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Byline: ROSS HAWKES

THE DA VINCI CODE, 2K Games, PS2, pounds 39.99 VERDICT: *****

URBAN CHAOS, Eidos, XBox, PS2, pounds 29.99 VERDICT: ****

YOU can't read a newspaper or switch on the TV at the moment without someone putting their twopenneth in on the Da Vinci Code debate.

The book, which became the film, which has become the game, has caused controversy among the religious community, but the publicity will make the brand a winner, regardless of content.

And the game will definitely piggyback on to it. Stunning visuals and challenging gameplay makes The Da Vinci Code a game that would probably be a success even without the furore surrounding its multi-media siblings.

The puzzle-solving is a breath of fresh air in a games market flooded with button-bashers at present.

In the game, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu bid to solve a bizarre murder-mystery and uncover the Holy Grail.

Any title like this succeeds or fails on what kind of atmosphere it generates. With a musical background that perfectly compliments the gameplay, the Da Vinci Code really does transfix you.

Combine this with movie-style graphics and the puzzles and you have a game that is a winner.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 20, 2006
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