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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. MikeWashington
    Mar 13, 2004
    5
    This looks ok but I was hoping for something more like more blood but it is a kids game so I guess it has to be that way but I still would buy it.
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  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. PSM Magazine
    60
    The graphics are both faithful to the source material and overly primitive, but the main problems with Samurai Jack are its short duration and solid, but too basic, gameplay. [May 2004, p.32]
  3. It actually plays out like a very simplistic alternative to Legend Of Zelda, with doors opening once certain enemies are killed, or special keys found to open doors.