Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 85
    CellFactor is an incredible game. With easy to learn (and use controls), cool psi powers and action that is faced-paced and addictive, it is an excellent addition to the PSN and XBLA.
  2. While we have a few games of similar note and even the latest Unreal Tournament to play we have not seen any real competition or value priced game until now. If you like multiplayer deathmatch gaming than look no further and buy this game.
  3. 80
    A surprisingly enjoyable shooter. It doesn't do anything new for a retail game, but there are few great online shooters on XBLA. And for that reason alone, it may be worth $10.
  4. Cellfactor is like a sum of FPS’ history, or, if you like, a big container including typical weapons, powers and bonus items, taken from this genre’s last decade of games. It may very well appeal to FPS’ fanatics, who are willing to look over Cellfactor’s, many, drawbacks.
  5. CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars is a uniquely fun multiplayer shooter than will satisfy old school fans and give them, and competition hungry new schoolers, a solid alternative to the bigger games on the market that require a larger online time investment or statistical paranoia.
  6. 70
    In the end the single player, while enjoyable, will get repetitive and the online community is almost non-existent at this time.
  7. The world of video games seems to have moved beyond games like this a while ago, making this futuristic shooter seem somehow unforgivably antique.
  8. While CellFactor is more fun with real humans, it never feels like it'll lure you away from other shooters. [Apr 2009, p.75]
  9. You get what you pay for with this budget first-person shooter.
  10. The gameplay is also almost too fast for its own good and a lack of customization, and originality, truly cripple the experience. Then there's the fact that there just aren't that many people playing the game.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    This game is kind of an unreal tournament game for the 360 which is something the console was missing, the gameplay is similar but it has a slower pace and there are powers and abilities to use. There are three classes ranging from a full ability user to a tank-like character who doesn't use abilities. There are 10 challenge modes per class (30 total) which could give you some good 3 hours of gameplay. However, the challenges are not much more than a series of bot matches. The maps don't vary that much specially in the challenges which is a downside. The weapons also are really few which was disappointing but at least the gameplay itself was fun enough. The multiplayer is supposed to be the saving grace though there is hardly anyone online so it would rather be a series of bot-matches. Overall, this game has potential, but its missing variety and most importantly a community however it is saved from a bad score since the gameplay itself turns out to be really fun, its only five dollars now so it can be good deal but I recommend downloading the demo before buying. Full Review »
  2. FredB.
    Jun 10, 2009
    I love this game! This is kind of like Unreal Tournament, except you can jump really high, run, and use psychokenetic powers- i.e. throwing objects or shooting balls of energy. My son and I play this against bots split screen and can't get enough of it. Unfortunately you can't do the same on line, where only one player can enter. The graphics run off the Unreal Engine and are really great for a downloaded game. The maps are varied and well thought out; some very open, others more claustrophobic like the ones found in other Unreal games. My favorite character is the one without powers-just guns- With him, you can use both triggers to wield two guns and quickly "pop some caps" into your enemies! To round out the package there is a one player challenge mode with ten challenges for each of the three characters, 30 challenges total. This is definitely worth checking out if you can spare 800 micro points. Full Review »