Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
Buy On
  1. Samurai Champloo is just a rocking game with fun gameplay, amazing style, great story and presentation, and awesome music. [JPN Import]
  2. The three wildly different takes on the main story should take around 15 or so hours to complete (including the cut scenes) and the ton of music tracks, weapons and items make for quite a bit of collecting.
  3. Play Magazine
    80
    Samurai Champloo is by no means perfect--the repetition bug nibbles away now and again and the characters lack subtle animation nuances such as walking--but for what it is, and more over what its fans expect, it smells pretty damn sweet. [Apr 2006, p.47]
  4. Samurai Champloo is a game that’s definitely more flash than substance, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a shallow game.
  5. The gameplay can get rather tiresome after a while, but Samurai Champloo's goofy sense of humor and stylish touches make it more than just your average button-masher.
  6. The unique fighting styles of Jin and Mugen, combined with quick combos and awesome effects, create an experience that's as fun and exciting to play as it is to watch.
  7. If you're a fan, rejoice and get this game, flaws and all.
  8. The game, while sometimes bordering on repetitious fighting sequences, holds together as an entertaining and fresh game in the world of copy cat titles.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JohnnyD.
    Apr 20, 2006
    6
    amazing I luved it all the way thru butt for an fps it cud hav had more wepons.
  2. JayK.
    Apr 16, 2006
    10
    this game is not like the rest slash type games but also a beat maker thre better the beat the better the move and if you seen the hit anime this game is not like the rest slash type games but also a beat maker thre better the beat the better the move and if you seen the hit anime show well its nothing like same chartcters muen jin and fu but you have to follow this masterius charcter the game play is cool and this is one of the best anime basde games ever created and if you like the show than this game is for you. Full Review »