Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 60
    If you like a strict challenge and don't mind fighting the camera, by all means have at Aeon Flux. Just remember that your good friends here at 1UP warned you.
  2. A very cool game indeed. Stacked up against other movie-based games, it can hold its own with the best of them an it actually makes me more interested in the upcoming film (free ticket or not).
  3. A somwhat confusing game that doesn't live up to the inspired madness of the animated series; it does however manage to be a whole lot better than some of the games featuring female heroes.
  4. Manages to transcend its problems with clever platforming and some interesting level designs. [Jan 2006, p.138]
  5. 70
    While the game's aesthetics and design is spot on to the franchises distinct style, gameplay teeters between fluidly fast-pace action and insanely difficult and tedious game segments.
  6. Heavy on style and light on coherency, but there's enough enjoyable action to keep things from flying apart at the seams.
  7. The whole game only takes ten hours - tops - to finish, and honestly, that’s just long enough before the tedium begins to set in.
  8. 78
    It’s an interesting set up that's attempted, but in its execution it feels far too detached and fragmented to provide a satisfying narrative experience. Buy this game if you like well designed jumping puzzles mixed in with some decent combat sequences.
  9. This is a game that has been made to promote the film, no doubt in tandem with cereal box promotions and official merchandise coming to a supermarket near you. It’s just a shame, for both their sake and ours, that it simply isn’t very good.
  10. Passable in places, but if you want to play in the 'watch a girl's arse' arena, get the new "Tomb Raider" and see a master at work. [June 2006, p.92]
  11. A surprisingly solid movie-licensed title--despite its somewhat odd use of a balled-up Charlize Theron.
  12. In a world where death is as temporary as heartburn, nothing is out of bounds. [Dec 2005, p.62]
  13. The game plays exactly like what it is: a quickie tie-in title that cashes in on the license. [Jan 2006, p.72]
  14. Everything you'd expect from an action movie license - brainless, flashy and without substance. Which would be OK if it wasn't so utterly rubbish too. [July 2006, p.92]
  15. 80
    Fact is, it's good. If you dig the Aeon franchise, Charlize's long, lithe getaway sticks, or third-person action games, check it out.
  16. Combat is somewhat repetitive, though, and the game is more fun when she is jumping across chasms or rolling through tunnels.
  17. You can tell the development team dug the source material, and in some ways they did it justice, but overall, the levels are too uneven, the difficulty spikes to pronounced and the action a bit too repetitive to stay fun for long.
  18. By no means is it a life-changing experience, but you could do much worse than exploring the dreary world of Æon’s future. Yet another semi-decent movie game? No one’s more surprised than me.
  19. While the plot and motivation spazzes out all over the place, linking the narratives of the animated series and the contemporary movie (literally highlighting different ages and generations), the gameplay is consistently solid.
User Score
6.5

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. PabloR.
    Feb 18, 2006
    7
    Well its a good game, and i like the way you get to do Acrobatic stunts through out the game and they never get old. But the story is kinda cheesy.