Hulk PlayStation 2

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. Playboy
    100
    Best of all, the game's environments are destructible, so if it exists, Hulk can smash it. [July 2003, p.34]
  2. Cheat Code Central
    90
    Playing as the green thing is incredible fun. He's not only easy to control but he's got a good variety of moves... My biggest complaint is that the game isn't long enough.
  3. To be fair, there are a few simple puzzles to solve but nothing that is going to cause any great deal of thought. For Hulk fans however, destroying things on The Hulk missions will make up for its other shortcomings.
  4. GameNow
    83
    What I like most about The Hulk is the fact that the Hulk plays the way you'd expect him to. [July 2003, p.53]
  5. Well worth a rental to get out all your pent up hostilities.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    We would love to see an open-world game with less linearity and an even richer story. But for now, this action brawler delivers loads of mindless mayhem. [13 June 2003, p.104]
  7. It offers a ton of bonus goodies that will keep players coming back for more! My only complaint with the game is the camera, because at times it becomes more of a hamper than help, but players can get used to it.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Sealth missions excepted, you're in for a genuinely fun eight hours of gameplay in The Hulk. [July 2003, p.91]
  9. PSM Magazine
    80
    Truly immersing players into the role of their gamma-powered Hercules, Hulk successfully combines tough boss battles, unique visuals, and beat-'em-up gameplay into one satisfying package. [Aug 2003, p.30]
  10. The destruction-oriented Hulk levels, killer graphics, good audio and a wealth of bonus goodies, however, make "The Hulk" a blast to complete.
  11. 80
    Using the proper "destroy everything" approach that a game of this nature needs in conjunction with an easy to learn combo system, the Hulk doesn't steer action fans wrong too often.
  12. The Hulkster follows commands easily, the camera gives you an excellent view of the action and you don't need to mash 20 buttons for every combat move you make.
  13. Play Magazine
    75
    One thing I didn't expect from such a mainstream game was intense boss battles, but they're in here too. The first few are easy enough, but they're in here too. The first few are easy enough, but the last couple are a real bitch. [July 2003, p.70]
  14. Purists of the comic should take heart, because the infamous sonic clap and ground smashing jump are included, along with a number of other moves that take advantage of his fury. In fact, attacking builds up a rage meter, which allows you to boost your damage or unleash a super-powerful attack towards your enemies.
  15. Even times when you have up to 8-10 enemies on screen at once the game stays as smooth and flowing with no slow downs whatsoever.
  16. At its core, The Hulk is a simple beat-'em-up action game that delivers an enjoyable comic book experience with plenty of wanton destruction, as well as its fair share of flaws.
  17. Whilst the games 10 missions won’t last long, the game certainly chucks it at you with dozens of enemies incessantly attacking you. A variety of boss encounters provide some challenge, however they’re not the most memorable encounters that you’ll ever come across.
  18. 69
    Too simple for its own good, yet somehow likable in the end.
  19. Then you meet the game’s other personality, the ‘stealth’ bits, thrown in to remedy the aforementioned mindless repetitiveness. And it’s an unpleasant little turd whom you won’t be wanting to spend much time with.
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    68
    The boss battles, too, seem to borrow a page from the messy showdowns that spoiled "X2: Wolverine's Revenge." They're so infuriatingly cheap, you'll want to Hulk-smash your controller. [Aug 2003, p.120]
  21. Weekly Famitsu
    65
    7 / 6 / 6 / 7 - 26 [Vol 786]
  22. 60
    The novelty of the Hulk scenes wears off eventually if you're not a huge fan of the comic books, and the Banner sections are disappointing. Still, it doesn't anger us as much as some movie tie-in mediocrities.
  23. Seriously, there is a lot to like in this game. The clean graphics, the voice acting by actor Eric Bana, the intuitive control, and the stellar physics engine are highlights, but the camera, linear level design, and repetitive enemy types help bring the game down.
  24. It’s disappointing to see it visibly tail off the way it does when it started out so promisingly.
  25. Game Informer
    55
    What you do in the first ten minutes is what you're going to be doing for the rest of your excruciating experience with this game. [July 2003, p.106]
  26. 50
    The video-game equivalent of fast food—quick, easy, and disposable. Its main problem is that poor game design choices.
  27. The bad enemy AI, poor enemy variety and extreme linearity makes it hard to want to play any of the levels more than once. In the case of the Banner levels, you won't want to play them at all.
  28. With camera issues, a cowardly gaming mechanic and the frankly awful stealth sub levels, what you're left with is perhaps the best example of graphics over gameplay we've ever seen. Unless you get off on repetitive bash 'em ups, leave well alone.

Awards & Rankings

#78 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#78 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 8, 2016
    8
    This was a very fun game to play. Loved performing those special moves and the health bars enemies appeared with, obviously some being tougherThis was a very fun game to play. Loved performing those special moves and the health bars enemies appeared with, obviously some being tougher than others and the occasional boss. This was a good PS2 game. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2012
    8
    Wow I just say wow, I almost forgot that I played the first entry of the green tank, you feel like him , it smash with fury , it fulfills theWow I just say wow, I almost forgot that I played the first entry of the green tank, you feel like him , it smash with fury , it fulfills the Hulks style. Full Review »
  3. Nov 22, 2011
    7
    It is a fun game. It is not perfect because of the camera and the Bruce Banner levels. It does have some cool fighting gameplay and greatIt is a fun game. It is not perfect because of the camera and the Bruce Banner levels. It does have some cool fighting gameplay and great graphics, which help it become recommendable. Full Review »