Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Scarface applies the exaggerated themes from the movie to a turn-based strategy game with surprisingly good results.
  2. If you aren’t interested in learning the fine points of micro economics, then Scarface will likely bore you after three or four hours. The menu-based gameplay lacks the personality that you might expect from a Scarface title, and the game becomes elementary after you figure out the system.
  3. 65
    Scarface on PSP lacks the excitement of its console sibling. It has plenty of scenarios from the movie, as well as some of its own, but the strategy never gets deep enough to make up for the lack of real action.
  4. Scarface for the PSP surprised me a lot once I got past the boring tutorial. It’s an unexpectedly enjoyable, highly replay-able strategy game with terrible sound and marginal at best graphics.
  5. With lengthy single-player modes and an excellent multiplayer mode there is little to complain about in this department but you’ll wish there was more excitement to the dull combat.
  6. A lack of depth to the strategy leaves you feeling the license has been wasted on the PSP. [Feb 2007, p.76]
  7. 60
    Fans of the film may enjoy the idea of building their own criminal empire, but those expecting a fast-paced action experience are in for a rude awakening.
  8. An OK strategy game, but lacks the guilty pleasure of its big brother. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
  9. It's just that there isn't much there, and it gets repetitive quickly. Chances are you'll be more entertained by simply watching the movie a few more times - or heading back to your console for another blood-soaked round with Tony on the bigger screen.
  10. Limited in both scope and ambition, something that even sticking half the movie in at the start of missions doesn't mask.
  11. One of PSP's worst games. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
  12. A shallow and unstimulating attempt at a strategy title with little tactical variety or visual flair. Don't bother with this one. [Christmas 2006, p.89]
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. TerryE.
    Jun 28, 2007
    0
    This is the worst game ever for psp. It is nothing like it is on playstation or xbox. You do nothing in the game. Do not waste your money. Super Nintendo has better games than this! Full Review »
  2. KevinM.
    Dec 28, 2006
    0
    This game is horrible! There is no fun in this game whatsoever...they tricked me and took my money!
  3. TeshB.
    Oct 13, 2006
    1
    Awful, not what you would have expected. I wish I knew what this was before I wasted my money on it.