Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
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  1. A sound and stylish - if slightly predictable - shooter. [PC Gamer UK]
  2. It's stylish, fun, challenging and you really do feel as if you're playing a part in a sequel to a cult classic. That's all we were after.
  3. Bringing the highly stylised environments to life has obviously been a labour of love for the design team. Not only does the game's dazzling aesthetic individuality evoke instant appeal, the immaculate attention to detail plays a crucial role in generating the aura of quality that runs throughout the world of TRON. [Nov 2003, p.120]
  4. All the best things about the movie made it into the game.
  5. This has to be one of the most original games I’ve played in a long time, both because of the visionary graphics and the clever intertwining of FPS action and RPG elements.
  6. It just shows a great deal of polish, few if any bugs, and a general level of completeness that it seems so few games present these days, exuding none of that get-it-out-the-door churning of so many game productions. I’m going to call it the best FPS I’ve played this year, though with "Half-Life 2" still on deck, that title might not stand for long.
  7. Its intelligent combination of action and RPG elements offer a unique and rewarding gameplay experience. It also features visuals that amaze and a story that intrigues, TRON 2.0 is the definition of a great game.
  8. Whether or not you're a fan of the movie, TRON 2.0 oozes with style and substance. Developer Monolith Productions deserves credit for creating one of the finest and most unique PC games of the year to date.
  9. Tron 2.0 reinvigorates the material and delivers an excellent gaming experience. The story is okay, definitely not classic material, but the ending of the game is so anticlimactic that I had to downgrade the score from 9.0 down to a still very respectable 8.9.
  10. 89
    One of the most polished and entertaining titles of 2003... A stellar game, one that dares to venture beyond the standard shooter formula and pulls it off with style.
  11. Tron 2.0 is a great example of a well executed movie-based game that exploits our nostalgia in all the right ways.
  12. Easy controls, and the ability to go in and play through the light cycle circuit as a game totally separate from the story driven FPS part was great and will help to increase replay value overall for many people. The enemies, weapons, leveling up system, downloading and just overall presentation of the game were spectacular in my opinion.
  13. A decent story; well-told and fitted excellently into a video game; beautiful artwork and level design are all essential parts of a good game, and TRON 2.0 has them all.
  14. Features some beautiful and complex levels that, while great to look at, do a poor job of covering up some less than exciting gameplay and under utilized weapons and utility selections.
  15. 80
    I loved being able to visit this vision, which is what I was really excited about to begin with...If only there had been a faster pace, less jumping, and more scripted events that brought in more neutral and friendly bodies to help you or just interfere, that would have been great.
  16. Tron 2.0 isn’t really groundbreaking in terms of gameplay and depth, but those looking for a nice shooter for those late autumn evenings might get some fun hours out of this title.
  17. 100
    The game looks incredible on a P4 2.7 GHz with a Radeon 9800 Pro, but still looks extremely impressive (and played wonderfully) on an Athlon 1.7GHz running a lowly GeForce 3.
  18. What I encountered here was a very difficult combination: incredible creative innovation combined with a high degree of faithfulness to the original film.
  19. 90
    A seamless blending of the computer and real worlds, this is the game that we all dreamed about playing back in 1982. If you've never seen the film, Tron 2.0 still offers plenty to please, but you may miss out on some of the more subtle references.
  20. A Triple-A production that delivers an equally impressive experience. I’ve found myself up late nights in the office wanting more till the very end and even then, it had left me craving for a bigger fix.
  21. A must for those out there who still like their CGI old school.
  22. 80
    The gorgeous graphics, great sound and level design, and innovative gameplay make this one of the best shooters of the year. It's also a very good reason to upgrade your video card.
  23. Uploads a serious dose of style into the FPS scene and is easily recommended to fans of the genre. The subpar AI and annoying platform segments hold it back a little, though the great delivery and lengthy, engrossing Campaign keep it ahead of the curve.
  24. GMR Magazine
    80
    Tron 2.0 may lack a coherent or interesting story line, but that doesn't mean the game is style over substance. [Oct 2003, p.65]
  25. PC Gamer
    91
    No matter what you think of the movie, Tron 2.0 stands out as a thoroughly entertaining, infinitely playable, and visually spectacular experience. [Nov 2003, p.96]
  26. Game Informer
    88
    Instantly grabs you with its ultra-crisp graphics, which perfectly recall the mood of the film... excels in using the little touches to immerse the player in the computer world. [Oct 2003, p.140]
  27. 85
    An excellent mix of exceptional graphics, incredible music and voice acting and incredibly fun gameplay.
  28. netjak
    83
    Why the jumping puzzles? They were annoying in 2D, in 3D they’re less fun. In a 3D First Person Shooter, they are lameness incarnate.
  29. It’s not often I say this, the hardcore audience may be vocal with the problems, but it won’t stop TRON 2.0 from selling millions.
  30. Computer Gaming World
    90
    An outstanding game... The best movie-licensed game of the year is one of the best games of the year, period. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  31. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    It manages to continually stun you with a look that's beautiful, cool, and totally different than everything else on the market. [Oct 2003, p.86]
  32. GameNow
    100
    A brilliantly executed first-person adventure. [Oct 2003, p.64]
  33. Play Magazine
    91
    The initial feeling in the first mission is one of uncanny newness. I can't remember ever being so quickly immersed or captivated by a world. [Oct 2003, p.75]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    2
    Didn't like this game. The locations are just not interesting enough. It all look the same. No atmosphere at all. Only great gameplay may be.Didn't like this game. The locations are just not interesting enough. It all look the same. No atmosphere at all. Only great gameplay may be. But that's not enough for me. I don't only want to play a game, I also want to be on a journey/ trip! Full Review »
  2. WazzerR.
    Dec 23, 2003
    9
    An absolutely class game. Very original combat weapons, amazing graphics & good sound & music. A very atmospheric experience, with an An absolutely class game. Very original combat weapons, amazing graphics & good sound & music. A very atmospheric experience, with an excellent storyline. A definite for those that loved the film. I liked the modding aspects of the game, added more depth for me (you can enhance your weapons & also yourself). I hope there is a Tron 3.0. Full Review »
  3. Jun 1, 2016
    5
    This game was disappointing. For a fps the weaponry is confusing and somewhat unhandy. It's not always clear who's friend or foe in this game.This game was disappointing. For a fps the weaponry is confusing and somewhat unhandy. It's not always clear who's friend or foe in this game. The environment is dull and uninspiring and becomes very soon repetitive. On top of that it lacks a catchy story. Probably this game is more appealing for the movie enthusiast than playable on its own. Be aware that the game maxes at a 1260x900 resolution and also crashes on start on Windows 10. Full Review »