Bloody Roar Extreme Xbox

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: May 27, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    Minor graphical upgrades, a new hidden character, and new ending sequences. Nothing spectacular, but it adds up to make this the best version currently available. [July 2003, p.81]
  2. Anyone older or more experienced will probably scoff at the two attack buttons and lack of sophisticated combos, but there is an inherent charm about morphing into powerful beasties and fighting with claws that just can’t be denied.
  3. 73
    It's a moderately entertaining fighter with an interesting gimmick and enough modes to give it a good amount of replay value. On the other hand, the game's fighting system and control scheme are in desperate need of a revamp.
  4. Pretty much a button mashing game. The good part of this game is that there are lots of things you can do.
  5. 71
    The series is beginning to fall behind the times, and BR: Extreme is a bit shopworn, but it's still a good time.
  6. The main problem is that, aside from some rather nice visual effects, everything about the game feels out-of-date.
  7. A fun fighter with attractive visuals and an easy control scheme.
  8. It's by no means a heavyweight, but fans of the series will get a hell of a kick out of the Xbox conversion.
  9. The problem with Bloody Roar Extreme is that it gets by on the bare minimum. The gameplay is very simple and requires no skill.
  10. Isn't exactly a fresh take on fighting games, though it looks good and controls well enough.
  11. Game Informer
    It's not worthless, but I can't find anything to put it ahead of "Mortal Kombat" or "DOA 3" for my playing time. [July 2003, p.116]
  12. This is a game you will need friends to enjoy, single player mode just doesn’t offer up much of a challenge or depth.
  13. Cheat Code Central
    Bloody Roar groupies will be pleased to know that this is the best game in the series thus far but only you can decide if a few new moves, characters and better graphics make for a better game.
  14. This is a great game for the younger crowd. How about working on a serious fighting title now? You know, for those of us who enjoy more involved fighting games?
  15. 60
    A fun game, but there's not a lot new here. It has the standard game modes we all expect in a fighting game these days, but nothing else. Continually dressing up what amounts to the same game with a different name is becoming insulting.
  16. Play Magazine
    I've been here and done that. While still nice-looking in the grand scheme of things, the technology is somewhat behind the times and I still have mixed feelings about "zoanthropes". [June 2003, p.57]
  17. Xbox Nation Magazine
    There's very little rhyme or reason to any of the proceedings, but Roar is still king of fun. [Aug 2003, p.81]
  18. games(TM)
    For all it's button-mashing faults, though, Bloody Roar still manages to be fun. It may not be the most technical beat-'em-up on the market, nor is it the most stylish, but one thing works wonders in Bloody Roar's favour - simplicity. [Nov 2003, p.119]
  19. Visually, Bloody Roar Extreme is fine if somewhat boring. It does have a very smooth framerate, but it's readily apparent that these graphics weren't designed with the Xbox originally in mind.
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Laughable characters aside, this game just ain't fun. It's so simple that even experienced players fare better pounding one button than trying to executre combos or reversals. [July 2003, p.122]
  21. GameNow
    Most combos can be executed by repeatedly pressing either Punch or Kick, and special moves are ridiculously simply to perform. [July 2003, p.62]
  22. GMR Magazine
    Since the fighting lacks rhythm and finesse, pounding one button can and will defeat a player who's foolishly making a good-faith effort to control his character. [July 2003, p.78]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. KyoK.
    Jul 30, 2003
    Though it is the same game on ps2 and gamecube you got to give it credit.
  2. JavierC.
    Jul 1, 2003
    This is one of the best games ever .It's got amazing graphics.
  3. Zeebo
    Jun 22, 2003
    Its got good graphics its got morphing and itll probily have speed.