Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. 48
    The biggest problem is that there isn't really all that much to the game, as outside of a very slim Training and Time Attack mode, all we have here is a fairly bare bones Mission mode.
  2. While the game isn't especially amazing to look at or play, City Crisis scores points for originality.
  3. When its all said and done, this game has a very arcade feel to it, and aside from unlocking new levels and helicopters, and getting the best grade on each mission, there really isn't a lot of depth. But that is not always a bad thing.
  4. Even though it drove me nuts, I couldn’t put it down. It’s not a must have, but it’s well worth a look.
  5. 55
    Simply too short to be a worthwhile addition to your PS2 library. Saving people and property is a mild diversion at best.
  6. 80
    A light touch on the analog stick will be rewarded with precise control...There’s no multiplayer mode, so the fun doesn’t last terribly long. Worth a weekend rental.
  7. Considering the simplicity of City Crisis, there is no reason that it should end so abruptly.
  8. Simply one big anti-aliasing problem that exploded all over the place. Signature flickering is everywhere, so all you gamers prone to epileptic seizures should stay far, far away. The graphics are just shameful.
  9. The lack of diversity in crises as well as being confined to a single game map causes it to fizzle out rather quickly.
  10. Short-lived but fun. [Sept 2001, p.145]
  11. Worth a bash if you can rent or borrow it from a friend.
  12. Graphically City Crisis is nothing special and after a while the gameplay does become rather repetitive as you simply perform the same operations over and over again.
  13. A respectable action-packed arcade game that will provide hours of entertainment. It’s certainly not the answer that hardcore flight-sim fans might have been hoping for, but then again, it doesn’t pretend to be.
  14. A fun and unique title that stands out from the crowd of sequels and me-too clones. Coupled with good gameplay and fantastic control and it's the first big hit for Take 2 on the PS2.
  15. While it's not inconceivable that someone would find pleasure playing this game, the vast majority of the buying public should wait for Namco's "Ace Combat 4."
  16. The fun of it, however, is pretty thin, and City Crisis is probably best as a one-night rental and no more.
  17. The intensity of the missions, the fast-pace of the action, and the overall graphic flair of the game will have you coming back again and again, regardless of your patience levels.
  18. My other complaint is that the environments aren’t very interactive. There is a giant amusement park that you can’t really do too much to.
  19. 60
    Sound fun? It had the potential, but difficult controls and lack of stunning graphics will leave most people wondering why this wasn’t released on the PSOne.
  20. City Crisis won't rekindle interest in the genre, but it will eat up a few days of your time.

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