User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. MatthiasB.
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    So far, this game looks like the Half-Life 2 of the PS2. The physics engine seems to have a true impact in the gameplay and the AI looks pretty good
  2. JimmyD.
    Jul 4, 2005
    9
    Without a doubt one of the finest first person shooters to be made...top notch graphics, great voice acting and a logical and intelligent story with a great pace. Highly recommended
  3. NathanJ.
    Oct 8, 2006
    10
    This game is one of the best FPS on PS2! It's physics engine is superb and because I didn't take the story line or game seriously in anyway, it's awesome fun.
  4. MahSxcLilBod
    Oct 8, 2006
    10
    Superb physics!
  5. VincentA.
    May 10, 2005
    10
    Don't listen to the people who gave it harsh reviews. They probably don't even have the game. There just judging it because of the demo. This is very well done game. The ragdoll physics are very well done and the graphics are very good too. This game is up there with the top FPS's on the PS2 right now.
  6. KeenanSullivan
    Jun 8, 2009
    9
    Cold Winter is a great FPS for the PS2, but unfortunately most people don't know about this title. I was thoroughly impressed with what it delivered. A great storyline that keeps you wanting to know what's going to happen next, the ability to blow limbs off of an enemy, plenty of explosions and weapons to use, and you can interact with the environment. The game is intense and hasCold Winter is a great FPS for the PS2, but unfortunately most people don't know about this title. I was thoroughly impressed with what it delivered. A great storyline that keeps you wanting to know what's going to happen next, the ability to blow limbs off of an enemy, plenty of explosions and weapons to use, and you can interact with the environment. The game is intense and has some of the most impressive shootouts I've ever seen in a game. This game is very exciting and an absolute blast to play. The flaws? Graphics in real-time look ugly and sometimes there are hit detection problems. Collapse
  7. Kyle
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    For this longtime shooter fan, CW ranks among the best. Interesting characters, dramatic and involving story, highly interactive (and useful)environment, excellent controls, brutally effective arsenal, state of the art physics, smart AI and good production values all contribute to an exceptional experience that is the most underappreciated game I've played.
  8. Greg
    May 9, 2005
    10
    Simply the best FPS on the PS2 and a great online game!
  9. WilloD.
    Feb 27, 2004
    10
    Truly amazin' game .
  10. ArloS.
    May 16, 2005
    9
    One of the, if not the, best shooters on PS2. You'd have to be blind not to realize that it sports some of the best console AI to appear in a fairly linear shooter of this type. Great story and better than average physics complement good voice acting and action set pieces. A must buy for virtual executioners.
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. 90
    Immensely playable...Easily the most enjoyable first-person shooter available for the PS2. [June 2005, p.74]
  2. A standard, almost old fashioned FPS wrapped around a completely forgettable story. [June 2005, p.75]
  3. Scores with the cause-and-effect physics of a PC game but seldom capitalizes on the unscripted chaos. [June 2005, p.101]