Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

Genre: Action-adventure, First Person Shooter
Release Year: 2005
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher: Ubisoft
Age Rating: 12+
Playability Status: Unplayable
Tested On: Windows 10 x64
Availability: Copyright retained - Out of print/unavailable

Movie tie-in games are often poor quality, rush-job affairs, but Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (herein referred to simply as King Kong) is actually a polished and very playable effort. Blending elements of survival horror and first person shooters, you play as both Jack Driscoll as he explores the mysterious island and later in the game as King Kong as he explores (and trashes) New York.

Starforced not to play

King Kong is unplayable on Windows 8 and 10 machines. The reason for this incompatibility is sadly because the game includes one of the most notorious copy protection schemes ever inflicted on PC gamers. The Starforce copy protection uses its own low-level driver. If you do try to install and play this game, be warned that Starforce can cause system instability and other problems and is even considered a form of malware by many users. For a more detailed explanation, see this link.

Other users on the internet report being able to get the game working in Windows 7 by using a cracked executable (one with the copy protection removed or at least bypassed in some manner) and updated Starforce drivers. This will not work in Windows 8 or Windows 10 and you try it at your own risk in Windows 7.

The only possible way to get the game working again in Windows 8 or 10 would be to completely remove the copy protection. It is against site policy to link to game cracks or similar software, though we can tell you our efforts to remove the copy protection proved fruitless. It’s sad and somewhat ironic that the only people who could possibly still play this game are the people who pirated it.


  1. Thomas Hurm says:

    I was just able to buy a non-DRM copy of this game from Gamer’s Gate last year for $10. I just checked and I do NOT have Star Force on my computer. It works well on Windows 7, but I do not have the other versions to try out. It is a great game and well worth the money. See the following link to purchase.

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Seems that link is dead unfortunately, just says “This product was not available.”.

      • Thomas Hurm says:

        Sorry, it is still showing up on my computer. I guess since I bought it, it is still available to download for me. I did not realize they took the game down. That is a bummer for everyone else. Maybe if enough people inquire about it, they will put the game back.

  2. Michael says:

    You can buy it as a DRM free digital download on Amazon:

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