Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
Buy On
  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. I think they shot themselves in the foot when they made the sword something you have to power-up to--that should be something you have continual access to.
  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. 53
    Hardcore and casual gamers alike, however, will tire of it very quickly.
  5. Suffers from poor controls, insufferable repetition, and a decided lack of fun.
  6. 50
    Even taking the gameplay at face value, there are still flaws like horrendous enemy A.I. and a severely limited set of offensive and defensive moves.
  7. A textbook movie-to-game cash-in. Everything in it is halfheartedly done; the graphics and sound are canned and formulaic, as is the gameplay.
  8. 50
    What there is, generally, is okay - fun, visceral combat, easy controls, reasonable graphics. It just needs more moves, more weapons, more variety... just more in general.
  9. Game Informer
    60
    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]
  10. Play Magazine
    60
    Blade II's got enough meat flyin', head choppin', body-disintegrating action to fill any daywalker's dance card along with some cool beats and beautiful interiors. [Nov 2002, p.94]

Awards & Rankings

93
#93 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
68
#68 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. ZemZ.
    Sep 25, 2007
    8
    This game shows what licensed games can be, sure it's aged but i just got it & it shows me what licenced games used to be. & what they This game shows what licensed games can be, sure it's aged but i just got it & it shows me what licenced games used to be. & what they should be a geat game a bargain bin bounty. enjoy. Full Review »
  2. MajinMike
    Sep 19, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome!! You can tell where the horror fans are with the 10 votes, and the non horror fans with the 1 and 2 votes. Another This game is awesome!! You can tell where the horror fans are with the 10 votes, and the non horror fans with the 1 and 2 votes. Another great horror game for the PS2. Full Review »
  3. Matt-e
    Nov 9, 2002
    10
    I wish these critics would get there thumbs out of there ass's and do what there payed to do recognize great games.