Fantavision PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2000
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
Buy On
  1. The unstoppably addictive bastard puzzle cousin of "Missile Command," Fantavision's perfectly presented and hypnotically beautiful
  2. 100
    Believe it or not this is one of the best of the PS2 launch titles, and one of the best puzzle games anywhere.
  3. Put simply, Fantavision is a work of art. It’s beautiful.
  4. It's very addicting so if you don't have much time to spare, this isn't the title for you because playing for only a few minutes is an impossibility.
  5. 80
    A very fast-paced game that will test an action gamer's reflexes to the limit, especially on the harder difficulty levels.
  6. Total Video Games
    80
    Don't get me wrong, I think the game itself is excellent, but I wouldn't see myself plunking down fifty bucks to own it.
  7. Daily Radar
    75
    The multiplayer is what really sets the game apart from most puzzle games, in fact, letting two people fight for space onscreen, pushing the separating line back and forth by performing combos.
  8. The control scheme is a bit counter-intuitive. While it does work nicely once you’ve gotten used to playing, it makes for some frustrating gameplay for the first hour or so.
  9. It really is a great stress-relieving game with its simple controls, colorful visuals, and soothing sounds--ah, the simple pleasures in life.
  10. Game Fan
    74
    Underneath the pretty particle effects and the elevator-style muzak, you have not only a nifty diversion, but also one hoohah of a two-player game that deserves more respect than it's getting.
  11. Deceptively simple and incredibly engaging.
  12. Spank!
    70
    It looks sweet and the gameplay is sufficiently untaxing as to be rather therapeutic.
  13. Da Gameboyz
    66
    For the hardcore gamer, Fantavision will get lost in the shuffle of the other big name titles.
  14. Unlike "Missile Command," Fantavision is an out and out puzzle game that offers a less aggressive, oddly soothing game experience.
  15. 65
    Strangely, as Sony's sole first-party game on the PlayStation 2, it's absolutely the most underwhelming, least power-hungry, least impressive tile of the bunch.
  16. Although the game captures a warm feeling coupled with a bizarre sense of "the new," FantaVision, like its flares, burns too bright, too quickly, leaving an empty sort of feeling once you've mastered the basics.
  17. While it tries to take a different gameplay approach, the result is something that is so frantic, players will have a tough time figuring out what exactly is going on...and that's a puzzle we can do without.
  18. CNET Gamecenter
    40
    An incredibly monotonous, extremely boring family game devoid of fun.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
#11 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 23, 2016
    1
    1/5: Hated it. The first PS2 game I ever owned, and it was all uphill from here. I just didn't get it. This game just wasn't fun. At least it1/5: Hated it. The first PS2 game I ever owned, and it was all uphill from here. I just didn't get it. This game just wasn't fun. At least it looks pretty. Full Review »
  2. RichardU.
    Apr 18, 2007
    10
    This is the BEST game ever, because Sony only put my name on one game out of all the games I tested.
  3. ChutchiL.
    Nov 25, 2005
    10
    A fantastic game! Requires a lot of skill and attention. Let the good times roll.