• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2002
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. It's the most surprising, and visionary, action-adventure game of the summer. [Fall 2002, p.145]
  2. A sleeper hit that is not only enjoyable on the eyes, but the action, the story, and the maturity of the game really spice up the title. While the game is short, a game that leaves you yearning for more has to be good.
  3. 91
    Truly revolutionary...We wish Kri was longer, but it's great while it lasts. [August 2002, p.36]
  4. While the gameplay seems like it’d be perfect for the "kill enemies, wash, rinse, repeat" syndrome, it never gets to that point due to some excellent pacing, not to mention that the fighting never seems to get too repetitive.
  5. A visceral celebration of action and all that is good about hacking the bejesus out of someone - in style. [August 2002, p.76]
  6. One of the most innovative and intriguing action-adventure games on the PS2. Its very unique and artistic visuals are amazing to look at and watch in motion while you use the very deep and innovative controls.
  7. Smart gameplay blends with furious action to produce an experience that can only be described as "Metal Gear Solid" Goes Barbarian!
  8. 90
    As original in gameplay as it is in visual design.
  9. 88
    It's the best beat-'em-up on the system.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. JannoS.
    Jun 14, 2005
    10
    A total underdog, this game is a CLASSIC. it's gameplay is as addictive and grpahics as good as in "god of war" and this game wasA total underdog, this game is a CLASSIC. it's gameplay is as addictive and grpahics as good as in "god of war" and this game was released 3 years before GOW! Full Review »
  2. AlexP.
    Sep 7, 2003
    10
    The engrossing storyline, smooth animation, adrenaline pumped battles and kick-ass combat system makes this game awesome.
  3. RauK.
    Jul 17, 2006
    8
    this game is very good and very addictive the whole game is very good it has great graphics a great battle combat system the downer about this game is very good and very addictive the whole game is very good it has great graphics a great battle combat system the downer about this game is that the levels are too long and there are only six levels which went harder everytime you go to the next level this game is good if your bored and if your angry with someone i recomend playing this game becaus bashing all those monstors and bandits takes a lod of your back i completed this game in tow days this game is ausome and looking forward to the next one. Full Review »