Pitfall: The Lost Expedition PlayStation 2

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
Buy On
  1. 90
    Wrap up the tight gameplay in gorgeous graphics and solid sounds, and Pitfall has never been better. [May 2004, p.69]
  2. The more I have played this game, the higher my review score has gone. The farther I got in, the more I enjoyed the puzzles, and the more I appreciated the throwback to the game that started all of this.
  3. Keep in mind that you do need some skill to progress; it’s not an easy win. However, if you like a challenging adventure/ puzzle game, you will have a really good time playing this one.
  4. 85
    Immersive elements are everywhere: You don't just press a button to activate a lever that opens a gate -- you use the analog stick to shift Harry in the direction you want to tug that lever.
  5. Kids and the parents who shop for them or nostalgic Atari 2600 gamers will find it a decent purchase, but it’s recommended they rent it first as well to see if the unique control schemes aren’t too frustrating.
  6. A great little platforming adventure that is humorous, well crafted and bubbling with personality.
  7. This is a new spin for the old time favorite that should give owners of this generation of consoles a feel of what we old guys and gals felt back in the day, or at least that's what Activision intends.
  8. But once you get a feel for the camera and compensate for its flaws, the game opens up and feels so free. It's fun to just rush through each level.
  9. One of the better platformers available on the PS2, certainly more so than games like Vexx and Sphinx. It’s not quite on the level of the Ratchet & Clank or Jak & Daxter series, but then, so few games are.
  10. While Pitfall is souped up on Charm it is low on challenge. Experienced gamers will revel in nostalgia, but it will be a short journey.
  11. Captures both the good and the bad of platforming, and it does so in a surprisingly fun way.
  12. On the bargain rack however, Harry definitely has the brass to stand out amongst on the tier-two competition – Ty, Haven, Vexx and I-Ninja.
  13. The PS2 version of the game doesn’t support Progressive Scan and looks noticeably less sharp than the Xbox and Gamecube versions of the game.
  14. 78
    Still, these drawbacks in mind, I was entertained with the game from its opening cut-scene to its end credits.
  15. A good platforming experience that is only somewhat overshadowed by its limited gamespan. However, it’s a solid return to next gen consoles for Pitfall Harry, and the inclusion of the original Pitfall and Pitfall II games makes this a must have for action fans.
  16. A platform game with lots of adventure, humorous elements and a ton of gameplay.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 6, 2014
    9
    A fun an unique game. This is what i think of when i hear "Adventure Game". It is just such a perfectly designed game it's like uncharted forA fun an unique game. This is what i think of when i hear "Adventure Game". It is just such a perfectly designed game it's like uncharted for kids. Play this game if you can. Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2014
    10
    Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is an wonderfull experience that brought me into adventure games like Uncharted. Basicly its a 3D platformPitfall: The Lost Expedition is an wonderfull experience that brought me into adventure games like Uncharted. Basicly its a 3D platform adventure game with deep characters and a great story. Full Review »
  3. May 10, 2013
    7
    Pitfall: The Lost Expedition may lack originality, but it's a damn good game with a very decent gameplay, colorful visuals and charismatic characters.