X-Men: The Official Game is an action game based on 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. You play as Wolverine, Iceman, and Nightcrawler, battling against a variety of enemies in three different game modes. This game serves as a bridge between the second and third X-Men films, using its storyline to explain why Nightcrawler doesn't appear in X-Men: The Last Stand.
Three heroes, three games
One unusual feature of X-Men: The Official Game is that the three characters essentially form three very different game modes. Iceman's levels are focused on steering the character along with his ice-slide, while Nightcrawler leaps and teleports through platforming levels and Wolverine's levels are, as you might expect, mainly focused on beat-'em-up combat. Nightcrawler and Wolverine share some similarities, but Iceman plays very differently. The actors who played these characters in the films reprise their roles here in the game, alongside Patrick Stewart as Professor X. Despite some good actors and interesting concepts, much of the game feels derivative of other action games, and the character animations in narrative scenes feel static and minimalist. The story is written by longtime X-Men author Chris Claremont together with Zak Penn.
Some interesting ideas
If you're an X-Men fan, it's fun to play as your favorite characters in X-Men: The Official Game. Otherwise, it's an average action title.