Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
Buy On
  1. The game tries to get by riding the coattails of its 10 year legacy, but it doesn’t offer enough to compete with the likes of "Soul Calibur 2" or "Virtua Fighter" and has lost any edge it might have had over 2D games like "Guilty Gear."
  2. 40
    Maximum Impact isn't a failure, per se, but it was an ill-advised move that SNK will hopefully learn a lesson from. It's better to be king of a flat empire than become a polygonal pauper.
  3. The only impact this game makes on an already saturated market is decidedly minimum. It'll take a whole load of nudges to turn this spin of the wheel into a winner.

Awards & Rankings

68
#68 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Sep 17, 2019
    8
    it's e really good step foward for the franchise, even though it is a bit slow-paced, it feals way more balanced then some other games of theit's e really good step foward for the franchise, even though it is a bit slow-paced, it feals way more balanced then some other games of the franchise. Full Review »
  2. Aug 15, 2019
    10
    King of Fighters joins the 3D fighting game ranks! This addition to the series is a super cool one to me, coming from a 3D fighter background,King of Fighters joins the 3D fighting game ranks! This addition to the series is a super cool one to me, coming from a 3D fighter background, as it maintains it's 2D sensibilities and execution that KOF is known for, and combines it with some of the more accessible aspects of the 3D fighter world. Movement is a key factor in this game, and now you can sidestep or back dash away from attacks, and punish with your own combination! The game consists of all our favorite KOF characters rumble ready for some 3D fighter action in a variety of modes that will keep you hooked! Full Review »
  3. VictorV.
    Jan 13, 2005
    10
    I think its the best of all king of fighters games.