Charlie's Angels GameCube

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2003

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 21 out of 21
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  1. 40
    This game is, simply, bad, in just about every way, from the uncomplicated, dated control system to the limited play boundaries surrounded by invisible walls, the poor camera, and unsatisfying play mechanics and the sometimes-disturbing graphics.
  2. Unfortunately this game is nowhere near the league of the movie, it is down right awful...Do not buy this game at any costs.
  3. The controls are horrendous, relying on an uncontrollable camera angle that seems to mostly face the wrong way in a 3D game. The end result is that you won’t know what you are up against or where you are headed until it’s too late.
  4. Flat, short and repetitive. In a phrase, "this game is 'Double Dragon,' in 3D with gratuitous boobs". Sound like your cup of tea?
  5. Nintendo Power
    Far more cornball than cool kitsch like the films. [Oct 2003, p.140]
  6. Okay, I will admit that I did have some fun with Charlie’s Angels as I am a sucker for beat-em-up titles. The game is shoddily put together, graphically ugly, and sometimes difficult to play because of game mechanics and cheap AI.
  7. Graphics were a nightmare, choppy, and the levels and character models I could have done in Photoshop! The sound was just as horrid! Bad music, bad voice acting, and well it was just bad!
  8. Though the game is plagued with problems in every area, it is perhaps the fighting engine that’s most disappointing. The slow motion effects used to bring dramatic flair to the fights are barely noticeable.
  9. Play Magazine
    An exercise in repetition and costume changes that's part ragged arcade fighter and part "oh God, why am I playing this?" [Sept 2003, p.80]
  10. While Charlie's Angels is a horrifically terrible experience, at least it's extremely short. What seems like a decade of isolation and cruelty is more like two and a half hours.
  11. This game is nothing short of an embarrassment. [Sept 2003, p.113]
  12. Angels? Angels from hell sent to torture poor gamers perhaps...
  13. Cheat Code Central
    Visually the game just plain blows. The fighting animations are right out of Fighter Maker Light - with stiff looking movement and only a couple of different punches and kicks - although it's widely advertised that each Angel has her own distinct "fighting style". They don't.
  14. 20
    Abysmal in every way. The only possible reason there could be for purchasing it is to give as a present to a particularly hated relative - but that might be considered a little harsh.
  15. 20
    We could go on to describe the pointless level design, sloppy controls, and graphical glitches galore, but how much more convincing do you need? Don't buy it!
  16. Playing each of the three essentially indistinguishable characters in turn (there is no multiplayer option), you punch and kick slow-witted enemies and pick up equally indistinguishable blunt objects to use as weapons, while desperately attempting to follow the "action" through shitty camera angles.
  17. A horrific display of ineptitude.
  18. It is appropriate for me to be blunt, and I am no less blunt than a mace strapped to an opening car door to the face when I say that Charlie’s Angels is the worst game I have ever played. Not just the worst game on the GameCube... the worst I have ever played. EVER.
  19. A horrible game manufactured with the creaky spare parts of a rusty genre along with fallen gears from the movie hype machine. This is the kind of game that's given away when you order a large pizza and get the second one for half price.
  20. Among my canon of crappy games, this one takes the cake as the most vapidly pointless game yet. Good bye, Angels, I’ll see you in Hell. In this case, Hell being under my mug of java on the coffee table.
  21. Extremely easy, even on the hard difficulty, and can be beaten in around three to four hours. That is, of course, if you can stand the insipid story, script and overall delivery of the game. Fighting your way through dumb-as-dirt enemies only to find a switch, computer, or really long ladder climb as your goal does not a good game make.

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#38 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 5, 2004
    This game is such a disappointment. It doesn't come close to the movies or other Ubi Soft games (except PK).
  2. Jul 3, 2016
    This game is very bad. Graphics look like real trash well the game is trash. Ubisoft should have never made this game in the first place. I'mThis game is very bad. Graphics look like real trash well the game is trash. Ubisoft should have never made this game in the first place. I'm really sad for you gamecube you had to have this piece of trash with you. Full Review »
  3. Feb 18, 2013
    I never really played this game but if I ever do play it I think I might like it, because I really like beat em' up games. It seems like thereI never really played this game but if I ever do play it I think I might like it, because I really like beat em' up games. It seems like there is always something happening in this game, because you are fighting wave after wave of enemies. Full Review »