Black & White: Creature Isle PC

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
Buy On
  1. The sheer innovation of this new direction in gameplay shows the developers at Lionhead to be very creative thinkers and is worth the acquisition of the game by itself.
  2. It gives you an absolutely enemy-free island to play around and raise your new baby chicken, covered in new, fun trials, creatures, and spells. I have to admit that I am a little disappointed in the lack of content, though.
  3. Game Informer
    83
    If you fell in love with the virtual pet aspect within the original, the Creature AI is more dynamic and the insertion of variety keeps the adventure from becoming redundant. [Mar 2002, p.88]
  4. 83
    A great expansion that keeps the flavor of the original, while adding new gameplay changes that remove much of the original's micro-management.
  5. This new ability to duel on demand is sure to please fervent fight-fans and is a very useful training tool for those wanting to prepare intensively for an on-line rumpus.
  6. Between all the minigames and the inspired addition of a younger creature for your own creature to look after, you'll find that Creature Isle is a great place to visit.
  7. Those who enjoyed the micro management of the first title, may be disillusioned by the slightly trivial nature of this compared to the first title. However the game becomes much more enjoyable after the first few hours.
  8. 80
    While it does not have the seemingly endless replay value of the original, the tighter gameplay works well for a more straightforward gaming experience.
  9. 79
    The real appeal of the game is in the nurturing and maintenance of your creature which, for me at least, isn't necessarily the best aspect of the first game.
  10. New additions to the game's recipe have fallen short, offering little incentive for the player to stray from the formula they have grown used to over the last ten months.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. KajukiY.
    Aug 15, 2003
    10
    New era added to the world of game by this very powerful 3d world game engine and script.This game have best 3d engine used with excellent New era added to the world of game by this very powerful 3d world game engine and script.This game have best 3d engine used with excellent graphic, best storyline ever and above all it alien of all game. I mean extraordinary. Full Review »
  2. JayL.
    May 17, 2003
    7
    It's okay.i agree that many actions you do take a while.and there are limits that what you do.such as if you wanted to be good.its hardIt's okay.i agree that many actions you do take a while.and there are limits that what you do.such as if you wanted to be good.its hard becuase of your creature doing somethng bad.or accidental.can get frustrating.B&W 2 lets you create a militia to fight off enemy creatures.lets wait for that and get some action in it.it should turn out like the Command & Conquer sort of game or Age of Empires. Full Review »
  3. IanC.
    Mar 30, 2002
    6
    Yeccch! It's a pretty game, but it's seriously hampered by the slow pace. The amount of time it takes for your creature to go from Yeccch! It's a pretty game, but it's seriously hampered by the slow pace. The amount of time it takes for your creature to go from point A to point B and to perform a single action can be completely exhilirating, especially if you've had enough of the original. While certainly better than the original, it's only worth checking out if you haven't much else to do. Full Review »