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Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step into the shoes of Buffy Summers, Sunnydale's hottest vampire slayer. Fight against fierce vampires using cool moves and awesome slayer weaponry. With advice from your watcher Giles, you'll destroy the most fearsome creatures of the night.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
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  1. I'd say there are about 15-20 hours of play here, but I'd probably double that just for me as I kept replaying so many of the boards due to the fights I got in (and that next to last mission that I so vehemently despise).
  2. Buffy is exceptionally well balanced and designed. The control is nicely responsive, it looks absolutely fabulous, and there's a tremendous amount of gameplay variety. [Sept 2002, p.84]
  3. For gamers who dig various deadly weaponry, Buffy: the Vampire Slayer is packed with a diversity of vampire-icing thingies, most of which have to be handled with care or they can be quite deadly to you as well.
  4. The combat system of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is just brilliant.
  5. While the fact that the game can be completed in 7-10 hours may turn off some tastes, it is still an enjoyable 7-10 hours.
  6. 70
    Buffyphiles will be pleased; Willow, Cordelia, Giles, Spike, Xander, and Angel are all voiced by the actual actors from the show, and the actress voicing Buffy does a fantastic Sarah Michelle Gellar impression.
  7. A great visual stunner and full of action packed fighting sequences that will keep you going even if the pitfalls kill you more than your enemies do. Great for rental.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. CazFone
    Jan 3, 2004
    10
    I watch the show,and to have made a game such as this is brilliant.It just puts the player in the shoes of being a slayer, lets hope a sequel I watch the show,and to have made a game such as this is brilliant.It just puts the player in the shoes of being a slayer, lets hope a sequel comes out soon! Expand
  2. LizA.
    Jan 8, 2003
    10
    I know that this game is gonna be FANTASTIC!!! I watched someone playin it at the shops and thought it was brill and I can't wait to get I know that this game is gonna be FANTASTIC!!! I watched someone playin it at the shops and thought it was brill and I can't wait to get it on Xbox!!! Angel and Buff rocks!!! Expand
  3. TimL.
    Aug 18, 2002
    10
    I knew this game was gonna rock before it came out. I bought it today and...MY GOD!! Its truly one of the best games i've ever played! I knew this game was gonna rock before it came out. I bought it today and...MY GOD!! Its truly one of the best games i've ever played! This is a must buy for XBOXers! Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2013
    10
    I missed Buffy. Every day, I watched the series on DVD and one of my favorite Buffy episodes was the pilot episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth."I missed Buffy. Every day, I watched the series on DVD and one of my favorite Buffy episodes was the pilot episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth." Reminds me of the good ol' days of the WB network. The XBOX version of the same name as the TV show or movie is incredible. Even though I don't have an XBOX for a long time, but it's like a hack and slash game where Buffy kicks, stakes, and slays demon after demon. It's one of the best TV adapted video games of all time. Expand
  5. BobT.
    Aug 23, 2002
    9
    This games rocks! FHM, EGM, & Games Radar don't know what they're talking about.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Jan 22, 2005
    9
    Fun fighting game, sometimes frustrating. I wish there was a little something more to the puzzles. The dreamer's realm (the only puzzle Fun fighting game, sometimes frustrating. I wish there was a little something more to the puzzles. The dreamer's realm (the only puzzle based level) reminded me of a cross between Super Mario 64 and Alice. Expand
  7. BillyL.
    Aug 26, 2002
    7
    When I first started playing it at the videogame store it was all I could do to not get sucked totally into this game. Normally I rent a game When I first started playing it at the videogame store it was all I could do to not get sucked totally into this game. Normally I rent a game a couple of times before I buy it, I didn't in this case and I should have. At first glance this game is really, REALLY good. but ... it's the same things over and over. Now I let my friends borrow it after playing it for a bit and borrow one of their games. Expand

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