AMF Bowling 2004 Xbox

Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
Buy On
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    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. Cheat Code Central
    40
    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. 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.
  6. 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.
User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »