Kabuki Warriors Xbox

  • Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2001
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Even though this isn't a fast paced game and you may find it to be a little more dragging than your usual fighting game, the different objectives that you complete in your fights are something that is fairly new and innovative.
  2. 40
    There's no shortage of better ways to spend your hard-earned gaming money, even when you're rummaging through the bargain bins.
  3. If the lame fighting mechanics, bad music, boring environments (each city is represented by a bare wooden stage with a different backdrop curtain) and lack of gameplay modes weren't enough, the single biggest problem with Kabuki Warriors' single player game is that it is RIDICULOUSLY easy.
  4. Any game that has you fighting against a guy with an umbrella while wearing more makeup than Tammy Faye Baker should never have been made.
  5. 20
    One of the most painful fighting games I've ever experienced...Fifty bucks is a whole lot of money to spend on a good laugh and a table coaster... or a plastic shooting pigeon... or a frisbee... you get the idea.
  6. I almost had a brain hernia trying to rationalize why there wasn't an Atari 2600 controller in my hand. Sure, we have the JUMP BUTTON and a frigging BLOCK BUTTON, but why is there only ONE ATTACK BUTTON?!
  7. One of the worst games to be released this year or any year, on the Xbox or any other platform. The fact that Microsoft's supposedly rigid approval process allowed this game to see the light of day is simply disgusting.
  8. 70
    Between the overly simplistic fighting system and weak enemy A.I., the game is way too easy to beat—you can successfully complete the Tournament mode by doing nothing but mashing the A button.
  9. Players remotely interested in the genre should boo these Kabuki Warriors off the stage and wait for a more promising title to appear.
  10. There are much better things to spend one’s money on. Like root canals.
  11. Xbox Nation Magazine
    20
    A miserable experience. [Jan 2002, p.96]
  12. Official Xbox Magazine
    59
    A strangely bland fighting game. [Jan 2002]
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    25
    Mind-boggling travesty. [Jan 2002, p.231]
  14. Game Informer
    5
    A joke. The fighters you face early on are so easy to beat, I literally won a match just bashing the controller against my ass. [Dec 2001, p.109]
  15. Next Generation Magazine
    20
    Look, just buy DOA3 and forget this unhappy mess. [Jan 2002, p.42]

Awards & Rankings

36
14
#14 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score
2.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. TarikT.
    Nov 18, 2002
    10
    This is probably the best game that I have ever played, even better than Barney's first adventure which had in my opinion the best story This is probably the best game that I have ever played, even better than Barney's first adventure which had in my opinion the best story ever, I have the best taste in stories and know a good one when I see it, this game has one of the best stories and gameplay, this game was also dificult too, why I had to press A almost three times throughout the battle, whoo I just don't have the stamina for that one. Go Kabuki Warriors. Full Review »
  2. GaborA.
    Nov 17, 2003
    1
    I sat on the controller, looked up, and i won the game. Flawless Victory! Kabuki Warriors comes with a special controller adapter so that you I sat on the controller, looked up, and i won the game. Flawless Victory! Kabuki Warriors comes with a special controller adapter so that you can plug in you regular nintendo controller. Even then most of buttons are unecassary. Full Review »
  3. ShawnT.
    May 14, 2003
    9
    What the hell does everyone have against this game?? its amazing.