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5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: Bowling fans can appreciate AMF Bowling 2004's realistic sound effects, array of gameplay options, and accurate ball, pin, and lane physics. This bowling simulation also lets you create your own bowler and customize your ball's weight, color, and texture. In multiple gameplay modes, such asBowling fans can appreciate AMF Bowling 2004's realistic sound effects, array of gameplay options, and accurate ball, pin, and lane physics. This bowling simulation also lets you create your own bowler and customize your ball's weight, color, and texture. In multiple gameplay modes, such as practice and tournament play, you can find that perfect combination of position, speed, and ball velocity. Showcase your skills against professional bowlers or against a friend. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. To the point: It's bowling, it's fun, it's $20. 'Nuff said. [Apr 2004, p.91]
  2. Despite its earnest attempt at realism, the game's clunky, overly convoluted interface, general lack of gameplay variety, and incredibly stripped-down presentational aspects leave it dull, confusing, and generally not much fun to play.
  3. 50
    Doesn't try to do anything new and can't even offer some of the oomf seen in bowling games from the past.
  4. From the graphics to the gameplay this is a game that would be more at home on the PSX than either the Xbox or the PS2. About the only good thing about this game is that it's a budget title. I wouldn't expect any serious gamer to get more than an hour's worth of entertainment from this.
  5. The bowling system is alright but not as challenging as it needed to be, and multiplayer games actually get tedious. Seems like a digital gutter ball, really.
  6. Fails on pretty much every gameplay level. The whole production, from beginning to end, has an unpolished feel that makes it quite hard to stomach.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Shawn
    Feb 3, 2004
    10
    It is fun and i love it.
  2. Dave
    Jan 29, 2004
    9
    This game is good. Yes it does not keep stats but it is very realistic and very fun to play. Espically in multiplayer mode. I suggest this This game is good. Yes it does not keep stats but it is very realistic and very fun to play. Espically in multiplayer mode. I suggest this game to all. Expand
  3. RJones
    Jan 18, 2004
    7
    Although this game is a very shallow game and does not keep stats...it DOES simulate bowling pretty accurately. for a bare bones budgetAlthough this game is a very shallow game and does not keep stats...it DOES simulate bowling pretty accurately. for a bare bones budget bowling title, it more than holds it's weight...not a bad game at all. we enjoy it. Expand
  4. JobA.
    Apr 6, 2008
    4
    It an ok game. I would recommend Strike force bowling cause its a lot better or the bowling game on the Wii.
  5. DanH.
    Mar 20, 2006
    3
    The second worst game I have ever played for Xbox . . . yes it lets you bowl but come on! No stats and no real diversity makes this game The second worst game I have ever played for Xbox . . . yes it lets you bowl but come on! No stats and no real diversity makes this game boring after about 30 minutes. Expand
  6. MattL.
    Mar 14, 2004
    2
    Very poor support for those who just want to "jump in" - of the five degrees of freedom you have in throwing the ball, three are totally Very poor support for those who just want to "jump in" - of the five degrees of freedom you have in throwing the ball, three are totally unexplained in game. Also contains a lot of randomness; throw the same way three times and you'll get three different results. Expand
  7. MeNotYou
    Jan 13, 2004
    0
    Terrible game.