Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The huge amount of variety, great storyline, and intuitive gameplay makes this game one that fans of just about every genre should check out.
  2. 84
    Utterly clever, entertaining, and action-packed, Giants is an absorbing romp through the lives of well-rounded comedic entities on a weird alien land.
  3. One of the PS2's most likable, most offbeat shooters.
  4. 80
    If you want a good action game for the PS2, Giants won't let you down. If you want a rare, genuine, and hilarious game to suck up about 20 hours of your time, this game has your name all over it.
  5. We need more humor in our gaming diet, and "Citizen Kabuto" delivers that sandwiched between a tasty dose of shooting excitement and the condiments of an acceptable (but not perfect) PC to PS2 port.
  6. What separates Giants from other games is that there are so many things to do - but you have to have some backbone to stick with it.
  7. 80
    In the PS2 version, the game’s depraved humor is intact, and the gameplay is still a refreshing variety of action and strategy, though the RTS aspects of the base-building missions have been simplified.
  8. A great concept, brutally funny and accompanied by some beautiful sweeping melodies, but it suffers from some basic technical flaws and dips of interest in gameplay.
  9. The PC version featured some jaw-dropping graphics, but the PS2 version will put your jaw back on. It doesn't look bad, per se, but it hardly holds a candle to the PC.
  10. An excellent action game. Or is it strategy? Or perhaps action-strategy? Whatever it is, it is damn fun.
  11. Features some of the greatest cutscenes in video game history, giving Conker a run for its money as the funniest game ever. [Dec 2001, p.88]
  12. What could have been in the top ten games of the year has been brought down by dropping frame rates, repetitive gameplay, and agonizing load times.
  13. 90
    Whatever the designers' intentions, the music is well done and a perfect companion when you catch one of those vistas I told you about.
  14. Delighting and mystifying in equal parts. [Jan 2002, p.81]
  15. Laugh-out-loud, knee-slapping, "I can't believe that just happened" humor. [Dec 2001, p.164]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HiganK.
    Mar 12, 2003
    This game blows.
  2. Jul 21, 2011
    So over-rated. Its rather bland and uninspired with some "alright" attempts at mostly british humor. The game play is actually worse thanSo over-rated. Its rather bland and uninspired with some "alright" attempts at mostly british humor. The game play is actually worse than MDK- which is just odd. Otherwise I recall a lot of people thought it was revolutionary for its visuals and not necessarily because it was a good game. Maybe decent, but otherwise quite boring once you play it for an hour or so. Full Review »
  3. SahilB.
    Nov 3, 2004
    This game rules um though how do u get to the cheat menu on ps2 i dont know how soeone please tell me:)