Intellivision Lives! PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2003
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
Buy On
  1. There are so many fun games that it’s hard to stop playing. If you happen to run into a game you don’t like, no big deal – just move on to the next.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    Just because most of the 60-plus games in this collection are nearly unplayable by today's standards..., that doesn't mean they all blow. In fact, some remain downright fun. [Feb 2004, p.103]
  3. Cheat Code Central
    70
    I have to admit that the games are fun...Only the controls seem to be a bone of contention as some gamers have expressed that it's nearly impossible to play some of games without the actual phone-style controller.
  4. Silly music and controller headaches aside, Intellivision Lives! does a fine job of compiling a huge number of games into one package and presents them in an easy-to-pick-up manner.
  5. 65
    Fans of the system should have no reservations about picking up a copy; it was put together under the supervision of several of the console's original programmers, and their love for Intellivision shines through in the detail and polish of the package.
  6. 60
    The amount of games and the retrospective elements: good. The horrible controls: extremely bad.
  7. 60
    Wisely priced at 20 bucks, and its historical info alone makes it a must for anyone with an interest in video-game lore, but not one of the included games is anything more than a mild curiosity.
  8. An ideal history lesson and a fun way to waste a few evenings with classic gaming as the focus. It's not as good as other collections, but still gets the job done.
  9. While its bonus features (interviews, commercials, etc.) and interface far outclass those in "Midway Arcade Treasures" the 60+ Intellivision titles in this compilation lack a single breakthrough star of the caliber of a "Joust" or "Robotron 2084."
  10. As a collection of a famous game system it succeeds but whether it’s a good value purchase is up to the player.
  11. Game Informer
    50
    Many [games] don't quite play the way they should since you don't have the keypad, which was one of the system's highlights. [Feb 2004, p.103]

Awards & Rankings

92
#92 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. MelvinH.
    Aug 15, 2004
    8
    A well-done trip down memory lane for me, as I was an Intellivision fan for a long time (still am!). Controller issues are a problem--imagine A well-done trip down memory lane for me, as I was an Intellivision fan for a long time (still am!). Controller issues are a problem--imagine driving your car with a PS2 joystick controller--and some games require either two players or the use of the phone keypad onscreen. Biggest wish: Some way to update the games, either completing the revisions (I.e. Basketball III) or making it somewhat more realistic (i.e. five-a-side basketball or more players or allowing rule changes). Overall, however, if you like retro-gaming, this is worth the price no matter the platform. Full Review »
  2. RodrigoG.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    Intellivision is back!
  3. Nov 10, 2016
    9
    Although I was not alive when Intellivision was around, but it is nice to know what games were like back then. So games are quite difficult toAlthough I was not alive when Intellivision was around, but it is nice to know what games were like back then. So games are quite difficult to play. (same as the originals on the Intellivision). 9/10 Full Review »