Scrapland Xbox

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. games(TM)
    70
    A good-looking game that offers inoffensive, simple gameplay that's likely to suit the tastes of most gamers. Due to knowing exactly what you're meant to be doing at all times, it loses the complete immersion that games like "Beyond Good & Evil" and a few others in the genre have managed to accomplish, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. [Feb 2005, p.110]
  2. There are huge problems with the consistency of the mission difficulty, the sound that is awful, the flawed story; but after all that Scrapland has just enough going for it to make it enjoyable to play through, although the experience might be slightly frustrating.
  3. The end result feels like two separate games crudely soldered together, there's a connection there, but it lacks cohesion and a real weld between worlds.
  4. Game Informer
    65
    Worst of all, however, are the on-foot sections - which would appear to be in the game for the sole purpose of annoying people. Scrap indeed. [Apr 2005, p.136]
  5. Scrapland is the symbol of what games without multi-million dollar ad campaigns should not be. Trying for something unattainable is synonymous with creating something subpar. And that's all Scrapland is, when it's said and done.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    63
    The entire time I was playing, I kept thinking how this cool premise should have made for a better game. Alas, it never realizes its potential. [March 2005, p.78]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    Scrapland's cool murder mystery is wasted on a series of lame fetch quests. It's got a lot of heart - just not a lot of brains. [Apr 2005, p.125]
  8. GamePro
    60
    It's a serviceable game, but it doesn't excel in any regard. [Apr 2005, p.85]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Rufius
    May 12, 2005
    8
    Having come to rely on Metacritic for sound advice i thought it about time to comment. This game is very good looking, I could fly around for Having come to rely on Metacritic for sound advice i thought it about time to comment. This game is very good looking, I could fly around for hours picking fights, it is a good game that pehaps lacks a little heart but is made up for by the graphics and general humour... Full Review »
  2. JohnR.
    Apr 27, 2005
    9
    Great game, though at times a bit repetitive.
  3. DavO.
    Apr 25, 2005
    3
    Imagine if in a game they said 'hey get lost' but they meant it and then you were lost and you didn't know where you were andImagine if in a game they said 'hey get lost' but they meant it and then you were lost and you didn't know where you were and then you died. This is THAT GAME. Buy if you like sound of it. Full Review »