Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. And play through you will as the repetitive nature of the game offers very little challenge despite the inclusion of boss battles, secret areas and herding puzzles. At one point you will have to guide a giant lobster into a cave and seal it with falling stalactites.
  2. 70
    A very standard platform game marred by a wonky camera.
  3. Whilst not the most gripping or exciting game I have ever played, it is nevertheless fun-filled & entertaining and one that parents (or grandparents!) could easily sit down and play with the kids! Ripper!
  4. 60
    Veteran platformers will make it through with little challenge, but that detriment makes it perfect for less experienced, older, or much younger players looking for a cute diversion.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    There's not a hint of originality here. [Nov 2002, p.192]
  6. Offers mild bang for the buck.
  7. GameNow
    50
    Competent, and it's really nice to look at, but it's also terribly uninspired. [Oct 2002, p.50]
  8. The levels are based around the old fashioned ‘portal’ system, so the need to load in every level is blatantly apparent – and in no way comparable to the impressive ‘no load’ system that Naughty Dog so skilfully pioneered.

Awards & Rankings

23
#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
13
#13 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. M.K.
    Dec 7, 2002
    10
    Best platformer ever! The graphics kill Crash and Spyro.
  2. LiamP.
    Dec 2, 2002
    0
    It is rubbish a complete takeoff of crash bandicoot & spyro.
  3. Nov 5, 2016
    8
    This is a pretty good platformer. The only problems I have with it are the camera at times, the physics also at times, and some missions canThis is a pretty good platformer. The only problems I have with it are the camera at times, the physics also at times, and some missions can be a little annoying. Otherwise, this is a great game. Great platforming, solid controls and a good story. Definitely a classic. Full Review »