P.N. 03 GameCube

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
Buy On
  1. 90
    And amidst a rash of horrendously tedious stealth games, it really is a lot more fun to go somersaulting over a couple of incoming missiles, land among the enemy, pull off an outrageous dance move to mock/destroy everything around you, then to leap back and cartwheel off into cover again.
  2. Not a reason to leave the beach, but for anyone who likes a decent shooter this stylish game is a great choice.
  3. 80
    P.N.03's strong aesthetics add flavor to the repetitive gameplay...Sure, this may not be the deepest GameCube offering available, but for those who crave a shoot-em-up with old-school inflections, P.N.03 is A-OK.
  4. A super-stylish, dance-a-minute, well animated shooter. But the repetitiveness, uninspiring bosses and dull design don't do it any favours. [NGC]
  5. With an incredible sense of style and some great old fashioned shooter gameplay, P.N. 03 overcomes its weaknesses and delivers a solid, entertaining experience.
  6. Might be a bit too streamlined and stylized for some, coming off as more simplistic than artistic, but I personally love it. P.N.03 makes you feel as if you're in control of a laser-toting ballerina with death at her fingertips, and that's all good in my book.
  7. Nintendo Power
    82
    Although the stilted play control makes it frustratingly difficult to move at times, the overall playing experience is very engaging. [Oct 2003, p.137]
  8. If you're not into the idea of constantly shooting and blowing stuff up, this may not be the game for you. Up to this point I have used the word shooting sixteen times in this review, and there's a reason for that. That is the bulk of the game.
  9. 80
    Striking perhaps for all the wrong reasons. It surprises due to the simplicity and appears original because it bucks the current trend of excess. Yet this originality is indeed false, because it has been so heavily based upon the games of old. [JPN Import]
  10. Play Magazine
    91
    Once you synch up with Vanessa and the rhythm of the game, it's impossible to put down and clearly meant to be assailed three times (or more), which is also the only path to unlocking every suit and the secrets within. [July 2003, p.16]
  11. If you can look past this failing though, P. N. 03... is massively enjoyable game. Each room is another challenge, asking you to think on your feet while being attacked from all angles, and strangely, it never gets too frustrating.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. May 28, 2012
    5
    This game coulda been good but it felt incomplete. Combat was fun but repetitive.
  2. PaulR.
    Oct 29, 2003
    10
    You either get it or you don't. If you're expecting something that handles and feels like all those generic 3rd person ps2 games You either get it or you don't. If you're expecting something that handles and feels like all those generic 3rd person ps2 games out there, you'll feel v constricted and agree with the 40 ratings. If you're up for timing & sequences of moves and totally unique handing, you'll love it like I did. Full Review »
  3. ThomasK.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    Its pretty damn good, nice moves nice controls good looking too.