Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Battle Nexus is more than just a step backward for this series--it's a step backward into a large chasm.
  2. Game play, while trying to recapture the essence of the old school arcade game, is excruciating, dull, and repetitive.
  3. Another disappointment in the turtle's world. I can still see all the potential the series could have but unfortunately this year Konami took a step in the wrong direction.
  4. 40
    It quickly degenerates into as absurd a mess as four turtles that are supposed to be ninjas with a rat for a sensei sounds like on paper. As Michelangelo might say, "cowabunga dudes, this is one gnarly game wreck."
  5. You know Konami has screwed-up royally when a 15 year-old beat’em up wipes the floor with their current batch of Turtles games.
  6. 40
    If anything, Battle Nexus is a really uneven game. Some sections last two minutes, others last about 10 and culminate in a huge battle.
  7. Really the only thing Battle Nexus has going for it is the original TMNT arcade game being included, but even that stinks because you are forced to play through a good part of the new game to unlock the 15 year old game that’s 5 times better.
  8. 30
    Avoid it like the plague, and hope that if we're all in for a trilogy, the next episode sees the heroes-in-a-half-shell pursuing an adventure that's not nearly as half-baked.
  9. It's the general gameplay that's busted. Picking up an object is needlessly complex, tricky jumps seem to require more luck than skill, the camera is craptacular, boss battles are tedious, the vehicle-based levels are a joke, and the actual fighting action is bland. [Dec 2004, p.150]
  10. Cheat Code Central
    30
    Gamers DO NOT GIVE A %$#@ about concept art. I understand that it's an easy extra to toss in, but does anyone in their right mind actually look forward to unlocking this useless nonsense? Do they just sit there and stare at it? Who cares?
  11. The original arcade TMNT may reward your perseverance - but it's not worth the pain. And that says a lot. [Nov 2004, p.132]

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 14, 2017
    10
    The negative reviews that this game got from the critics make no sense to me. The PS2 and PC versions of this game were awesome. The levelsThe negative reviews that this game got from the critics make no sense to me. The PS2 and PC versions of this game were awesome. The levels were unique and all playable characters were interesting. Playing this in co-op is even better. The only negative thing that could be said is that the game is relatively easy and probably the easiest TMNT game, but you can add more challenge by trying to get the highest rank in every level. I don't get to finish all the games that I start but this game was so good I finished it at least 4 times. This game was released back in 2004 and for that time it deserves 8-10. Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2016
    8
    Standard, but amazing bit am up . Graphics in this game is good for game with such view and in this game can game for Michelangelo, Leonardo,Standard, but amazing bit am up . Graphics in this game is good for game with such view and in this game can game for Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello . This game not much worse than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Game) (2003), but good too . This is one of the best game about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I think the best about TMNT is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (Movie) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows (Movie) . TMNT 2 Battle Nexus is amazing bit am up game . Full Review »