Savage Skies PlayStation 2

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
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  1. It doesn't damage the reputation of fantasy games, but it doesn't make any spectacular leaps and bounds with it.
  2. A really interesting game that some people will think is great, while others will harp on the shortcomings. Personally, I really enjoyed the title and will keep the game in my rotation until I defeat all of those missions completely with all bonuses.
  3. 70
    The gameplay is strong, and entertaining.
  4. 70
    Savage Skies finds a way to creep up your spine...and proves that a little diversity goes a long way.
  5. Unfortunately, sometimes less than average graphics overall + bad sound + two faction’s missions being too difficult = probably skipped over in the retail game store.
  6. Savage Skies isn't going to change your life, it isn't going to have you thinking about it for hours and hours when you are away from it, and it will grow a little tiresome after a relatively short time, but it will entertain you, especially if you've ever had any metal or fantasy leanings.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    I realized five or six hours into it that I was really hooked...There are plenty of hours of gameplay to be had. [May 2002, p.102]
  8. The overall gameplay of Savage Skies is a mixed bag of good and just plain awful.
  9. Game Informer
    55
    It's not a complete failure, per se, but its gameplay is generations behind games that were released five years ago. [June 2002, p.79]
  10. A game that is only decent looking, doesn't sound very good, and plays well as long as you stay away from the higher difficulty levels.
  11. 52
    There's just not enough skill, diversity, or excitement involved in Savage Skies, and certainly not enough incentive to keep slogging through the repetitive missions.
  12. A variety of cool weapons and powerups combined with intense aerial battles go a long way to compensate for the graphics.
  13. PSM Magazine
    40
    The generic rock soundtrack can't save the mediocre graphics. [May 2002, p.28]
  14. 40
    It's just very, very dull.
  15. The storyline is half-baked, the graphics and sound are substandard, the music is intolerable, and weak enemy AI makes for boring gameplay.
  16. An adequate but flawed multi-beast shooter that's too overpriced and unpolished to be worth the attention of anyone but the hardest of Ian Livingstone hardcore fans.
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    38
    A bland flight-combat shooter. [June 2002, p.114]

Awards & Rankings

#68 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 15, 2016
    5
    Savage Skies was a air combat game that was really creative but needed help on graphics, story, and probably needed a budget. Was a fun gameSavage Skies was a air combat game that was really creative but needed help on graphics, story, and probably needed a budget. Was a fun game growing up but the cut-scenes still make me cringe even with my nostalgia goggles on. Full Review »
  2. MaxO.
    Jun 27, 2002
    8
    Overall a good fantasy flight game.