Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
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  1. 82
    It's a fun romp that often lacks originality.
  2. Play Magazine
    The game is also beautiful beyond measure, with water, weaving grass, snow, mud, and other terrain effects that, at least for now, are pretty much unequalled, and boast sound effects to match. [Oct 2002, p.68]
  3. Despite the fact that there is nothing really innovative presented here, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is still a delightful romp in the old Outback.
  4. 78
    Lots of collecting to do, and extra movies and a gallery to open up, but the game is a tad short.
  5. Ty's difficulty is tuned for younger or casual gamers, but it also attempts to appeal to older players, who should still be able to appreciate the quality of the game even if it's a little on the easy side.
  6. While it has good graphics, awesome sound and decent play, the brevity of gameplay winds up selling this title short in the end.
  7. The joy in this game comes from the environments. Krome Studios has done a fantastic job of making the different locals feel alive.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    More savvy veterans should beware of platformer deja vu. [Nov 2002, p.129]
  9. Game Informer
    About the best definition of average that I could ever imagine. [Nov 2002, p.144]
  10. 60
    A perfectly run-of-the-mill platform mascot adventure, Ty doesn’t do anything wrong, necessarily—it just doesn’t bring anything particularly new or exciting to the table.
  11. 60
    Veteran platformers will make it through with little challenge, but that detriment makes it perfect for less experienced, older, or much younger players looking for a cute diversion.
  12. Xbox Nation Magazine
    The real trouble with Ty, however, lies in its camera. Ty dashes at a frenetic pace while the camera does a poor job of keeping up. [Winter 2002, p.103]
  13. The blatant plagiarism, atrocious dialogue and unimaginative gameplay combine to create one of the most dullest videogame experiences I’ve had in years.

Awards & Rankings

#45 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. BillyF.
    Aug 27, 2005
    Really good game!
  2. Mag
    Oct 31, 2004
    This game is awesome.
  3. Gavin
    May 8, 2004
    Great platformer type game. Lots of things to collect. Very australian... and very cool varied graphics. Game is not too difficult to Great platformer type game. Lots of things to collect. Very australian... and very cool varied graphics. Game is not too difficult to complete (probably because it's aimed for children). I hope there is a follow-up to this cool character. Full Review »