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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Summary: An intense anime thriller comes to life in Oni. Konoko, an elite member of the Technology Crimes Task Force, is on a mission to fight the evil Syndicate. Guide her as she kicks, punches, and jumps her way through rooms full of enemies. You'll have access to a variety of weapons ranging from pistols and machine guns to mortar launchers and plasma weapons. As you delve deeper into the crime syndicate, the truth behind Konoko's past becomes clear. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. There's refreshingly little emphasis on lever pulling or jumping puzzles -- someone out there is listening.
  2. You know you’re in trouble when it takes you five times to get through the first training level of a game, and it freezes on the second.
  3. Oni has definitely redefined the action game genus; it may have created a new genre.
  4. For all the complaints you can level at the game--serious though they might be--the fact remains that the combat controls are well designed, and kicking ass in this game is incredibly entertaining.
  5. There's nothing like watching a hot chic beating the crap out of a couple guys.
  6. Overall, Oni is in no way without merit, it is just not original or exciting enough to keep your attention for long. As a PSone game, perhaps we would be a bit kinder but for a next generation title, there is nothing more frustrating than bland mediocrity.
  7. 40
    Oni looks bad, sounds bad, and plays even worse -- all of the anticipation for this game is left unfulfilled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. JerryH.
    Sep 5, 2002
    10
    Unbelievable game! 100 out of 10! An incredible amount of throws, combos, and different types of guns! I love the fact that you can carry only one gun! Very realistic levels! Great plot, most of all! Expand
  2. JoeR.
    Nov 15, 2002
    10
    This is a sweet game.I don't use guns much but i love kickin the guys asses with slams and stuff. I beat this game about 13 times but I still play it! Expand
  3. CatS
    Apr 9, 2009
    10
    This game is awesome!! I am a huge Tomb Raider fan, and I picked up this game between TRs. The fighting is exhilarating. I almost never used the guns unless absolutely necessary. Also, replay is enhanced due to cheat codes which allow you to switch characters. The story stays the same, but you get a whole panoply of new moves with each character you play. The control scheme was hard to get used to at first, but becomes extremely intuitive -- it just works. Expand
  4. NaomiM.
    Nov 4, 2004
    8
    I paid $5 for this game and was alittle unsure about the game play but it turned out to be pretty fun. I was impressed!
  5. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    Great combat mechanics seamlessly mixing close quarter combat and melee/ranged weapons. Unfortunately the plot is pretty dull, and the level design is boring - you run from one grey room to another. With more attention paid to these issues this could have been something truly special. Expand
  6. JoeyW.
    Jul 25, 2006
    7
    i paid £2 for this and i played it for about 4 months after well worth my money!!
  7. KyleB.
    Oct 22, 2002
    2
    Yes there are a lot of throws and punches, kicks. But What you will soon find out is that the rocket launchers are about as powerful as a triple punch combo and the funnest weapons such as machine gun can barely be used do to a stupid kick back simmulator. You find that instead of being in a TCTF building it will more resemble a Wrestling ring as every one uses suplex's and body slams and the moves are mostly un-original! The weapons are poorly done and your character is ugly. The only reason this game gets any higher that a 1 is that you can be the bad guys with a cheat and their kind of fun to be. Expand

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