Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Your classic RPG in shiny packaging, brand-new packaging.
  2. The classic gameplay remains largely the same, and although certain elements haven't weathered the years all that well, fans of the series and dedicated RPG junkies will get good mileage out of this one.
  3. Agetec continues this mildly popular franchise with the same turn-based RPG mechanics that we came to know and love/loathe.
  4. It's a good mid-entry level RPG for those weaned on Zelda that want to experience a little more of the hardcore RPG elements.
  5. At the very least Wild Arms: Alter Code F is as good as its source – though seeing that the original Wild Arms was a decent, but not great PS1 RPG, that perhaps isn't saying much.
  6. PSM Magazine
    65
    The result is a new feel for a series that's much beloved among RPG nerds like us. [Jan 2006, p.70]
  7. Play Magazine
    65
    The first dungeon in Wild Arms Alter Code F is abysmal. [Feb 2006, p.24]
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Fans of the series will no doubt dig the new features, but Alter Code: F remains simply decent. [Jan 2006, p.96]
  9. Game Informer
    60
    It got a generic exterior and outdated mechanics that make it feel like a naive vision of "the future of gaming" circa 1990. [Jan 2006, p.139]
  10. 60
    It’s not really fresh, revolutionary, or exceptional, but Alter Code F is a way to revisit old times, a history lesson on the early days of the genre, and a way for a game company to make a little extra cash.
  11. Newcomers or devotees to the RPG genre may find some basic value in it, but my feeling is that most players who've been there and done that probably won't want another helping.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Jun 29, 2020
    0
    Boring and uninspired gameplay combined with the most dull and cliché story/characters makes for a very unappealing experience. The puzzlesBoring and uninspired gameplay combined with the most dull and cliché story/characters makes for a very unappealing experience. The puzzles are an insult to the players intelligence. People are seriously looking back at these games through rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia. One has to wonder how we managed to play these subpar games 15 years ago. The only redeeming factor is the soundtrack and it's not even something you will find memorable which says alot about the game. Stay away from this title... for your own sanity. Full Review »
  2. Apr 14, 2020
    8
    Played on PlayStation 2.
    Gameplay: GREAT.
    Story: GOOD.
    Graphic: GOOD.
    Music/Sound: GREAT.
    Dialogue: GOOD.
  3. May 30, 2015
    9
    Excelente game, but , for a remake, a without a speaking scenes for a complete experience, agetec make it engine graphics of Wild Arms 3 gameExcelente game, but , for a remake, a without a speaking scenes for a complete experience, agetec make it engine graphics of Wild Arms 3 game release in 2002, however; the game managed a fine explicative. and true classics JRPG series marvelous in all sense!. Full Review »