• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2004

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. One of the best survival horror games to come out in ages. [Dec 2004, p.181]
  2. 93
    The finest example yet of the survival horror genre.
  3. Intelligent, macabre, scary, superbly directed and perfectly pitched for casual players and more hardcore gamers alike, this game does for survival horror what the influx of Japanese and Korean movies has done for horror cinema in recent years.
  4. One of the creepiest and most disturbing game experiences I've had in a long time. The game has a brooding sense of atmosphere and a great story that is the stuff of nightmares.
  5. 90
    Those who played Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly on the PS2 know that it's a great psychological creep-fest, and now the game has arrived for the Xbox bigger, badder, and more beautiful.
  6. This game is well worth the 90 score I have given it. If you want to get the hell scared out of you, check out Fatal Frame II Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut for the Xbox system. And stay scared!
  7. If you can get over the admittedly wonky premise, you'll find an intense, involving horror experience.
  8. The game's core gameplay is great, and there are a number of extra modes to extend the game's replay value extensively.
  9. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butteryfly DC will have you glued to your seat with cat like pupils, homing into every sound. This is one of the years finest adventures.
  10. It's one that you will actually end up finishing (and more importantly wanting to). The actual mechanics may be the same as any other survival horror you have encountered before but the way Project Zero again mixes a tense genuinely scary storyline with the novel 'camera' aspect actually brings back the 'horror' in a very stale and repetitive survival genre.
  11. Despite its long-ass title, this atmospheric, enhanced skin-crawler is one of the scariest and spookiest things to hit the Xbox.
  12. Considering the sparse amount of survival horror titles on the Xbox, it's no surprise that Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly – Director's Cut drags itself to the top of the pile with ease.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 26, 2014
    this game is honestly one of the scariest games I've played, at least for the first two hours, because then you start to get a bit used to,this game is honestly one of the scariest games I've played, at least for the first two hours, because then you start to get a bit used to, but still continues to be scary. the horror of the game is probably the greatest aspect, because the gameplay doesn't have anything special to it, infact its awkward to move around at most times, but if your a horror junkie, this is a must play. When I first started this game, I could only play for like 15 min at a time (mind you, I was playing late at night) because I was so uncomfortable and nervous. great for scares, but not exactly a fun game Full Review »
  2. Aaron
    May 16, 2007
    This game was a little easy, but it scared the crap out of me, and that is what I wanted. Best horror game ever.
  3. KimiN.
    Dec 24, 2006
    Absolutely wonderful game! Can make you terror all night.