Hunter: The Reckoning GameCube

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 68
    In the process of porting it, visual and sound quality has taken a dive, which is very disappointing. Of course all the four-player madness is still great fun.
  2. For those five or six hours, the game is quite fun, especially when playing with other people and using teamwork to mow down the zombie hordes.
  3. A great game for gamers looking for simple action, a good mix of enemies, and steady progression through the game.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Be smart, rent this game when you need it, play the hell out of it, wipe the blood off and return it like nothing happened.
  5. 73
    It's dripping with blood. Actually, it's submerged in a tank overflowing with bodily fluids, detached limbs, and severed heads. Saucy!
  6. 70
    The game’s endless top-down horde-shooting and limb-hacking is an absolute blast with four people (the five characters complement each other well), but the friendless may find Hunting and Reckoning to be a lonely, repetitious profession.
  7. If you don’t mind gathering up three friends, and you don’t mind leaving your brains at the door, you’ll be in store for a decent multiplayer hack and slash. The lack of replay value other than for multiplayer and the uninteresting single player make this game only for those who love all that is Gauntlet-styled.
  8. Play Magazine
    50
    The bosses are cool and Hunter has an expectedly grimy, dark edge, but it looked and felt better on Xbox. [Jan 2003, p.81]
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    65
    Even within this genre, we should've gotten a bullet-packed, blow-everything-to-hell experience like teh arcade classic "Smash TV." Instead, we get Nick at Night reruns of the "Golden Girls." [Feb 2003, p.144]
  10. A short but enjoyable hack and slash romp that is even more enjoyable when played with friends.
  11. It’s wicked bloody fun with a group even with the slight detractors.
  12. Nintendo Power
    68
    The camera stays above the characters, resulting in Gauntlet-style game play. [Feb 2003, p.157]
  13. While the single-player campaign can turn out to be fairly boring and uninspiring, the real value this game offers is in multiplayer.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#19 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. CalebS.
    Nov 17, 2006
    10
    I loved this game. I keep replaying it because it never gets boring to me.
  2. KennethL.
    Nov 30, 2003
    9
    It a very cool game I like the blood and Gore but hard on 4player. I Love it kick ass.
  3. FremenW.
    Apr 27, 2003
    8
    This was a good game all together i just didn't like how you couldn't zoom in or out very well. but beside that point a very kickass game.