Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
Buy On
  1. 76
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection loses big on the PS2 because of its lack of multiplayer modes.
  2. Game Informer
    75
    Unlike its Xbox cousin, this version of the PC mega-hit offers no compelling content other than slightly reworked levels and a prologue mission that adds about two hours of gameplay. [July 2003, p.105]
  3. Sure, some of the textures could do with being of a higher resolution, there’s no multiplayer option and… nope, that’s pretty much all that’s wrong here.
  4. GameNow
    83
    Raster productions has done an excellent port of the single-player missions from both the Xbox and PC versions of RTCW. [Aug 2003, p.35]
  5. Judging this game on it's own merits proves to still be a fun, exciting shooter. We decided to score this game on what it offers instead of what it doesn't, and that is the score you see.
  6. I wouldn’t say it is the best FPS available for the PS2 right now, but it is certainly in the top three and quite an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Awards & Rankings

87
#87 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. FernandoC.
    Jan 26, 2004
    6
    No se porque pense que lo que habia visto y sentido con los productos de IdSoftware en play iba a ser igual... lento, con graficas buenas No se porque pense que lo que habia visto y sentido con los productos de IdSoftware en play iba a ser igual... lento, con graficas buenas pero no lo suficiente... No lo recomiendo... medal of honor lo patea aun con las peores versiones.... Full Review »
  2. JonS.
    Sep 18, 2003
    4
    This game was the worst! I lost more life falling from the stupid ladders (which should be more automatic) then I did from the enemy's. This game was the worst! I lost more life falling from the stupid ladders (which should be more automatic) then I did from the enemy's. Another horrible point in the game is the grenades; aren't they supposed to hurt your enemy's? They never do any damage. Even in the later levels of the game when you have the ultimate in fire power the enemy is still super resistant to harm even by your lagest guns. In the time it takes to kill an enemy with the Venom Gun (the fastest and most damaging thing they give you) the enemy will drain your entire health by the time you kill them. All these flaws have forced me to play a stealth style game which sucks, if I wanted to go slow and get reaaly bored I wouldn't have sold my copy of Splinter Cell. I was hoping this game would let me run around wasting the enemy but instead I have to hide and take weak pop-shots at them from the dark with my sniper rifle. This game should have been called "Sneaky Zombie Nazi Sniper Who Can't Compete With Enemy Firepower". This game sucks. Full Review »
  3. KurtE.
    Sep 11, 2003
    9
    Great first-person shooter - easy to play. Great weapons, especially the "Venom" machine gun later in the game. Plus, I think the story line Great first-person shooter - easy to play. Great weapons, especially the "Venom" machine gun later in the game. Plus, I think the story line is pretty interesting. I normally ignore them - skip over the "movies," but I actually watched and enjoyed these. It gets more fun as you play, and it has a lot of levels. Good Fun. Full Review »