Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. The fighting system lifts elements from all the right games and the new PSP style level selection helps stave off some of the monotony that curtailed the fun of the PS2 version.
  2. It's neither as deep nor as satisfying as any of the games it bites the style from, but it doesn't do them such a disservice that the game is rendered painful either. It's just sort of... there, existing without doing much to give pause or reason to like it.
  3. Unusually, the PSP version of Ghost Rider actually has a little more to it than its PS2 counterpart. [Mar 2007, p.60]
  4. 60
    Ghost Rider isn't the best action game on PlayStation Portable, but it's slightly ahead of the comic- and movie-license curve.
  5. Sadly, like most other movie tie-ins, this is marketed at fans of the film, not at gamers, and like Johnny Blaze himself, the whole thing feels a bit soulless. If only it also had the same level of flair.
  6. Not every comic book or movie needs to be turned into a game, and this is one Marvel character that falls into that category.
  7. Sure the game steals ideas from the best of the genre, has bland graphics, and a main character who desperately needs an ice pack and a throat sweet, but it's enjoyable enough while it lasts - which isn't very long.
  8. Feel free to stick with the good action games, and leave Ghost Rider to his burning fate.
  9. What starts off as a good old' fashioned beat 'em up title quickly becomes an exercise in tedium.
  10. 45
    This game is not what Ghost Rider fans are looking for in an action title. The combat is repetitive and clunky, the driving is horrid, and the plot is completely useless.
  11. While it does steal from some truly spectacular action games, somehow the action really doesn’t take off in this repetitive, bland action game. Even if you’re a fan of the comic, do yourself a favor and stay away from this one.
  12. 45
    Overall, when stacked next to its PS2 counterpart, the PSP version of Ghost Rider is on very weak legs.
  13. Metaphorically, it's like buying a CD only to find out it has one decent song on it.
  14. Ghost Rider steals liberally from several major action games, yet somehow avoids stealing the parts that made those games fun.
  15. An inexcusably repetitive, soulless experience.
  16. Ghost Rider is a game that aspires to be mediocre, but comes up several leagues short. [Apr 2007, p.57]
  17. The game also settles into a rut: Clear an area of demons, advance, clear a room of demons, repeat. There's little strategy.

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