Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku PlayStation 2

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
Buy On
  1. When you have something that's this cool to start with, even a fairly average gameplay experience is enough to hold the torch.
  2. 80
    Ultimately, The Shadow of Aku's excellent controls, just-right fighting action, humor, and easy-on-the-eyes visuals do the Samurai Jack license proud.
  3. Play Magazine
    75
    Exactly the game I wanted, delivered right when I needed it most...a great time with a great character in a great genre - plug and play, instant fun. [Apr 2004, p.56]
  4. 75
    It needed more content and more effort. The mechanics of the game are good (for the most part) but the most impressive engine and artwork in the world can’t make a game excellent without any substantial content.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. PedroG.
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    I love this game this is the game I was looking for very nice.
  2. G.D.
    Mar 30, 2004
    10
    It is Best game ever.
  3. BobH.
    Mar 25, 2004
    9
    I have to say I finished it in 2 and a half days, which many might consider short. I did play pretty much all day yesterday and today though. I have to say I finished it in 2 and a half days, which many might consider short. I did play pretty much all day yesterday and today though. I loved it. I'm a huge SJ fan and this was the perfect game for me. Worth checking out for all SJ fans. Full Review »