Without Warning PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2005
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 15 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    65
    With no engaging story or personalities, this title doesn't even come close to hooking you with its shifting, convergent story lines - unlike Without Warning's supposed inspiration, the show "24." [Nov 2005, p.148]
  2. It focuses too much on the Timeline gimmick but doesn't quite make it feel like a natural part of the gameplay.
  3. 50
    It doesn't help matters that the game plays like a mindless shooter-by-numbers.
  4. Sadly, anything good about the game gets bogged down in the mindless, repetitive blasting.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    With a better targeting system and more free-form gameplay, this could have been a winner. [Dec 2005, p.130]
  6. There's no denying what unabashed, volatile fun Without Warning is. But blowing people and stuff up over and over again soon gets tiresome and it's precisely then that the early promise evaporates. [PSW]
  7. Similarly to a game like "The Getaway," Without Warning is one of those games people will either take in and enjoy for what it is or hate with abandon due to its frustrating camera problems and derivative plot that never fully delivers on its unique premise.
  8. 60
    Following 6 different storylines works well but I think the developers were aiming for more when they set out and the game just stops short of the goals.
  9. A game that should have been on the PSP. It's perfect for the portable market and there is no reason why Circle shouldn't now port this. However on the PS2 it doesn't work at all because console games need to have deep, long levels with an interesting storyline, neither of which this game has.

Awards & Rankings

83
#83 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HaroldG.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    This game looks great on the PS2 and the action is OTT and fun.....too bad it was badly received.
  2. FrankieA.
    Dec 19, 2005
    3
    This game did nothing to capture my interest. It was doomed from the start for several reasons. Bad camera, cruddy control, bland gameplay This game did nothing to capture my interest. It was doomed from the start for several reasons. Bad camera, cruddy control, bland gameplay and a story that flew through one ear and out the other. It took an effort just to continue playing. It could have been so much better, had creators/developers followed through and at least attempted to create a decent game. Giving the game a three is generous. Full Review »
  3. ChristianoR.
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    Quite simply one of the most compelling and atmospheric computer video games to ever grace a console. Live the dream as you play the role of Quite simply one of the most compelling and atmospheric computer video games to ever grace a console. Live the dream as you play the role of heroic combatants Jack Hopper and Ronald Reagan in a sizzling hellscape of carnage and counter terrorism. The gameplay is 2nd to none - coupled with some of the nicest A.I ever witnessed in a game of this ilk. Shoot your bullet spray towards the terrorists and watch in awe as they deftly duck, dodge and roll at every opportunity to escape your awesome firepower. The characters just feel so.. *ALIVE* that you will quite literally smell the sweat perspiring from them as they engage in some of the finest gun battles this side of `HEAT` the motion picture. The reviews just don't this stunning game justice.. It will be the most tragic, euphoric, upsetting and uplifting game you will have ever experienced that you'll be crying for the rest of the year. Full Review »