The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay was released on June 1, 2004 by Vivendi. The game was developed by Starbreeze. he Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is a first person shooter.

This game uses disc checks and Securom, Macromedia, Starforce, Tagès and other protection systems are being rejected by Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 for security reasons (KB3086255).

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 prison called 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 as Half-Life and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.

In Escape from Butcher Bay, the player takes the role of Richard B. Riddick and attempts to break out of Butcher Bay prison. The game incorporates elements from video game genres such as first-person shooter, adventure and stealth, and is played primarily from a first-person perspective, though the camera switches to a third-person perspective during certain scenes.

Unlike many first-person shooters, the game contains no head-up display; on-screen cues are limited to flashes when a new weapon is selected,and small, white boxes that display the player character’s health when damage is taken. Health can be replenished in designated areas throughout the game. By finding cigarette packs hidden in levels, the player can unlock concept art and video files.

The director’s cut version includes:

  • Player controlled Riot Guard–get in and attack
  • Two new areas packed with high-action gameplay
  • New enemies including inmates with body armor and other defensive equipment
  • Exclusive “Developer’s Commentary” allow players to hear what the developer of the game has to say
  • Compelling full in game voice-over by Vin Diesel and other critically acclaimed voice talent


Operating SystemWindows 98 or better
CPUIntel Pentium D or better
Memory1 GB or more
Hard Drive Space5 GB
Graphics HardwareGeForce 8800 GT or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required