• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2001
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Simply an uninteresting licensed 3D arena shooter that feels extremely rushed and won't impress anyone.
  2. 75
    What prevents the game from getting an above average score are a small collection of annoying gameplay flaws, some persistent camera angle problems, and a lack of longevity.
  3. Without any satisfyingly complex battles, lacking any sort of an interesting story line, and plagued by camera angles that will drive you batty; playing Heavy Metal: Geomatrix is like paying sixty bucks to see Megadeth, and discovering you must sit through a set by Britney Spears.
  4. You get amazing graphics, good gaming music, and some arcade style gameplay that is fun for the casual gamer, but might leave feature-loving gamers looking for more.
  5. At the end of the day it's all about fun, and Heavy Metal serves it up in spades.
  6. Presentation, however, cannot makeup for poor gameplay, something that Heavy Metal has in abundance.
  7. Sort of like a dumbed-down "Powerstone," but with fewer weapons. Honestly, this game does nothing new at all. And what it does do, we've seen done better in games.
  8. Shame on Capcom for giving it's fighting games a bad track record by putting out this piece of crap!
  9. Foremost among these flaws is the camera, which is so poor that it almost defies imagination. [Dec 2001, p.113]
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. NickR.
    Jan 2, 2002
    10
    Really really fun game! Graphics are amazing, the gameplay beats any other fighting game on dreamcast. Definately worth the $10.