Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. PSM Magazine
    The variety in its environments is quite high, and the large number of mission objectives will certainly challenge you for countless hours. However, the overall level of difficulty isn't that high. [Nov 2002, p.46]
  2. Play Magazine
    The game is also beautiful beyond measure, with water, weaving grass, snow, mud, and other terrain effects that, at least for now, are pretty much unequalled, and boast sound effects to match. [Oct 2002, p.68]
  3. Game Informer
    The platforming aspects have all been done before, and that will keep little Ty a sliver away from greatness.[Nov 2002, p.128]
  4. There’s nothing really exceptional about this game but if you’re looking for a well-made platformer with massive playing environments and plenty of amusing challenges, give Ty the Tasmanian Tiger a try.
  5. Ty's difficulty is tuned for younger or casual gamers, but it also attempts to appeal to older players, who should still be able to appreciate the quality of the game even if it's a little on the easy side.
  6. This may be perfect for your little brother or sister as you try to indoctrinate them to the world of game playing, but for wily vets looking for a solid platform, you’ll probably wind up looking elsewhere.
    And play through you will as the repetitive nature of the game offers very little challenge despite the inclusion of boss battles, secret areas and herding puzzles. At one point you will have to guide a giant lobster into a cave and seal it with falling stalactites.
  8. 70
    A very standard platform game marred by a wonky camera.
  9. Whilst not the most gripping or exciting game I have ever played, it is nevertheless fun-filled & entertaining and one that parents (or grandparents!) could easily sit down and play with the kids! Ripper!
  10. 60
    Veteran platformers will make it through with little challenge, but that detriment makes it perfect for less experienced, older, or much younger players looking for a cute diversion.
  11. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    There's not a hint of originality here. [Nov 2002, p.192]
  12. Offers mild bang for the buck.
  13. GameNow
    Competent, and it's really nice to look at, but it's also terribly uninspired. [Oct 2002, p.50]
  14. The levels are based around the old fashioned ‘portal’ system, so the need to load in every level is blatantly apparent – and in no way comparable to the impressive ‘no load’ system that Naughty Dog so skilfully pioneered.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#15 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 72
  2. Negative: 3 out of 72
  1. M.K.
    Dec 7, 2002
    Best platformer ever! The graphics kill Crash and Spyro.
  2. LiamP.
    Dec 2, 2002
    It is rubbish a complete takeoff of crash bandicoot & spyro.
  3. Jun 27, 2022
    Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a fun platformer with charming characters and great level design.