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49

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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: Armed with an arsenal of deadly weapons and over-the-top martial arts moves, you must stop the vampire underworld from farming humans for their soul's by exploiting Blade's vampire abilities to defeat enemies with extreme authority.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. ”Ooh, are we having fun yet?” When Blade mutters these words as you run though the thousandth dim-witted vampire it can be hard not to see the irony – even the game is getting tired.
  2. It's much better than a game that totally sucked, which games it just another average, and unremarkable, third-person action title. [Nov 2002, p.127]
  3. The control scheme is fresh and unique, even though it isn’t implemented the way in which it probably was meant to be.
  4. 49
    Clunky, methodical, and definitely on the boring side, Mucky Foot's latest creation should have spent a little more time in the dark before coming into the sunlight.
  5. You would think that they could make a fun game out of a fun movie, but Blade II does not come close to touching the wild action and appealing story that made the film such a delight to watch.
  6. The animation is equally as weak, and this is especially noticeable when you see Blade's rigid front and back flips. The XBox does a noticeably better job than the PS2 though.
  7. No soul, no panache, no cool. The extremely repetitive gameplay and poor controls, along with mediocre graphics and a sub-par plot make this title a strong candidate for the bargain bin (or maybe even the round file).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    10
    Great game! The weapons are violent and powerful, the story and the voice acting is excellent and even though the hand-to-hand combat could have more moves, I truly appreciate that the designers were brave enough to create something new and unqiue with this 360-degree fighting system. Taking on multiple enemies at once is fluid once you master the controls, so no wonder that later games like Rise To Honor and Death By Degrees used this very same idea as well. I never understood the bad reviews, if you're a fan of Blade or the Blade movies in my opinions it's a must buy. Smashing, slashing and shooting vampires has never been this much fun before. Expand

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