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  • Summary: Kung Fu Chaos is an entertaining brawler game inspired by the 70s Kung Fu movie era. You fight as one of nine characters--three of which are unlockable--with looks, moves, and taunts based on kung-fu movie icons. Your quest for movie stardom places you on a dynamic movie set, and when the director yells "Action!" you fight against multiple enemies either by yourself or with three friends. Perform over-the-top, Hong-Kong-style combat--including leaps, and flying kicks--and you'll become a star in no time. Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. If this had Xbox Live! support it would be a definite 10; one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences you can have on Xbox - get it now...
  2. This isn't for the serious hardcore fighter, though there is plenty here to like, but with the campy humor many may be put off.
  3. If you thought your Xbox was only good for driving games and first-person shooters think again.
  4. If you’re offended or annoyed by Carl Douglas’ Kung Fu Fighting song, stay away. For others with a more open mind, this is worth a look, even if it’s a rental.
  5. Those expecting a highly addictive party game in the same vein as Nintendo’s "Super Smash Brothers" will find nothing but disappointment, but all is not entirely bad.
  6. The first few moments will have you rolling about laughing and you'll no doubt have a blast; after that, however, the monkey magic will drain and you'll be back to your Dreamcast with Capcom's more refined multiplayer brawler ("Powerstone") in the slot.
  7. This is just the kind of flatly tepid, uninspired, marketing department driven pablum I was afraid Microsoft would make upon entering the console wars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Macca
    Mar 24, 2003
    This game is astonishing. It reminded me of watching some old Kung-Fu movies (that?s how good the graphics and sound are). The gameplay is great, I become totally addicted, and still am. It is sooo dam fun to play, single player or multiplayer. The Loser who voted this game a '0' is a GC fanatic, and hates it when Xbox games are better, like KFC is way better than SSBM. Another big bonus in this game is that it is HUGE, and it even plays the song 'Everybody's Kung Fu Fightin''. Great Game. I know, I own it. Expand
  2. Thanhbinh
    May 9, 2004
    Wow! what an amaaaaaaaazzzzzziiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggg game! I played Super Smash Bros. Melee and frankly I found it quite boring after 4 hours of play. I tried to like it but it's so shallow. However gamesites review would give that a 9+! In contrast, Kung Fu Chaos is better in game play, graphics, replay value, and features and they gave it a 6+! Graphics: Graphics are amazing! Look at the water! Just as in Smash Bros., the environment are well alive and much more interactive than Smash Bros. After a fight scene, watch it back in movie mode and the graphics are superb! The characters are greatly modeled. Some reviewer think it's ugly, but I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like it better than Smash Bros. Smash Bros. are too cartoony for my taste. Characters KFC are very unique, and truly has characters! Sound: Just as good as Smash Bros. IMO. GamePlay: If you like Dynasty Warrior 4, then you will like this fighting better! Let's say u have like 5x more combo move. I think's that's plenty. And yes, you also have an equivalent super-combo similar to musou! It's great! So you have complete control of blocking, combo and super-combo. What's to complain? Fighting is more intuitive and much better than Smash Bros. You can pick up this game in 1/2 an hour to be competent. But to master when to use different combo is steep. Yes, you can pass a level with XXXY to finish all the level quick. But I am playing to enjoy making the Kung-Fu movies by doing limitless moves and not just beat the game. No wonder IGN don't like this game. He just try to finish it and not enjoy it! Features: Gameplay are different for different levels. Not all levels are just fighting which I think adds temendous value to the gameplay. Talking about levels, there's like 30+ so I think it's much more fun than any other fighting game on any platform. It's just amazing! I hope microsoft studios pays attention more to us readers than gamesite reviews. It is us that buy it in mass. We really like this and kudos to you! People complaining about 4 multiplayers and losing track, get a bigger TV! My nephews and I played all day and laugh all day! No complaints here, just blissful enjoyment! Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2014
    Kung Fu Chaos is one of my all-time favorite couch multiplayer games, along with Mashed, Halo and Fusion Frenzy. I still bust it out for video game nights in 2014! Expand
  4. AshleyD.
    Jul 11, 2003
    Unbeatable as a multiplayer. One of the funnest games around.
  5. AlexK.
    Nov 6, 2003
    This is a great game. I think the critics have all missed the point. This is not something that should be compared to Dead or Alive 3 or Soul Calibur 2. It's not a serious beat 'em up for hardcore gamers - it's a party game. Get three friends round, have a few beers and this game is great fun! Expand
  6. TheLorax
    Mar 6, 2003
    This game is a blast in multi-player. It is what Whacked! tried to be. Great characters, Nice textures, beautiful animations, and laugh out loud fun. We had as much fun watching the beautifully edited replays as playing the game. Definitely worth a look. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 23, 2003
    It Sucked!!

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