Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 80
    But it's very far from being bad, and in fact, I can't remember having such a good time grillin' and/or killin' in a while.
  2. These technical problems, in addition to its short length and inconsistent quality, make Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 the most frustrating kind of game: It's only decent, when it could have been great.
  3. In-game cinematics, challenging puzzles, plenty of weapons, hordes of bad guys, sprawling landscapes, and beautiful women, what more could you want?
  4. It has some of the most incredible graphics in a PC game thus far.
  5. 84
    Minor quirks and the length keep it out of the 90s, but FAKK2 is definitely an entertaining single player experience.
  6. A beautiful but flawed game, with easy controls and imaginative design marred by a surplus of platform hopping puzzles and a disappointing finale. It's also rather short.
  7. Definitely worth the $49.95 express ticket to Eden.
  8. 90
    Heavy Metal FAKK 2"will give you a good dose of fun while you're playing, although it is a bit short and there isn't any multiplayer to extend the game value.
  9. Finding better weapons and skimpier clothing is all rewarding enough to keep going, and hacking up big bad guys with even bigger weapons is entertaining.
  10. PC Gamer
    90
    This one goes right back to the roots of hardcore action gaming. [Nov 2000, p.118]
  11. The game is too darn short. Four or five additional levels would have helped to remedy this, but this isn’t enough to irreparably damage the game. It’s still a damn good title well worth taking for a spin.
  12. It's a guilty pleasure, but a pleasure nonetheless, and as action-adventures go you could certainly do worse.
  13. Now if I can only find that "Nude Julie" patch everybody's been talking about.
  14. Sexy, frantic, bloody and beautiful, but it falls a short of brilliance. Beats Lara hands down, though.
  15. A well-told story set on a lush planet with varied environments and a strong action heroin makes FAKK2 one of the best 3rd person action games around.
  16. If games like "Tomb Raider" are your thing, then you should enjoy this one. Although the action is similar, the enemies and storyline are more original. Overall, it's a fantastic game.
  17. FAKK 2 has a wonderful lead character in Julie Strain, and she's no doubt destined to overtake Lara Croft as the leading lady of gaming.
  18. It's as good as a game like this can be -- the only negative is that we've seen it all before.
  19. The music and graphics will blow you away, and the game is pretty fun as well.
  20. The gameplay is highly addictive and includes some nice, new tricks; however, the game leaves you wanting more than is provided, and the lack of a multiplayer really hurts the replay value.
  21. "Heavy Metal" magazine is known, well known in fact, for way-over-the-top action, violence, and gore... There is none of that here.
  22. Daily Radar
    50
    The puzzles are utterly simple, the gameplay is too linear, and we finished it in about 10 hours.
  23. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    Quite possibly the best action-adventure game you're going to play this year.
  24. There certainly is potential in the game, but too many things about the game make it feel unfinished: the lack of distinct monsters, the degeneration of the level design as the game progressed, and the small amount of gameplay in the box.
  25. Spank!
    90
    A great game, and one that will keep you entertained for hours, the plot will keep you amused and the various weapons in the game will make for a great action adventure.
  26. Antagonist
    80
    It's worth playing, and will definitely give you ten or so hours of gameplay goodness -- but it may also give you ten or so hours of technical difficulty.
  27. CheckOut
    70
    Some good, some bad and no ugly, "FAKK2" is fun in parts and frustrating in others, and ultimately disappoints only because it could have been great -- more creative level design, more missions and a few weeks of bug testing could have made this a winner.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    An amazing classic that I recently revisited and it´s still every bit as good as it was back in the day,a must have for action adventureAn amazing classic that I recently revisited and it´s still every bit as good as it was back in the day,a must have for action adventure fans.

    Just don´t forget to install patch 1.02 before you play it,was´t working properly for me before I did so on win7.
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  2. [Anonymous]
    Jun 16, 2003
    10
    Best Game in a while.
  3. Anders
    Jul 28, 2002
    9
    Everyone should have it!