Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
Buy On
  1. A great action game and there is nothing else like it available on the GameCube. For fans of the Spawn franchise, Manson fans, or fans of Goth-horror in general, this is a no-brainer.
  2. If someone can combine the visuals of Spawn: Armageddon with the gameplay of the Dreamcast Spawn, then we may have something to be excited about.
  3. 74
    Challenged by a few technical issues (especially on the GameCube) and held back because of its repetition, it might not grab as many audiences as Namco hopes -- Even if it is mindless, good-looking fun.
  4. The game only lasts around four and a half hours. The replay value isn’t all that hot either, and the game is not completed unless it’s beaten on all three difficulty levels, totaling around fifteen total hours.
  5. Starts out pretty good, but ultimately falls prey to repetition and nasty camera problems.
  6. Nintendo Power
    70
    The graphics are suitably dark and a helpful navigation system lets you know where to go and where you've been. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  7. GameCube owners beware as Armageddon has been reported to lock up frequently on that system. Lock up or no lock up, though, non-fans are looking at an attractive but typical third person action game.
  8. Simply not worth your time. The graphics are mostly bland and dull, the gameplay is enjoyable but neither long enough nor fun enough to keep you entertained for more than half an hour or so at a time.
  9. AceGamez
    60
    A bit of a mishmash, not made any better by the ease of which you can wade through the myriad foes, or the rather drab and dreary (although perhaps intentionally so) graphics.
  10. 60
    It has a simplistic hand-to-hand fighting system, a jerky, broken camera, crappy, jarring level designs, and horrifically frustrating platforming elements. It pretty much just fails at emulating the combat-heavy action games that have inspired it, and you'll constantly remind yourself of this as you play.
  11. Play Magazine
    58
    Not bad, but not real good either. [Dec 2003, p.81]
  12. Just feels like it needs something more. What the game gives you in terms of abilities is a great start but after a while may leaving you wanting more.
  13. Regardless of the game's inspiration, Armageddon is a mediocre action game that is carried only by its license.
  14. 55
    A very standard beat 'em up/third-person shooter that has many of the elements you'd expect (minor upgrades between levels, slow-motion special power) and none that you wouldn't.
  15. Spawn Armageddon is going to go down in the annals of gaming history as yet another licence squandered on a game which is unoriginal, uninspiring, and destined for the bargain bins. Disappointing.
  16. Boring, repetitive gameplay and bland visuals make up Spawn’s biggest missteps, while a formidable soundtrack keeps the game from being totally without merit.
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    48
    The action isn't bad - just appallingly generic. [Jan 2004, p.110]
  18. It’s this unoriginality that hurts the game most. Spawn fans deserve more, and till this day, have not gotten a fair shake.
  19. Looks and feels more like a retro offering than a new game.

Awards & Rankings

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#52 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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#44 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. OsmanV.
    Jul 13, 2006
    9
    I think the game is sweet but they could still do the graphics a little better and the enemys more challenging. I am writing cause i am a spawn fan.
  2. JasonK.
    Feb 3, 2004
    4
    It's good for a while, but then the gameplay gets pretty slow. The instructions say there's a 2 player mode (which is what it It's good for a while, but then the gameplay gets pretty slow. The instructions say there's a 2 player mode (which is what it desperately needs), but I haven't found one yet. Full Review »
  3. JesseV.
    Dec 31, 2003
    4
    Mediocre at best. Good graphics, good sound track, average game play. I expected something that wouldn't remind me of my old (long gone) Mediocre at best. Good graphics, good sound track, average game play. I expected something that wouldn't remind me of my old (long gone) Sega Saturn. Till now I've loved every game NAMCO has produced. Just another McFarlane stab at keeping his baby alive. Full Review »