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Dark Athena

By Virtual Programming Ltd

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*** Special Price for September ***

*** App Store Arcade gives Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena a score of 9.0/10 and says: "You are getting an amazing game that will take a long time to play through all of its content. Play one of the best action games released on the App Store."***

Be Riddick, the most ruthless criminal in the universe. In this latest Atari chronicle, Riddick has been captured by The Dark Athena, a mercenary ship hell-bent on eliminating him once and for all. Using his intense hand-to-hand combat skills, explosive firepower, and lethal stealth, Riddick must shut down the maniacal Captain Revas and her deadly crew. When Riddick steps into the darkness, no one is safe.

Before battling the Necromongers on Helion Prime - even before the crash landing of the Hunter-Gratzner on a deserted planet in Pitch Black - Riddick stalked his enemies across the universe. Play the award-winning Escape from Butcher Bay campaign, which has been re-mastered with top of the line graphics specifically for next-gen systems.

The new Assault on Dark Athena campaign takes place immediately following the events on Butcher Bay, as now Riddick must use his well-honed skills to evade capture by the forces of Captain Revas, and put an end to her evil plans once and for all.

With Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena you get two complete games!


Brutal and Graphic Executions: Dozens of graphically gorgeous ways to perform brutal instant executions on unsuspecting enemies

Advanced Melee Combat Mechanics: Well-developed hand-to-hand combat system combines traditional melee attacks with blocks, parries, and savage counter-attacks

Intuitive Stealth System: An intuitive stealth system unique to the FPS genre adds a whole new dimension of strategy to traditional action and FPS game play

Developed by Starbreeze Studios: Acclaimed developers of the first Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay title as well as other hit titles including The Darkness
Escape from Butcher Bay Game Included: A new, upgraded version of the award winning Xbox and PC title Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay has been visually re-mastered for next-gen systems, and has been included free along with the stunning, new Dark Athena campaign!


Intel CPU, 2.16 GHz or faster
GeForce 8600, Radeon 2400HD or newer
12 GB Hard Disk space

What's New in Version 1.1.0

Fixes and optimisations with latest Mac OS releases.


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Customer Reviews

Unable to play, constant crashes

Tried playing both Dark Athena and Butcher Bay, and in both I can get only so far before I come to a point where the game will always crash. Unable to finish. Maybe played an hour (or two?) in both. Waste of money. I have a fairly new iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) with 32gb memory, so I don't think the issue is my machine. Disappointing.

I wish Virtual Programming would stop doing ports

Dead Island by VP-HORRIBLY CHOPPY! Found this on sale, again ported by VP-HORRIBLY CHOPPY! I wish this company would stop working on ANY Mac ports with the same programming team.

The game seems to APPEAR smooth until I look around or move—yes, LOOK AROUND or MOVE! In the very beginning I begin to move my mouse to look around the screen jumps around like the character’s playing Dance Dance Revolution! Yes, the physical X,Y coordinates change without my initiation. This is unbelievable stutter but, since its Virtual Programming, I believe it. Do they have issues with how to handle mouse I/O?

MacPro 4,1/16GB RAM/GTX680 2GB/OS X 10.11 (considering Dead Island was just as horrible on 10.10/Yosemite as it is on 10.11 I’m not going to blame the OS here)

Dark Athena
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  • $7.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Size: 7.45 GB
  • Language: English
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later

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