Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2002
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 80
    A classic that deserves being reborn, and the remake is even bigger than the original. There are more levels, more beast forms, and a multiplayer mode for those who own a link cable.
  2. Game Informer
    75
    The battle system is unexciting overall, but there is some mysterious draw to seeing all the different beast forms that keeps you playing. [Feb 2003, p.110]
  3. 75
    A fun remake of a bland Genesis game... and it's rare to say that a Sega remake, developed by a US studio, is better than the original.

Awards & Rankings

#48 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. RichardP.
    May 18, 2007
    2
    This is one of the worst games around. Sure it's an old game remade but it just isn't fun to play. It's shallow, uninteresting This is one of the worst games around. Sure it's an old game remade but it just isn't fun to play. It's shallow, uninteresting and basic. A monkey holding forwards and kick could get through the first two levels. In redemption the power up system LOOKS fun, but isn't really. Avoid unless you want a taste of how things were. Full Review »
  2. GerardH.
    Apr 27, 2004
    7
    I like the game, only the gameplay isn't that great. I was surprised by it's hard difficulty, but that makes it just the more fun. I like the game, only the gameplay isn't that great. I was surprised by it's hard difficulty, but that makes it just the more fun. It's really cool when you morph into a beast and the graphics are OK too. The problem is, when you've played the game a couple of times, you get bored and that is why I din't rate this game too high. When you deside to buy it, makes sure it's a discount, because paying the full (original) price isn't really worth it. Full Review »