Chili Con Carnage PSP

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. It's not often that I get excited about handheld games, particularly handheld action games, but Chili Con Carnage has completely blown me away and changed my view on what Sony's handheld is capable of...As an action packed shooter it's far and away the best the PSP has to offer.
  2. A game that leaves you wanting more is definitely the sign of a good game, and it's also the sign of a perfect rental.
  3. Developers, take note: this is how a handheld shooter is done. Visually pleasing, aurally satisfying and one of the most surprising conversions/upgrades the PSP has seen yet, CCC feels totally at home on the PSP.
  4. 85
    There are faults too of course, it doesn't really offer much new after the first few levels other than changes of scenery and some bigger weapons and the slow motion action can get a bit old hat after a while, but they never detract much from the game as a whole and ultimately if you play it the way that it's clearly meant to be played, as opposed to just blasting through the levels as fast as possible, then you'll be rewarded with one of the best action games on the PSP.
  5. Every time this game was in my hands, I didn’t want it to end. It will make you laugh, feel great about yourself, want to visit Mexico, and mostly wall-run so you can yell “Spicy move!” because you just ran off a wall.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    It's like a "Max Payne" knockoff designed by Robert Rodriguez in the middle of an all-night peyote-bender...It's a stupid, loud, relentless mix of guns and chuckles. [Mar 2007, p.118]
  7. Throwaway, stupid, huge amounts of fun and you won't be able to resist its colourful charms. Just don't expect the novelty to last for more than a few hours.
  8. A strong control system combined with high quality presentation and humour, results in one of the most entertaining titles of its kind on the handheld format.
  9. Pure Magazine UK
    80
    Frantic action and a great sense of humour make this an enjoyable romp. [Mar 2007, p.78]
  10. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    A treat of a game that lives and dies by its simple gameplay. You'll love the intense bullet action but it is repetitive. Worth a look. [Mar 2007, p.108]
  11. You won’t find anything revolutionary about Chili Con Carnage, but that’s the point. Non-stop action peppered with a wacky sense of humor makes this a great handheld game. It’s easy to get over the camera issues, as long as you focus on the fun.
  12. Outrageously fun and packed with a number of memorable action moments, Chili Con Carnage for the PSP doesn’t fail to provide the over-the-top moments that make this game such a treat but is still far from perfect.
  13. Games Master UK
    78
    Bursting with action and complete stupidity. Not as good as "Total Overdose" though. [Mar 2007, p.83]
  14. 77
    There's lots of stuff to go back and do to keep you occupied, so it'll stay in your PSP a while as well, just so long as you don't get bored of shooting dudes in the face.
  15. For fans of "Total Overdose" who own a PSP this is a must buy.
  16. A keeper. There's plenty of action to keep a gamer interested, with a handful of extras beyond the main missions. Overlooking slight control issues, this game is perfect for a quick action fix, done with style.
  17. Play Magazine
    75
    Goofiness serves as the game's great lubricant, helping to keep the ride relatively sputter-free. [Mar 2007, p.65]
  18. What needs to be taken into consideration with Chili Con Carnage is that despite its lack of substance, and tendency to milk the ridiculous for all it's worth, it's the kind of game that can be turned on for a quick burst of action and then thrown aside until the next time it takes your fancy, something which a lot of PSP games have failed to do, and something that encompasses the whole concept of handheld gaming.
  19. Chili Con Carnage occasionally feels like a mess of a game, largely due to the controls, but it's a darned fun mess of a game, and anyone into arcade-style blastathons will find a lot to like.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jan 30, 2017
    4
    No es por nada pero lo divertido de Total Overdose fue eliminado acá, en esta especie de precuela spinoff. un juego de acción frenético conNo es por nada pero lo divertido de Total Overdose fue eliminado acá, en esta especie de precuela spinoff. un juego de acción frenético con algunas cosas divertidas. no lo recomiendo mucho Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2017
    4
    If you played "Total Overdose" on PS2, don't expect that "Chili Con Carnage" will be great too. Of course the PSP title does not offer a worldIf you played "Total Overdose" on PS2, don't expect that "Chili Con Carnage" will be great too. Of course the PSP title does not offer a world like the PS2 title, although seeing GTA LCS and GTA VCS it should be possible. But that's not the problem with this game. The controls are not well done. Pulling all kind of crazy stunts and combos in "Total Overdose" was one reason that made it a great game. "Chili Con Carnage" on the other hand, with the PSP stick and the game's physics completely ruin the fun. That being said, the unreliable controls turn this game into a frustrating challenge - a challenge that is not based on skill, but rather luck. It's such a shame. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2013
    10
    One of my absolute favorite games I played on PSP, it's funny and the action is cool, it's not meant to be play through in one seating,One of my absolute favorite games I played on PSP, it's funny and the action is cool, it's not meant to be play through in one seating, otherwise i would think it's short and the special effects might get old soon, it was a great gaming for picking up on my commute to work. Full Review »