Okage: Shadow King PlayStation 2

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Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics What's this?

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8.5

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  • Summary: In an unexpected twist of fate, the spirit of an evil king is unleashed and possesses the shadow of an innocent young boy named Ari. In one magical moment, Ari's life is turned upside down. Wielding the burden of the evil ghostly being. Ari must journey across a wonderfully animated,In an unexpected twist of fate, the spirit of an evil king is unleashed and possesses the shadow of an innocent young boy named Ari. In one magical moment, Ari's life is turned upside down. Wielding the burden of the evil ghostly being. Ari must journey across a wonderfully animated, whimsical world in order to free his shadow. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. A must for any fan of Tim Burton's style of movies or those of us who like our games to sometimes be a little left of center.
  2. A wonderful mix of ironic humor, classic gameplay and gorgeous graphics.
  3. It's a trimmed down and dumbed-down RPG for younger players that just may find an adult audience with its sense of humor and hilarious story line.
  4. 70
    The game’s battles look nice and move quickly, but the character animation is stiff, and the menu is too clunky and confusing given the limited number of battle options at your disposal.
  5. If you want to play an RPG that doesn’t pretend to be a dramatic tale or one that won’t require a lot of your time, Okage is a good choice.
  6. While visually diverting, Okage is only slightly above average overall.
  7. 40
    The novelty of the premise wears thin after about an hour. This is not good, especially for a game that takes about 25 hours to complete.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. SamanthaY.
    Jan 6, 2002
    10
    Actually I really enjoy this game.
  2. Aug 14, 2016
    10
    Really underrated game.
    It's funny and clever and has a story that get complex beyond what you might spect on a humoristic and absurd RPG..
    Really underrated game.
    It's funny and clever and has a story that get complex beyond what you might spect on a humoristic and absurd RPG..
    So as always the press gives the score they want without taking into the consideration what the game tryies to give. I remember this launched a little before FFX, and some magazines were comparing the games for whatever reasons.
    OSK never wanted to be a FF and will never be like one, it's funny and clever with awesome characters and good music. Yeah, it's simple, but it's the point. So if you like funny games with good characters, plot and music, this game is for you, good challenge in battles also, though i not a game to spend countless hours grinding, so keep that in mind. Then If you want to play a Xenogears kind of game, this is far from that.

    So that's it, this game is very underrated and I hope that if you are into this, you give it a chance.
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  3. AlexiB.
    Feb 15, 2002
    10
    I love it. It's the best.
  4. B.C.C.
    Jul 8, 2002
    10
    It's so cute, stan is so mean... that's what's funny.
  5. Oct 15, 2010
    10
    this game big time real good man, you play big time now man.
  6. KrisL.
    Nov 27, 2001
    9
    It's a great game, but you have to talk to some people over and over again at one time to get the info you need. Other than that It's a great game, but you have to talk to some people over and over again at one time to get the info you need. Other than that it's great! Expand
  7. FrankW.
    May 29, 2002
    8
    The RPG genre of home video games has not changed in nearly 20 years, and has become bloated and dull as a result. Okage is merely one more The RPG genre of home video games has not changed in nearly 20 years, and has become bloated and dull as a result. Okage is merely one more RPG, but it has the saving grace of being visually beautiful and having a humorously warped and witty plot. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#77 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#8 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001