So many games are an attempt to cash in on the release of a film that they seem to be thrown together with little thought, relying on the fact that the strength of the film advertising will prompt enough people to splash the cash on the game. Enter Men in Black II as a prime example of this phenomenon.
This is a straight up shooter game which has nothing new to offer the game player other than a couple of hours of moderate excitement and not a lot else to shout about.
The aim of the game is to track down some aliens who have escaped from a prison ship and you can play as either of the two agents from the film, so you can be wise cracking Will Smith or straight laced Tommy Lee Jones. Apart fro types of weapons it does not make any difference which character you play as.
The problem is that this game is incredibly repetitive and is like loads of arcade games that you will probably have experienced. Large numbers of aliens will attack you, you will stand still and blast them to smithereens and once you have done this you will advance forward to the next horde of aliens that will attack you. If I sounds familiar then it pretty much follows the same style of game play of many games before it and there are probably many more to follow.
Visually it looks good although the characters resemble the actors rather than looking like them perfectly and the aliens look pretty impressive and there is a good amount of variety in the settings they find themselves in.
The other down point to the game is that it is not very long but to be honest even with its relative short game play time you will probably be bored with it well before you reach the end.
Definitely not recommended.