Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
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  1. 60
    The addition of a third-person controllable character to this otherwise entirely vehicle-based series adds an entirely new dimension to the fading series. Playing as The Rock is pretty dang fun, and even if some of the shooting controls are wonky, the melee and wrestling attacks remain consistenly hilarious and enjoyable.
  2. It gets points for its unrelenting pace, but the action in Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run is too derivative and mechanical to matter.
  3. Game Informer
    Please don't do any more games like this, The Rock. You deserve better. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
  4. SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run can be summed up in one word; average. It's not a bad game, it's not a great game. It has some bad ideas and some good ideas and they're all executed in a mediocre fashion.
  5. That "been there, done that" feeling comes more often than not, whether it's the cheesy bond-like story line and action sequences, the 'burnout' like stunt scenes, or simply the fact that this doesn't really feel like Spy Hunter at all, with the exception of a few race points.
  6. With more time and polish, Nowhere to Run could have shown that Spy Hunter can move beyond the car, but for now, The Interceptor is still the more interesting main character.
  7. 40
    More of a hassle than a pleasure to play. The glitches, poor controls and shabby visuals leave Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run without much to offer, even if you're an avid fan of the series. It's such a departure from what the series is known for, it could easily be called "Generic Action Game & Car."
  8. 60
    The true strength of Nowhere to Run is built into its pick-up-and-play nature. It gets straight to the action, wasting no time indulging in slow-motion cinematic cut-scenes during battle sequences.
  9. 65
    If you are in the mood for some solid third-person action, great hand-to-hand combat, and some kickass driving sequences then this game is certainly worth a second look. Oh and it doesn't hurt if you are a big fan of Mr. Johnson.
  10. I would love to see another installment with this alternating on-foot/on and off-road style - but it would have to balance things out better between the two styles, and feature a lot of enhancements to the on-foot areas. As it is, players are left with a very exciting driving game and a fairly lifeless 3D adventure game.
  11. 40
    The video game equivalent to a straight-to-video B-movie: it can be entertaining in spots, even though you know the whole is painfully lame.
  12. Official Xbox Magazine
    Terrific music and some fun moments can't save Spy Hunter from feeling bargain-bin. [Dec. 2006, p.76]
  13. 50
    Its control system is weak, the gameplay mechanics are basic and repetitive and The Rock is woefully underused.
  14. Instead of rebuilding Spy Hunter's Interceptor from the ground up to make an action-racer that could potentially smoke "Burnout," or adding third-person shooting and grappling control to make you feel like Sam Fisher and Triple H at the same time, Nowhere to Run ends up being a mediocre mix of both.
  15. There are far more intelligent investments to be made in the rapidly enhancing game market.
  16. Unfortunately the execution just wasn't quite there.
  17. The end result is a ramshackle affair that will please neither hardcore Spy Hunters nor Joe "GTA."
  18. I gave Spy Hunter: Nowhere To Run plenty of chances to impress me, but it came up short, with its glitched-out graphics and a control scheme that's too wonky for its own good, whether you're on foot or in the car.
  19. The road on Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run is too rocky to be a keeper. It's a one-night rental -- tops.
  20. I hate to say, but I really can't see anyone actually wanting to spend money to play this.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    Other terrible game, I can do a list of the problems on Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run: 1. The Gameplay, 2. The Story, 3. The Camera, 4. TheOther terrible game, I can do a list of the problems on Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run: 1. The Gameplay, 2. The Story, 3. The Camera, 4. The Missions, 5. The Character. And I can continue, but this game is not good is terrible, and what is the reason for The Rock appear in the title?. Full Review »
  2. JoelS.
    Aug 23, 2006
    With my perfessional opinion, I would have to say that this game is the best! The babes are very fine too!