Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 29
  2. Negative: 23 out of 29
  1. It's just a shame that it's got quite possibly the worst gameplay I've seen in a fighting game I think ever. When I can't play a game for more than 5-6 minutes at a time, that is NOT a good thing.
  2. The fighting mechanics are highly outdated and just don't reach to the heights of something like "VF4."
  3. It's not horrific in a way that will leave stains on your fingers, but standing alongside "Dead Or Alive: Ultimate" and "Mortal Kombat: Deception," Fight Club is like putting a teddy bear into a lions den.
  4. 45
    As a game based on a movie, it tarnishes any good memory of the exceptional 1999 anti-materialist work thanks to poor presentation, sloppy story-telling, and well, missing the point.
  5. A half-assed first try. Fight Club falls flat. [Jan 2005, p.100]
  6. Even die-hard Fight Club fans who give it a little try, just to play as their favourite characters from the film will be woefully disappointed at the wasted use of the license.
  7. We've got some new rules for Fight Club. Rule Number One: Do not play Fight Club. Rule Number Two: Tell all of your friends about Fight Club.
  8. 40
    It's hard to figure how they could have got the story, characters, and point more wrong than this. Perhaps by replacing Tyler Durden with, say, Dick Cheney, things would have been worse.
  9. It's just a waste of a strong license. I really hope Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the book this mess is based upon, had nothing to do with ok'ing this game. Avoid at all costs, even if it's in the discount bin.
  10. 40
    The game creators obviously didn't consult Palahniuk. Maybe he would've sat them down, and explained the yet-released ninth rule: Don't make a crap fighting game and call it Fight Club.
  11. A resounding failure. Unless you're a masochistic Fight Club fan looking to purposely have your sensibilities offended, then you'd be well advised to stay far away from this game.
  12. Poor combat mechanics coupled with simplistic controls is where Fight Club begins to fall apart. A weak storyline that feels more like bits and pieces from a larger story told through still images rather than animated scenes takes so much more away from the game then they add, making the process of playing through Fight Club more of an exercise in futility than entertaining.
  13. "Fight Club" fans everywhere should especially stay away from this skid mark in the fighting game genre.
  14. 32
    The game suffers from a thirst of a quick cash-in by robbing gamers of a title that is all about conformity. Talk about creating a product that contradicts itself. Avoid this title at all costs, unless you want to recreate that feeling you get when you scratching your fingers across a chalkboard.
  15. To be fair, the backgrounds look pretty. [Jan 2005, p.90]
  16. The first rule of Fight Club has now been changed to "Don't buy Fight Club".
  17. 30
    Uneven production values have wound up creating one of the cleanest and quietest "gritty" games ever. While the fighting environments are rich with lots of detail and natural lighting, they also appear to have janitors on duty 24/7.
  18. Fight Club doesn't offer anything of value. Bad gameplay, bad graphics, and bad voicework make this not even worth getting for free.
  19. If you want a taste of the gritty underground fight scene depicted in the movie "Fight Club," you'd be better off paying somebody 50 bucks to beat you to a bloody pulp than wasting money on this game. It's unpolished, unfinished, and just plain bad. [Holiday 2004, p.102]
  20. I mean, the game's already five years past being relevant, it would have killed them to take another six months to make it decent?
  21. 15
    Playing Fight Club should be considered an act of masochism.
  22. The developers spent far too much time making sure Fight Club looked good in screenshots rather than making sure it would look good during play.
  23. Sure, it's pretty generic underneath it all, but the layering of sheer badness elevates it to a certain legendary state. Give it a rent, and let the hilarity begin at the fact everything comes off as either a really clever parody of licensed games-or one of the worst things you've ever had to play.
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. Henry
    Apr 24, 2005
    5
    Yea this game sucks but it doesnt really matter considering i just bought it for $5... i wasnt expecting much but its not that bad...for about 30 minutes... dont waste your time unless you want a short time waster or if you get it for a bargain. Full Review »
  2. Dantheman
    Apr 2, 2005
    0
    I am just glad i rented this game and did not buy this miserable waste of my time.
  3. Thisgamesucks
    Mar 29, 2005
    1
    Probably the worst game ever. The only gratifying part was reading the horrible reviews it got and to know people hated it as much as I did.