Gotcha Force GameCube

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2003
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
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  1. 65
    What really hurts it is that the game never progresses beyond the simple battles. I never felt challenged -- and after playing through the story mode for an hour, I felt like I had seen all there was to see.
  2. A pale, perfunctory imitation of both that crutches itself far too heavily on brainless, clunky, spastic action that doesn't so much entertain as it bewilders.
  3. While Gotca Force offers several play modes, including Story and Versus, the basic gameplay never changes. [Jan 2004, p.138]
  4. 60
    Too linear to be challenging for expert gamers, and with a learning curve that dips into boredom exponentially the longer you play it, this is a perfect rental for your ADD-riddled nephew -- and him only.
  5. The combat is both intuitive and fast enough that you can easily sit down and play a quick game any time.
  6. Play Magazine
    58
    Gotcha Force's neat concept didn't follow through in its execution. [Feb 2004, p.46]
  7. The arena-based combat is banal, combos are almost accidental, the dialogue consists of goo goos and gah gahs, and the difficulty curve seems designed to boost a baby's confidence. Overall, it's an all right little game, provided you're still in Pampers.
  8. 70
    As a single-player quest to gather robots and unlock secrets, Gotcha Force can get a little tedious. As a game to make you scream at your friends, however, it's perfect.
  9. Nintendo Power
    68
    Fun, but repetitive. [Feb 2004, p.68]
  10. It's cute, it's exhilarating, and it's an extremely good alternative to the failed Pokemon Channel. Is it worth the casual gamer's dollar? Probably not.
  11. The battles are frantic and over quick enough to make it perfect to dip in and out of, and the multiplayer battling is wicked fun with mates.
  12. 50
    While Gotcha Force definitely has visual punch and lets you lay the smack down on foes with your customized robot attack squad, it's a little on the bland side.
  13. It's really a shame they couldn't think of a way to keep the battles interesting for a longer time, the lack of variation really kills the game.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#20 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 8, 2015
    7
    Great and fun! Its like shooting down everything in your path! Though this has cons bad camera angles I can barely attack someone in front ofGreat and fun! Its like shooting down everything in your path! Though this has cons bad camera angles I can barely attack someone in front of me and the voice actors are annoying like eating rotten rats from the junkyard! so I give it a 7 Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    One of the best games in existence with a large variety of playable robots with each type offering a different way to play makes this gameOne of the best games in existence with a large variety of playable robots with each type offering a different way to play makes this game create a standard no other game has reached since.

    Simply put the "professional" reviewers who gave this game a low score should be ashamed of themselves.
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  3. Mar 2, 2011
    10
    Great combat, millions of combination for your teams and some real variety in gameplay this game pretty much consumed my gamecube. Sure thereGreat combat, millions of combination for your teams and some real variety in gameplay this game pretty much consumed my gamecube. Sure there were other games such as zelda and such but I beat this game 10 times to unlock the hidden characters. The storyline was garbage but the gameplay made up for it so well that it really didn't matter. Not only did it have some fun co-op but it have 4 player split screen versus which amused my friends and I for hours on end. If you ever find this in the used bin, pick it up, you won't regret it. Full Review »