Area 51 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2005
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
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  1. PaulH
    Aug 30, 2005
    4
    Blah, it has no new tricks, just a bland shooter, the bad guys your shooting at are really uninteresting. I was bored through major action scenes, if you want a good first person shooter for ps2 then get timesplitters.

Awards & Rankings

71
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#32 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
37
#37 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    While technologically astounding and generally satisfying in terms of gameplay, Area 51 could have used a deeper, clearer story and another five to 10 hours of play time. [March 2005, p.86]
  2. 85
    From its chaotic beginning to its clinically insane conclusion, Area 51 provides just enough classic FPS action and technical goodness to merit a great rating and honest recommendation.
  3. Game Informer
    85
    With guns firing at full tilt, and mindless carnage taking center stage, Midway has a surefire hit on its hands. [May 2005, p.108]