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
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  1. Daily Radar
    88
    There's refreshingly little emphasis on lever pulling or jumping puzzles -- someone out there is listening.
  2. The entire game takes place indoors, with only a few moments spent alongside and atop the building complex. I would have preferred to also battle in detailed outdoor environments. Think of some of the jaw-dropping fighting sequences in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
  3. As far as the controls go though... oh, boy. Let me say that the control configuration is incredibly difficult as every button is used frequently including the never used L3 and R3 buttons.
  4. 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.
  5. Da Gameboyz
    80
    Oni has definitely redefined the action game genus; it may have created a new genre.
  6. Slick looking, sharply packaged, and a heroine who really packs a punch with a razor edge style: Oni is a game in its own realm when it comes to looks.
  7. Spank!
    80
    Unlike many of today's action-girl heroes Konoko isn't all about big boobs and tight butt-cheeks. In contrast to a certain someone she spends the game firmly ensconced in kevlar body armour and combat fatigues.
  8. 80
    It's rough around the edges in some spots, and can become infuriatingly difficult at times, but if you stick with it, you'll probably get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
  9. Oni manages to compensate for dull graphics, empty interiors, lengthy load times and unfriendly saves with intense action and impressive enemy AI. The game is fun, challenging, worth the frustration and is a splendid addition to your PS2 collection.
  10. 75
    Although the game's design and combat system do not always dazzle, Oni is a sublime break from the ordinary.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    Great combat mechanics seamlessly mixing close quarter combat and melee/ranged weapons. Unfortunately the plot is pretty dull, and the levelGreat 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. Full Review »