HBO Boxing PlayStation
  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2000
Metascore
26

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. The game has the worst combination of problems a boxing game could possibly have: sloppy controls, horrid animation, and poor collision detection. These detrimental factors ultimately make HBO boxing a bigger waste of money than the Tyson vs. Golata fight.
  2. If it keeps the cool Career mode, Custom Boxer Creation, decent polygon models and line-up of solid fighters (tossing out everything else, especially the awful 'toggle active hand' controller configuration), it could have the basis on which to rebuild a better game next year.
  3. 30
    It's a real disappointment, it's not fun, and it looks bad. It's not even a potential contender, and if Apollo Creed or Mr. T. ever got ahold of this they'd eat it for breakfast, and they aren't even real boxers.
  4. Horrible...Not even a big-name license such as HBO or a high-profile cover boy such as George Foreman could save this boxing debacle, thanks to its awful graphics, horrible control, and crappy gameplay.
  5. The two-handed boxing controls give gamers unprecedented freedom. And while most of the game modes are easy, the Career Mode is no pushover.
  6. The Hector "Macho" Camacho of boxing games: lots of style and flash, but no punching power.
  7. If "Knockout Kings 2001" weren't on the market, this game might earn a severe MISS rating. But compared to that excellent game, HBO Boxing isn't worth the disc it's encoded on.

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