Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
Buy On
  1. We never thought we’d say this but here’s a game that seems to be drawing inspiration from "Minority Report," itself an average, licensed title.
  2. The game is essentially a distillation of everything "cool" about the show, so after about five minutes of play, you start to understand why the show was cancelled. [Feb 2003, p.104]
  3. 40
    The rather simple controls lack any sort of considerable depth that would keep the game interesting. In fact, most of the time, just hitting random buttons will pull off some pretty impressive punches, kicks, and flips.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    40
    Even wedged between a sesame seed bun and two succulent patties of seasoned beef smothered in fried onions, mustard and barbecue sauce, I couldn't get Dark Angel to taste any better. This game is strictly a chuck steak.
  5. 40
    Somewhere along the line the potentially interesting and dynamic action elements careened downhill into a muddy bog of repetition, lack of vision and general malaise, leaving gamers with a dummed-down, half-baked game that doesn't take them anywhere.
  6. Questionable design decisions, terrible implementation, and the apparent lack of faith in a project doomed long before its completion make for a game that is more frustration than fun.
  7. Of course if you get tired of the Punch button, you can also hit Jump, Kick, or Throw, but you don't really need to. Even "Streets of Rage" required a little more strategy than that.
  8. Not even fans of the cancelled TV show will find anything remotely resembling fun or enticing gameplay in Dark Angel to justify the rental expense.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MattC.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    Did anyone else beat the game? The ending was totally setup for a sequel, but nooooo! The freakin publishers wanted to cancel it! But yeah Did anyone else beat the game? The ending was totally setup for a sequel, but nooooo! The freakin publishers wanted to cancel it! But yeah the game it fun and the end dance scene is funny. Full Review »
  2. LuisR.
    Apr 27, 2003
    10
    Those bastards who gave this game bad reviews no nothing..u fall in love with the character and your only hopes is to keep her alive and beatThose bastards who gave this game bad reviews no nothing..u fall in love with the character and your only hopes is to keep her alive and beat the hell of evryone near you. this game is perfect and fun. Full Review »
  3. NicW.
    Apr 24, 2003
    10
    Great game also i luv max xxxxx.