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Stumped: Armored boss gives Riddick a tough time

by User ImageMike on April 30th, 2008

Try the bosses at Chronicles of Riddick.

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is just one of the many games in my backlog list. I recently resumed my adventure in the PC shooter recently and got snagged with a particularly tricky boss fight. I love every moment of it, but I’m still clueless as to how this foe can be taken down.

I’m supposed to make my way to the spaceport hangar and meet up with a certain character, but a huge armored guard is in my way. This isn’t your typical armored suit, however. If you’ve played Chronicles of Riddick, then you probably know how to take one of the “regular” armored suits down. All you have to do is use either a couple of grenades or a minigun to pierce through the shell.

This bigger enemy is resistant to both grenades and miniguns. There are several shotgun shells that can be picked up in the area, but they don’t seem to work. I’ve tried distracting the enemy and shoot the armor’s back, but to no avail.

As of this writing, I have no idea how to defeat this behemoth. If you do know how, you’re welcome to laugh at my inability to beat this stage boss all you want, but please keep off the spoilers.

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Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Baywas developed by Starbreeze Studios and Tigon Studios, and is published by Vivendi Universal Games.

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4 opinions for Stumped: Armored boss gives Riddick a tough time

  • no imageSenethro (Check me out!)
    May 3, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Yeah, explosives and minigun work but what was the name of the area? Fuel transportation or something? Drop the fuel being transported on those lines in the roof on the boss. Booms. Been 2 years since I played and I seem to remember the boss goes psychotic on low health, so you’d be better off saving the nades for a quick spam death.

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  • no imageMike (Check me out!)
    May 6, 2008 at 7:58 am


    Yes, the area gives off that fuel transportation feel, but I forgot the exact name. Thanks so much for the tip! The dropped fuel worked like a charm.

    I never did need the grenades. I just ran like crazy when I didn’t get a shot. Since the explosion radius of those fuel tanks are pretty big, all I needed to do was fire at any container that was moving above.

    What version did you play?

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  • no imageSenethro (Check me out!)
    May 6, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I played the PC version. I also liked the game enough that I suspect I’ll be buying the Dark Athena re-release when it comes out. I’ll be watching out for Starbreeze games in the future too.

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  • no imageMike (Check me out!)
    May 7, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Amen, Senethro. ;) I’m playing the PC version as well. You know, I can’t wait for Dark Athena! Can you imagine Riddick with multiplayer? However, I don’t know if it’s coming out for the PC though. As far as I know, Dark Athena is being developed for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

    Say, have you checked out The Darkness? It’s one of the most unique shooters I’ve tried. I’ve raved about that game in this blog, so I suggest you check it out. Starbreeze said it’s working on a sequel to The Darkness, but there’s still no info as to when it’s coming out.

    I’m almost through with Chronicles of Riddick on the PC, but I’ve placed it in my backlog list because of a GTA IV marathon I’m having.

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