• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2002
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
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  1. Game Informer
    93
    The near Zen-like state that is required to pull off the scenes - and the adrenaline rush that goes along with it - is what makes Stuntman the great game it is. [July 2002, p.78]
  2. If you're a gamer with a decent amount of patience and perseverance, Stuntman can definitely be a fun and rewarding experience. It's also rather different from just about any other game out there.
  3. Stuntman has problems but it's unique and engrossing and definitely worth your time.
  4. 86
    One of the most refreshing action-racing hybrids to come along in a good while...gargantuan playability.
  5. Think about it: How many other games out there can keep our collective attention for so long without even giving us anything as tangible as the thrill of completing a single level?
  6. This game did really well in all areas that a game could do well in. The only thing that kept it from getting it a perfect Seal of Excellence is the fact that there is a frustration involved in the game that will turn many people off to it.
  7. "Burnout" still holds the crown for most-realistic crashes, but Stuntman is the new champ of realistic body damage. Think you've seen a car get beat up before? Think again.
  8. GameNow
    83
    It's friggen' hard...Gamers who relish a real challenge, though, will find Stuntman extremely satisfying...if they make it through the whole thing, that is. [August 2002, p.42]
  9. So annoying, yet so damn addictive. [Gamesmaster]
  10. If you think the best parts of movies involve explosions, car chases, and death-defying leaps (is there anything else?), then this homage to Hollywood’s unsung lunatics is just the thing for you.
  11. An awesome achievement in originality for the gaming industry. Sure it has it’s frustrating points, but it’s not “bad game” frustrating, it’s more of a “hard game” frustrating.
  12. The frame rate isn't brilliant (though the physics model is), load times are long, and sometimes frustration will get the best of you. But rich environments, awesome music, and the game's sheer charm outshine all of that.
  13. The control scheme and the dependency on rote memorization, not to mention the immense difficulty level diminishes the quality of the game.
  14. An original game that some will undoubtedly love, but others won't enjoy at all because of its trial-and-error approach and high degree of difficulty.
  15. A rip roaring fun game, if you get over the massive frustration level, the immense difficulty, which naturally can't be adjusted, and the load times.
  16. Reflections, the company that brought Driver to life, has come up with a next generation game that will stir your soul with that same love-hate relationship. Strap on your crash helmet and step into your firesuit.
  17. This game is a lot of fun. Sometimes it can be frustrating if you get stuck for a while, but you can always fall back on the trusty arena and cause some damage there instead and the load times are horrific.
  18. If the game had been more realistic, it actually would’ve been easier. No Stuntman will do some of these scenes and expect to survive...jumping onto and through a train? Nor would they do so many stunts in one take.
  19. The only drawbacks from this otherwise stellar title are the twitchy handling and the potential redundancy.

Awards & Rankings

58
#58 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
58
#58 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39
  1. Jul 27, 2021
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I really like playing Stuntman, i nearly even 100%ed it (i couldn't because of a level).
    Its just very hard thogh, for the last level i even needed 3 hours. And i played the entire game three Times through. But its still a good Game
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  2. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    Play it on PAL 50hz version if it's too hard for you. Great game, meticulous work from reflection.
  3. Jul 11, 2017
    10
    A masterpiece. Great graphics, perfect driving for each car type, good sound, addicting game-play. Additionally, you will learn a lot ofA masterpiece. Great graphics, perfect driving for each car type, good sound, addicting game-play. Additionally, you will learn a lot of stuntman job, reflections did their homework here, seriously.
    Of course it is a tough game, recommended for: stuntman performers (?), driving games fans, adults with a PS2 console, gamers in general, or anyone but not-retarded people.
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