Stuntman PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2002
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    Sure, the graphics, control and physics here are super-duper. It's just that the actual gameplay can get as repetitive as scrawling "I'm a stuntman!" a thousand times on a chalkboard. [August 2002, p.128]
  2. PSM Magazine
    70
    Just even barely hitting anything and your car explodes into pieces. Put frankly, this just makes the game unnecessarily frustrating. [August 2002, p.21]
  3. 70
    The somewhat frustrating part is that each scene, after completion, lasts about two minutes, yet takes an hour or so to complete, and while you feel a great sense of accomplishment in finishing each scene, watching the brief replays may make you ponder, "I spent an hour toiling at the controller for this!?"
  4. Stuntman is purely about skilled, balletic driving. The redundancy of trying the same stunt over and over again is an exercise in tedium, yet the visual pay off is huge.
  5. 64
    A good idea, and I think that with the right implementation it could make for an excellent game. Bogged down with tedious, unpolished gameplay, weak graphics, and unimpressive presentation, Stuntman is not that game.
  6. netjak
    61
    Mediocre, like Lee Majors.
  7. 60
    Stuntman's most noticeable flaw is the load time before a level, which takes upward of a minute whether you are playing it for the first time or restarting it.
  8. 60
    While you’ve gotta love Stuntman’s originality and electrifying stunts, its high level of frustration and repetition will drive many gamers away. Far, far away.
  9. Play Magazine
    60
    This is a seriously cool yet frustrating game - and I now hate directors. [July 2002, p.82]
  10. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    True, there is a sense of colossal achievement that results from completing a shoot...but I really don't think it should be such a painful experience to get there. [August 2002, p.106]
  11. 60
    Genuinely great idea, but incredibly frustrating.
  12. What begins as an interesting premise quickly deteriorates into a largely annoying trip due to restrictions placed on a player's freedom and the developers artificially ramping up the difficulty by refusing to let players know what they are supposed to be doing before the film starts rolling.
  13. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    My advice: Wear a helmet while playing, because you'll be banging your head against the TV in frustration. [Summer 2002]
  14. 50
    I’m not kidding, nearly every facet of this game screams ‘PSONE!’, had Reflections not decided to include the excellent DVD add-ons, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one appear on the little gray box.

Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#56 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. EdwardC.
    Jun 21, 2003
    7
    Stuntman is a good game but there are serious issues. the difficulty is way to high,most of the time you'll do a stunt a good 60 times Stuntman is a good game but there are serious issues. the difficulty is way to high,most of the time you'll do a stunt a good 60 times brfore you finally get it right. this will lead to you just about punching yout TV and shooting tne disk itself. this game scored high because should you stick it out and beat this game it is very rewarding. Graphics aren't amazing but their not bad and the music during the stunts can ware on you for example about the 15th time of you trying to do a corkscrew jump on the second movie the hillbilly music has you crying. all in all i wouldn't recommend this to you if you are short tempered or get frustrated very easily renting it would probably be good for you however if you like a challenge go for it you will definitely get your money's worth. Full Review »
  2. ZiggyStardust
    Nov 11, 2002
    5
    It's very disappointing overall. The stunts are sometimes very frustrating to pull because they involve many elements and are done It's very disappointing overall. The stunts are sometimes very frustrating to pull because they involve many elements and are done largely by trial and error. Full Review »
  3. GamingHorrors
    Nov 8, 2002
    3
    Very weak and shallow game, poor low res, low framerate graphics. Seriously frustrating. Stick with GTA.