Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Even on easy, beating the story means a thumb-callusing workout (And progress can't be saved.) [Feb 2003, p.78]
  2. While the fighting mechanics are decent at best, the game fails to capture the raw excitement of playing as a favorite superhero or villain.
  3. The seamless and responsive control scheme found in DOA3 just cannot be found in XND.
  4. 67
    One of the least popular fighting games around the office in quite a long time.
  5. The fantastic Story mode is what really brings Next Dimension up a few notches over similar titles. While the game lacks Xbox specific perks and isn’t the most deep fighting title, it is still a game no X-Men fan should be without.
  6. The game itself is decent, offering up a variety of different moves and letting players dish out long and damaging attack combinations--but it's not going to replace or even come close to your fighting game of choice.
  7. The characters themselves seem to fight more like they have nagging arthritis rather than immeasurable mutant powers. And the FMV sequences would insult even PS2 owners.
  8. One of the biggest issues I had was with the rigid clunky feel to the characters. Punches and kicks didn't seem to flow correctly.
  9. Fighting games need deep, balanced gameplay to rise to the top, but X-Men: Next Dimension is severely hampered by shallow, unbalanced fighting action.
  10. Besides a real lack of polish on the models and backgrounds in Dimension, it just feels mediocre when stacked against competition like "DOA," "Kakuto Chojin," and "MK Deadly Alliance." [Jan 2003, p.81]
  11. The game's mutants are ugly and lifeless. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.88]
  12. 25
    If I didn't know any better I would say the developer purposely sabotaged this one in order to make the Xbox look bad.
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  1. Masteryodaperez
    May 12, 2005
    The character models are bad especially nightcrawler.& the controls are horrible!!!!!! I mean the game makes you feel like a fat lard instead of a mutant. Activision got it all wrong from the start. I mean come on!!! What type of game doesn't let you save your prorogress?this game sucks big choringa.from master yoda this deserves to be slashed with a lightsaber and thrown to the dogs!!!!! Full Review »