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. 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.
  2. Unlike "Missile Command," Fantavision is an out and out puzzle game that offers a less aggressive, oddly soothing game experience.
  3. 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.
  4. Da Gameboyz
    66
    For the hardcore gamer, Fantavision will get lost in the shuffle of the other big name titles.
  5. Deceptively simple and incredibly engaging.
  6. 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.
  7. Spank!
    70
    It looks sweet and the gameplay is sufficiently untaxing as to be rather therapeutic.
  8. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
#13 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 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.