• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2006
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. 45
    An uninspired game, Midway tried to turn the franchise into something it clearly isn’t and as such the game ends up being boring and generic.
  2. That “been there, done that” feeling comes more often than not, whether it’s the cheesy bond-like story line and action sequences, the ‘burnout’ like stunt scenes, or simply the fact that this doesn’t really feel like Spy Hunter at all, with the exception of a few race points.
  3. 40
    More of a hassle than a pleasure to play. The glitches, poor controls and shabby visuals leave Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run without much to offer, even if you're an avid fan of the series. It's such a departure from what the series is known for, it could easily be called "Generic Action Game & Car."
  4. A mess of a shooter-cum-driver. We can smell what the Rock is cooking, and, frankly, it stinks. [Dec 2006, p.90]
  5. Please don't do any more games like this, The Rock. You deserve better. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
  6. Oh dear. We've seen some drab ill-judged resurrections of 'retro classics' in our time, but this takes the pixelated biscuit. [Dec 2006, p.94]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. MartR.
    Aug 22, 2006
    3
    Spy Hunter once was a great arcade hit and does not deserve this junk pile treatment. From the start, know this: this game is utterly awful. Spy Hunter once was a great arcade hit and does not deserve this junk pile treatment. From the start, know this: this game is utterly awful. Aside from appearing just months before PS3 will make its appearance, this game shows just how bad something can go, when nobody pays attention. The driving sections are abysmal, the Interceptor's control is practically non-existent and weaponry is useless. On foot, the game is just pointless, with rubbish fixed animations for fighting and enemy AI the size of a salt almond. Graphics are worse than the first generation of PS2 games. Even the Rock character fails to add any much-required appeal to the game. Save your money. Full Review »