Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    It captures the spirit of the Hulkster to a tee. Bounding building to building across cities and leaving huge craters in your wake is more addictive than gambling...The game’s ingenius side challenges are an absolute ball.
  2. The audio design is superb in its relentless ferocity, yet quite detailed and subtle at times as well.
  3. 90
    The accompanying *PING* sound effect when you hit the soldiers in the head still has me rolling.
  4. Almost the best superhero game on PS2, but let down by the fact that - when you get down to it - we've seen it all before. Still, you should definitely give it a shot. [PSM2]
  5. The missions are varied enough to keep you going and take advantage of what makes the game fun; if you like classic beat 'em up games like "Final Fight" or "Streets of Rage 2," then Ultimate Destruction is a game you can't pass up; mindless, destructive fun that has never been done better than this.
  6. If you buy no other action game this year, spend some green on big, green and ugly.
  7. For once, believe the game's name and hype - this is an almost endlessly entertaining game with tons of fun and gratuitous destruction.
  8. The fluid animations, the massive amounts of destruction, the excellent comic-influenced roots; Radical went above and beyond the call of duty to bring what can quite possibly be considered the best comic book-based video game ever.
  9. If you don't mind mindless destruction (accompanied by a good Hulk story), then Ultimate Destruction will appease the rage within.
  10. The game does an excellent job of not only providing an enjoyable gameplay experience, but also of capturing the spirit of the Hulk.
  11. Sure I love the Hulk and I love this game but I can overlook a bit of gameplay repetition. At least it's the kind of gameplay repetition that I want repeated.
  12. Simply smashing... Hulk is easily one of the best superhero games, mainly because it feels like Radical took the subject seriously, rather than treating the game just like another licensed title. [Sept 2005, p.88]
  13. 90
    It's one game that's worth the price of admission. Not only is it a great action title, it may very well be the best superhero game for current-gen consoles.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 27, 2014
    Fun sandbox mayhem. One of the best open world games and one of the best superhero games ever made at the time of its release. It's kinda like Crackdown, which improved on this game in nearly every way possible. Of course since Ultimate Destruction came first, it's the daddy of Prototype & Crackdown -esque titles. Full Review »
  2. Oct 13, 2013
    this is the best hulk/marvel game for its time even for now and really you WILL NOT find a hulk game like this, its surely one of the best comic book games Full Review »