Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. The graphics are gorgeous, the sound is great and the gameplay is fantastic.
  2. 92
    The graphics are gorgeous, the sound is great and the gameplay is fantastic.
  3. A great fun game, the only small drawback being super easy battling compromised by super cheap attacks later in the game (Magneto is pure cheese).
  4. 90
    Hardcore fighting fans will find depth within these hallowed halls, and casual brawlers will find the controls forgiving and fun.
  5. 90
    Hardcore fighting fans will find depth within these hallowed halls, and casual brawlers will find the controls forgiving and fun.
  6. 90
    A great fun game, the only small drawback being super easy battling compromised by super cheap attacks later in the game (Magneto is pure cheese).
  7. It's not "Tekken 3" but it is fun, fast and beautiful.
  8. 88
    It's not "Tekken 3" but it is fun, fast and beautiful.
  9. In the end "X-men" is well done with many good ideas that plays just a bit too stiff for my liking.
  10. In the end "X-men" is well done with many good ideas that plays just a bit too stiff for my liking.
  11. Look. There's nothing about "X-Men: Mutant Academy" that vaults it into the realm of classic or masterpiece, but I have to admit it's one of the most enjoyable 2D fighters I've played in a long time.
  12. Look. There's nothing about "X-Men: Mutant Academy" that vaults it into the realm of classic or masterpiece, but I have to admit it's one of the most enjoyable 2D fighters I've played in a long time.
  13. 80
    It's not overwhelming, but it's good.
  14. 80
    It's not overwhelming, but it's good.
  15. Although it isn’t topnotch in the gameplay department, it is faithful to the design of the X-Men and is definitely a collector’s treat.
  16. 74
    Although it isn’t topnotch in the gameplay department, it is faithful to the design of the X-Men and is definitely a collector’s treat.
  17. The game has depth (if you give it the proper time it needs to shine through), but there is very little to hold onto until this aspect of the game becomes apparent.
  18. 73
    The game has depth (if you give it the proper time it needs to shine through), but there is very little to hold onto until this aspect of the game becomes apparent.
  19. A solid but not super fighter featuring impressive graphics that's perfect for X-Men fans.
  20. 70
    A solid but not super fighter featuring impressive graphics that's perfect for X-Men fans.
  21. Unfortunately, what could've been a pretty good fighting game turns out to be barely average, if it weren't for all the nice extra features this title has.
  22. While it has nothing on "Marvel vs. Capcom,"" Mutant Academy" plays uniquely enough to warrant a chance from fighting game aficionados, as well as from X-Men fanatics, old and new.
  23. 70
    It's above average but definitely not the best of mutant breed.
  24. 70
    While it has nothing on "Marvel vs. Capcom,"" Mutant Academy" plays uniquely enough to warrant a chance from fighting game aficionados, as well as from X-Men fanatics, old and new.
  25. 70
    Unfortunately, what could've been a pretty good fighting game turns out to be barely average, if it weren't for all the nice extra features this title has.
  26. 70
    It's above average but definitely not the best of mutant breed.
  27. With the exception of its unique super-move system, it doesn't really have any strong points for or against it.
  28. 64
    With the exception of its unique super-move system, it doesn't really have any strong points for or against it.
  29. In the end, this is about as standard as fighting games come, though the strong graphics and smooth framerate keep it a step ahead of total mediocrity.
  30. 58
    In the end, this is about as standard as fighting games come, though the strong graphics and smooth framerate keep it a step ahead of total mediocrity.
  31. If you're buying this game expecting something as refined and polished as one of Capcom's fighting games, you're going to be disappointed. Others looking for something new will be disappointed as well.
  32. 50
    If you're buying this game expecting something as refined and polished as one of Capcom's fighting games, you're going to be disappointed. Others looking for something new will be disappointed as well.
  33. What's the point of having 3D graphics if the gameplay doesn't even make an attempt to break into the Z-axis?
  34. You won't exactly struggle with the controls, but they are nowhere near the excellence seen in the "Tekken" or "Street Fighter EX" series.
  35. 50
    You won't exactly struggle with the controls, but they are nowhere near the excellence seen in the "Tekken" or "Street Fighter EX" series.
  36. 50
    What's the point of having 3D graphics if the gameplay doesn't even make an attempt to break into the Z-axis?
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    0
    Enjoativo, graficos orriveis, poucos personagens. Seria melhor que esse jogo não tivesse existido mas já que ele existe:Enjoativo, graficos orriveis, poucos personagens. Seria melhor que esse jogo não tivesse existido mas já que ele existe: não compre e irá poupar seu dinheiro Full Review »
  2. ShawnT.
    Mar 3, 2003
    9
    Very nice fighting game. pick up a copy.
  3. JorgeC.
    Dec 9, 2001
    10
    Sweet money!