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Boiling Point: Road to Hell Game Info
 
Description: The game begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from the magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didnít contact them in more than 10 days and they are afraid she is missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. So, Kevin departures to this country in order to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundred people are killed each year. There are many forces that fight for the power in Colombia. There are officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indians, bandits and the CIA. The player has to manouver between them to reach the main goal; to find the lost sister.

All actions take place on a huge territory of 25x25km. Due to this size several kind of vehicles are introduced, such as helicopters, different types of cars, tanks and motorboats. All of them are driveable. In the world of Xenus everything costs money, so you have to buy a vehicle you are going to use or take it for a rent. You also need to purchase weapons, ammo, gasoline, etc. For each accomplished mission for a specified force the player earns some money.
The player has got 20 different parameters that may be enhanced during gameplay. A lot of NPC and dialogs, nearly 20 types of weapons with wide possibility to upgrade each one and a nonlinear plot. As for the multiplayer mode, it includes cooperative, CTF, death-match and others. Cooperative mode is a variant to play through single-player missions. You may play over LAN and Internet. The game supports the in-game GameSpy browser.

Xenus is based on the in-house developed Vital Engine 2. The main features of the engine are:

- Unique technology of rendering huge (but very detailed) territory 25x25km.
- Skeleton animation with blending between up to 3 bones.
- Facial animation.
- Multilayered textures 512x512.
- 5000 faces per character.
- Lightmaps.
- View-independent progressive mesh for models and view-dependent progressive mesh for level geometry.
- Rigid body physics comparable with Math Engine and Havok (a set of predefined models: car, helicopter, box, player).
 
Average Reader Ratings: 7.2 (5 votes)
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Release date: Available since 05/20/2005
 
Homepage: http://www.deep-shadows.com/
 
Publisher: Atari
 
Developer: Deep Shadows
 
Screenshots: Boiling Point: Road to Hell Gallery
 
Inhouse:
Interviews:
- Xenus Interview (04.22.03)

Previews:
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - First Impressions (05.30.05)
 
On the Net:
Announcements:
- Boiling Point: Sequel in Development (02.03.06)
- Boiling Point: Mod Site Announced (09.14.05)
- Boiling Point Expansion/Sequel In Development (08.09.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Atari Launches UK Forums (06.06.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point) slips into Euro stores (05.22.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point) Goes Gold! (05.09.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Russian Version Gone Gold (05.06.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): UK Released Date Disclosed @ Gamer's Hell (03.05.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): New Release Date (03.02.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point) Delayed (02.10.05)
- Xenus Re-Announced As Boiling Point: Road to Hell (10.18.04)
- Xenus: 2005 Release Date (10.11.04)
- Xenus: Update @ Xenus HQ (06.12.04)
- Xenus: Fan Site Lauched (04.25.04)
- Xenus: Developer Chat tomorrow (08.14.02)

Chat Logs:
- Boiling Point: Deep-Shadows Forum Chat Translated @ Xenus-HQ.net (08.15.05)

Developer Diaries:
- Xenus: Development Report #6 @ AV (03.06.03)
- Xenus Dev Diary #5 at ActionVault (02.27.03)
- Xenus Dev Diary #4 at ActionVault (02.20.03)
- Xenus Dev Diary #3 at ActionVaut (02.13.03)
- Xenus Dev Diary #2 at ActionVault (02.06.03)
- Xenus Development Report at ActionVault (01.29.03)

FAQs:
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Troubleshooting FAQ @ Official Site (05.24.05)
- Xenus: Site Update - New FAQ (12.01.03)

Forum Tidbits:
- Xenus: Release Date News? (02.09.04)

Game Elements:
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Actor Arnold Vosloo Signed On By Atari @ WorthPlaying (03.05.05)

Interviews:
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Interview @ GameSpot (03.09.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Interview @ Xenus-HQ.net (03.05.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Interview @ Boomtown (02.23.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Interview @ Xenus HQ (02.15.05)
- Xenus: Interview @ Tactland (03.09.04)
- Xenus: Q&A @ GenGamers (01.14.04)
- Xenus: Interview @ GameZone (07.17.03)
- Xenus Interview @ Game Chronicles (07.10.03)
- Xenus: Interview @ Gaming Invasion (07.02.03)
- Xenus Interview at Wickedtoast (04.28.03)
- Xenus Interview at Gameplex (04.22.03)
- Xenus Interview at GSD (03.20.03)
- Xenus Interview at RPGRadar (03.11.03)
- Xenus Interview at Gamebiz (03.06.03)
- Xenus: Interview & Screens @ GenGamers (02.26.03)
- Xenus interview at PC Gaming (02.03.03)
- Xenus Interview at HomeLan (01.24.03)
- Xenus Interview at ToTheGame (11.06.02)
- Xenus Q&A at PGNX.net (11.05.02)
- Xenus: Q&A @ Gamersclick (10.30.02)
- Xenus: Interview @ Gamer's Press (10.17.02)
- Xenus: Interview @ Player Of Games (10.14.02)
- Xenus Interview az Ownt (10.04.02)
- Xenus: Interview @ LoadedInc (09.17.02)
- Xenus: Interview @ GGMania (09.10.02)
- Xenus: Interview @ Ferrago (07.31.02)
- Xenus: Interview at GameSpot (07.25.02)
- Xenus Interview at RPGVault (04.18.02)

Mod News:
- Boiling Point: SDK Coming Soon (10.11.05)

Movies:
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Trailer @ 3D Gamers (04.05.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Trailer @ Worthplaying (02.17.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Movie @ 3D Gamers (02.07.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Vehicles Trailer & Screens (01.24.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Trailer @ Worthplaying (12.19.04)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Trailer @ Worthplaying (11.26.04)
- Xenus: Trailer released (05.25.03)

Music:
- The Sound of Xenus (03.05.03)

Patches:
- Boiling Point: Euro Patch v2.0 @ Worthplaying (08.09.05)
- Boiling Point: Patch 2.0 in Testing (07.24.05)
- Boiling Point: Patch v2.0 Details (07.08.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - US v1.1 Patch @ Worthplaying (06.22.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Patch 2.0 Comments (06.20.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - EU Patch 1.1 (06.10.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - 2nd Patch in Development (06.08.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - EU Patch Released (06.07.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Euro Patch Coming Soon (06.02.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Patch Taken Offline (05.29.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): ATI Users w/ Issues Need To Wait For Catalyst 5.6 (05.27.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): US Patch Available (05.26.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Patch Details @ Atari France (05.25.05)

Previews:
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ Atari Australia (05.11.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ CVG (05.11.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ Games Domain (04.13.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview, Movie & Interview @ GameSpot (03.30.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ GameSpy (03.27.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ PC.IGN (03.25.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Micro Preview @ IGN (01.23.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ CVG (01.13.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ CVG (11.23.04)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ Xenus HQ (10.28.04)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Preview @ CVG (10.20.04)
- Xenus: Preview @ Xenus HQ (05.30.04)
- Xenus Preview @ Gaming Invasion (06.08.03)
- Xenus: Preview @ GameBiz (05.29.03)
- Xenus: E3 Preview @ Gamer' Hell (05.27.03)
- Xenus: E3 Impressions @ RPGamer (05.22.03)
- Xenus E3 Preview at IGN (05.17.03)
- Xenus: Preview & Interview @ Just RPG (03.28.03)
- Xenus: Interview @ ActionTrip (03.14.03)

Reviews:
- Boiling Point: Review @ GameBiz (10.01.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ GameSpy (09.04.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ 3D Avenue (08.31.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ Fragland (08.04.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ GamerDad (07.31.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @YiYa (German) (07.27.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ AusGamers (07.15.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ GameZilla (07.12.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ Gamesradar (07.12.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ PC.IGN (07.09.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ CVG (07.02.05)
- Boiling Point: Review @ eToychest (07.01.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ GameSpot (06.29.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ Gameguru Mania (06.26.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ GameZone (06.18.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ Xecuted (06.08.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ JustPressPlay (06.05.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ Inside Gamer Online (06.02.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ GameCaptain (German) (06.02.05)
- Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Review @ Jolt (06.01.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Review @ Eurogamer (05.24.05)
- Xenus Screenshots at official site (02.24.03)

Rumors:
- Xenus: Name Change? (07.20.04)

Screenshots:
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ Worthplaying (04.05.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ Worthplaying (03.31.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ Gamer's Hell (03.30.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ PC.IGN (03.27.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): New Screenshots @ Gamer's Hell (02.08.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ Gamer's Hell (01.18.05)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ ToTheGame (12.19.04)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ Worthplaying (11.24.04)
- Xenus (Boiling Point): Screenshots @ ToTheGame (10.19.04)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ Worthplaying (09.10.04)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (01.28.04)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (01.21.04)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (01.14.04)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (01.07.04)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (12.31.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (12.25.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ Action Vault (12.18.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (12.10.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (12.03.03)
- Xenus: New Screenshots @ Official Site (11.27.03)
- Xenus: New Screenshots @ Official Site (11.20.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (11.19.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (11.12.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (11.05.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (10.29.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (10.22.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (10.08.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (10.01.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (09.24.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (09.18.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ ActionVault (09.10.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (09.04.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (08.28.03)
- Xenus Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (08.21.03)
- Xenus: Screens of the Week @ Action Vault (08.13.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (08.07.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault (07.23.03)
- Xenus Screenshots # 29 @ RPG Vault (07.17.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (07.10.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at official site (07.07.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (07.03.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ ActionVault (06.25.03)
- Xenus Screenshots @ Action Vault (06.20.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at Doupe.cz (06.13.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at Actionvault (06.12.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (06.05.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (05.29.03)
- Xenus Screensots of the Week #21 at ActionVault (05.22.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ GameSpot (05.16.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ Action Vault (05.07.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at Actionvault (05.01.03)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ Official Site (04.29.03)
- Xenus: Wallpapers (04.22.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (04.17.03)
- Xenus: SotW's @ Action Vault (04.10.03)
- Xenus SotW at ActionVault (04.03.03)
- GenGamers posts new Xenus sceenshots (03.30.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (03.27.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (03.20.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at Gamespydaily (02.25.03)
- 4 new Xenus shots at Gamebiz (02.21.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at official site (02.20.03)
- New Xenus Screenshots at official site (01.22.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (01.11.03)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (01.04.03)
- Xenus: New Screenshots (12.20.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (12.14.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVaukt (12.07.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at Actionvault (11.30.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at ToTheGame (11.27.02)
- Xenus: Two new Screenshots (11.21.02)
- Xenus: New Screenshots (11.16.02)
- Xenus: Screenshots & Facts @ XGR (11.14.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at ToTheGame (11.06.02)
- New Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (10.26.02)
- Xenus screenshots at official site (10.24.02)
- Xenus Screenshot at ActionVault (10.19.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at ActionVault (10.15.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at Bluesnews (10.05.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at Worthplaying (09.27.02)
- Xenus: New Screenshots (09.26.02)
- Xenus: Screenshots @ Xaos (09.23.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at Actionvault (09.21.02)
- Xenus: New Screenshots @ ToTheGame (09.05.02)
- Xenus Screenshots at BluesNews (08.27.02)
- Xenus: Screens of the Week @ Action Vault (08.25.02)
- Xenus: New Screenies @ Worthplaying (08.13.02)
- Xenus: New Screenshots @ Official Site (07.14.02)
- New Xenus Screenshots at official site (06.20.02)
- New Xenus Screenshot (05.03.02)
- Xenus Screenies (04.30.02)

Site Updates:
- Xenus: Holiday Greetings (01.13.04)
- Xenus: Team Party Pics (12.11.03)
- Xenus: Site Update - Team Pics (12.30.02)
 
 
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