Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
Buy On
  1. games(TM)
    40
    When you reach a dead end, it's usually just a case of retrieving a generic puzzle item from a conveniently inconvenient hiding place before continuing. Cue several minutes of primitive platforming and beating up the undead with a functional combat system before the next 'mash the Triangle button until you find something interactive' session begins. [Nov 2003, p.126]
  2. A shocking game; a turgid stinking pool of primordial ooze that would take millions of years to evolve into something that is worth using as a doorstop, let alone playing.

Awards & Rankings

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#56 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#58 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. Jul 15, 2016
    8
    I love "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - it is one of my all-time favourite television shows ever - and I enjoyed this video game; its plot wasI love "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - it is one of my all-time favourite television shows ever - and I enjoyed this video game; its plot was just as fascinating as the episodes in the show, and the graphics were great for its time. I had a lot of fun beating vampire and demon butt! Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2011
    6
    Firstly, I am a huge fan of Buffy. I still follow the continuation of the comics but I am NOT a delusional fan. As a game its veryFirstly, I am a huge fan of Buffy. I still follow the continuation of the comics but I am NOT a delusional fan. As a game its very disappointing. The voice actors were all good except Willows (which was horrible!) and the plot wasn't too bad but the entire gameplay was extremely redundant. You won't find yourself doing anything different by the end of the game and there's no character growth (leveling and getting stronger) so you feel like you're not accomplishing much. Its "fruitless" as Joyce Summers would say. Its not a bad game though. Its a very safe and simple fighting/adventure game. Good for all ages. Just don't expect anything amazing. Full Review »
  3. AndrewJ.
    Jan 31, 2004
    7
    This game was quite good, but after a few hours of gameplay, it seemed to become somewhat repetive. I doubt the replay value would be high.