James Cameron's Dark Angel Xbox

Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    70
    For a game that came out of nowhere Dark Angel delivers the prime time goods and then some. [Jan 2003, p.60]
  2. In the end, it's only the star billing of Alba (by proxy) that can wilfully will a player to continue. Even her character model is unconvincing, with the obligatory "Lara mode" (ie, face player to camera, stand rigid and inspect geekishly for blemishes) and de rigueur costume change throughout levels, doing little to assuage.
  3. Just as Dark Angel is guilty of repetitive character models and backgrounds, the game design is guilty of repetitive action, which is unbelievably stagnant.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    Isn't a terrible game; just an unremarkable one, outside a few flashes of cool fighting - much like the show itself. [Feb 2003, p.147]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    60
    While the fighting engine isn't deep and the action can become repetitive - it's still a solid little action title and quite challenging on the harder difficulty.
  6. 59
    It's the worst kind of tie-in, combining a feeble license with feeble game design, and expecting gamers to pay $50 for the privilege of suffering through the collective ineptitude.
  7. Plenty of cool fighting moves aren’t enough to save Dark Angel from its repetitious and boring cycle of fights and unoriginal design.
  8. The gameplay is way too limited and repetitive, and you won't have any desire to move to the next level; after all, you know full well it'll just be even more button tapping. Yawn...
  9. The lack of two-player support, varied objectives, and its relatively short length keep it from being a must-have title, but the combat is fun and the environments are different enough to keep you interested until the final scene.

Awards & Rankings

#67 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. F.O.EK
    Oct 16, 2006
    10
    This game is wicked, luvs it!
  2. VegardT.
    Jun 16, 2003
    0
    This is the worst game i ever played.
  3. ElizaG.
    May 11, 2003
    10
    This game was amazing. With its intense action, Max shows her true attitude.