Metal Saga PlayStation 2

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 70
    It's got a lot of style, some depth and a lot of humor to it as you can see by the monsters and the characters themselves, but it's not a graphical or aural powerhouse, which might not appeal to everyone.
  2. 70
    Metal Saga allows you the complete freedom to roam about in your vehicle of choice (bigass tank, dunebuggy, etc), equipped how you choose, with whomever you choose, to pretty much do whatever you want.
  3. To wrap everything together for you, Metal Saga is definitely not your average RPG. The game features a cliché storyline, a nameless youngling as a main character, horrible graphics, an overused soundtrack and a nasty stream of currency.
  4. It is not a bad RPG, and the tanks customization and combat add a nice touch of fun, but I would not classify this as a must have title for RPG fans.
  5. Still, with the lack of a traditional approach to RPG direction and narrative, some RPG gamers might feel abandoned without a sense of accomplishment or purpose.
  6. Boring graphics and irritating load times aside, Metal Saga is a half-way decent RPG. The charm lies in the bizarre enemies and the vehicular combat.
  7. 65
    A unique and totally serviceable game, but the thing is that it just isn’t all that fun.
  8. Metal Saga has the makings of a good role-playing game, but there's nothing to tie it all together.
  9. 60
    Metal Saga won’t go down in history as one of the greatest RPGs ever made, but it’s a decent time-waster while you wait for something like, say, Final Fantasy XII.
  10. While a good effort is made, nothing in the game can match the inspired lunacy of Metal Saga's opening minutes.
  11. Game Informer
    53
    Metal Saga is like a bastard mash-up of Mad Max and Lawrence of Arabia...tanks, deserts, and a post-apocalyptic future that manages to be super boring. [May 2006, p.101]
  12. Metal Saga feels phoned in; Atlus' other vehicle-based RPG, Steambot Chronicles, is a better choice in every way possible.
  13. Metal Saga has ... a few one-liners. It possesses no traits to make it stand out among the current role-playing crop - or even the bulk of RPGs from a decade ago. Let this clunker rust.
  14. Edge Magazine
    50
    It’s all personality and no muscle, a prime victim for getting sand kicked in its face by the numerous RPG beefcakes currently swaggering around on PS2. [July 2006, p.92]

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 17, 2013
    10
    This game is the most awesome RPG game I've ever played! Cool storyline, fun mini-games, and unique "outlaw" system which had been inheritedThis game is the most awesome RPG game I've ever played! Cool storyline, fun mini-games, and unique "outlaw" system which had been inherited from the previous games in the metal max series. What's more, the graphics are fancy though pixelated, which I think is very decent and great for a 2005 ps2 game. The soundtracks are definitely masterpieces. In short, this game is definitely worth 20 bux! Try it and you will not regret it! Full Review »
  2. JimmyL.
    Jul 14, 2006
    3
    The battle system is well ordinary, the plot i can't rate due to not being able to find one yet, graphics are dated and sound is dated.The battle system is well ordinary, the plot i can't rate due to not being able to find one yet, graphics are dated and sound is dated. overall not even worth a rent. Full Review »