Fear Factor: Unleashed Game Boy Advance

Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 13 out of 15
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  1. Nintendo Power
    40
    Whether you compete with your friends or play by yourself, you must watch all five of your rivals take turns, which accounts for a lot of downtime. [Jan 2005, p.139]
  2. It seems that everything was done in generic terms: the graphics are blurry and nondescript, and the music and sound effects were also generic. The cut scenes are from the show, which is pretty mindless on its own.
  3. This is absolutely one of the worst games I have ever played and certainly the worst use of a commercial license. Under no circumstances should you even consider spending any money on this title.
  4. Disclaimer: The game playing described in this review was supervised by trained professionals. It is extremely boring and should not be attempted by anyone, anywhere, anytime.
  5. The stunts are repetitive in nature, not very difficult and very hard to control. I take pity on this game. It could probably be a hit on a console, just not on a GBA.
  6. Game Informer
    30
    If you play Fear Factor: Unleashed, you deserve to find forgiveness in the heart of no man. [Feb 2005, p.125]
  7. The game grasps at replay value by locking up the medium and hard difficulty levels, forcing you to win an easy game to unlock medium, and a medium game to unlock hard. Not that that's difficult or anything, it's just there. Besides that minor point, you'll almost inevitably be finished with this lackluster game before you have a chance to settle in.
  8. 25
    A franchise marketing attempt gone bad. I played most of what the game had to offer in about 40 minutes, and when I finally sat down to beat the game, I was rewarded with an extra feature. Yes, that's right, this extra feature was an added difficulty level. Whoopee.
  9. This is, perhaps, the worst game I've ever played for any Nintendo console. I can't believe someone managed to get it published.
  10. I feel compelled to put the game down and not play video games anymore. If this were the first game I had ever played, I would never play video games again.
  11. Poor graphics, sub-par sound, game play reminsicent of the Atari games of old and no replay value are to be found… making this an avoidable title at best. Hip Games should have kept the leash on this title, tied it to a pipe in their basement, and denied its very existence.
  12. On top of this all, the game is riddled with bugs... These only add more frustration to an already tedious experience.
  13. Can I describe Fear Factor: Unleashed in one simple word? Sure I can: crap.

Awards & Rankings

#46 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 12, 2005
    0
    Sucks. That pretty much says it all.
  2. DragonKnightofFinalFantasy
    Dec 9, 2004
    2
    (Rolls eyes) wow now this is a surprise a GBA based on a show who knew it would have generic boring gameplay, and annoying multi-player and (Rolls eyes) wow now this is a surprise a GBA based on a show who knew it would have generic boring gameplay, and annoying multi-player and replay value is pretty much non-existint wow I thought it would be good I wanted to give it a 10. (In case you are stupid I knew this game would suck.) Full Review »