RLH: Run Like Hell PlayStation 2

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
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  1. Recycled gameplay, overused mechanics and jarring shifts between mini-challenges and exploration will leave you slightly disconnected from the overall experience.
  2. Delivers a good twist on the "Resident Evil"-style game play by adding more action and speed, a decent script and memorable characters.
  3. If you go in expecting action as opposed to getting your socks scared off, you can have fun with it.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    If only the designers had spent as much time on the gameplay as they did on rendering the abundant female anatomy. [18 Oct 2002, p.124]
  5. There weren’t any killer mistakes, but all the little details like the unnatural character animations and the poor control setup start to add up.
  6. It just seems to consistently fall short in the action, puzzle, and suspense categories.
  7. All the game’s faults take away from the experience of what could have been a really entertaining survival-horror game with plenty of action and scares.
  8. 66
    It's too easy to play through to feel like anything was earned, and parts of it look unfinished.
  9. When you have to kill the same set of aliens in each and every area of the game though, things get very monotonous rather quickly.
  10. netjak
    50
    About as flat, mediocre, and average as a game can be. Underachieves throughout.
  11. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    It's just too bad that the shoot-'em up gameplay setting things up is so generic. [Nov 2002, p.188]
  12. Play Magazine
    60
    While it isn't a technical powerhouse, Run Like Hell paints its sci-fi visions compellingly through inspired designs and rich imagery. [Nov 2002, p.78]
  13. PSM Magazine
    60
    The game lacks a level of polish and fine-tuning that would have made it a truly great title. [Nov 2002, p.38]
  14. If you purchase/rent “Run Like Hell” fully aware of its quirks (repetitive gameplay, iffy control, passable-but-not-extraordinary visuals) then some fun can be had with its “Aliens”-meets-“The Predator” shooting antics and awesome Dolby Pro Logic II-coded sounds/voice-overs.
  15. It’s not really all that scary, and the action isn’t all that great. There. That wasn’t so hard.
  16. The core gameplay is just too tiresome and frustrating to be entertaining for any extended length of time, but the story and cinematic presentation is a nice bright spot.
  17. Weekly Famitsu
    70
    7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - 28 [Vol 821]
  18. 70
    The non-stop, thumb-numbing combat you suddenly find yourself engaged in seems weirdly at odds with the deliberate emotional build of the cinematics, throwing into stark relief the differences between the original and current game-visions, but the experience nevertheless holds together.

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Steve
    Jan 16, 2003
    8
    Hard, good game play, good story line, fun to play and easy to get into, but does have a slow start. Good time consuming game.
  2. JeffC.
    Jan 7, 2003
    7
    Don't believe all the crap people write about this game. I was skeptical at first, but as the game went on, it got better and better. I Don't believe all the crap people write about this game. I was skeptical at first, but as the game went on, it got better and better. I think this is a game worth playing. I enjoyed it. It started out with a slow start and a lot of movies but it progressed and things got much better. I rate this game a 7 out of 10. Different bite for different likes. Enjoy the game. Full Review »
  3. KyleB.
    Nov 14, 2002
    0
    This title is completely misleading, If you expect to run then your wrong. A full 90% of the time your fighting the enemies head on with no This title is completely misleading, If you expect to run then your wrong. A full 90% of the time your fighting the enemies head on with no where to run. Your weapons are extremely bland, it fails to make an interesting phaser or plasma slinging explosive grenade shot laser pistol boomer weapon that can make the game any cooler. The monsters are very 2d either they can be killed or not. The puzzles are more frustrating than anything and the game just sucks! Please for your safety avoid this game at all costs! Full Review »