• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2001
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 89
    One of Midway's best arcade games in years because it provides an incredible level of racing thrills with a respectable quantity of blasting and action, but more to the point, it's not been messed up.
  2. With the exception of "Ico," this is the most fun I’ve had playing a PS2 game ever.
  3. From chasing down a hijacked Interceptor to protecting friendly forces or shutting down an enemy base, Spy Hunter rarely leaves you with less than four things to think about with each of the fourteen levels boasting some of the most exhilarating set-pieces your likely to have witnessed for some time.
  4. 88
    The two player action is decent, and the levels are packed with shortcuts and secret pathways to the finish line, and finding them all only adds to the replay value of the game.
  5. 100
    It’s a well-crafted and loving tribute to the original, but it definitely spices up the action with a new millennium look and feel.
  6. 100
    Midway has perfectly translated SPY HUNTER into the 3D world and everything feels just right.
  7. With its awesome gameplay, its slick presentation, and the classic theme of the '83 coin-op respected in full, Spy Hunter for the PlayStation 2 is one of the biggest surprises of the year.
  8. It engrosses you in the way that only a great video game can. [Nov 2001, p.163]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JJSnuzzy
    May 13, 2003
    8
    Its a great remake of the arcade version which is said to be locked into the game..I loved the smooth handling of the game but the objective Its a great remake of the arcade version which is said to be locked into the game..I loved the smooth handling of the game but the objective clearing to move on to diffrent levels is probably the most annoyning thing about this game... Full Review »
  2. NicholasJ.
    Apr 27, 2002
    10
    There is just one thing to say about this game: STUNNING. You go from running over bad guys to destroying ships. Buy this game.
  3. A.Wiped
    Nov 26, 2001
    10
    Good graficts and the idea is great.