Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 80
    What it lacks in innovation it more than makes up in style, humor and solid game mechanics. Controls feel smooth and responsive and the action is always brisk. The inclusion of evolutionary transformations is an especially nice touch.
  2. The graphics might alarm the purist but they’re big, bold and lurid, just the kind of thing for the eight year old in the house.
  3. 80
    It looks amazing, sounds great, and most importantly, it's a lot of fun. What's even more impressive is that all of this entertainment is offered at such a reasonable price.
  4. Scaler is fun and easy to play. Its colorful characters will be sure to satisfy the children out there.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    78
    The fast rollercoaster rides and the various lizard forms are fun. Too bad the levels are too simple and straight-forward. [Feb. 05]
  6. You've seen all of this stuff in at least a dozen other games, but the whole package is well put together and surprisingly enjoyable.

Awards & Rankings

69
#69 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 6, 2014
    6
    this was a really over looked game. its a lot like jak and daxter, except way darker. this is a very unique game, I have never seen a gamethis was a really over looked game. its a lot like jak and daxter, except way darker. this is a very unique game, I have never seen a game quite like this before. the creatures and setting are all very interesting and creative. its a bit frustrating at times because you don't know what to do in some cases but its a pretty damn good game that very few people have actually played Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2013
    10
    This game, is one of my most favourite platformers I have ever played. It has fantastic gameplay variety and some great gags here and there. IThis game, is one of my most favourite platformers I have ever played. It has fantastic gameplay variety and some great gags here and there. I got this game at a bargain bin price. Just brilliant. Full Review »
  3. Jan 17, 2013
    10
    A really underrated game that I feel is better than every rayman game on this console. Clearly a wonderful game that does everything right andA really underrated game that I feel is better than every rayman game on this console. Clearly a wonderful game that does everything right and gets you interested from the very beginning unlike rayman. Full Review »