Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
  1. It could have been a contender, but The Science of Evil is merely above average, and leaves a sour reminder that the cynicism we harbor toward licensed games isn’t exclusive to the people playing them. It’s a real shame.
  2. A hastily made, not much fun, not worth the money movie add-on. You're better off buying a box of Hellboy Cornflakes.
  3. I was a little disappointed with the length of the game. It was about an hour too short.
  4. Fans of Hellboy likely won't find this game to be a complete disappointment, although it honestly could have been much better. With its repetitive and sluggish gameplay, fairly short completion time, bad camera, lackluster cinematics, and complete lack of voice work, I would definitely caution eager fans to play the game before purchasing it.
  5. 48
    As dull as the source material. [Issue#170, p.85]
  6. The game by itself is average at best.
  7. There's no real reason to recommend Hellboy: Science of Evil. Hellboy fans will be disappointed, action gamers will be frustrated, and no one we'll be happy that they bought this game.
  8. I can not recommend Science of Evil on the PSP, if you want a good Hellboy experience pick up a comic, or check out the film.
  9. A futile attempt to bring to life Hellboy comics. Inexperienced players could be amused for a while but except for the nice graphics and partly appealing duels this game offers dull and way too linear play. [Sept 2008]
  10. The game feels unfinished and sloppy from start to finish with a terrible story to back it up and greatly varied presentational merits.
  11. 30
    There's simply zero reason to even take a passing look at The Science of Evil.
  12. While we certainly weren't expecting The Science of Evil to reinvent the wheel, nothing could have prepared us for this hopeless, shambling mockery of a game. Avoid as if your very soul depends on it.
  13. Thankfully, the game is nice and short. I know that when I put thirty bucks down for a game, four hours is right on the money as I have things to do, man. I'm like, important. Unfortunately that's still about three hours and fifty minutes longer than you'd want to play this game, but at least when you're done you can watch the interviews and look at the concept art, and maybe try and figure out how the concept art could look so good, but the game could be so bad.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    5
    This game is very average. The fighting is repetitive, bad lighting is everywhere, and there is too much frustration at almost every corner. I could have been better if there were more moves available in combat. Full Review »
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    6
    Hellboy: The Science of Evil is your basic brawler, nothing new or original but still an entertaining game for at least one play through, graphics are okay, the sound effects are repetitive, the music is okay however, and there is no voice acting, the controls are great, the story is just tagged on to have one, all in all while nothing that new it is still an o.k. game from beginning to end. Full Review »
  3. PhilJ.
    Aug 3, 2008
    3
    This is the worst PSP game I have ever played. The graphics are below par and the controls are weird. The concept is boring and it's one of those same-old same-old games that you get over after half an hour. This is not worth the pricetag!!! I would have given it a higher rating if the game didn't cost so freakin' much! I could have used that money to buy something way cooler than this. Full Review »