Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
Buy On
  1. Pick it up for the kids, but don’t be surprised if you end up playing it yourself (paranoia or not).
  2. With vibrant colours, decent sound and a new control scheme for the PSP, this portable version of this series will keep gamers busy for awhile.
  3. Hardcore fans will probably snap this game up immediately, and if you’ve never played an Ape Escape title, this is a good place to catch up on the platforming that other gamers have enjoyed for years. However, you’ll have to take part of that with a spoonful of salt, because some of the magic just hasn’t crossed over from the console version to the portable rendition.
  4. Had the controls been tightened and the camera more precise, we would have been looking at portable platform gaming at its finest, but this is still fun enough to keep fans of the series happy.
  5. Even with the adapted controls, Ape Escape: On The Loose is a splendid version of the enjoyable original.
  6. It has all of the charm that the original had to offer with the portability of the PSP.
  7. The audio is equally delightful. The cheerful music complements the jovial sound effects very well. The voice acting is purposely sharp, though it is hardly annoying.
  8. Play Magazine
    75
    Of all the launch titles, while it may be the most basic visually, I find Ape Escape the most entertaining. Once a great game, always a great game. [May 2005, p.68]

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
#7 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Dec 2, 2013
    4
    Worst designs on the psp get the ps1 version. When I played it I was little and I didn't notice the design flaws just like lost frontier andWorst designs on the psp get the ps1 version. When I played it I was little and I didn't notice the design flaws just like lost frontier and sly 4 has ugly designs this game is them combined. Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2013
    9
    Near perfect remake of the original hit on the PS1 Ape Escape. Only thing that would have made it better is if it was remade for the PS2 orNear perfect remake of the original hit on the PS1 Ape Escape. Only thing that would have made it better is if it was remade for the PS2 or PS3, and if they kept the same control scheme. Full Review »
  3. ZoeM.
    Dec 30, 2007
    6
    I think that this game is fun and can get addicting although the the camera and bad controlling makes the gae less enjoyable and annoying. I think that this game is fun and can get addicting although the the camera and bad controlling makes the gae less enjoyable and annoying. The graphics are average and the sound really fits into the game but you find you put it on mute after a while as it gets annoying. Full Review »