Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. With a little more time, greater character selection, and making the game a little harder, Capcom will have a serious contender on their hands.
  2. Presents absolutely no challenge, even on the hardest difficult setting. [August 2002, p.91]
  3. 16 utterly original characters. [June 2002, p.152]
  4. The ease of moves and the accessibility of the characters makes Guilty Gear X the complete opposite of titles like King of Fighters : Neoblood. If you are no fan of pedantic games, but enjoy a good scrap then this game is definitely for you.
  5. The sound is terrible, background art is mostly horrendous, and the single-player mode is absolutely worthless, as even on its highest difficulty it’s extremely easy to beat.
  6. A good port of a great game and even though it's very easy on the hardest settings there is still enough here to keep players occupied for a while, especially on those long road trips or just while sitting on the toilet.
  7. 70
    It looks decent, sounds OK, and plays almost as well as any other good fighter on the GBA.
  8. I think the key to the success of this game is that it brings a great look and story that ports very nicely to the Game Boy Advance.
  9. 70
    This will definitely fit the bill when you need your free-roaming Guilt trip, but there are better GBA fighting games on the market.
  10. Like any fighting game, though, it's only as good as its replay value, and GGX's is a little better than average. [August 2002, p.136]
  11. The characters are surprisingly well animated and detailed, but the backgrounds are sadly flat, devoid of any line scrolling or parallax. [June 2002, p.68]
  12. 58
    We're talking Forrest Gump-simple, people. [August 2002, p.54]
  13. If the fighters were any smaller and harder to see against the dark backgrounds, this game would require night vision goggles and a microscope. [Winter 2002, p.38]
  14. Guilty Gear's opponent AI isn't so much bad as utterly non-existent. [Edge]

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