• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2001
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Be prepared to spend an infuriatingly considerable amount of time experimenting with the controls and learning the tricks. This, of course, is upsetting considering this is a sports title and a genre that doesn’t get much attention to begin with.
  2. Not a huge improvement over "Championship Surfer," but it is certainly much better than the PS2's other surfing game, the horrid "Surfing H30."
  3. 70
    It's plain looking, and it seems very basic in every way. So, there is nothing terribly next-generation about it.
  4. I'd highly recommend Sunny to surfing fans, though. [Dec 2001, p.170]
  5. 60
    Although fairly fun, Sunny Garcia lacks true replay value since the action tends to feel repetitive, and the beaches begin to look the same.
  6. The age of the engine is apparent, and the presentation and gameplay simply aren't up to par with those of more modern surfing games.
  7. Sunny Garcia Surfing’s lack of gameplay and graphics make it a weak contender at best.
  8. 55
    Although an old game, Sunny Garcia’s Surfing can bring back some good old launch-title quality gaming goodness, and if you’re a fan of surfing games but haven’t checked this one out yet, it’s worth at least a hire.
  9. While it manages to float a few meters above the bottom of the ocean ["Surfing H30"], it sure as hell isn't the sunny beach it claims to be.
  10. Not as offensive or terrible as the rating we've given it might imply.
  11. At its core, Sunny Garcia Surfing has the making of a good surfing simulation, but the final product is so barebones that it seems more like a technology demo than a game.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JunR.
    Feb 17, 2006
    10
    Barrels. That what it really is all about. You can sit and get barreled for days. No other game comes even close to matching the realism and tube time you can get in Sunny G. Full Review »
  2. DeanA.
    Apr 4, 2002
    10
    Sunny Garcia surfing is the best surfing game ever made almost the best game ever made. I bet all you ppl that vote it sh*t have never tryed surfing. i surf(bodyboard) and it is realistic and also graphics dont make a game, they slow them down!!! Full Review »
  3. RichardA.
    Mar 19, 2002
    7
    Not too bad for surfers if the real world is flat and you need a fix. Easy start but hard to finish. Not a lot of depth though as it's basically launch, ride, finish etc., no exploring, no interactivity + each beach only has one wave which breaks identically. Full Review »