Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Tedious gameplay, a plot that veers between goofy and incomprehensible, and an alphabet soup of grammatical errors render Paradise Cracked almost unplayable, let alone enjoyable.
  2. The dialogue is so bad, the voice-acting so hammy and the text interludes so laced with obtuse meaning that you'll be reaching for the quit button before you can say perestroika.
  3. A lack luster game that had fewer strengths than weaknesses. Featuring repetitive voiceovers, an unorganized interface and a story that never becomes as exciting as it sounds.
  4. My biggest problem with this game is the sheer fact that the “Thoroughly modern storyline” is anything but. In fact it is as about as exciting as a show about painting fences and watching them dry and is as easy to follow as tracking a goldfish in the pacific.
  5. Don’t play this. And if you must go near it, make it only in the spirit of exploring just how wrong a game can be.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. wyrmw00d
    Jan 28, 2004
    8
    I've read all of the reviews. I know the majority of the world thinks this is about the worst game ever. Malarky, I say! This game plays just like a table top RPG (acutally, it could have been called Cyberpunk 2020: the Game), and that's why I love it. I've been looking for something like this for years! Now, to be objective, the game does really, really suck, but if you liked Cyberpunk 2020, then you will sure as hell love this game. I give it: 2 neural interfaces up! Full Review »