Chronicles of Riddick
|Starbreeze Studios is responsible for creating the surprisingly good game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Those familiar with the movie will recall Butcher Bay was one of the prison options on tap for the main character. While the movie never actually made it to Butcher Bay, we find the main character right at home in this first person shooter that's powered by the proprietary Starbreeze Engine. Not only does The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay boast excellent game play with impressive visuals and a mature story line, but the Chronicles of Riddick also proves to be a tough challenge and a game actually worth buying, which makes it an excellent addition to our suite of custom benchmarks.|
Our second OpenGL based benchmark, a custom demo run using the game Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, proved to be another struggle for ATI's current and next-gen hardware. Once again, only the Radeon X1800 XT was able to score a single victory here, but it was over the GeForce 6800 Ultra at 1280x1024 when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were disabled. In every other configuration, the NVIDIA powered cards handily outpaced ATI's best, and the SLI configurations were simply in a different league altogether.