Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
  1. The on-foot sections provide passable, brain-numbing fun and fighting fans will enjoy collecting new combos and going up against familiar end-of-level bosses. But if you're expecting anything new or intellectually stimulating you're in for a bumpy ride. [Mar 2007, p.115]
  2. 40
    This game is not what Ghost Rider fans are looking for in an action title. The combat is repetitive and clunky, the driving is horrid, and the plot is completely useless.
  3. Ghost Rider steals liberally from several major action games, yet somehow avoids stealing the parts that made those games fun.
  4. Even die-hard fans of Ghost Rider may be offended by this game attempting to pass itself off as representing the Spirit of Vengeance.
  5. Sadly, even hardcore Ghost Rider fans will be immensely disappointed because after about a half hour of gameplay, you've experienced all there is to the game.
  6. 40
    But this brief, easy, and repetitive experience never comes close to the games it’s emulating.
  7. Aside from the hit-and-miss movie, the video game version didn't fair to well, with horribly simplistic combat and grainy visuals leaving you asking - what's the point?
  8. Ghost Rider is a game that aspires to be mediocre, but comes up several leagues short. [Apr 2007, p.57]
  9. Ghost Rider is the classic example of what happens when videogames meet a license. That's all I can say to wrap this one up.
  10. Combine the terrible gameplay with overly dark and grainy visuals, a horrible story and voice acting and bad audio editing – cut scenes are far quieter than the in-game sound – and you get one awful package.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    It's easy to shun Ghost Rider as a lazy movie tie-in game that steals from other games to get any substance. But on closer inspection GhostIt's easy to shun Ghost Rider as a lazy movie tie-in game that steals from other games to get any substance. But on closer inspection Ghost Rider is one of the best hidden gems out there on the PS2.

    Technically the game is excellent, you can tell a lot more work went into this than the usual tie-in game. Graphically the game is one of the best on the system for the action-adventure genre, excellent frame rate and art design make this a perfect example of how much more could be milked out of the PS2's capabilities long after the PS3 and X360 had stolen away many gamer's attention.

    There's no hiding it, Ghost Rider takes a lot of inspiration from God Of War and Devil May Cry in it's action sequences. But unlike some sloppy knock offs in the past, the developers actually make it just as good as those games but unique enough to cater to the license. Also on top of a game that is almost spot on with those classics, Ghost Rider adds on a fully fleshed out driving mode, that does not fill tacked on and actually is as fun as the action sequences. Add on some challenging boss fights, and no long distracting cut-scenes and you have yourself not only one of the best movie licensed games in existance, but one of the unsung heroes of the later period of the PS2's lifespan.
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  2. Feb 8, 2011
    6
    This game is admittedly an enjoyable game but it achieves this by ripping off games like God of War and Devil May Cry, graphically it's goodThis game is admittedly an enjoyable game but it achieves this by ripping off games like God of War and Devil May Cry, graphically it's good but not one of the ps2's better looking titles, the sound is good and voice acting is passable, the story is really boring though, and it has some good extras to unlock, the controls are a straight rip off of God of War as is the combat and the camera is fixed just like God of Wars, it borrows features from Devil May Cry also like its sound effects and the shotgun,the only unique thing about this game are the motorcycle levels, the problem with this game is that it is HIGHLY repetitive beat a fighting level and you get a motorcycle level, and some times it will be the same level in reverse, this is a game I wouldn't really recommend unless your looking for more God of War and you don't want to play through those games again, but it would be more fun to play through those again than to play this. Full Review »
  3. MASTERCLA55VENGEANCE
    Feb 15, 2007
    9
    I love this game, its derivative, but all aspects of the gameplay are executed excellently. I've been a fan of Ghost Rider for ages and I love this game, its derivative, but all aspects of the gameplay are executed excellently. I've been a fan of Ghost Rider for ages and I love this game. It captures the essence of Ghostie really well. Full Review »