Spawn: In the Demon's Hand Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2000
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
Buy On
  1. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    There is unquestionably some fun to be had in Spawn, but control and camera issues keep the game from realizing its full potential.
  2. Along with the frenetic gameplay, Spawn: In the Demon's Hand conjures up a deliciously wicked bevy of visuals for the owner's viewing pleasure.
  3. Da Gameboyz
    70
    Unfortunately Spawn does not hold enough meat to keep me satisfied.
  4. Total Video Games
    70
    Fans of the comic series may appreciate this one, however even fans will become bored.
  5. Stick with it long enough and you'll overcome its issues to find the top-notch arcade fun nestled at its core.
  6. 68
    Falls short of being a Dreamcast must buy due to terrible camera control problems, shaky enemy AI, and limited replay value.
  7. Sega X
    68
    Rather than follow one of the many plot lines within the comic series all of the heroes and villains get poured into a murky soup of repetitive group battles.
  8. Game Fan
    60
    What makes it so disappointing is because it has such a great premise, stars a groovy character, and looks so damn good that you want to almost cry when you realize that the wily demon of mediocrity has left his fingerprints all over the game.
  9. Spank!
    50
    The most fun you'll have with this one will come from the first few tries - after which familiarity will rapidly breed contempt.
  10. Antagonist
    35
    Honestly, I'd rather be forced to watch reruns of "Full House" than to play this game, much less pay for that honor.
  11. Daily Radar
    0
    We see poop in the palm....The 3D third-person shooter offers a visceral thrill that's part unprotected skin in operating blender and part tongue in the gears of life's cruel machinery, a series of unforgivable blemishes damns this beast straight to hell.
  12. Think of it as something akin to the original "PowerStone" -- but with a hell of lot more firepower, and an even more sinister setting.
  13. 60
    The control scheme is hellish, as the goofy camera angles and slippery controls make it tough to track the frantic action.
  14. Ultimately a disappointment.
  15. A couple of hiccups, but they don't stop Spawn: In The Demon's Hands from being one of the best multiplayer games on the market.
  16. The camera problems and bad play balance hold it back from the hellish glory it strives for.

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DavidR.
    Nov 8, 2002
    10
    The best at its time.