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.|
Like Doom 3, the Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is a game that significantly favors NVIDIA's architecture. In this test, the Radeons bring up the rear, and are outpaced by the GeForce cards almost every step of the way. As expected, the only single card that can outpace the GeForce 7800 GT is the GeForce 7800 GTX, but the GeForce 6800 Ultra hung right alongside the GT here as well.