SkyGunner PlayStation 2

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Though its visual style is soft and often flowery, the pace of the action is maddening and intense.
  2. Enough charm to rekindle the joy of the old-style score-based blasters. However, technical problems like the poor interface, unreliable frame rate, and steep learning curve really gouge out the fun.
  3. PSM Magazine
    70
    What covers most for its faults are its replay value and abundant personality. [August 2002, p.20]
  4. 70
    Beautifully created albeit slightly flawed, filled with some truly stunning gameplay moments and set pieces, it is a game shamefully overlooked by many, and is certainly worthy of greater recognition.
  5. netjak
    69
    There's no doubt it's a fun game-- after all, who doesn't like hopping in a plane and making a rain of lead-- but its flaws make it a bit inaccessible to someone new to the style of play.
  6. Game Informer
    65
    The steep learning curve and sometimes confusing objectives detract from the fun. [July 2002, p.83]
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    The game just has a wonderful style to it. [July 2002, p.102]
  8. So is it worth your 50 Messetas? If you like shooters, or are a collector of Atlus titles, I’d have to give a resounding yes. For anyone else, I’d call this one a renter. It’s easily completed in a weekend.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Cless-kunS.
    Jul 24, 2002
    9
    This game hits the mark on old fashion shooters brought into the new 3d world. With large, beautiful airships and a classical touch this game This game hits the mark on old fashion shooters brought into the new 3d world. With large, beautiful airships and a classical touch this game rekindles our love for shooters. With old fashion designs mixed with modern imagery this Miyazaki's (Princess Mononoke/Nausicaa Valley of the wind) finest work. From Destroying squadrons of aerial warships to tiny fighters this game would be perfect but yet has its small flaws. The worse flaw is the slowdown you might run into during the heavy full screen action where the battle is most intence, the slowdown doesn't last long but can throw you off your key sometimes. Second is the shortness of the game with 5 stages per charcter. Although you play thru each character thru basically the same stage, each play a different role (eg. destroy flagship or destroy the fighters). Other than these two main flaws the game is extremely challenging and an anime brought to life. Fans will love the opening sequence song and will definately love the optional japanese voice overs with english subtitles. So if your looking to bring an anime to life this is the game you should seek. Prizes are also given for top scores on the official site. Great Job for bringing over such a great title Atlus. Full Review »