Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis GameCube

Metascore
27

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 8 out of 9
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  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. 30
    Much like Aquaman himself: pathetic...unoriginal, uninspired, and sleep-inducing.
  5. 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.
  6. Even the most hard-core Aquaman devotees will likely find little use for this short, shallow, problematic ramshackle game.
  7. 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]
  8. In case it isn't abundantly obvious, this game is bad. It's horrible. It's awful... might just be the worst game on the Gamecube.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    1
    Graphics look like a Playstation 1. Gameplay is terrible. Controls are so dang bad and unusable. And who wanted an Aquaman game in the firstGraphics look like a Playstation 1. Gameplay is terrible. Controls are so dang bad and unusable. And who wanted an Aquaman game in the first place? Besides Superman 64 and Batman Dark Tomorrow this is the worst superhero game ever created. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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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