Daredevil Game Boy Advance

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
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  1. Pocket Games
    80
    With abundant action tied into a good story, Daredevil has a larger appeal than most movie-licensed games. [Summer 2003, p.39]
  2. Nintendo Power
    62
    The graphics are colorful and detailed, but the characters are small. [Apr 2003, p.136]
  3. The game’s hit detection is horrendous, the boss fights are excruciatingly aggravating, and even without all its flaws, Daredevil would still only be a bland and repetitive platformer.
  4. Daredevil is an exciting, explosive character, and that energy doesn't manifest itself in this game.
  5. The gameplay can become fairly stale after an hour or so. This isn’t a pick-up-and-play title either, because the password saves are much too long and complex.
  6. 52
    A simplistic beat-'em-up that turns out to be little more than a generic brawler at best.
  7. 50
    Easily the most irritating aspect of Daredevil is its absolutely sloppy and chaotic boss battles.
  8. One sloppy action platform game that really doesn’t do the Man Without Fear any justice.
  9. Game Informer
    50
    This side-scrolling button masher's personality is as dry as Ben Affleck's and the gameplay sucks about as much as J-Lo (take that however you see fit). [Mar 2003, p.91]
  10. It simply does not capture the spirit of the Daredevil character and his universe.
  11. Collision detection is questionable at best. It’s often tough to tell whether it takes two hits to down certain enemies, or if the first hit simply didn’t connect.
  12. GMR Magazine
    40
    The upside is that various movie stills and comic art are unlockable secrets. Big whoop. [Mar 2003, p.72]
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    40
    The movie might be OK. But the game? It's a lifeless, mediocre beat-em-up.[Mar 2003, p.134]
  14. A complete waste of time and money. In the two or three hours it takes to beat the game, there isn’t a single moment of true entertainment or thrill.
  15. 40
    Yawn-inducingly generic level designs and poopy graphics would have been forgivable had Griptonite Games implemented this neat little invention called collision detection that most games use today.
  16. 40
    Daredevil had potential, but the result is merely an uninspired, generic movie tie-in that doesn't excel in any particular area and stumbles when it comes to meaningful gameplay.
  17. Cheat Code Central
    40
    It has the gimmick of Daredevil's heightened senses and special abilities but it's not enough to carry the lame gameplay.
  18. Entertainment Weekly
    33
    It quickly devolves into an old-school side-scroller in which mashing one button constitutes hand-to-hand combat with Bullseye and Co. [7 Mar 2003, p.79]

Awards & Rankings

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#77 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 27, 2015
    7
    I first got this game when i was just 8 years old... I thought this game was extremely tough and could never get past Electra without usingI first got this game when i was just 8 years old... I thought this game was extremely tough and could never get past Electra without using cheat codes. About a week ago (10 years later), I decided to pick up the game again and give it another chance. The game is decent but flawed. It has decent music and average graphics. The few quick voice grunts are nice and makes each enemy unique. But the combat system leaves a lot to be desired... Enemies are invincible for a few seconds after getting back up which can really mess with your rhythm, certain combinations of enemies will quickly and easily mow you down (ninjas on act 2 lv 2), and the combat itself feels very limited. It's sad, If the combat wasn't so flawed then it would have been a higher score. The last note Is the use of daredevils blind foresight. Finding extra items is really cool, but I ran into the issue that i would find the power ups to overcome an obstacle(like a group of enemies) after the obstacle was done, and that was all you really did with the power. Overall, Daredevil the movie videogame is flawed attempt on what could have been a really amazing title... flawed but still decent for a quick 10-20 minutes of fun. Full Review »
  2. PonR.
    Jul 15, 2005
    7
    Not bad. Expected it to suck, but it actually works within the parameters of the given story. Good fun.