Forsaken 64 Nintendo 64
  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 1998
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Has enough substance behind the dazzle to hold off accusations of it being nothing more than a Descent clone in pretty new clothes. Forsaken 64's deathmatch mode is superb, every bit as playable as that of Rare''s Bondage festival. One of the best games of the year!
  2. Forsaken 64 has it all, baby. The game's four player deathmatch could very well be a replacement for those who have overplayed "Goldeneye 007's" multiplayer.
  3. One of the N64's elite titles. On a side note, if you ever want to lose your lunch, put this game in 3rd person view.My stomach churns at the mere thought of it... *sigh*
  4. The single player mode of this puppy is a bit lacking. But if you have friends, and you all should, than this is the best party game since Wheel Of Fortune!
  5. Between the various multiplayer options and the great single-player mode, Forsaken 64 comes out a real winner. Save for Rare's Goldeneye 007, it easily defeats the other first-person shooters currently available for the N64.
  6. 80
    Rarely is there such a good combination between technology and action-packed gameplay. Although it might get boring after a while, the game is interesting enough in the single player mode. But plug in a few more controllers and you get one of the most gripping shooters of the year.
  7. The unconventional control system can take a short while to get completely accustomed with - being able to rotate and move in any direction can quickly result with up becoming down and players getting disorientated very quickly.
  8. Forsaken is an excellent shoot 'em up.
  9. This is a good 3-D game, but you may have trouble figuring out which way is up. Not that it matters, because you will be chased constantly and you will always be on the move.
  10. Uses different weapons, better graphics, and a few other tricks to set itself apart from Descent, but in the end it's a serious case of déjà vu. The game does a great job of conveying speed and the feeling of weightlessness ... just don't be looking for anything original, because you won't find it here.
  11. A solid 3D action game for your more-talented-than-average gamer. While the story is a bit irrelevant, the impressive graphics and good single and multiplayer support should help get your money's worth.
  12. 40
    A classic case of unrealized potential, Forsaken fails to make significant use of its excellent control and four-player split-screen capability by thrusting you into an endless maze of frustration.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    6
    Forsaken 64 is a very ambitious shooter that just doesn't deliver the thrills you may be looking for on the N64. While a decent game, it does nothing to really stand out on a platform with many, many great games. Full Review »