Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 48
    Tries to create a novel martial arts fighting system, but quickly buries it in repetitive gameplay. All the bad guys are the same, the same environments get used over and over, and the large majority of the game is about squaring off with five guys at a time.
  2. I had to force myself to plod forward, as I couldn’t withstand the overuse of a combat system that’s simplistic and lacks any really engrossing gameplay.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    40
    Combat feels stiff, rote, and only semi-interactive: dodge an enemy's flurry, then press the correct sequence of buttons (ad nauseam) to counterattack. [Nov 2003, p.178]
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    Poor collision detection ensures you'll scratch your head, wondering how a particular punch or kick landed when the enemy who threw it is only vaguely in the area of your character. [Nov 2003, p.132]
  5. 30
    You’ll often spot limbs and objects poking through solid surfaces, but you’ll almost never see your opponent properly framed—the camera angles are simply dreadful and rarely offer a decent view of the combat (or even the immediate surroundings).
  6. There are endless beat-'em-ups, platformers and third-person action adventures that do everything Crouching Tiger does infinitely better, and manage to make it fun while they're at it.
  7. Just not any fun at all. It's grossly repetitive, strictly linear and painfully boring.
  8. GameNow
    16
    What could have been an exciting and graceful fighting system instead feels dull and stilted. [Nov 2003, p.51]
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. GlennB.
    Feb 24, 2005
    5
    Mmm...love martial arts hence the 5 for ability to atleast fight. As a game compared to an excellent movie...well, bit poop really isn't it?
  2. Allanlikesthisgame
    May 3, 2004
    6
    A lot of people are saying that this game is crap and terrible. I can see why they say this because of the terrible camera angle, but this is A lot of people are saying that this game is crap and terrible. I can see why they say this because of the terrible camera angle, but this is a pretty descent game. The controls, sound, and game play is pretty good, but the graphics need some work. Over all i think that this is a pretty descent game to play. I enjoyed playing it. O and "someone you dont know", how can u say that John R. has a lot of time on his hands when you yourself bothered commenting and rating this game. Your probably just a geek trying to act all tough. i bet this john R. dude could woop ur butt. Full Review »
  3. SomeoneYouDontKnow
    Dec 18, 2003
    1
    There are really no words to describe it besides its crap. Big waste of money so dont rent it or be stupid enough to buy it. And John R. You There are really no words to describe it besides its crap. Big waste of money so dont rent it or be stupid enough to buy it. And John R. You got too much time on your hands to type that out. Full Review »