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Video Game / X2: Wolverine's Revenge

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The game doesn't have Hugh Jackman as Wolverine at all.

X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a 2003 video game based on Wolverine for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Xbox. It notably has the voice talent of Mark Hamill voicing Wolverine in the game. It still had Patrick Stewart voicing Professor X. It's release coincided with X2: X-Men United.


  • Bloodless Carnage: Zig-zagged. While there are instances in the game where a good deal of blood is visible (typically in the aftermath of violent confrontations) you won’t actually see much blood when Logan uses his claws on enemies. You get little flashes of red here and there, but it’s relatively tame considering Logan is literally impaling his enemies at times.
    • This is likely a consequence of the game having a T-rating.
  • The Cameo: Spider-Man appears in an unlockable scene when the game is complete. Wolverine also recommends he wait til Damage Control gets there.
  • Checkpoint Starvation: There are little to no checkpoints in the middle of the levels of the game.
  • Covers Always Lie: Many suspect that Wolverine is voiced by Hugh Jackman but he is in fact voiced by Mark Hamill.
  • Faceless Goons: Most of the human enemies in the game are paramilitary grunts who wear helmets, balaclavas and other headgear to conceal their faces. After a while, you start to feel like you’ve killed the same guy a hundred times over.
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  • In Name Only: While the game is marketed as a video game based on the X-Men film series, they could have just removed the X2 subtitle.
  • Nintendo Hard: Despite Wolverine's healing factor (slowly) regenerating his heath (if his claws are retracted), many gamers will refer to this as one of the hardest games of the PS2/Gamecube/Xbox generation that is still POSSIBLE for non-hardcore gamers to beat. The utter lack of mid-level checkpoints becomes an exercise in psychosis the longer the game goes on, occasionally featuring long stealth segments where being spotted once is an immediate game over. The Juggernaut boss fight has one of these leading up to it, so every time you lose to him you have to spend five to ten minutes sneaking your way there again just to be allowed another shot, and he's not a two-tries boss.
    • A level where you use a giant mounted laser cannon to pick off enemy troops from a hundred yards away seems like it's going to be a Breather Level. The player quickly learns it's a five minute long gauntlet of pain where you can either memorize the exact timing and locations of each incoming wave of troops, or lose every time.
      • Ditto for an earlier one where you remotely control a "Void Droid", an advanced prison-guarding robot with a minigun and plasma cannon. It's slow, difficult to maneuver and anything but indestructible, which is bad news for non-fans of going all the way back to the beginning of the long, arduous level if the Void Droid gets scrapped before it can cross the level and open an otherwise impassable door. Ironically, when you have to face identical Void Droids as Wolverine later on, they're terrifying obstacles.
      • Magneto. Mother-bleeping Magneto. To beat him, you have to use one particular attack from one particular spot (while dodging the wide and painful arrangement of things he'll send flying your way) to knock him down and beat the crap out of him. If that wasn't bad enough, you're on a clock — beat him before he gets his power-dampening collar off and instantly murders you. And to make it worse, he's not even the final boss. If there was ever a time and place to use the built-in Invincibility code, now would be it.
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  • Pokémon Speak: The Wendigo. Besides roars and growls, he is only capable of saying his own name like a battlecry.
  • Psychic Link: Professor Xavier communicates with Logan across vast distances courtesy of his telepathic abilities. He’s probably using Cerebro to augment his already powerful abilities. This way, he offers Logan advice and looks out for him from the safety of the X-Mansion.
  • Race Against the Clock: Logan is carrying a virus that bypasses his healing factor and will eventually kill him unless he manages to track down the antidote.
  • Sequel Hook: The final scene is of Apocalypse and Mister Sinister discussing what to do with Wolverine, with Apocalypse eager to remake Logan into one of his Horsemen.
  • The Stinger: Logan relaxes at home until he remembers his prior talk with Colossus and realizes he miiiiiight have forgotten about Omega Red.
  • Truer to the Text: The game is more close to the source material with a faithful look for Wolverine.
  • Villain Respect: Magneto explains that he respects Logan despite their differences. Logan isn’t particularly flattered as he recalls the time when Magneto tore his adamantium skeleton out of his body.