Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
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  1. But no amount of colourful 3D graphics and soothing jazz can make up for tiresome puzzles, empty levels, unoriginal weapons and endless backtracking.
  2. 40
    Consider Spy vs. Spy a third-person parody of the genre that doesn't add much to the equation.
  3. Fans of the original Spy vs. Spy games won't find anything worth playing in this Xbox update. But even if you don't know what the series is about, you aren't really missing anything.
  4. 40
    Even though Spy vs. Spy has some dreadful, contrived gameplay, things are evened out a bit with options for in-game Dolby Digital sound and HDTV 480p functions. Even though you're stuck with a mediocre game, it will look and sound fairly clean.
  5. Another big disappointment is the lack of inclusion of the incredibly catchy Spy Vs Spy theme song heard every week on the MAD TV show on Fox.
  6. 45
    The controls aren't terrible, but the basic gameplay of story mode is so bland that it is difficult to stay interested in it for more than five minutes.
  7. If you're thinking of buying this because it's cheap, don't bother, as even at its budget price it's still not worth the money.
  8. netjak
    23
    Overall, after playing this game one time through (ugh, tell me about it), I can confidentially say that I will never play this game ever again and never look back. This game is awful, plain and simple.
  9. The lack of humour and pedestrian platform chores are reason enough to stick with the duo's entertaining comic-book adventures.

Awards & Rankings

29
#29 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. MikeB.
    Mar 21, 2005
    10
    Black and white are at it again a welcome return.
  2. May 15, 2017
    9
    Bloody fab game. **** the critics. One of the best ps2 games I played, shocked to find it had such a bad critical reception. BrilliantBloody fab game. **** the critics. One of the best ps2 games I played, shocked to find it had such a bad critical reception. Brilliant multiplayer and gadgets to mess around with. Single player was decent too - though lacking a good story. Full Review »
  3. NathanK.
    Aug 9, 2005
    8
    I dont care what the critics said. I thought this game was fun although it could of been truer to Antonio Prohias' orginal comic.