Hulk

Xbox
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
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  1. Playboy
    100
    Best of all, the game's environments are destructible, so if it exists, Hulk can smash it. [July 2003, p.34]
  2. Cheat Code Central
    90
    I would have liked to see longer levels and perhaps a little deeper plot. The bottom line is that the game delivers a good time and is fun to play. It’s almost like a great roller coaster: no matter how big it is after you pull up to the gate you want more.
  3. One of the game’s noticeable flaws comes in the form of the camera that can obscure certain spots that might have enemies you won’t see until they attack you. The Banner missions, although do add some relief from the Hulk’s smash-and-destroy action, are not as exciting or well done at all.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    We would love to see an open-world game with less linearity and an even richer story. But for now, this action brawler delivers loads of mindless mayhem. [13 June 2003, p.104]
  5. 80
    An "incredible" source of enjoyment. Using the proper "destroy everything" approach that a game of this nature needs in conjunction with an easy to learn combo system, the Hulk doesn't steer action fans wrong too often.
  6. Some sort of Multi-player set up could extend the life of this game, but i'm not sure how to implimant it. Otherwise, I think the game is solid fun.
  7. 80
    As beat 'em ups go, this is an excellent one. Hulk fans rejoice. You finally have a game worthy of the lovable green lug.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    79
    With a good combat system and a high smash factor, The Hulk is a winner. [Aug 2003, p.77]
  9. Personally, I found the gameplay highly repetitious. As fun as it is to smash and destroy everything in sight it gets boring after about two or three levels. Hulk is a game best experienced in short doses, or at least have a friend on hand to pass the controller to.
  10. While the Bruce Banner missions are mind-numbing and the camera could use some extra tweaking, the Hulk still manages to play very smoothly and delivers an aura of excitement that can only be felt otherwise by going to see the actual movie.
  11. The Hulkster follows commands easily, the camera gives you an excellent view of the action and you don't need to mash 20 buttons for every combat move you make.
  12. Angry? Don't make me angry! You wouldn't like me when I'm angry!
  13. Play Magazine
    75
    One thing I didn't expect from such a mainstream game was intense boss battles, but they're in here too. The first few are easy enough, but they're in here too. The first few are easy enough, but the last couple are a real bitch. [July 2003, p.70]

Awards & Rankings

100
99
#99 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. WerethY.
    Aug 3, 2003
    6
    They should have put more thought in this game. he should be albe to hit the wall and walk throught it. The cell shading bites. Man this gameThey should have put more thought in this game. he should be albe to hit the wall and walk throught it. The cell shading bites. Man this game could have been the boam but not now. Full Review »
  2. Apr 21, 2011
    4
    This falls short of a good game by adding a camera that doesn't always work, almost impossible odds towards the end of the game, and stealthThis falls short of a good game by adding a camera that doesn't always work, almost impossible odds towards the end of the game, and stealth levels where you play as Banner of which only one I found fun, the levels where you play as Hulk are plain mindless brawling levels that get repetitive after a while, the good things however are the story and unique graphics, but the sound sucks, voice acting is bad and the Hulk sounds pathetic, I know I'm going to get crap for this but this is a game that you can avoid. Full Review »
  3. TonyS.
    Jul 9, 2003
    10
    The beat 'em up action is really fun and it won't get boring because of the many different ways to beat the crap out of your enemies.