‘Doctor Who’ video game puts fans in the TARDIS
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The Doctor, River Song and the trusty TARDIS are coming to PlayStation in the new adventure game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.
The PlayStation 3 game, released this week, puts Whovian gamers in the shoes of the Doctor or River as they travel back and forth through 600 years on a mission to save Earth, facing Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians and the Silence on the way.
The game, which costs $19.99 to download, comes on the heels of a Doctor Who massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Doctor Who: Worlds in Time. The free-to-play, puzzle-based MMORPG has received positive reviews since it launched in March.
Though reviews for The Eternity Clock have been mixed, the game boasts some fun details for hard-core Time Lord fans, including River’s powerful blaster, a sonic screwdriver that can scan your surroundings and gather hints, voiceovers by the BBC show’s stars Matt Smith and Alex Kingston, and a clever take on the complexities of time travel.
The Doctor has been around for 49 years, but he only made his official video game debut in 1983 in a computer game called Doctor Who: The First Adventures. The game featured the fifth doctor (Peter Davison on-screen), and gameplay resembled classic video games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders. The Eternity Clock marks the seventh Who game in the last five years, including releases for PlayStation, Nintendo and the iPhone.
Check out the trailer and the gameplay stills above, and let us know what you think in the comments.
— Noelene Clark
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