• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2001
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 15 out of 23
  1. Rampant slowdown exacerbates the already flawed gameplay mechanics, and the game can be played just as well with or without applying any amount of skill.
  2. The game is nothing but an exercise in pressing X at the right time. [Nov 2001, p.110]
  3. 60
    Moderately enjoyable with good replay value, but its many flaws really hinder what could have been a great romp in the snow.
  4. 67
    Unfortunately, when there is a lot of action on-screen, there are noticeable slowdowns, which really shouldn't happen with a machine like the PlayStation 2.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. KirkL.
    Jan 5, 2007
    10
    Hours of family fun with Artic Thunder. Game has several features that provide action throughout every race. Our whole family plays it and Hours of family fun with Artic Thunder. Game has several features that provide action throughout every race. Our whole family plays it and have gotten several hours of great times. Full Review »
  2. TysonB.
    Feb 12, 2004
    4
    Unfortunately Arctic Thunder's controls are poor, the graphics aren't as sharp as most games,and without some pretty heavy Unfortunately Arctic Thunder's controls are poor, the graphics aren't as sharp as most games,and without some pretty heavy competition this game fails to give it that snowmobile feeling. Full Review »
  3. AyaneandDana
    Jul 21, 2002
    0
    Ayane: I give it a 0. It's too painful to even play it. It takes five minutes for it to bore you to death. To me, the concept is just Ayane: I give it a 0. It's too painful to even play it. It takes five minutes for it to bore you to death. To me, the concept is just like Crash Team Racing on Ice. Dana: It gets a zero. The gameplay is so quick you wouldn't even know if you raced or not. It takes no skill. Arctic Thunder... I'm surprised it even made a metascore of 49!!! Full Review »