• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2004
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Delivers fast-paced combat, platform leaping action, and a decent story to boot. With all this fun, and a forty dollar price tag, you simply can't go wrong.
  2. A perfect mix of platforming and action.
  3. Full of unique touches, with a depth that demands that you come back for more. Addictive, compulsive and, above all, bags of fun. [Playstation 2 Max]
  4. The graphics do an outstanding job at setting the game's comic, horror atmosphere. Everything from the trees in the background to the disturbingly horrific Army of Zin has been lovingly designed and animated.
  5. The game may feel a bit too much like the last. But the fights are fair, the combat is fun, and the classic platform gameplay is executed to a sharp perfection.
  6. Blending the best of old-school action gameplay and new-school presentation, Maximo vs. Army of Zin is an excellent refinement and worthy sequel to the original. [Feb 2004, p.26]
  7. A new combination counter and streamlined abilities system make playing the game easier and more rewarding. Dramatically reducing the penalties for death, as well as the roots causes behind it, make playing Maximo vs. Army of Zin a less frustrating and more pleasant experience.
  8. An absolutely fantastic game, and stands as one of the best ways to enjoy old-school flavor in a decidedly next-generation effort.
  9. 90
    The control is quite good and very reminiscent of the original Maximo (though you can no longer crouch and you can use the right thumbstick to control the camera), the graphics are fantastic and the soundtrack is good.
  10. 90
    A fantastic platformer with a long and challenging adventure that also packs a healthy amount of replay value. However, it is highly recommended that you check out the first game before tackling the Zin.
  11. The gameplay is flawless and the presentation is both beautiful and full of character. Army of Zin is neither the most innovative title on the market nor is it the most awe-inspiring, but it accomplishes the difficult task of translating the form and spirit of a classic into a worthy modern successor.
  12. The graphics of the game are quite impressive with a great draw distance and not much popup to speak off.
  13. 88
    The slightly new structure is subtle but effective in making the game a little less harsh, a little less unforgiving. And perhaps, most importantly, you're sure to feel that old-school sense of satisfaction for having beaten each level and every boss.
  14. The gameplay is a marvelous mixture of the industry's most prominent eras: the late 80s (8-bit consoles) and the late 90s (32-bit consoles).
  15. 87
    For the hardcore gamer. There's quite a lot of quality and thought put behind it, and the best part is that the game's ending leads to very exciting idea of what must be in the third edition of the game.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MateusC.
    Aug 30, 2006
    7
    Not amazing as the first game but still good game.
  2. DavidA.
    Mar 24, 2006
    10
    A 3d version of ghosts'n'ghouls, great in every way. Get this game and the predecessor!
  3. Adam
    Feb 24, 2004
    9
    Swietna gra.Takich gier nigdy za duzo.Znakomita grafika i grywalnosc,no moze troszke za trudna.