Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. 40
    Falls into the same sequel trap that many other games tumble into, where the emphasis in development is placed more on improving visual aspects rather than addressing flaws in the gameplay.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 3, 2011
    5
    Fullmetal Alchemist is an alright game that has some very annoying flaws that prevent it from being a good game. The graphics could use a lot of polish so the graphics are not great at all but the voice acting is very top-notch. The plot is relatively interesting as the plot of the game does not follow the plot of the anime although the anime's plot is much better the plot of the game is still nice. The gameplay is where the problems crop up, the gameplay is complex and rather annoying as enemies can constantly wear away at your health without you being able to retaliate and soon you are dead. You cannot heal yourself in the game and this proves infuriating. The worst thing about the game is the save points, they are so unevenly spaced out and so few that if you die you have to start from like 30 minutes ago and watch the same stuff a million times because you can't skip. I became very infurated because of this, all these flaws make Fullmetal Alchemist one of the hardest games you will ever play. Overall, Fullmetal Alchemist has a great story that is bound to keep you hooked but the annoying gameplay elements will turn you away. I recommed renting this game because you won't want it anymore after dying a million times and redoing everything a 100 times that you almost break the TV. Breakdown for "Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir": Presentation: 8, Graphics: 4, Sound: 7, Gameplay: 4.5, Lasting Appeal: 5, Verdict: 5.3 out of 10 "Average". One of the hardest games you will ever play.â Full Review »
  2. EdwardE.
    May 21, 2006
    9
    I thought the game was really fun, and I have cleared it 3 times. The dialoge was pretty long, but I thought it was cool the characters vocies were added, but I wish that it didn't fallow the storyline so much, so it could be a new adventure. If you are very into the manga and anime (* like me,) you already know whats going to happen. Its a really fun game though, and I always enjoy playing it. SO I give it a nine. Full Review »
  3. GerardH.
    Dec 27, 2005
    5
    The game is crap. I like FMA but if your over the age of 10 you will hate this game. The most annoying things are: -every 1 min of gameplay=1 min of load time . The loadtime between sections isnt bad but there are a LOT of sections. -EXTEMELY LONG DIALOGUE!!! This wouldn't be bad by itself, except for... -No way to fast forward past dialogue sections, and... -The game has the voices of the characters from FMA read the dialogue but afterEVERY SINGLE SENTENCE you have to press a button to continue the dialogue...WTF?! I can understand the game being designed like that if there weren't voices reading out the dialogue but its so beyond incredibly annoying ( I'm only to chapter 4 and I think there has been about 1 hr of dialogue, compared to 45 min of playing. Imagine that another way. It takes the character about 10 seconds on avg to say their lines. Then a button. 10 more sec of dialogue, then a button. Pretty annoying after a while. If it wasn't the dialogue problems, I would have given this game a 8 out of 10. I should give it a 2 since there are 4 idiots who gave it a 10. I feel bad for my girl since she bought this for me as a christmas gift, but I'm pretty inclined to just return this junk and say I never opened it Full Review »