Cel Damage


Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
Buy On
  1. It belongs on the Game Cube -- the fast-paced action, silly game play, and innovative graphics will find a more appreciative audience here.
  2. 80
    In no other game, however, will you be cleaved in half by a bull who screams, "Long live vegetarianism," and love it like in Cel Damage.
  3. Once you snag a power-up and begin pummelling the competition, you'll be hooked. The multiplayer mode is where Cel Damage really shines.
  4. Everything a driving fighter should be: fast, varied, destructive, and customizable.
  5. Sure, the graphics that I fell in love with are still there, but why'd they have to make this game so damn hard?
  6. Nintendo Power
    The courses are too small for the type of frenetic game play it offers. [Feb 2002, p.149]
  7. 63
    You will probably get tired of Cel Damage very quickly. There's just not enough control and gameplay depth for one to explore alone, and certainly not all that much for you and four friends to feed off of for very long.
  8. The combination of the game's way-frenetic pace and the fact that you can only carry one weapon at a time (which translates to this being a game you play with a single button) adds up to an undeniably action-packed but ultimately shallow game.
  9. 60
    Too few arenas, repetitive action, difficult AI and bad weapon balance add up to a bad game.
  10. Quite an amazing bit of eye candy, but it's a real shame that the game behind the pretty graphics just doesn't hold up.
  11. Game Informer
    Unfortunately, the game's cel-shaded graphics are the real loser here because they're wasted on the wrong title. [Mar 2002, p.81]
  12. Yes folks, Cel Damage stinks – and what's worse it's not one, but a whole shopping list of things that makes it difficult to play with wanting to run away and never play a game ever again.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#57 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. JohnD.
    Jan 13, 2005
    A good 4 player game. Not a racing game really, just a smash/kill em up. If you have 4 friends and can find it in the discount bin, check it out.
  2. NeilW.
    Jul 26, 2004
    This game rocks dude!!! Yeah?
  3. BarelieaRedneck
    Oct 26, 2003
    Good Clean Fun For The Whole Damn Family!