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Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

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  • Summary: In an effort to cause the kind of global mayhem he has always dreamed of, the evil Plankton has set in motion his most diabolical plot ever to take over the world and the fate of Bikini Bottom has been put in the hands (or small tentacles) of three unsuspecting heroes. Put your platformIn an effort to cause the kind of global mayhem he has always dreamed of, the evil Plankton has set in motion his most diabolical plot ever to take over the world and the fate of Bikini Bottom has been put in the hands (or small tentacles) of three unsuspecting heroes. Put your platform skills to the ultimate test as SpongeBob, Patrick or Sandy Cheeks with an array of insane new maneuvers and power-ups at your disposal! Explore a huge 3D world, encounter familiar friends and finally put an end to Plankton's evil scheme! [THQ] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. It’s surprising how well crafted the game is, especially taking into account the subject matter.
  4. 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]
  5. 73
    This game offers a lot of variety and each area feels like a fresh and distinct entity rather than just a palette swap.
  6. 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]
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  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 Expand
  2. JajaB.
    Dec 17, 2003
    10
    The best game ever.
  3. TommyH.
    Feb 19, 2004
    10
    Brilliant!!! I love spongebob and when I was dying to get it!!! The humor and reality in this game makes it legendery!
  4. RachelP.
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    I love spongebob so i knew i would love this game, too. it is a VERY GREAT game. two thumbs up!
  5. Feb 2, 2017
    9
    [ Edited on 2/2/2017 ] It's the SpongeBob SquarePants equivalent to big-time favorable games like Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie and feels[ Edited on 2/2/2017 ] It's the SpongeBob SquarePants equivalent to big-time favorable games like Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie and feels like you're watching a combined total of five episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants from its pre-movie era. Give this game a chance and you'll love it right away. Expand
  6. Mar 10, 2015
    9
    Seriously fun 3D platformer, and much like Call of Duty MW2, while it didn't bring many new things to the table, it perfected the already setSeriously fun 3D platformer, and much like Call of Duty MW2, while it didn't bring many new things to the table, it perfected the already set genre. The gameplay is perfected to beyond belief, and I have no complaints. Expand
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    6
    Very Nostalgic game, I had a fun time playing it, caused me temporary blindness as well as other things, wish the newer generations were moreVery Nostalgic game, I had a fun time playing it, caused me temporary blindness as well as other things, wish the newer generations were more like this.
    I give it a 6.
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#18 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#6 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003