The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is a first-person action and stealth video game developed by Starbreeze Studios and published by Vivendi Games. Released for the Xbox and Windows in 2004, the game is a tie-in prequel to the futuristic science fiction film The Chronicles of Riddick. Actor Vin Diesel—who was involved in the game's development—reprises his role as that film's protagonist,Richard B. Riddick.
The game follows Riddick, the anti-hero of the two films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, as he attempts to escape from a maximum-security prisoncalled Butcher Bay. Escape from Butcher Bay's designers focused on exploring Riddick's character in a prison break setting to differentiate the game from the film. The game's influences include the film Escape from Alcatraz, and video games such asHalf-Life and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
Escape from Butcher Bay was praised by critics, who lauded its graphics and its implementation of stealth, action and adventure elements. However, they commonly lamented its brevity and lack of multiplayer components. An enhanced remake of the game, included in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, was released in 2009. Disk 9/10 Manual 9/10 Case 9/10 Disk has seen some very minor prior use and there are nearly no markings on the playing surface. Manual is near mint with a few minor scuffs at the edges and no markings or creases. Case is very lightly scuffed and is uncracked.