• 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
  1. 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.
  2. Unlike "Missile Command," Fantavision is an out and out puzzle game that offers a less aggressive, oddly soothing game experience.
  3. 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.
  4. The unstoppably addictive bastard puzzle cousin of "Missile Command," Fantavision's perfectly presented and hypnotically beautiful
  5. 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.
  6. An incredibly monotonous, extremely boring family game devoid of fun.
  7. Put simply, Fantavision is a work of art. It’s beautiful.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It really is a great stress-relieving game with its simple controls, colorful visuals, and soothing sounds--ah, the simple pleasures in life.
  11. 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.
  12. 70
    It looks sweet and the gameplay is sufficiently untaxing as to be rather therapeutic.
  13. Deceptively simple and incredibly engaging.
  14. For the hardcore gamer, Fantavision will get lost in the shuffle of the other big name titles.
  15. 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.
  16. 100
    Believe it or not this is one of the best of the PS2 launch titles, and one of the best puzzle games anywhere.
  17. 80
    A very fast-paced game that will test an action gamer's reflexes to the limit, especially on the harder difficulty levels.
  18. 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.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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.
  2. ChutchiL.
    Nov 25, 2005
    10
    A fantastic game! Requires a lot of skill and attention. Let the good times roll.