Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
Buy On
  1. The combination of elements from several different genres--action, strategy, and role-playing--works to keep things interesting. When flaws in one are discovered, you always have something else to fall back on.
  2. Imagine playing "Commandos" and having to fight the interface as much as the bad guys. It doesn't sound like a lot of fun -- and in fact it sounds like it might be too frustrating to waste time with -- but I sort of liked Cold Zero anyway.
  3. 70
    Overall, the plot is a creative one and some of the ideas behind the game were interesting. On the other hand, you'll most likely have to be a serious fan of the genre to put up with some of the shortcomings of the engine and less than perfect control and battle scheme.
  4. PC Gamer
    68
    A promising concept that needs better graphics, camera controls, and AI to really shine. [Feb 2004, p.70]
  5. The fun is there, but the general unkempt nature of many parts of the game drown the fun factor with a huge anchor. If you can look past the word acting, basic premise, finicky camera, and questionable gameplay mechanics, you can find a deep, involving action game.
  6. Not being exclusively wedded to any particular genre - and being tolerant of the inevitable compromises forced in a hybrid - is an absolute prerequisite for enjoying this offering.
  7. 50
    While it might pass as a cheerfully violent diversion if your copy of "Thief" or "MGS" is on loan to a mate, its innate problems and lack of innovation are going to leave it fighting for attention.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. MetaB.
    Sep 7, 2003
    6
    Not quite ready for prime time - an interesting concept (a one man "Commandos" game with rpg elements thrown in) poorly executed plus too Not quite ready for prime time - an interesting concept (a one man "Commandos" game with rpg elements thrown in) poorly executed plus too many frustrating aspects like an awful interface, useless AI and irritating little glitches all over. It'll be in bargain bins everywhere very soon. Full Review »
  2. NevskyK.
    Oct 24, 2003
    10
    Great game!!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Sep 16, 2003
    8
    Simple, nice game, some problems yeah, but still enjoyable enough to play.