Illbleed Dreamcast
  • Publisher: AIA
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2001
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Control and camera issues, and the strange stop-n-go gameplay that Illbleed sports may be too annoying to make people want to endure the game's six levels. If you can get past those problems, then you may find something that is actually pretty enjoyable.
  2. Control and camera issues, and the strange stop-n-go gameplay that Illbleed sports may be too annoying to make people want to endure the game's six levels. If you can get past those problems, then you may find something that is actually pretty enjoyable.
  3. 67
    I can appreciate the effort that went into the unique gameplay mechanics of Illbleed, but the clumsy controls and frustrating camera angles, make this game pretty difficult to play.
  4. 67
    I can appreciate the effort that went into the unique gameplay mechanics of Illbleed, but the clumsy controls and frustrating camera angles, make this game pretty difficult to play.
  5. The wacky control requirements kill any desire to play the game. If you have a lot of patience, and a weird sense of humor, you may get a kick out of Illbleed.
  6. The wacky control requirements kill any desire to play the game. If you have a lot of patience, and a weird sense of humor, you may get a kick out of Illbleed.
  7. With its sluggish controls, odd collision detection problems, quirky gameplay mechanics, slow pace, and lousy camera angles, Illbleed may succeed at being an interesting idea but fails at transforming that idea into a worthwhile game.
  8. With its sluggish controls, odd collision detection problems, quirky gameplay mechanics, slow pace, and lousy camera angles, Illbleed may succeed at being an interesting idea but fails at transforming that idea into a worthwhile game.
  9. Because its core play mechanics start to wear on you after even a few hours of playing, anything beyond a quick look makes little sense.
  10. Because its core play mechanics start to wear on you after even a few hours of playing, anything beyond a quick look makes little sense.
  11. Jerky controls and lame graphics.
  12. Jerky controls and lame graphics.
  13. In the end, though, the lackluster graphics, frustrating gameplay and repetitive actions make it a slightly entertaining romp through a scary theme park, but not fun enough for us to recommend as one of the DC's best.
  14. In the end, though, the lackluster graphics, frustrating gameplay and repetitive actions make it a slightly entertaining romp through a scary theme park, but not fun enough for us to recommend as one of the DC's best.
  15. 70
    Illbleed scores major points for twisted originality, even if unfocused and clunky execution keeps it from turning horror on its gory, severed ear.
  16. 70
    Illbleed scores major points for twisted originality, even if unfocused and clunky execution keeps it from turning horror on its gory, severed ear.
  17. A weird hybrid product that is guaranteed to please some and alienate lots more.
  18. A weird hybrid product that is guaranteed to please some and alienate lots more.
  19. B-Movie fans will enjoy the extreme gore and hilariously overwrought dialog, but those looking for genuine shocks will be sorely disappointed.
  20. B-Movie fans will enjoy the extreme gore and hilariously overwrought dialog, but those looking for genuine shocks will be sorely disappointed.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. DaveD.
    Jan 5, 2003
    10
    With all the great stuff found in this game all u can do is love it. The special ending is one of the weirdest and most suprising i've seen on any game console, a must get!!! Full Review »
  2. ULT!M@EXE
    Aug 11, 2002
    10
    Cool Game!!! Very Scared and Interest!!! ONE of THE BEST GAMES on DC!!! MUST BUY!!!
  3. D.Burns
    Feb 14, 2002
    9
    A turn off at first but then I got hooked. The graphics are good enough (not the best but certainly not the worst) and I like the unique genre this has spawned. There were a few parts where I had no idea what to do, but the games crack-like qualities kept me going back for more! Full Review »