Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35
  1. The execution of this entry is almost unplayable because it's just so darn dull and clunky, bu tthe ideas are there to make something interesting. [Feb 2005, p.115]
  2. The characters are there—now someone just needs to figure out how to create some gameplay that makes the experience fun and not a chore.
  3. 45
    In its weird little way, it's fun, but not quite $50 worth of fun.
  4. From its patchwork gameplay and its broken control scheme to its first-generation PlayStation 2 graphics and third-tier sound effects, nothing about this game is even worthy of a mention.
  5. Originality is what Full Metal Alchemist and the Broken Angel, in the end, is lacking. The transmutation is mildly creative, but it's not going to sustain a been-there-done-that story or utterly mindless, thoughtless brawling.
  6. 40
    As a pure action game, it’s too slow (it often feels like Ed is moving against a strong wind) to satisfy those used to such titles as Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, or Prince of Persia. As a role-playing game, it’s too shallow and short to satisfy those expecting the next Final Fantasy.
  7. Mind-numbing, rambling dialogue. Add to that the simple fact that one would have to go pretty far out of their way to make the game challenging in any way, and the whole package is destined for the fullmetal scrap heap.
  8. Just a bad video game. Very young, very stupid fans of the series will likely enjoy running around in circles whacking at things, but we at GR do not.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. [anonymous]
    Dec 22, 2009
    9
    Though long it's entertaining, I have already played the game untill the end, but when the credits finish, there's a black screen Though long it's entertaining, I have already played the game untill the end, but when the credits finish, there's a black screen showing nothing but a neverending melody, would somebody say if THAT'S the true finish of the game or there's still more? If you see my e-mail, contact me so I get informed too. Full Review »
  2. KeriH.
    Feb 18, 2006
    10
    This is the best game I have ever played it rocked!! It was pretty easy at some points but at others I thought it was really really This is the best game I have ever played it rocked!! It was pretty easy at some points but at others I thought it was really really challenging everyone should get this game. Well it wasnt as good as what I was expecting but it was still nice. Full Review »
  3. Nancy
    Dec 13, 2005
    5
    It was okay, but anime games in japan are the equivalent of movie games here. nothing special, mostly bad, but most gamers stateside It was okay, but anime games in japan are the equivalent of movie games here. nothing special, mostly bad, but most gamers stateside can't tell the difference. Full Review »