Portal Runner PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2001

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
Buy On
  1. While the multiplayer mode's forgettable, and there's not a ton of replay value, the first run through the story is surprisingly long, and filled to the brim with some of the most amazing scenery conceived outside of a Toy Story film.
  2. There are flashes of progress to be found in this title, and if 3DO continues to build upon Portal Runner's shortcomings, there is a possibility for a truly decent Army Men game in the future.
  3. The platforming design and gem collecting feel like the sort of gameplay one would expect in an old-school game--and I don't mean this as a compliment.
  4. Think of this game as Tomb Raider Lite-it features a similarly obnoxious control scheme in a much cheerier universe.
  5. Your enjoyment of Portal Runner depends wholly on your tolerance for both straight-up, albeit slightly watered-down, 3D platform-adventure gameplay and 3DO's distinct brand of abstract patriotism.
  6. 65
    Several shots short of a 21 gun salute.
  7. Although the plot keeps it afloat, the lack of any variety will quickly wear on most gamers.
  8. It sits squarely in the middle of fun and boring.
  9. 54
    Likely the best non-Air Attack game that I've played in this widening franchise, and while it's still far from a game that I'd recommend, it's a step in the right direction.
  10. 50
    Unfortunately the game is not going to be any kind of a challenge for the more seasoned PS2 owners amongst us.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HuukiddinMister
    Oct 26, 2001
    Great fun game shame about the toy twist, but it can be easily over looked. Great for all Lara fans.
  2. AnthonyM.
    Oct 3, 2001
    HEY WAKE UP out there! This is a sleeper! Tons of fun! Even wife plays it? Hey guys U know family fun!