Spy Hunter GameCube
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  • Summary: The evil NOSTRA Corporation prepares to unleash havoc on the world, and only the SpyHunter is equipped to stop them. Get behind the wheel of the powerful G-6155 Interceptor, a vehicle that can transform into a boat, Jet Ski, or motorcycle. With an arsenal of both offensive and defensive weapons, you must elude NOSTRA spies, henchmen, and assassins at any cost. Hordes of air, ground, and water enemies pursue you as you try to save the world from the mind of a madman. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. 90
    If you're forced to choose, take this version over the more frustrating Xbox one.
  2. I can't really say more than 'YOU NEED THIS TITLE' for no other reason than to prove how games should be done.
  3. Spyhunter may be a throwback to that original arcade game, but this old friend never looked so good, or was as welcomed.
  4. 70
    A good title, but also frustrating because of its PS2-quality graphics.
  5. Less than spectacular visuals can take away part of the experience a game can offer, but solid gameplay will always shine through and SpyHunter is a perfect example of this.
  6. We're incredibly upset that of all the things to suffer through the conversion process, it's the visuals – they've ended up looking rougher than a sandpaper sculpture of Shane McGowan.
  7. 33
    Spy Hunter mangles a beloved classic arcade game beyond belief, and doesn't even take advantage of the capability of the GameCube in the process.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JarrodM.
    Jul 15, 2002
    The game is a perfect 3d realization of the original Spy Hunter. The controls are great for single-touch movement. The graphics are actually better for GameCube than any other system, though not far off in this catagory. For instance, the Gamecube version is the only one to use full three-crested raytracing on the car to make reflections. Little touches like that. Also, those web sites that say that the framerate is bad need to review the game AFTER it hits the market. The original release was buggy in the framerate--a conversion problem. That was fixed in the second release, which also had a few problems. The current release, #3, is fine, and those reviewers who get pre-release copies or never get re-releases need to get the newer release of the game. It actually surpasses the PS2 and X-Box versions in small details. I give the game a 9 rating only because of the lack of the ability to choose modes for multiplayer, because most of the levels that are not Chicken Hunt ones would be better as Chicken Hunt ones. Expand