Armed and Dangerous Xbox

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
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  1. games(TM)
    40
    A relentless conveyor belt of cannon fodder ensures the carnage is kept at a suitably frantic rate, yet with every wave of cookie-cutter thrown to the mercy of your crosshair, repetition becomes an increasingly prevalent factor. [Mar 2004, p.116]

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#9 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Apr 6, 2017
    1
    Plutôt moche et très bourrin ! l'univers décalé hystéro-bouffon ne parvient pas à convaincre malgré une VF intégrale de bon aloi. C'estPlutôt moche et très bourrin ! l'univers décalé hystéro-bouffon ne parvient pas à convaincre malgré une VF intégrale de bon aloi. C'est toujours la même chose : dégommer des troufions par centaines ad nauseam et qui n'arrêtent pas de réapparaître... forcément ça soûle assez rapidement. Un petit jeu trop limité et répétitif, pour ne pas dire minable. Full Review »
  2. Jun 21, 2014
    8
    Armed and Dangerous: 8/10: While certainly far from perfect Armed and Dangerous avoids quite a few of the pitfalls that have encumbered recentArmed and Dangerous: 8/10: While certainly far from perfect Armed and Dangerous avoids quite a few of the pitfalls that have encumbered recent 3rd person shooters and it has a Shrek meets Monty Python sense of humor to boot.

    What pitfalls you ask? Well there are two in particular; irritating and boring weapons and frustrating platforming. There are three main weapons in Armed and Dangerous. A main machine gun that is so darn effective and auto targets so well that it almost makes all the other weapons useless. A rocket launcher that is to effective and can make the later levels easier than they should have been. (Great for shooting snipers and just a trek back to the pub for a reload. Yes you reload at a pub,) And the Landshark gun which releases a great white shark that somewhat slowly eats you opponents in a hilarious manner.

    The Landshark gun is loads of fun. So much so in fact that I often found myself risking my neck to use it rather than a more appropriate firearm. (It is however pretty good at taking out machine gun nests.) The rest of the weapons are either boilerplate (sniper rifle), useless (mortar) or silly and useless (instant Black Hole).

    As for platforming there is none, only some simple jet-pack scenes to break up the monotony. The game also pretends to have squad elements as you control three characters two indirectly. Ignoring this and simply fighting with your main guy is highly recommended.

    While the cut scenes are funny and very tasteless (and in one cannibal scene borderline racist) I was more impressed on the voice work during the fighting itself. It never seemed to get old (How rare is that.)

    The graphics and gameplay get better as the game progresses and new weapons become available. An overall fun romp I find myself still picking up Armed and Dangerous after completing the game. Gotta love that Landshark gun.
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  3. Oct 30, 2013
    10
    Quite simply this is the best 3rd person shooter on the xbox. While the graphics are a little rough, the humorous cut scenes really propel youQuite simply this is the best 3rd person shooter on the xbox. While the graphics are a little rough, the humorous cut scenes really propel you along: encouraging you to get through the game. The humor is also present in the, admittedly shallow, weapon selection. Later in the game there are several jetpac levels spicing things up a little. A great game, if you're not interested in buying it definitely watch the cut scenes on youtube. Full Review »