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Format: Xbox
Sku: 50018469
UPC: 730865310012
UPC 14: 00730865310012
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"From the Creator and Lead Designer of Lara Croft and the Original Tomb Raider Comes an Epic Adventure Filled with Intrigue, Magic, Love, Obsession, and Revenge..."
Following the adventures of Captain Rhama Sabrier, Galleon will take you from the bustling port of Akbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress.

Rhama is a hero of almost mythical proportions who willingly becomes embroiled in whatever escapades he stumbles across. He is tougher, faster, and more agile than any normal human could ever hope to be. Having been summoned to the island of Akbah by the world famous healer Dr. Areliano, Rhama embarks on a quest to discover the origins of a mysterious ship that could hold the key to incredible powers and thereby, untold wealth...

"...an important title that deserves playing by anyone interested in the art of game design.  BonusStage
"An exquisite experience from start to finish.  GameCritics
"...a well designed, exceptionally fun game...packed with eccentric personality quirks, a great assortment of spacial puzzles, and an interesting storyline...  IGN
"A marvelous example of great graphics and sound bundled with a great storyline.  Next Level Gaming
"One of the most balanced, well thought out action/adventure titles out there.  Worth Playing

Features
Video Features A Richly Crafted, Immersive Story unfolds through hours of action, exploration, and challenge.
Video Features Brought to You by the Creator and Lead Designer of Lara Croft and the Original Tomb Raider -- Toby Gard.
Video Features Gorgeous Stylized Art, Fluid Animations, and Intuitive Controls provide a rewarding experience for all skill levels.
Video Features Perform Super Cool Moves like back-flipping off a ledge and landing on a pinhead, climbing up almost any surface and fighting like a Kung-Fu master.
Video Features Traverse a Beautiful, Completely Original World spanning six massive island locations, with expansive indoor and outdoor environments to explore.
Video Features Use the Abilities of Your Crew Members to Conquer Challenges -- including the mystical knowledge and powers of faith and the martial arts prowess of Mihoko.

Professional Reviews

Computer and Video Games 9 of 10
When you're speeding along wooden bridges jutting out of the sheer rock, leaping and swinging from precariously placed beams and struts, the wind rippling your hair and flapping your coat tails, the sense of exhilaration is unlike almost anything else you've felt in an action game. Quite some feat for an adventure that was originally destined for creaky old (and now defunct!) Dreamcast hardware...Now on Xbox, it's hard to imagine any other machine mighty enough to power the spectacularly smooth and fast game engine. You thought levels in Mario Sunshine and Prince Of Persia scaled mental heights? Galleon raises the bar into the stratosphere. Literally...Then there's the character animation and the voice acting that are so incredibly believable you'll swear you're watching a Pixar movie. Or the story, that's as gripping and full of romance and intrigue as Pirates Of The Caribbean. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Forgive us, but we're just so excited that something that has taken so long to put together has turned out to be such a gem...Captain Rhama is the hero of the hour, and it's clear from his chunky jawline, pasty moonface and oddly proportioned limbs that he has been designed by the creator of Lara Croft...Galleon's an awesome game, but it's hard to appreciate just how spectacular it is without seeing the thing in motion. When you see the intricacies of the character animation, or witness the precise way each beam, platform and trap has been designed so it sits in the perfect place for you to negotiate, that's when you understand just how much love and craft has gone into making Galleon a golden nugget of gaming excellence...Ditch your preconceptions, forget the fact it was almost lost in development hell and simply accept it as one of the most essential videogame experiences of the moment.
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