Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. If you like to look at other people who wear tight, tight and revealing (Did I say tight yet?) uniforms, then this game is for you because it is tightly revealing!
  2. If I had a chance to play this during the years I was a complete Wolverine fanatic I would have passed out from pleasure overload. No kidding... This is the one of the finest comic book games to date.
  3. While most of Revenge’s game play involves turning bad guys into kebab, the game’s strict homage to the comic gives it more depth.
  4. WR works as a button-masher and at a deeper level, too, if you take the time to understand how the Strike moves work. [June 2003, p.135]
  5. Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
  6. Fans of Wolverine will love the story, which delves heavily into the character's history with references to Department H and Weapon X aplenty.
  7. Not even close to matching the experience of the X-Men movies, the comic book, or even the classic X-Men game released for the Genesis.
  8. 66
    Succeeds with a story and style that fits Wolvie perfectly. But the gameplay has far too many holes and the sound and graphics are nothing special.
  9. The solid storyline and terrific voice acting hold up the considerably difficult gameplay. The often repetitive and overly simplistic combat system is spelled by some decent stealth elements and a few slick features.
  10. Manages to be an average action game but a great translation of Wolverine in his first starring game on this generation of consoles. For that alone it’s probably worth a look.
  11. Just be warned that it can get very frustrating.
  12. Suffers from little mistakes, bad camera, sloppy AI, dated graphics.
  13. A disappointment. Though the gameplay is okay, it's nothing special, and despite the awesome license this game possesses, it’s sure to grate on anyone after a few hours.
  14. 62
    It's not so much that the enemies are hard to kill, or that the simplistic level design inflicts any brain-bending puzzles, but more that the inherent trial-and-error style progression through the levels gets tedious to the point of removing all the fun from playing.
  15. The boss battles are downright silly.
  16. The fundamentals of Wolverine's Revenge are solid, but just about everything seems to fall apart in the execution.
  17. Where X2 really makes its rushed development cycle known is the camera, collision, and enemy AI. [June 2003, p.109]
  18. There are some good ideas here, but the lack of detail, soft collision (Wolvie sinks ankle-high into any raised surface), murky control and low poly counts make Logan a dull boy. [June 2003, p.58]
  19. The pacing is sluggish, the gameplay irritating, and ultimately it feels like Wolverine is exacting revenge on the wrong person: the player. [2 May 2003, p.79]
  20. 40
    Constant camera-fixing is still a big problem, however. Add to that the uninspired gameplay, and it's just not enough that the game looks good.
  21. There's no way I could recommend buying this wallet draining mutant. While the heart of the character is here, the brain is not.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RyanM.
    Mar 4, 2004
    8
    This game isn't all too bad on the surface. The gameplay is fun, and it ties right along with the comics. It also has a great way in This game isn't all too bad on the surface. The gameplay is fun, and it ties right along with the comics. It also has a great way in showing how the character grows, and changes, but you can't look past the bad camera angles and the lagging. Full Review »
  2. DevonN.
    Jul 20, 2003
    7
    If your a fan of the series this is a must get. Otherwise, think about it. Fun gameplay, despite the quirky camera angles, and the If your a fan of the series this is a must get. Otherwise, think about it. Fun gameplay, despite the quirky camera angles, and the repetitiveness of it, it's good. Full Review »