Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 17 out of 18
  1. Had this been released five years ago it would still have stood out as a poorly made FPS, so released into a market with the likes of Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 sitting pretty on store shelves, and Killzone 2 due any day now, it's hard to see any reason to add this to your collection.
  2. Shellshock 2 is truly a bad game. It's short, it's ugly and it's uninspiring. Just what Rebellion were thinking before releasing this travesty is beyond me, because it doesn't have a leg to stand on in comparison to most PS2 FPSs, let alone anything the current-gen consoles have to offer. Leave this one alone.
  3. Avoid like you would a vicious infection.
  4. Shellshock 2 gives the word uninspiring a new meaning. The game never, and i repeat never ever, offers the player any form of originality or even simple fun. Five frustrating hours, no more no less, make of Shellshock 2 entertainment of the lowest order. If you can call it entertainment.
  5. The Vietnam War has never seemed so horrific in this shockingly poor first person shooter.
  6. Rebellion's game positions uncomfortably between the greatest shooters currently on the market. Its poor technical side together with a boring level design, basic AI and the lack of variety in game modes, end up shaping a title that will soon surely fall into oblivion.
  7. 46
    A budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options.
  8. ShellShock 2: Blood Trails spices up Vietnam with a liberal application of zombies, but the controls and the generic shooter gameplay leave a lot to be desired.
  9. 40
    A failed concept which could have succeeded, but due to many errors in this game it didn't. The only good thing of Shellshock 2 is the smooth gameplay.
  10. Shellshock 2 is incredibly short, largely unsatisfying, and even painful to play at times.
  11. Shellshock 2: Blood Trails is an insolvent try to bring back to life a forgettable war franchise, changing its context to the horror style. No matter from which angle you choose to look at Blood Trails, it’s a horrendous videogame. Boring, exasperating, and ugly in the most literal sense of the word.
  12. 32
    Shellshock 2 combines technical inferiority as a shooter with a woeful attempt at survival horror. It’s kicked around and stomped to death by Call Of Duty and Silent Hill in their respective genres, and is thus left as an entirely useless exercise in gaming terms.
  13. Shellshock 2 will shock you, but for all the wrong reasons. Even if you're a fan of the genre, it's a technically inept and totally unenjoyable experience.
  14. Shellshock 2 looks like it’s been stuck in time. Everybody nowadays wants to play games with great controls, fantastic graphics and a lovely story. All of these elements are missing in is this game. This game is so bad, Michael Jackson wouldn’t want to touch it. We suggest everybody stays away from this game like it is a bomb threat, because this game would make you explode out of rage.
  15. The framerate is pathetic and the textures are sub-PS2. [Apr 2009, p.96]
  16. 40
    Sadly, Rebellion's staid middle-of-the-road performance continues with Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, which, although not unequivocally broken, is so thoroughly unappealing and 'last generation' that it's all-but guaranteed a well-deserved place amid the lower echelons of gaming mediocrity.
  17. Frustrating and joyless. [Apr 2009, p.74]
  18. Even when Shellshock flirts with being playable, you realise there's a dozen PS3 shooters better than this mess. [Apr 2009, p.78]
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. PAULPEACH
    Sep 3, 2009
    8
    1st level lived up to the bad reviews, but it really did improve after that, as a casual gamer I liked the high frequency of check points that1st level lived up to the bad reviews, but it really did improve after that, as a casual gamer I liked the high frequency of check points that kept me in the game. I thought that the levels were varied and quiet imaginative. This game is not in the same league as kill zone 2 or COD 4 or 5, but it is also not as nearly as bad as some would have you believe. If you see it going cheap pick it up, I bought it expecting little, but really enjoyed it! don't be afraid to give it a go. Full Review »
  2. Jan 27, 2013
    6
    The first levels where you fight soldiers sucked, then the game started to build a unike gameplay with crazy wild zombie look a like soldiers,The first levels where you fight soldiers sucked, then the game started to build a unike gameplay with crazy wild zombie look a like soldiers, alot like the movie 24 days later or 24 weeks late! The game really turned out good if you chould fight your way through the bad start of the game. Full Review »
  3. ChrisO'Brien
    Mar 5, 2009
    7
    I just got this game for the 360, and so far I'm finding it very enjoyable, and decent. Graphics may not be the bast, but they are notI just got this game for the 360, and so far I'm finding it very enjoyable, and decent. Graphics may not be the bast, but they are not the worst either; I'd say they are about average and comparable to that of Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Guns both look an sound nice, and have great iron sights. Controls are very easy to get used to, with controls similar to that of other FPS games. Story so far is very interesting, being in Vietnam, and getting attacked by zombie/infected and trying to find out what's happening. Very engaging. Atmosphere really gets you into the game, and at points sends chills up your spine. Very brutal with images of dismembered soldiers with blood dripping, or hearing the sounds of crying infants or women. Good game, definitely above average. Overall I give it a 7/10. There are a few cons about the game. One is the weapon switching. YOur guy just takes his sweet old time switching, and in a fire fight could mean death. The aiming is there as well. WHile it may not be that bad, its not that great either. Guns are accurate, and there is some sway to it, which I find realistic, but unless you have the sensitivity all the way up (or find a good balance you like), looking around while aiming can be a bit tedious. There are a few others but overall is a very fun and enjoyable game. Very underrated, and I suggest anyone who likes FPS, Vietnam, Zombies, and War to at least rent the game. Full Review »