Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. 45
    Malice is so generic and mediocre that its release only serves to spoil what little status it had as the punchline of a joke.
  2. Lastly, for some reason, the rumble feature with the controller is done way too much. The controller shakes during this game more than any other PS2 game I've ever played and all I did was jump.
  3. To be honest it's not even as good a game as "Super Mario 3," which is a big disappointment since the game has been in production for more than four years...Overall the game is much too simple. The average gamer could blast through this in a day.
  4. The gameplay is the equivalent of chewing a piece of gum all afternoon - inoffensive, but you just want to spit it out after a while. [Sept 2004, p.99]
  5. It provides absolutely nothing that hasn't been seen and done countless times before and done better at that. Unless you're absolutely rapt with morbid curiosity about how Malice ultimately turned out, your time and money are definitely best spent elsewhere.
  6. 58
    Malice is, from top to bottom, about as standard and, unfortunately, boring a platformer as you can find. None of it is bad, but sadly, nothing about Malice is fun, interesting, exciting, new, or worth your thirty bucks.
  7. A mediocre game, not a bad one. However, when you consider how far short it fell of its original promise, it comes across as less than average. [Sept 2004, p.97]
  8. Enemy AI is practically non-existent, but combined with the mostly straightforward level designs, it all plays reasonably well and slips by painlessly. [Sept 2004, p.26]
  9. Sounds completely average and inconsequential, plus it lacks the Xbox version’s Dolby 5.1 support.
  10. This is an average platformer. Everything from the double jump and the by-the-book boss fights to the pickups and the 'special moves' feel...well...overused.
  11. Malice’s shunning of virtually anything complicated leaves a game that will allow easy access for non-gamers looking for something that’s easy going, artistically charming and amusing in a smutty, simplistic way – and at half the price of a regular release, is probably as low risk as it gets.
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. budparker
    Sep 3, 2006
    0
    The parts of this game that work are way to easy. Can't say anything about the end of the game though as the game always freezes while loading the level called "the head eater". Its not a disc read problem, the ps2 just freezes. It seems to have issues with slim ps2's (others have also reported this). Don't waste your money on this one. Its a turd. Full Review »
  2. JigganisZig
    Aug 28, 2004
    0
    No good.