Steambot Chronicles PlayStation 2

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17
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  1. AndersS.
    Jun 23, 2006
    9
    A great "sandbox" game with a flew flaws that can be overlooked easily because the game is so charming its impossible not to love it!
  2. GarrisonO.
    Oct 5, 2007
    10
    I can't think of anything bad to say about this game, and that's saying something. I've beaten it twice and plan to a third time. It is the best, most underrated game of the year. I'm not sure what the GameCritics reviewer was talking about when he mentioned an "awkward camera" and "stiff controls", because I think the dual-analog control scheme is inventive and I can't think of anything bad to say about this game, and that's saying something. I've beaten it twice and plan to a third time. It is the best, most underrated game of the year. I'm not sure what the GameCritics reviewer was talking about when he mentioned an "awkward camera" and "stiff controls", because I think the dual-analog control scheme is inventive and intuitive, and the camera never bothered me. It was probably the best action RPG of 2006, and is, hands-down, the best RPG I've ever played. So what are you doing, just sitting there? Steambot Chronicles is only $20!!! Go play this game, now!!! Expand
  3. JalexD.
    Aug 5, 2007
    10
    I must say that this is my favorite game ever. i regularly play it and haven't gotten bored with it in the year i've owned it. i keep playing thru one way and then starting over and doing things differently. There are still things i haven't done yet, there's so much! i really wish i could find more games with this level of customization. It is truly amazing.
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Steambot Chronicles is easily my favorite game of all time. The characters are interesting and compelling, the interactions between them feel genuine. The game's hand-drawn look is absolutely stunning, and the designs are amazing. The game's only major flaw is it's long and frequent load times, which may break immersion and frustrate players. The game's controls can be confusing to thoseSteambot Chronicles is easily my favorite game of all time. The characters are interesting and compelling, the interactions between them feel genuine. The game's hand-drawn look is absolutely stunning, and the designs are amazing. The game's only major flaw is it's long and frequent load times, which may break immersion and frustrate players. The game's controls can be confusing to those who do not frequently play video games or those with poor manual dexterity. The controls are satisfying when the player grasps them, and are refreshing changes to more traditional control schemes. The game's music plays a central role, and nearly all of it is enjoyable (Players might want to avoid giving Fennel his new guitar, or risk listening to a banshee's screeching for a few minutes). Expand

Awards & Rankings

#81 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Play Magazine
    80
    It's an esoteric game that creates some of its own off-center rules while sticking to pleasant tradition. [Apr 2006, p.53]
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    Steambot is so much fun and so full of possibilities that, while playing, I mentally outlined not just my next playthrough, but the one after that. [May 2006, p.80]
  3. Game Informer
    55
    The characters are shallow(amnesia strikes again), and the combat utilizes a clunkier version of the "Katamari Damacy" dual-analog controls. [May 2006, p.101]