Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Everything looks and sounds just as good as the animated series that it's based on.
  2. 79
    Best Mobile Suit title on the PS2 so far.
  3. 75
    Perhaps the biggest draw for Gundam fans is the mode in which you create your own pilot and build up his or her stats in one-player missions, then fight other Gundam geeks in the two-player mode.
  4. Rough controls, but Gundam and giant robot fans should love it. [Jan 2004, p.48]
  5. There's not a lot of depth to it, and there are certainly better ways to get a fix for your giant robot jones, but Encounters in Space still stands as one of the more accessible Gundam games to be released.
  6. Encounters in Space makes up for its inevitably repetitive lock/dodge/shoot action with tons of replay value.
  7. As intriguing as this setup may be, it comes up short on the gameplay end. The controls are unconventional and your general movement is implemented poorly. [Nov 2003, p.153]
  8. Like Gundam? Game = Good. Don't Know Gundam? Game = OK. Don't Like Gundam? Game = Makes You Sad.
  9. 40
    Doesn't have nearly enough in the core gameplay to recommend to the average gamer.
  10. Surely, I thought, the challenge level has a setting other than "stupid easy" or "mind-bogglingly confusing because the mutant aiming system bites." I thought wrong. Encounters in Space is just that bad. [Dec 2003, p.164]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. JakeM.
    Jun 12, 2007
    9
    This is a beastly game. Never before have i played that good of a game. Gundam wing was the bomb. Every other series was awesome. I wish that This is a beastly game. Never before have i played that good of a game. Gundam wing was the bomb. Every other series was awesome. I wish that bandai could make more to wing ,but sometimes wishes can't come true. But believe. Full Review »
  2. DanielM.
    Mar 3, 2007
    8
    Pretty good. I was simply impressed by the fact that a Gundam game (FINALLY!!) get's out of the One Year War for at least some of Pretty good. I was simply impressed by the fact that a Gundam game (FINALLY!!) get's out of the One Year War for at least some of it's storylines. Honestly, the One Year War is as much of a beaten, dead horse as World War II. The graphics are excellent, and the game fully captures the fast paced dogfighting aspect of Gundam, but the controls are hard to get used to, and the game is overall quite difficult. If you're a gundam fan, you'll love it. If you're not a Gundam fan, I don't see why you're even looking this game up. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 31, 2004
    10
    No comments but this game rocks!!!!!!!!!