• Publisher: Metro3D
  • Release Date: May 6, 2003
Metascore
26

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 8 out of 8
  1. In many respects, Stake is the antithesis of "Super Smash Bros. Melee" and that game's best features.
  2. Though a decent idea on paper, Stake has poor controls, pathetic graphics, a terrible camera, and sound that even makes your custom soundtracks seem lame. The entire package just seems like it needs a lot more work.
  3. It is never a good sign when most of your fun comes from laughing at the game, and you derive enjoyment in continuing to play so you can find what else is wrong with it. Skip this one. It represents a low water mark in my library of arena fighting games.
  4. I’m not sure if there was a deadline for the game and the developers just slept through the development process or something, and threw something together at the last minute, but this can’t be what Metro3D was hoping for.
  5. 23
    Yeah, it's bad. Yup, it's boring. And you got it -- It's not worth a purchase or a rental.
  6. Metro3D should invest in one more stake, but it should be one of the wooden variety and plunged directly into the heart of this monstrosity. [Aug 2003, p.89]
  7. 20
    Awful plot, abysmal gameplay, crappy graphics, and spartan sound bytes: these features do not a winner make.
  8. Akin to a dirty secret, such as catching your best mate's mother in bed with the dog, Stake is a something that is best forgotten for fear of some sort of mental trauma a few years down the line.
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. AriS.
    Aug 14, 2007
    1
    AI: Awful. The enemies dogpiled my character and pummeled her to death once or twice. They also ran away and used magic at a distance, AI: Awful. The enemies dogpiled my character and pummeled her to death once or twice. They also ran away and used magic at a distance, something I had no idea how to do, if my character was able to use magic at all, which I didn Full Review »
  2. BigDave
    Oct 27, 2003
    0
    I found this game being wolworths but i played it once then gave it to my 3 year old next door neighbor,even he snaped th disc!this game is soI found this game being wolworths but i played it once then gave it to my 3 year old next door neighbor,even he snaped th disc!this game is so rubish! stay away from stake.im.....BIG DAVEEEEE! Full Review »
  3. KyoK.
    Jul 30, 2003
    1
    Stupid game!