Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
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  1. 75
    The FPS's non-stop arcade-style shooting is a fun break from a wave of "press yourself flat against the wall and look around the corner" sneak-around titles, but the clunky third-person fighting you have to do to take down the level bosses is goofy.
  2. A flat-out crappy game. [Jan 2004, p.135]
  3. This game is not very realistic and tries to combine arcade elements with a solid FPS backdrop and what happens is that this game looks contrived and stilted...This is a game to avoid.
  4. Gave me a negative vibe with the way it portrayed people of minority races and foreign cultures and the condescending manner in which the badass cop goes about his business. We have enough fear and hatred in this world already, we don’t need to breed more.
  5. Almost every aspect functions at an extremely low quality level with controls that are jerky, continually re-appearing enemies in the most unlikely places, and seriously weak AI.
  6. It's a short game with bland mechanics, repetitive levels, and almost zero replay value, and that's not even taking into account the total absurdity of getting into a fistfight with Osama Bin Laden.
  7. 33
    Not the worst first-person shooter out there by a long shot, but it dives pretty low.
  8. Fugitive Hunter seems to utilize random nonsensical damage, instead of the “target specific” kind, and the game’s defamation of the law of physics and its shoddy collision detection makes it seem like you’re constantly trekking through Jello. All that and no multiplayer. Bummer.
  9. Other than intentionally funny games like "Day of the Tentacle" and "Monkey Island," I don’t think I’ve ever laughed more at a game than I did at Fugitive Hunter.
  10. PSM Magazine
    It just isn't any good. With so many gameplay problems, lack of challenges, and an absolute treaure trove of better FPS titles out there for PS2, there's no reason to give this one a second thought. [Jan 2004, p.46]
  11. What do you get when you cross a really bad FPS with a sloppy 3D fighter? A coaster. Fugitive Hunter is a holiday embarrassment and should be avoided at all costs.
  12. 20
    Fails on its own with boring level design and sloppy, unsatisfying gameplay. The vulgarity of the setting just makes it worse.
  13. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    If only Fugitive Hunter, the game, wasn't saddled with broken missions, pathetic animations, a sorry fighting system and a sorrier button-mashing mode. [Jan 2004, p.118]
  14. 10
    Consider this a bottom-line on the gaming barometer – a reference point where gaming simply does not get any worse.
  15. 10
    Broken missions, pathetic animations, a sorry fighting system, and a sorrier button-mashing mode.

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#72 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. VinnieD.
    Nov 25, 2004
    Fugitive hunter is' awesome! One of the best games out there. Why would anyone give it a bad review?
  2. TomR.
    Dec 8, 2003
    Crappiest Game On The Face of The Earth.
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    Fugitive Hunter is the perfect example of crappiness. The fighting and shooting controls are both clunky, inaccurate, and annoying. SpeakingFugitive Hunter is the perfect example of crappiness. The fighting and shooting controls are both clunky, inaccurate, and annoying. Speaking of annoying, the voice acting is hilariously terrible, your protagonist is about as dorky as it gets and he never stops spewing lame phrases, the enemies and characters are absolute stereotypes, with choppy animation for character models. Overall, the game just has a crappy feel from start to finish that is very noticeable, It's clear that they wanted to pass a crappy game off as a playable one rather than take the time to improve it. Generic Shooter is a more appropriate name for this game than Fugitive Hunter. Full Review »