Body Harvest Nintendo 64
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 1998
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. DMA has managed to develop one hell of a gaming experience. The sci-fi alien plot and time travelling backdrop make for theater-worthy situations, and it's a blast to feel at times like you're playing out a movie.
  2. Bustling with alien activity, brimming with challenges and boasting the largest collection of controllable vehicles you've ever seen in an action-adventure game, Body Harvest is a blast from beginning to end. It was definitely worth the wait!
  3. A very ambitious game and would have been a SPECTACULAR title if it was on a larger cartridge and more time was put into tweaking it. What Body Harvest does well however is setting the mood. At its best, the game makes the movie Aliens look tame.
  4. Body Harvest is big, different enough to stand out among the clutter of Mario clones, and ambitious in a way that very few N64 games dare to be. Body Harvest had the potential to be one of the best games on the N64, but as anyone who''s seen insects like termites at work will know, little bugs can bring great structures crashing down.
  5. 84
    Despite some control problems, the interesting mixture of many gameplay elements makes this a winner. Crank up the music and turn down the lights -- and let the harvest begin.
  6. Despite the out of date and fuzzy graphics, Body Harvest is one of those games that just refuses to get boring. With the wide range of vehicles, challenging puzzles and frenetic blasting action, there's something to please everyone here.
  7. Body Harvest is a great game. It's fresh, it's challenging and it's absolutely massive. As an action/adventure title it works superbly. In a world full of clones and sequels, it's nice to see such a fresh title.
  8. Body Harvest ended up being a highly entertaining game and one that I would definitely recommend. Who knows, you might just discover that it is gameplay and not graphics that make a good game after all.
  9. Playing DMA Design's Body Harvest is like taking the lead role in a BBC sci-fi TV series. The visuals may not be revolutionary, and the story may be a bit cheesy, but there's something unmistakably charming about the whole thing.
  10. Video games are meant to be entertainment, but I found Body Harvest to be more of an effort in patience than anything else. Although Midway should be commended for trying to create a hybrid RPG/shooter game, the ultimate result is somewhat boring.
  11. Yet another delightful and highly original game from DMA Design. If you're looking for a long and challenging game, or a more adult-oriented title, Body Harvest fits the bill.
  12. You want gamers to really hate your game? Here's how to do it. Make the gameplay repetitive and uninteresting, then let them complete 99% of a level only to have the character die inexplicably and restart the level all over again. Body Harvest fits the preceding bill to a "T". This game has neither the innovation, the depth, nor a halfway interesting story to keep you playing for any extended period of time.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jun 18, 2011
    4
    Honestly, Body Harvest isn't much of a game. But it will always have a place in my heart. My friends and I used to love playing Body harvest not because it was an amazing game but because it was amusing and so bad that it became fun after time. But even compared to it's time it is lacking, especially in terms of plot, story line and character development. Full Review »
  2. BrandonK.
    Apr 14, 2007
    10
    I love Body Harvest. It's the best. Java is just a little hard. I'm stuck on the third stage of Java. But it's really fun. And the weapons are awesome! Full Review »
  3. TomiV.
    Aug 10, 2006
    10
    I played it long time ago when it was released here. Like 50 diffirent vehicles to drive ingluding cars, boats planes, motorcycles, tanks etc. and world is big enough that you really won`t want to walk all the way across it, but no worry u dont need to. Theres plenty of vehiclys to take. Sounds are good. Graphics arent that great, but I never been so much to graphics so this isn`t problem for me. After all these years this game still feels so great. 10 points for fantastic game and old memories! Full Review »