult – the devs have done a great job. It has the hardest achievements known to man, in fact I don’t think anyone could earn the top two Achievements of playing the game without any deaths – this accounts for half of the gamerscore – I’d say 99% impossible… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535971984 James Grattan

    One Of The Most hard games ever On Xbox Live Arcade,this Game is,,, hard ,aweful controls ,,but something just keeps me coming back to it,are you the one in 148,000 ppl who will be able to complete all the achievements?? ,as so far no one has done it!!!,if You Want a game that will challenge you this year ,this is IT!