Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 23 out of 28
  1. Plays surprisingly well on its foundation of three schools of combat: brawler, marial artist, and grappler. Place it next to Japan's best and the game gets pummeled. [Nov 2004, p.75]
  2. If Tyler Durden saw you sitting on your comfy couch, and playing Fight Club (possibly over your fancypants internet connection), he would probably hit you as hard as he could. [Jan 2005, p.119]
  3. Not that spectacular a fighting game, mostly consisting of repetitive thumb-mashing and hoping you hit the target before the target hits you. The movie line that the story tries to follow is not very intriguing.
  4. It's a flawed and shallow button masher (very few moves and no technique) but also visually alluring and reasonably entertaining for a second-tier fighting game.
  5. The worst-case scenario is that you pick a fight with the game store clerk who let you buy this title, and get your face punched in. Then you'll be stuck with both a black eye and a crummy game.
  6. It's just a shame that it's got quite possibly the worst gameplay I've seen in a fighting game I think ever. When I can't play a game for more than 5-6 minutes at a time, that is NOT a good thing.
  7. The fighting mechanics are highly outdated and just don't reach to the heights of something like "VF4."
  8. 45
    If you skip all of the marring of the movie and the book with the game's awful presentation, story, production, and audio -- yes, that's asking a lot -- the fighting isn't half bad.
  9. The point of Fight Club was not just the fighting, it was a lot deeper than that yet the developers seem to have completely missed the point and it shows in this empty and confusing mess of a game.
  10. I ended up not only not caring for the game, but downright hating it. There is no excuse for developers to put out such an inherently flawed piece of crap. None.
  11. With such a poor fighting engine, you're going to get bored very quickly; tapping on one button isn't going to please most fighting fans.
  12. It makes for a boring, bland videogame. [Holiday 2004, p.92]
  13. For playability, this game is ridiculously short.
  14. We've got some new rules for Fight Club. Rule Number One: Do not play Fight Club. Rule Number Two: Tell all of your friends about Fight Club.
  15. 40
    It's hard to figure how they could have got the story, characters, and point more wrong than this. Perhaps by replacing Tyler Durden with, say, Dick Cheney, things would have been worse.
  16. Bad control, mediocre graphics, bad voice acting, bad sound, boring and extremely flawed gameplay, and worst of all, nearly criminal abuse of an intellectual property, make this one game that is most definitely not worth anybody's fifty dollars.
  17. 40
    The game creators obviously didn’t consult Palahniuk. Maybe he would’ve sat them down, and explained the yet-released ninth rule: Don’t make a crap fighting game and call it Fight Club.
  18. A resounding failure. Unless you're a masochistic Fight Club fan looking to purposely have your sensibilities offended, then you'd be well advised to stay far away from this game.
  19. 30
    For a fighting game to work the action on screen must be in sync with each tap of the controller. In Fight Club, the response is so sluggish pressing the attack buttons feels more like pushing M&M's into a bowl of pudding.
  20. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. [Jan. 05]
  21. The absence of Ed Norton's and Brad Pitt's likenesses makes the generic characters look like a pack of half-naked Ken dolls, excepting the one with man boobs. [Dec 2004, p.108]
  22. Fight Club is to fighting games what Tyler Durden's posturing is to Bruce Lee - a piss-poor impression.
  23. The first rule of Fight Club is - don't buy Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is - DO NOT BUY FIGHT CLUB. Do you need to hear the other six? [GamesMaster]
  24. If you want a taste of the gritty underground fight scene depicted in the movie "Fight Club," you'd be better off paying somebody 50 bucks to beat you to a bloody pulp than wasting money on this game. It's unpolished, unfinished, and just plain bad. [Holiday 2004, p.102]
  25. With such a lack of moves comes an obvious lack of depth, and it soon becomes apparent that most of the story mode and the arcade mode can be completed with pure button-mashing.
  26. And by God, when I find whoever told Vivendi about Fight Club and convinced them to make a game out of it, I’ll run their scrotum through a cheese grater.
  27. The developers spent far too much time making sure Fight Club looked good in screenshots rather than making sure it would look good during play.
  28. Sure, it's pretty generic underneath it all, but the layering of sheer badness elevates it to a certain legendary state. Give it a rent, and let the hilarity begin at the fact everything comes off as either a really clever parody of licensed games-or one of the worst things you've ever had to play.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Apr 13, 2012
    0
    Awful. Missed the point of the book and movie by a **** mile and is a terrible cash-in with awful game mechanics and... just pleas don't buyAwful. Missed the point of the book and movie by a **** mile and is a terrible cash-in with awful game mechanics and... just pleas don't buy this game. Go read the superior book and then watch the amazing movie and forget this ever existed. Full Review »
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    8
    Grimy little fighting game. Silly, trashy and short, the first game I've ever finished in one go. Good stuff if you enjoyed the movie and wantGrimy little fighting game. Silly, trashy and short, the first game I've ever finished in one go. Good stuff if you enjoyed the movie and want to beat up a big chested Meatloaf . Full Review »
  3. Dec 8, 2013
    1
    This is one of the worst games I have ever played, the game is a fighting game and in all regards a really horrible one at that. I couldn'tThis is one of the worst games I have ever played, the game is a fighting game and in all regards a really horrible one at that. I couldn't get pass the forth level and to be honest I still would of hated it, graphics were very aged even by PS2 standards. The controls are be on worthless, the tutorial is down right worthless and I fell like the my time was wasted on this game forget about this game and watch the movie once because just like the game it only takes one viewing for you to forget about your experience. Full Review »