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. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    The video-game equivalent of fast food—quick, easy, and disposable. Its main problem is that poor game design choices.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 69
    Too simple for its own good, yet somehow likable in the end.
  10. It’s disappointing to see it visibly tail off the way it does when it started out so promisingly.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Weekly Famitsu
    65
    7 / 6 / 6 / 7 - 26 [Vol 786]
  14. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#79 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#56 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 »