Illbleed Dreamcast

  • Publisher: AIA
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2001
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
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  1. Sep 25, 2015
    7
    This was meant to be a cheesy horror game. It accomplished That. It's fun, and very different. It's a different take on survival horror for sure. It's also my most expensive Dreamcast game. It's quirky, and fun to play, and to watch someone play. It's a must have, if you want to laugh, and jump a little. If Scream were a video game it should be done like this.
  2. Mar 14, 2017
    6
    It's clunky, it's awkward to control, it didn't age well, and it has weird mechanics but despite this - Illbleed is quite possibly one of the best sleeper cult games ever made. Just not for it's play control.

    You won't fall in love with Illbleed because of it's gameplay or boss fights, the story in all it's quirky ridiculousness is where Illbleed truly shines. The whole game is a
    It's clunky, it's awkward to control, it didn't age well, and it has weird mechanics but despite this - Illbleed is quite possibly one of the best sleeper cult games ever made. Just not for it's play control.

    You won't fall in love with Illbleed because of it's gameplay or boss fights, the story in all it's quirky ridiculousness is where Illbleed truly shines. The whole game is a parody of American horror taken to an extreme, littered with pop culture references of the time - including a guest appearance by everyone's favorite hedgehog.

    Grab this one if you are a fan of quirky, strange humor and can tolerate the poor play control.
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#4 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
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#4 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2001
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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. 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.
  3. 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.