Clive Barker's Jericho, is good. Very good. Now thats out of the way, we can go into specifics.
Clive Barker, the director and writer of the screenplay of Hellraiser (1987), is the Writer and Designer of Jericho. A horror game.
Brief Story Synopsis
Before God made Adam & Eve, God created a different being, the Firstborn. God was so disturbed by what had been created that the Firstborn was sent into the Abyss. The Firstborn, too powerful for even God to stop, would then make several attempts to escape from the Abyss into the mortal world. Each time, it has failed. Each time it attempts to escape, there has been someone to stop it and send it away. However, the Firstborn takes back part of the world back to the Abyss each time.
The Firstborn is soon to escape again, Jericho Squad is sent to seal the Breach and send the Firstborn back to the Abyss. You are Cpt. Devin Ross, the leader of Jericho Squad.
Story Score 4/5
A very good story which explores different timelines (From 3000B.C. to 1942 A.D. and the present day at the start), which makes the game a bit more interesting. However, the ending feels like it lacks something compared to the rest of the game.
The characters, all have a supernatural ability. All character's have abilities, from Healing, to driving a bullet in slow-motion, to summoning a fire demon.
Enemies, all have different strengths and weaknesses. For example, the standard enemy you face is quick & agile, but they can only attack from close range and have an exposed weak spot. Some enemies are from the WWII time slice, and have Large Machine Gun's attatched to them, these are slow, useless in close ranges and have an exposed weak spot.
Boss battles. Yes, this game has them. There are a wide variety of bosses to battle throughout the game and, once again, all have different strengths & weaknesses.
Survival Events, A.K.A. Interactive Cutscenes where buttons suddenly pop up on-screen that you have to press to survive, are in this game. However, they don't normally result in an instant death. Most allow you to recover and try again, these don't happen to often throughout the game.
Gameplay Score 5/5
All parts of the game feel as if they have been planned in great detail, from the Smart AI that controls your team-mates, to the weaknesses and strengths of the enemies.
Not really important but the game is a Horror game, and the soundtrack resembles this perfectly. The voice acting was wisely done, and the orchestra adds a spooky touch to some sections. Weapons mostly sound real and demons sound as real as they can get.
Sound Score 5/5
For me, the achievements weren't thought out very much at all I would have much preferred to have achievements that asked me to use each characters abilities than 3x Kill 250 enemies with ----, all of which can be done with one character.
The Hard difficulty also makes the game much more enjoyable, don't play it on easy/normal. Crank it all the way to hard, it makes the Horror game much more horrific, why else would you buy a Horror game?
Poorly thought out, had loads of potential for a great achievements list.
Overall Score 4/5
A Good Game, with Solid mechanics and a Great Story to go with it.