X-Men: Next Dimension GameCube

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Gameplay is solid, fun, and addictive. On the other hand, graphics-though they are fresh-could have been better.
  2. Game Informer
    78
    Not only is it the best in the series, by far, but it actually supports a decent combat system with a fairly balanced cast. [Jan 2003, p.102]
  3. And XND succeeds to large extent, offering a control scheme that makes the fighting easy for beginners to get into the game, while offering enough finesse moves and fast action for fighting veterans.
  4. If you love the X-Men, fighting and tight fitting clothes on women, this game is for you. Then again, if you love the X-Men, fighting and tight fitting clothes on men, this game is also for you. I guess this game is for everyone thirteen or older.
  5. One of the biggest problems with this version is the controller. It will cause much frustration when you are in the heat of battle, if it wasn't for the shrunken d-pad and awkward placement of the buttons, this would have been much more enjoyable game.
  6. Nintendo Power
    72
    Your accomplishments unlock more mutants and fighting locations. [Dec 2002, p.220]
  7. 70
    Each powerful contestant controls rather clumsily and takes quite a bit of time to get comfortable with.
  8. X-Men fans are likely to gain some enjoyment playing through the story mode and unlocking the vast range of unlockable content, but for fighting fans Next Dimension simply isn’t good enough.
  9. That there are better fighting games out there, and better uses of the X-Men license.
  10. Offers quite a bit for a fighting game, but unfortunately where the game falls flat is in the basic fundamentals of what makes any game good, fighter or not.
  11. Even the most ardent X-Men fans should probably just rent Next Dimension rather than buy it.
  12. Simple controls and decent graphics help, but the limited gameplay makes Next Dimension a rental rather than a buy.
  13. Outside of some lethargic controls, there is definitely some fun to be had with this brawler.
  14. The mentality behind it is decidedly 32-bit, and this isn’t just limited to the models either.
  15. 41
    Of the three versions, the GameCube release of X-Men: Next Dimension is the best -- strictly in a relative sense, of course.
  16. 40
    Like so many other licensed games, seems to focus more on the presentation and style of the characters than the actual game itself.
  17. Play Magazine
    40
    Besides a real lack of polish on the models and backgrounds in Dimension, it just feels mediocre when stacked against competition like "DOA," "Kakuto Chojin," and "MK Deadly Alliance." [Jan 2003, p.81]

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    3
    Not only is this the worst super hero game I've ever played, it is also the worst fighting game I've ever played. The gameplay isNot only is this the worst super hero game I've ever played, it is also the worst fighting game I've ever played. The gameplay is unresponsive, the animations are choppy, the graphics are horrid (even for a 2002 GameCube title) and it's overall one of the worst games I've ever played and almost made me lose my faith in marvel video games. Fortunately what saves it from a big fat 0/10 is the character selection. Through all of it's shortcomings, X-Men: Next Dimension delivers an arsenal of classic characters from the X-Men franchise that I was happy to see included. But even so, X-Men: Next Dimension is an embarrassment to not only the video game industry, but also the comic book industry. Full Review »
  2. EduardoR.
    Oct 21, 2005
    7
    The graphics don´t look so cool and the effects coulld be better. But you can play as most of the X-MEN or the BROTHERHOOD. And the The graphics don´t look so cool and the effects coulld be better. But you can play as most of the X-MEN or the BROTHERHOOD. And the spacial attacks are easy. It´s a nice game, but there are better ones around. Full Review »
  3. MiakaY.
    Jun 6, 2004
    8
    I loved playing this game as Gambit! It was so much fun! I especially loved the all locations that we were able to fight in, and the moves I loved playing this game as Gambit! It was so much fun! I especially loved the all locations that we were able to fight in, and the moves are pretty good too! Full Review »