Haze PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 20, 2008
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 65
  2. Negative: 13 out of 65
Buy On
  1. 33
    On the whole, Haze isn't outright terrible or broken -- it's just unsatisfying and misguided and would have been merely average on the Xbox and PS2.
  2. Regardless of its name, it's still clear to see Haze is a disappointing game based on a weak premise that has been half-heartedly realised.
  3. The combat's weak, the storyline's excruciating, it's technically deficient - Haze really is this year's most significant gaming disappointment.
  4. 40
    There's nothing remotely compelling enough in the online modes good enough to take the focus away from the disappointing single-player mode.
  5. The sound and music constantly find the most irritating corners of your ear to hammer away. The slightly cheesy music hides behind six annoying voiceover samples, which play over and over every five seconds. Literally.
  6. To be blunt, the actual gameplay of Haze is mediocre mixed with a side order of boring and I have to say this is really disappointing because we know the developers, Free Radical of Time Splitters fame have done much better games with far superior gameplay.
  7. Every developer is allowed to lay an egg, and this is definitely Free Radical’s turn to drop one.
  8. 40
    It's clear from the bare-bones multiplayer, glitchy graphics and incredibly short storyline that Haze is a game interrupted.
  9. It's all very ho-hum, even down to the visuals which are neither pleasing nor revolting. This is a game which when you play it, you'll wish you were playing a different game that it reminds you of which is more fun, and then you end up just wanting to play that other game.
  10. Though it was announced just over two years ago, the end result plays like something that was slapped together and shipped after a year or so, rather than something that was painstakingly developed and refined.
  11. 45
    Haze does not live up to the company's reputation thanks to a horrible plot, weak gameplay mechanics and visuals that are truly underwhelming. While playing with friends is enjoyable, not even those are enough to bring this lackluster title around.
  12. Haze is a huge mistake, an unfinished game with a variety of flaws, both from technical and design standpoint.
  13. Free Radical and Ubisoft missed quite a few things in the quality assurance department with this one and it would seem that the project was rushed somewhere along the line.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 296 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 109
  2. Negative: 34 out of 109
  1. Oct 16, 2011
    6
    The game is interesting and the idea of the story is very good. Unfortunely the story mode is crap. Fortunely the multiplayer saves the gameThe game is interesting and the idea of the story is very good. Unfortunely the story mode is crap. Fortunely the multiplayer saves the game by being very good, just like any other Free Radical title's multiplayer. Even better is the fact, that the game is still alive. Full Review »
  2. AlexA
    Dec 4, 2008
    10
    This game requires each gamer personal opinion. No question about it. In my opinion - its realy fun game. If you like Call of Duty and This game requires each gamer personal opinion. No question about it. In my opinion - its realy fun game. If you like Call of Duty and Sci-Fi, HAZE waits you, but not critics haze of course. Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2016
    5
    Drab graphics, animation and coding is a bit wonkey (had some character models T posing or teleporting) and overall it was just not all thatDrab graphics, animation and coding is a bit wonkey (had some character models T posing or teleporting) and overall it was just not all that compelling. "Meh" Sums it up Full Review »