Barbarian PlayStation 2

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
Buy On
  1. The visuals are excellent, with the interactive backgrounds looking great and reacting perfectly.
  2. 78
    A sometimes-enthralling mix of swords and sorcery and old-fashioned beat-em-ups, the Saffire-developed fighter definitely deserves a closer look.
  3. A refreshing change from the old 3D fighter molds we see a lot of today. The character's unbalanced strengths is definitely a weak point and can make this a frustrating game for some, so I give you that warning.
  4. Much like the original "Legacy of Kain," this title's quest mode has a really cool, creepy story that kept me wanting to see more and more as I took my little demoness through.
  5. The quest mode can get boring once you unlock all of the powers for your character, but you may still want to keep playing it if you enjoy the controls and such enough.
  6. Game Informer
    79
    Like Capcom's "Power Stone," Barbarian steps up to the plate, and whiffs. [August 2002, p.79]
  7. Though some of the button-smashing combos are tricky to execute, the multiplayer action is solid, and the quest mode stirs in puzzle solving for antisocial savages who prefer going solo.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. JimmyCricket
    Sep 10, 2002
    10
    It rocked Darrell Oville's world. It totally turned him out.