Rocky GameCube
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 85
    In many ways the perfect boxing game. Capturing the spirit of the films more closely than few movie-licensed videogames before it, Rage Software's stab at the Italian Stallion is every bit a masterpiece that the movies were.
  2. 76
    Under a slightly clumsy-looking graphical exterior lies a phenomenally deep fighting simulation.
  3. But despite an old story, this legend is still holding his own on this new front of gaming consoles.
  4. Captures the intensity of boxing and the enjoyment of the movies in a remarkable manner.
  5. There's no limit to the replay value here, unless you just flat out don't like the game or its multiplayer mode.
  6. A surprisingly enjoyable, accomplished and involving game. In fact despite the limits of the boxing genre, playing Rocky is much like watching the films.
  7. The game even has a meat locker training scene and play control that rivals that of the Knockout Kings series. [Nov 2002, p.222]
  8. Aside from these occasional moments of ludicrously unbalanced fighting, Rocky is a very fun boxing game that does require a good amount of skill to master.
  9. The facial damage system is spectacular. You can actually see the damage you're inflicting on your opponent. Yo Adrianne! This game rocks! [Jan 2003, p.85]
  10. The challenge is tough too. You'll be hard pressed to make it though the movie mode on normal difficulty without a good number of continues.
  11. To our delight, Rage has done a wonderful job of putting the movie into game form, and at the same time has made a game that is actually good.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mick
    Nov 20, 2003
    7
    Dont expect this to be a button bashing special moves fantasy combat. Its boxing, youve got to duck and dive and get your shots in to earn Dont expect this to be a button bashing special moves fantasy combat. Its boxing, youve got to duck and dive and get your shots in to earn points from the judges, faithfull to the film, nice graphics, another one for the 2 player collection. Full Review »