Hellboy: The Science of Evil PSP

Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
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  1. Play UK
    48
    As dull as the source material. [Issue#170, p.85]
  2. The game by itself is average at best.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The game feels unfinished and sloppy from start to finish with a terrible story to back it up and greatly varied presentational merits.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    40
    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]
  7. 30
    There's simply zero reason to even take a passing look at The Science of Evil.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  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. IThis 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. May 11, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Full Review »
  3. 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,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 »