Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis GameCube

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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Summary: Here's your chance to wield the power of Aquaman, the DC Comics superhero, as he defends the deep-sea city of Atlantis against such enemies as Ocean Master, Black Manta, and the Lava Lord of the Fire Trolls. You must fight to save the lost city by using Aquaman's super powers, telepathy, andHere's your chance to wield the power of Aquaman, the DC Comics superhero, as he defends the deep-sea city of Atlantis against such enemies as Ocean Master, Black Manta, and the Lava Lord of the Fire Trolls. You must fight to save the lost city by using Aquaman's super powers, telepathy, and hook-hand. While the game features plenty of intense underwater battles, you can also bombard your enemies from an attack sub in first-person mode. Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. Everything looks blurry, and it's tough to move around and fight—some combos require you to punch a dozen buttons. Plus, the panel-by-panel narrative looks more cheap than it does charming. Aquaman is all washed up!
  2. There’s just no way to make Aquaman more exciting than beached jellyfish. It’s time to let the scaly superhero sleep with the fishes already.
  3. Nintendo Power
    32
    The battles are well-executed, if a little slow, but the overall experience is one-dimensional. [Oct 2003, p.140]
  4. netjak
    26
    I will say one thing about TDK and Aquaman: The comic book character is unbearably pitiful and TDK managed to translate that perfectly into a just-as-pitiful game.
  5. Even the most hard-core Aquaman devotees will likely find little use for this short, shallow, problematic ramshackle game.
  6. Game Informer
    20
    Call me crazy, but punching an enemy while doing the doggy paddle doesn't exactly generate a whole lot of excitement. [Oct 2003, p.131]
  7. Unfortunately, no matter how much you change his appearance or try to play up his role as King of Atlantis and his responsibility for patrolling the majority of the planet, Aquaman still sucks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Apr 22, 2016
    10
    Most people may think that "The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" is the greatest game to ever be made, but they are wrong, the greatest videoMost people may think that "The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" is the greatest game to ever be made, but they are wrong, the greatest video game of all time is "Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis." This is made true due to the vast open world to explore, and the intuitive game design. The soundtrack is amazing, it's like mac & cheese for your ears, although mac & cheese is already supposed to be put in your ears. This game is a true display of art, all games should look up to this one and be like, "I want to be that." The only acceptable reason to not go to sleep at night or not sleep at all is because this game was being played. The way "Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis" uses the hardware of the GameCube excellently. This game is a true form of art and is the source of many different cult followings. People that have played the game say that the controls are terrible and that there are way too many invisible walls, they just say that because they need an excuse for being bad at the game and not having half a brain. Expand
  2. AquamanRules
    Mar 30, 2008
    10
    Simply one of the best games ever made. I don't know why people think this games sucks because it doesn't. Simply breath taking!
  3. Jan 2, 2015
    10
    An absolutely brilliant game where the world is immensely big and there is so much to explore! aquaman moves like a Persian dancer, and theAn absolutely brilliant game where the world is immensely big and there is so much to explore! aquaman moves like a Persian dancer, and the combat is as solid as cheese (that has been in a freezer for 666 years of course), it's so much more than the critics say, a truly brilliant game, worth at least 2 playthroughs Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Dec 4, 2003
    1
    Pathetic. The worst game out there. So poor in graphics and game play, dont ever get this pathetic, terrible game. I took it back to the Pathetic. The worst game out there. So poor in graphics and game play, dont ever get this pathetic, terrible game. I took it back to the store the day I got it. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2013
    1
    This game is horrible.All the people looks like they are dying,aqua man doesn't have eyes,his hair has problems,the enemies are the same,theThis game is horrible.All the people looks like they are dying,aqua man doesn't have eyes,his hair has problems,the enemies are the same,the levels are the same,this game is like superman 64.
    They destroyed another hero with repetitive game play and idiot things.
    And you know what happen if you (somehow) beat the game?
    IT CRASHES
    I give 1 only because you can return the game to the store.
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  6. Mar 13, 2013
    0
    superman 64 aquaman
  7. Jan 25, 2015
    0
    This game is the worst game ever made!
    bad controls bad graphics horrible camera repetitive gameplay Aquaman has a **** HOOK
    worst combat
    This game is the worst game ever made!
    bad controls bad graphics horrible camera repetitive gameplay Aquaman has a **** HOOK
    worst combat ever (I had better luck to fight my own shadow) CHEAP TILES AND THEY ONLY PUT SOME EFFORT...IN THE **** HAIR OF AQUAMAN.....SIMPLY THE WORST and aquaman saves only men! ivisible walls and still THEY MADE AQUAMAN LIKE MEN MORE!
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#50 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003