Illbleed Dreamcast
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Imagine, if you will, a berserk B-movie horror film producer with a twisted sense of humor who puts up a million bucks (fictitious, of course!) to anyone who can survive his 7 movie-themed worlds. It's a bloody mess of mutant monsters, over 1000 traps and items, and abject terror fused with B-movie humor. You must rely solely on the game's sensory feedback (eyesight, hearing, smell, sixth sense) and the hard-to-find "Horror Monitor" to survive the epic adventure! Illbleed delivers a badly needed transfusion to the "been there, done that" horror game genre. Expand
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  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. 70
    Illbleed scores major points for twisted originality, even if unfocused and clunky execution keeps it from turning horror on its gory, severed ear.
  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. A weird hybrid product that is guaranteed to please some and alienate lots more.
  5. 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.
  6. B-Movie fans will enjoy the extreme gore and hilariously overwrought dialog, but those looking for genuine shocks will be sorely disappointed.
  7. 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.

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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!!! Expand
  2. JohnCrazy
    Feb 9, 2002
    10
    It's the best.
  3. LuluV.
    Dec 4, 2001
    10
    Looking at all the pictures and ratings this game looks GREAT! I thought it was just another type of Resident Evil (love that series) but it actually looks A LOT better. Expand
  4. ULT!M@EXE
    Aug 11, 2002
    10
    Cool Game!!! Very Scared and Interest!!! ONE of THE BEST GAMES on DC!!! MUST BUY!!!
  5. JokerP.
    Jul 31, 2001
    9
    Put the kids to sleep! This game will make you crazy!
  6. 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! Expand
  7. JasonD.
    Nov 4, 2001
    4
    I don't know how you can give this crap a high rating. It's not scary at all, it's graphics are sub-for Dreamcast, and most importantly it's not fun. Collapse

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