Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Good for what it is: a repetitive arcade-inspired beat-'em-up based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.
  2. 60
    There is one reason to look into this dim sequel: it packs in "Turtles in Time," the excellent four-player arcade release from over a decade back.
  3. 60
    The graphics are ok but could've been better and the audio is typical TMNT fare.
  4. A true nightmare to sit down and play for a long period of time.
  5. 55
    It's a vapid action game without the refined control and visual flair required of a game with no soul.
  6. It does offer the upgrade system which redeems it, but overall the game is kind of boring.
  7. In the end, it is easy for the average gamer to skip this mediocre action game and not miss out on too much.
  8. To its credit, Mutant Nightmare is a touch better than the last game, "Battle Nexus," in that it doesn't force-feed you a gaggle of terribly clunky platforming sequences to try to keep things interesting. But beyond that meager distinction, this still isn't a very enjoyable game.
  9. PSM Magazine
    50
    We'd rather play the bonus game: the original "Turtles in Time." [Dec 2005, p.112]
  10. 50
    As nightmares go, this one ranks right up there with the one about entering the schoolyard pantsless, and perhaps even on fire. The turtles deserve better, and its unfortunate this game extends their bad luck streak.
  11. Games Master UK
    50
    Admittedly superior to the dire "Battle Nexus." Only one percent superior, mind. Poor-poise. [May 2006, p.58]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. VahndD.
    Oct 30, 2005
    4
    Poor game. i was really sorry to bought it. i bought it because the name of konami as a big and famous developer. but it's veryPoor game. i was really sorry to bought it. i bought it because the name of konami as a big and famous developer. but it's very disapointed, too bad for the graphics and the other aspects. better thinking about twice before making a game. like SONY which always provides good games. Full Review »