Futurama PlayStation 2

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
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  1. While the gameplay may leave something to be desired, much of the talent from the TV show, be it voice, writing or otherwise, has ported over to work on the game, giving the game all the wit, humor and feel of the fantastic TV show.
  2. Fanboys (and girls!) of Bender, Frye, Leela and the Planet Express gang will definitely want to add this game to their collection; it’s much better than comparable software based on TV shows cancelled prematurely.
  3. 67
    Of its many weaknesses, ranging across the board from unoriginal gameplay to poor collision detection to shoddy controls, to a distinct lack of polish in both playability and graphic finesse, the game is short.
  4. We happily sat and wiled away the best part of a day with this. No complaints. The reason? Because Futurama is funny. No matter how average, generic or banal the gameplay gets, it’s still Futurama, and it’s still funny.
  5. Worth checking out, if only as a rental, just to bust a gut over the hilarious cut-scenes. Fans of the show will find a lot to like here but those looking for something fun to play will want to look elsewhere.
  6. Futurama caters directly to the fans of the brilliant but troubled series. It has exactly what all fans require for their biased games. Otherwise Futurama is a completely average platformer that’s only worth a look in the bargain bin.
  7. PSM Magazine
    60
    A strictly average game that's license becomes its saving grace. [Oct 2003, p.40]
  8. 60
    Fans of the show may be able to put up with the sometimes ponderous gaming just to get a peek at an all-new adventure, but not many else will. Like riding a stationary bike for a half-hour to watch Yu-Gi-Oh! -- it's just not worth it.
  9. 60
    A fun mixture of addictive action, tough obstacle course maneuvering, and actual wit.
  10. As an action title, it is just decent. As a platformer, it is hopelessly flawed. As a reflection of the brilliant humor of the television show, it is really on the money.
  11. 60
    Yes, the collision is iffy, and yes, the platform elements are vicious at times, but the end result is still better than, say, the majority of games based on, ahem, that other Matt Groening license.
  12. It's too bad that clunky controls and eh game play stay forever buried in a time lock of dull sloppiness.
  13. Game Informer
    53
    The cutscenes are great, making an episode's worth of good animation here for the viewing, but I wouldn't want you to pay $50 and suffer through this hack-job of a game just to get to it. [Sept 2003, p.109]
  14. Even the fans of the show may want to "try-before-you-buy" because there really isn’t much to do after beating the game once.
  15. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    Solid voice acting from the entire cast of the show, unlockables aplenty, and cool quips almost - but not quite - sweeten the sour medicine that is Futurama to the point of redemption. [Sept 2003, p.92]
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    5
    If anything this game is nothing more than a long episode of Futurama. As a game it fails miserably. Controls are wonky, platforming is crudeIf anything this game is nothing more than a long episode of Futurama. As a game it fails miserably. Controls are wonky, platforming is crude and flawed, levels are a bit dull and needlessly frustrating due to poor camera angles in some parts.

    But the humor is there, the art work is top notch and the cast do a fantastic job.

    Overall:
    Don't bother playing this game yourself, rather watch someone else do it because as a game it is a pain, but as a lost episode of Futurama it's great.
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  2. T.Ruta
    Aug 6, 2004
    9
    Even though alot of people say bad things about this game, I think that it's actually very fun and original. I also think you can enjoy Even though alot of people say bad things about this game, I think that it's actually very fun and original. I also think you can enjoy Futurama's levels, charcters (voice), jokes and every other aspect of the game even if you're not a Futurama freak. This game is well worth your money. Full Review »
  3. PeterS.
    Aug 4, 2003
    7
    Being from Europe, I get to play this game before most of you guys in the USA. It's really funny for starters, each character has so Being from Europe, I get to play this game before most of you guys in the USA. It's really funny for starters, each character has so many catchphrases. Even the monsters are hilarious! Graphics are cool and it's not too hard to find your way around. It's not as easy as it seems however. Sure it doesn't take much knowledge but moving from one obstacle to the next can be quite tricky and you have to be quite fast. You also get to various checkpoints but have to complete a whole level(which can take some time) before saving your game. Entertaining to say the least!! Full Review »