Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  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. 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.
  3. A flat-out crappy game. [Jan 2004, p.135]
  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. 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]
  10. 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.
  11. 20
    Fails on its own with boring level design and sloppy, unsatisfying gameplay. The vulgarity of the setting just makes it worse.
  12. 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]
  13. 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.
  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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Sep 22, 2012
    Terrible, absolutely terrible. Not only do you get a s**t first person shooter, but a terrible fighting engine. I have to warn you, do not ever, ever, buy this game. Full Review »
  2. Oct 7, 2011
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