Oni PlayStation 2

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
Buy On
  1. The combat in the game can be a blast at times, but the awkward control and super precision of the enemies often makes it more difficult than it needs to be.
  2. 40
    Oni looks bad, sounds bad, and plays even worse -- all of the anticipation for this game is left unfulfilled.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#27 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 2, 2017
    8
    If you're fan of the real-time close combat, you can go nuts with the hand-to-hand attack combo system, along with the extendable movementsIf you're fan of the real-time close combat, you can go nuts with the hand-to-hand attack combo system, along with the extendable movements through game progress which are fantastic, also the music adds up a lot when fighting and pursuing!

    Now then, the story is not bad. The levels are either too big or "filled with so much emptiness": It feels annoying when you have to walk through all the big empty places, just looking for hidden items or enemies camping around... and they feel repetitive too.

    Some weapons feel weird to handle at times, like the rocket launcher, or single handed weapons, which can't use the left hand to strike, instead you have to switch to melee again... That's a detail though.

    In the end, the game feels half-rushed. If multiplayer mode existed and the levels were smaller and better elaborated, score for this game could've raised straight to heaven.
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  2. May 22, 2015
    10
    Understandably, this game is was developed in 1999 so graphics are sort of "weird". Talking from the PC version, controls were generally anUnderstandably, this game is was developed in 1999 so graphics are sort of "weird". Talking from the PC version, controls were generally an satisfactory, and the voice acting was okay. Aside from that, the game is pretty interesting and it is a fun game. Full Review »
  3. Feb 21, 2014
    3
    A generic story, horrible dialog, and a very, very, god-awful game play system couldn't even keep me entertained. Hell, even Sonic Heroes wasA generic story, horrible dialog, and a very, very, god-awful game play system couldn't even keep me entertained. Hell, even Sonic Heroes was slightly (ever so slightly) better than this **** Full Review »