Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Like a sponge that absorbs hours of your time, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom will keep young gamers very occupied. By kids' standards I'm "old," but that didn't stop me from loving this game.
  2. It’s surprising how well crafted the game is, especially taking into account the subject matter.
  3. 73
    This game offers a lot of variety and each area feels like a fresh and distinct entity rather than just a palette swap.
  4. 50
    It's all not as bad as it could have been, but nothing you can't get from dozens of other games.
  5. The humor and writing is really top-notch SpongeBob SquarePants! It's just like the show that we all love to watch! SpongeBob SquarePants! The gameplay is simple but never gets dull...
  6. GMR Magazine
    80
    Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
  7. PSM Magazine
    70
    It's huge and solidly designed, it controls well, and the levels, while admittedly linear, are filled with hidden items, secrets, and some fun activities. [Jan 2004, p.29]
  8. Game Informer
    43
    If you've had neurosurgery more than twice, you may (and I stress the word) find a thimble's worth of entertainment here. If not, you'll get more kicks out of a sponge...just an ordinary pantless sponge. [Nov 2003, p.153]
  9. Play Magazine
    75
    What really makes this one tick, though, is a level of creativity imbedded into each scenario that makes it impossible to put down, regardless of your maturity or lack thereof. [Nov 2003, p.80]

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#6 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. Mar 10, 2017
    10
    This game is just great i just learned how to cruiseboost. Thanks Heavy Iron. and I got hammer skip after that. lets not forget spongeballThis game is just great i just learned how to cruiseboost. Thanks Heavy Iron. and I got hammer skip after that. lets not forget spongeball storage and how it lets you skip industrial park. Yesterday I learned that RCB and Cruiseboosting are the best parts of the game. and lets not forget those twitch emotes for it cheers man just cheers Full Review »
  2. Mar 10, 2017
    10
    This game cured my Super Ultra Cancer Ebola Aids, Its amazing and stunning game play and graphics it game me enough strength to fight off myThis game cured my Super Ultra Cancer Ebola Aids, Its amazing and stunning game play and graphics it game me enough strength to fight off my disease, even after losing the disease, i continuted to play. I am now a cruise boost and spongeglide master, the first time i got a cruise boost i sang songs of joy, when i got my first spongeglide, oh boy, i cried fountains of extreme happiness ,as, a young lad i had always dreamed of flying along with spongebob on my side, now my dreams are a reality! After playing this marvelous game, i only have three words to describe it, " Whoa Im Quick" ! Full Review »
  3. StephanieM.
    Jul 21, 2004
    10
    Wow! This game is sponge-triffic! I played this game for 5hrs. Never stopped, I tell ya all, if you rent it, you'll never stop!