Virtua Quest PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2005
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
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  1. Isn't quite the RPG it originally promised to be. However, the great fighting engine and deep character customization makes Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation [Virtua Quest] stand above the average 3D brawler. [JPN Import]
  2. The fighting system and RPG elements give the game some interesting depth, and compared to mature rated games like "NanoBreaker" and "Death By Degrees," Virtua Quest’s combat aspects are infinitely more satisfying.
  3. 66
    The action is mediocre at best, and the platform elements feel sloppy and unrefined. The graphics and sound are equally forgetful. The only glaring problem comes by way of the silly camera.
  4. Play Magazine
    62
    A cool concept (handled "PSO" style) for sure, that's unfortunately tethered to stiff controls, an antiquated camera with no look button, and gameplay devices ripe for retirement. [Jan 2005, p.68]
  5. 60
    Comes off lacking; the action is often repetitive and unwieldy, the platforming is iffy due to control quality, and the look and sound of the whole enterprise are on the uninspired side.
  6. The action is plagued by loose controls and a bad camera, your scores of brain-dead opponents never put up enough of a fight to make things satisfying, and it's all set in a blandly designed world.
  7. Game Informer
    55
    I found myself repeating ("stupid") endlessly as I writhed and winced my way through this lifeless and contrived adventure. [Jan 2005, p.119]
  8. Cheat Code Central
    50
    Both the RPG and the fighting elements, when examined individually are simply average. There are budget games that outperform Virtua Quest as a fighter and as a RPG.
  9. How could a game with so much potential end up such a mess? [Feb 2005, p.100]
  10. 50
    Just a sadly mediocre attempt to do something that really didn't need doing. Now, can we please have a real VF adventure, Sega?
  11. A poor man’s ".hack" clone with characters/sounds from the Virtua Fighter series poorly tacked-on for no reason other than name recognition.

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 30, 2005
    10
    I just had to rob somebody of the glory for having the only 10.
  2. EricC.
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    This game is so cool!! I love it!! :D