Star Wars: Bounty Hunter PlayStation 2

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
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  1. There are times when the frame rate staggers at an almost sickening pace. Couple this with a camera that moves like it’s suspended on a strand of stringy taffy, and you can quickly see why this game is so hard to look at, let alone play.
  2. Play Magazine
    40
    Flat control, annoying fish-eye perspective, and a schizophrenic camera that never settles down. [Jan 2003, p.80]
  3. The possibilities for some genuine bounty hunting fun are in there, but too many kinks exist for this particular mercenary to make it to the big time.

Awards & Rankings

#47 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#6 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    Lucasarts was once well-known in the gaming industry for creating some of the most compelling, innovative, and outlandishly fun experiences inLucasarts was once well-known in the gaming industry for creating some of the most compelling, innovative, and outlandishly fun experiences in history. As sad as it is to see them go, you can always do yourself a service by going back and seeing what made them so great in the first place. Bounty Hunter is one such example that shows their prowess in crafting an intricate and original story housing some of the most memorable (if not the most memorable) characters seen in any of their games. Following Jango on an adventure that includes him assassinating corrupt senators, infiltrating a crime-lord's barracks, delving into Coruscant's underworld to find where certain dangerous drugs are being smuggled, and breaking into an asteroid-based prison are only a few of the levels you'll have a blast playing through, however challenging they may be. Rest assured you won't feel disempowered or bored on your travels; Jango has access to all of the galaxy's more sophisticated weaponry and gadgets, from silent toxic darts, to a whipcord for roping up enemies, to his signature flamethrower and dual pistols. You'll even get jetpack upgrades along the way. In addition to the already-stellar narrative, you can take on side-missions in each level by scanning NPCs (who roam the map, going about their daily business), and find out whether any of them have a bounty on their head. Once they're marked, you can cash in for the reward, dead or alive, but the ensuing chase is where the real fun comes in. All in all, Bounty Hunter serves to show us just how fun a Star Wars game can be, and makes Episode 2 just a tad more bearable when you understand who Zam Wessel is, and why Jango ever decided to join Count Dooku (which the game's CG cut-scenes serve to explain in fine detail). Prepare to be dazzled. You owe it to Lucasarts to play one of their greatest games. Full Review »
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    9
    Where do I begin with this game? For all those fruitful game champions out there, be prepared to meet your match. Not only is this game hardWhere do I begin with this game? For all those fruitful game champions out there, be prepared to meet your match. Not only is this game hard as hell, but at times you'll almost be glad it's kicking your ass. Now don't get me wrong, it's not all fun and games. While playing through the sometimes treacherously long and always confusing levels, you cant help but just yell in frustration at the 44th death in the chapter. It's a learning experience, the more you play, the more you want to beat the challenge of the game. Each level is carefully crafted and beautiful in its own way from vast open landscapes (dune sea levels) to the gritty innards of labyrinth-style building complexes (prison levels). To say the least, no matter what environment Jango is stacked up against, it's an absolute blast to navigate him to the end. Oh and speaking of blast... be prepared to build some callus's on your right hand fingers. Jango's blasters fire only as fast as you can press the button and let me tell you, he needs to fire them fast! The controls are amazing for the year this game was released. The bounty hunter can perform all sorts of moves and tricks and the jet-pack dynamic is additive to fun combinations of game-play. Play around with him and you'll end up finding epic and sometimes hilarious game moments. One last note: this game is not for the weak. You WILL Die. If you think you're up to the challenge, trying taking this beast of a game on and see if you come out on top. If I could give this game a 9.5 I would. My friend and I marathoned the entire game off and on over the course of a month or so. We found endless hilarity and epic encounters. All in all, I strongly recommend this game Full Review »
  3. Jan 24, 2016
    9
    This game literally makes you become Jango Fett. The levels are also insanely hard, and a lightning fast trigger finger is required, prepareThis game literally makes you become Jango Fett. The levels are also insanely hard, and a lightning fast trigger finger is required, prepare to die ALOT. But that is how it should be, because being Jango Fett isnt a walk in the park. Probably my favorite third person shooter, the controls and weapons provide you with everything you need to take down thousands of enemies. Full Review »