Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. These sort of games are reviewer-proof. They are targeted at a very specific market and are deliberately made as simple as possible.
  2. The length of the game is roughly equal to the time spent viewing the film, plus or minus the time needed to get popcorn.
  3. For the hour or so at a time that Pearl Harbor retains our interest, it is an immersive experience packed with just enough war-movie realism to achieve a sense of drama. Which means this would have made a fun shareware game or a much lower-priced bargain bin favorite.
  4. It's an old-school shoot-'em-up that would have been right at home in a 1980s arcade. Unfortunately, it would have been the dusty game in the corner that no one played...Games like "Defender" and "Missile Command" offered more challenging and exciting gameplay along the same lines 20 years ago. Toss this one in the harbor.
  5. After I got bored playing this game for all of 30 minutes I took the CD outside in my backyard -- it makes for one fine Frisbee, not to mention the hours of fun my black lab and I had.
  6. This may be amusing to a casual gamer, or even a beginner. Replay value is negative zero.
  7. 53
    Fleet isn't much more than a graphically sophisticated shooting gallery. There's no strategy, no multiplayer, and very little reason to keep playing after the third or fouth level.
  8. There's no motivation for the player to keep going, no tension that builds, no interest in the new weapons, no in-depth strategies, in fact it's just a generally vacuous experience.
User Score
4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    2
    To be honest, I did have fun with this game because I was just a child back then. Now that I'm older, I have pretty much lost my rose-colouredTo be honest, I did have fun with this game because I was just a child back then. Now that I'm older, I have pretty much lost my rose-coloured glasses. Repetitive is the word to describe this. Enemies lack in variety, and so do locations (like about 3). Sure it's Pearl Harbour and there's not many places to go, but the game doesn't really have to be all centered around Pearl Harbour. Even back in 2001, this game is hard to recommend and it's still hard to recommend because there are similar games like this on the web or on Android or iPhone which are even more fun and for free. Don't waste your time. Full Review »
  2. MafiaGuy
    Nov 1, 2003
    3
    This plain sucks - a waste of your time...and money :(
  3. Herman
    Dec 27, 2002
    4
    It gets boring very quickly. The game developer should have made different locations such as the airport to make it less boring. The graphics It gets boring very quickly. The game developer should have made different locations such as the airport to make it less boring. The graphics are not up to today's standards except the bullets and the planes. The background is dull. Full Review »