Body Harvest

Nintendo 64
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 1998
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

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  • Summary: Earth is dead. Mankind annihilated. Hunted to extinction by a century of alien attacks. One last, desperate chance remains - CHANGE HISTORY. Someone must travel back in time and attack the alien predators before they complete their hideous invasion. Genetically enhanced marine, Adam Drake,Earth is dead. Mankind annihilated. Hunted to extinction by a century of alien attacks. One last, desperate chance remains - CHANGE HISTORY. Someone must travel back in time and attack the alien predators before they complete their hideous invasion. Genetically enhanced marine, Adam Drake, must make the trip into the far reaches of Earth's history. His goal - stop the alien body harvest... Travel with Adam Drake through 5 incredible levels of action-packed adventure, spanning more than a century of Earth history! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. DMA has managed to develop one hell of a gaming experience. The sci-fi alien plot and time travelling backdrop make for theater-worthy situations, and it's a blast to feel at times like you're playing out a movie.
  2. Bustling with alien activity, brimming with challenges and boasting the largest collection of controllable vehicles you've ever seen in an action-adventure game, Body Harvest is a blast from beginning to end. It was definitely worth the wait!
  3. A very ambitious game and would have been a SPECTACULAR title if it was on a larger cartridge and more time was put into tweaking it. What Body Harvest does well however is setting the mood. At its best, the game makes the movie Aliens look tame.
  4. Body Harvest is a great game. It's fresh, it's challenging and it's absolutely massive. As an action/adventure title it works superbly. In a world full of clones and sequels, it's nice to see such a fresh title.
  5. Body Harvest ended up being a highly entertaining game and one that I would definitely recommend. Who knows, you might just discover that it is gameplay and not graphics that make a good game after all.
  6. Playing DMA Design's Body Harvest is like taking the lead role in a BBC sci-fi TV series. The visuals may not be revolutionary, and the story may be a bit cheesy, but there's something unmistakably charming about the whole thing.
  7. You want gamers to really hate your game? Here's how to do it. Make the gameplay repetitive and uninteresting, then let them complete 99% of a level only to have the character die inexplicably and restart the level all over again. Body Harvest fits the preceding bill to a "T". This game has neither the innovation, the depth, nor a halfway interesting story to keep you playing for any extended period of time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jun 4, 2020
    10
    This Is literally my favorite game ever, the plot Is awesome, the lots of history and stuff makes u fell like tomb raider, some magic stuffThis Is literally my favorite game ever, the plot Is awesome, the lots of history and stuff makes u fell like tomb raider, some magic stuff (even if its science focused) time travel so developed for back then, vehicles , and lots of places to explore, also lots of variety in objectives, i really love this game Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Body Harvest is the same as GTA only more 3D camera behind the character , killing innocent and the police , all GTA 1 is only that because of GTA 3 launch in 2001 and this is 1998 this was what was most in addition to the first games of the GTA franchise, and used all the power of the Nintendo 64 console. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2019
    10
    One of the most memorable games of my n64 days. Good story, nice open world. Good assortment of different weapons and vehicles. Boss fightsOne of the most memorable games of my n64 days. Good story, nice open world. Good assortment of different weapons and vehicles. Boss fights are memorable. Can certainly notice that its a precursor to GTA. It was made by the same company that later became Rockstar North. In my top 5 n64 games. Expand
  4. MelkT.
    Mar 30, 2004
    9
    This is a game I played long ago, and since then I have been a fan of Midway. I just recently found it in the attic, and remembered how great This is a game I played long ago, and since then I have been a fan of Midway. I just recently found it in the attic, and remembered how great it is to blast bugs from a big tank! Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    9
    Ah Body Harvest, this gem of a game. I played this game so much as a child, it kept me entertained for many hours. To be serious, the gameAh Body Harvest, this gem of a game. I played this game so much as a child, it kept me entertained for many hours. To be serious, the game hasn't aged as well as some other games. The games difficulty is surprisingly high (considering I had to use cheats to beat the game). While it's not cheap difficulty, it still puts it down to a 9. Even with that, this is one of the best games of all time. Expand
  6. JMVC
    Jun 29, 2005
    9
    It's an N64, the graphics can't be that good, simply due to the limitations of the console. I liked this game and I don't It's an N64, the graphics can't be that good, simply due to the limitations of the console. I liked this game and I don't think you can take points off it just because of the platform's problems. Expand
  7. BillH.
    Apr 9, 2004
    0
    It sucked!!

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#9 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
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#10 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998