Hellboy: The Science of Evil PlayStation 3

Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 13 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Even as the story and gameplay falter, it's hard to argue with the joy of smashing open walls and hunting down demonic threats. [July 2008, p.84]
  2. Hellboy is not only for fans of the spawn of hell. Although it can become quite monotonous, the gamer himself can get active by learning new combos. For people who run riot for the multiplayer Hellboy can offer a second player, namely the characters Liz Sherman or Abe Sapien.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    60
    Completely average. [Nov 2008, p.102]
  4. The focus on a comic book landscape instead of a celluloid one doesn’t save Ron Perlman’s work from being murdered by the simplest of mistakes.
  5. All in all, Hellboy: Science of Evil is a pretty intolerable game.
  6. A monotonous button-masher, the splashes of other gameplay styles aren’t well executed and we can only recommend this to the true Hellboy fan.
  7. Its gameplay consists of bland beat-em-up action and imprecise gun control. The in-game visuals vary between good (up close) and bad (zoomed out) and the co-op options are limited and confusing.
  8. And I never thought another game could make "DMC"'s plot actually look less confusing. All attitude and little substance, Hellboy has his charms, but I can't recommend you do more than rent it.
  9. The dull, repetitive gameplay is what hurts it the most, leaving some merely average visuals to pick up the pieces.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 23, 2014
    8
    Loved it! Nothing more to say! I had a lot of fun running around as Hellboy and beating up baddies. Gameplay is not fast but hellboy is a big,Loved it! Nothing more to say! I had a lot of fun running around as Hellboy and beating up baddies. Gameplay is not fast but hellboy is a big, slow dude so that suits. Graphics look alright but the best thing for me was that Ron Perlman voiced Hellboy! Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    7
    I don't feel Hellboy derserved the low ratings it received. Hellboy is a Teen rated Hack and Slash game based on comic book hero. What shouldI don't feel Hellboy derserved the low ratings it received. Hellboy is a Teen rated Hack and Slash game based on comic book hero. What should we expect? Being a hack and slash game I think the first thing one should expect is this is going to be a game based on one to three buttons with very little challenge. The next thing, being both hack and slash in design and Teen rated one should guess that this is going to be a short game and probably pretty easy to complete. The other thing we should think about is that this game was intended as a cross marketed product for Hellboy fans, not so much a videop game for every Tom, Dick and Harry. It was intended as an introductory video game product Hellboy fans who casually may decide to pick up another Hellboy product. When you factor all this is then Hellboy did a fantastic job. It should not be evaluated as a Call of Duty replacement for everyone out there gaming. It just isn't what this game is about. I both enjoyed and dreaded this game at the same time. It was way too simple for me but technically it was pretty solid and was virtually flawless in matching its design. I would like to say that the Hellboy character shines though in this game and I like this best. The other thing i liked was that this game resembled Gauntlet Legends and Medievil, both which were top notch games in their day.. For this reason I'm not going to bash this game I'm going to stick up for it. I'm not going to recommend it but it is a great game for the right crowd so just make sure you as the player are suitable to the game before you try it. Its an easy hack and slash that is done quite well. Critic ratings below 50 suggest this game is terribly broken but it is not. It just isn't complex and was not given fair judgment for what it really is, an introductory game. Full Review »