Hellboy: The Science of Evil is a video game based on the Hellboy universe. It was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation Portable on June 24, 2008 in North America, followed by August 22 release in Australia and August 29 release in Europe.
All versions follow the same story line, however the PSP version of the game differs from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. There are 4 playable characters: Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Lobster Johnson (voiced by Bruce Campbell). Herman von Klempt is the game's main villain. The game has online and off line multiplayer co-op for up to 2 players.
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The game has received mixed reviews. While EGM magazine gave the game a 58% ranking, Game informer gave it 7/10 and Game Pro gave it 4/5. While some critics praised the combat style, most of them complained that the game had repetitive game play and that the graphics didn't look as good as other games. Team Xbox stated that if this game was made for last-gen consoles, it would've faired better, but since it didn't, it loses the appeal. They gave the overall 5/10. X-Play gave it a 1 out of 5. Hardcore Gamer gave it a 2.25/5. IGN gave it 3.5 for 360 and PS3 and 3.0 for the PSP.