Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. EA Sports Big has once again delivered the big air, big stunts, big hits, and big competition we have come to know and love them for.
  2. 88
    Although the control is slightly irritating and the lack of modes disappointing, this game is just pure fun on snow.
  3. 85
    More of a racer which happens to let you do tricks now and again. It's a very finely tuned racer, though, with breakneck handling, a great sense of speed, and and level design in the very best EA Sports Big style.
  4. Imaginative tracks, cool tricks, a real sense of speed, and loads of unlockable stuff all add up to a racing experience that is not to be missed.
  5. 81
    Despite the at times questionable competition of Sled Storm 2, the actual racing is always fun and borders on addictive.
  6. The snow effects in Sled Storm are also very impressive and it’s hard not to be sucked into the ‘I can do it this time’ gameplay when you’re trying to unlock the numerous machines and extra levels.
  7. EA took a static sport like snowmobiling and gave it the Tricky makeover, adding more detail, more depth to the levels, and more care in the level design.
  8. 80
    SledStorm's controls handle well. The only sore spot, however, is that performing stunts can feel sluggish due to the slow button response.
  9. As good as the game looks, there are some noticeable deficiencies in the gameplay, including some of the most blatant rubber-band AI to ever be found in a racing game.
  10. It's quick, brash and very noisy but underneath that wild exterior lurks a racer of surprising finesse. [PSM2 Magazine]
  11. The courses were original and I liked all the shortcuts the game contained, but the auto catch up feature and seemingly "perfect" AI really started to give me some heartburn.
  12. The main problem is that it lacks the razzmatazz and everything that makes EA BIG’ games so fun to play, and is certainly a case of seen it all before.
  13. Sled Storm doesn't just look like "SSX;" it plays like "SSX," too.
  14. Overall the production value on this game is solid, but since the gameplay is neither groundbreaking nor terribly engaging – the game just falls right in the middle of the pack. [Apr 2002, p.75]
  15. An entertaining game with some real character. I just feel that the lack of depth makes this best as a rental, and with the SSX pedigree behind it, that's a disappointment. [Apr 2002, p.106]
  16. A mixed bag of a racer. [Apr 2002]
  17. The game offers simple controls, fast action, and inventive courses with shortcuts so long they almost qualify as completely new tracks.
  18. Lots of SS's gameplay mechanics don't really work; it gets too fast and chaotic at times, leaving you disoriented, out of control, and bouncing off objects like a pinball. [May 2002, p.109]
  19. The single biggest sticking point here is that Sled Storm fails to control as well as its predecessor or even "SSX."
  20. 50
    To not feature a four player option feels almost archaic in this era of gaming.
  21. Playing Sled Storm is a lot like going to a rave - a lot of bombast, hype and crazy visual chemical hoopla...but once the effect wears off, there's little left of substance or interest to anyone older than 15.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BrentM.
    Apr 12, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome! It s defintely an improvment to the first one. I havent played the second... unless this is the second one. But this game was AWESOME! i recommend buying NOW! Full Review »
  2. JohnM.
    Apr 13, 2002
    8
    All I have 2 say is that I want Sled Storm to go out for Nintendo Gamecube.