Frogger: Ancient Shadow PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
Buy On
  1. An uninspiring platformer with unintuitive controls, bland gameplay, repetitive environments, and a missed target audience – kids aren’t going to have neither the skill nor the patience to play this game, if they even have the desire to.
  2. So, curse you Konami, for releasing Frogger: Ancient Shadow, which made me scream and throw my controller, and thank you Konami, for releasing "Frogger: Helmet Chaos" [PSP/DS], which I had some fun with.
  3. 30
    The only thing that saves this game from getting a big fat zero is that the graphics look good, it has plenty of bells and whistles (costumes Frogger can wear, multiplayer, challenge mode, etc.) and the background music goes well with the levels.
  4. 40
    It's definitely preferred to the average character-based kids' games; just don't expect to cast your Tony Hawk or Katamari aside to play it.
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 18, 2010
    2
    While it tries to be a laid back platformer, Frogger: Ancient Shadow is a frustrating exercise in awkward controls. It tries to maintain theWhile it tries to be a laid back platformer, Frogger: Ancient Shadow is a frustrating exercise in awkward controls. It tries to maintain the one tap = one unit of movement mechanics that the original Frogger used. It fails at this greatly, spreading out every little movement over all the gamepad buttons. For example, there are two different jump buttons. to rotate the character you have to use the shoulder buttons. Tapping the directional pad will cause the poor frog to jump into the water and drown. Yes, the frog can't swim. THE FROG CAN'T SWIM. Full Review »
  2. ChrisE.
    Dec 19, 2005
    0
    Frogger should never ever have a story line ever!
  3. Karl
    Nov 10, 2005
    6
    Solid game. It provides a challenge.