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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Da Gameboyz
    80
    Oni has definitely redefined the action game genus; it may have created a new genre.
  6. 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.
  7. Daily Radar
    88
    There's refreshingly little emphasis on lever pulling or jumping puzzles -- someone out there is listening.
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. 75
    Although the game's design and combat system do not always dazzle, Oni is a sublime break from the ordinary.

Awards & Rankings

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#49 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
25
#25 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Apr 6, 2017
    0
    Jeu d'action bien lourd et ce n'est pas son style manga qui va le sauver, d'ailleurs les points de sauvegarde sont trop éloignés. Oni a bienJeu d'action bien lourd et ce n'est pas son style manga qui va le sauver, d'ailleurs les points de sauvegarde sont trop éloignés. Oni a bien du mal à maintenir les 30 im/s ce qui aggrave encore la maniabilité médiocre et ce n'est pas son côté très répétitif qui le sauvera non plus, ni les voix françaises ridicules. Rien à sauver, Oni, va te noyer ! Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. 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 »