Ty the Tasmanian Tiger GameCube

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. With a total of nine levels and three boss battles, the total runtime of Ty is about ten hours flat.
  2. Play Magazine
    80
    The game is also beautiful beyond measure, with water, weaving grass, snow, mud, and other terrain effects that, at least for now, are pretty much unequalled, and boast sound effects to match. [Oct 2002, p.68]
  3. If you’re new to the genre, this would be a good game to get you started into the style.
  4. Great for younger players and can provide a satisfying experience for teens and adults as long as they don't mind their replay value coming from finding every last collectible in the game.
  5. While it has good graphics, awesome sound and decent play, the brevity of gameplay winds up selling this title short in the end.
  6. Although there are some 15 levels available here even a novice gamer should have it all tied up in a number of sittings.
  7. 68
    The ultra-friendly gameplay and simplistic cartoony rendering certainly won't put the face of this new mascot on any t-shirts anytime soon.
  8. Nintendo Power
    68
    16 levels of wild 3-D action. [Dec 2002, p.220]
  9. 64
    A decent (yet sadly derivative) game lying underneath the mess.
  10. 60
    Veteran platformers will make it through with little challenge, but that detriment makes it perfect for less experienced, older, or much younger players looking for a cute diversion.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    55
    The character is bland, the environments are stale and the fetch missions are tedious. [Dec 2002, p.236]
  12. Name almost any gaming cliché and Ty is making you yawn by using it.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 2, 2017
    6
    I like this game. It's not as good as Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario Galaxy, or Crash Bandicoot 3, but I still like it. The graphics are solid andI like this game. It's not as good as Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario Galaxy, or Crash Bandicoot 3, but I still like it. The graphics are solid and good-looking for a 15 year old GameCube game, The chill music tracks are good (the more intense/energetic tracks often fall flat on their face), and the dialogue, while not perfect, is still pretty good. But the level design is often frustrating and some of the missions are a pain to find and complete (looking at you, "Gantry Glide"). nevertheless, it's still worth picking up if you're a GameCube game collector Full Review »
  2. Aug 4, 2016
    9
    This game aged great and has been overshadowed by other popular gamecube games and since the gamecube was overshadowed the Xbox and the PS2This game aged great and has been overshadowed by other popular gamecube games and since the gamecube was overshadowed the Xbox and the PS2 this game is underrated. Full Review »
  3. HeleneM.
    Jun 4, 2004
    9
    Love the game i wish it could have been longer.