Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Da Gameboyz
    The graphics are gorgeous, the sound is great and the gameplay is fantastic.
  2. A great fun game, the only small drawback being super easy battling compromised by super cheap attacks later in the game (Magneto is pure cheese).
  3. 90
    Hardcore fighting fans will find depth within these hallowed halls, and casual brawlers will find the controls forgiving and fun.
  4. Daily Radar
    It's not "Tekken 3" but it is fun, fast and beautiful.
  5. In the end "X-men" is well done with many good ideas that plays just a bit too stiff for my liking.
  6. CheckOut
    Look. There's nothing about "X-Men: Mutant Academy" that vaults it into the realm of classic or masterpiece, but I have to admit it's one of the most enjoyable 2D fighters I've played in a long time.
  7. 80
    It's not overwhelming, but it's good.
  8. Although it isn’t topnotch in the gameplay department, it is faithful to the design of the X-Men and is definitely a collector’s treat.
  9. The game has depth (if you give it the proper time it needs to shine through), but there is very little to hold onto until this aspect of the game becomes apparent.
  10. CNET Gamecenter
    A solid but not super fighter featuring impressive graphics that's perfect for X-Men fans.
  11. Game Fan
    Unfortunately, what could've been a pretty good fighting game turns out to be barely average, if it weren't for all the nice extra features this title has.
  12. While it has nothing on "Marvel vs. Capcom,"" Mutant Academy" plays uniquely enough to warrant a chance from fighting game aficionados, as well as from X-Men fanatics, old and new.
  13. Spank!
    It's above average but definitely not the best of mutant breed.
  14. With the exception of its unique super-move system, it doesn't really have any strong points for or against it.
  15. In the end, this is about as standard as fighting games come, though the strong graphics and smooth framerate keep it a step ahead of total mediocrity.
  16. If you're buying this game expecting something as refined and polished as one of Capcom's fighting games, you're going to be disappointed. Others looking for something new will be disappointed as well.
  17. What's the point of having 3D graphics if the gameplay doesn't even make an attempt to break into the Z-axis?
  18. You won't exactly struggle with the controls, but they are nowhere near the excellence seen in the "Tekken" or "Street Fighter EX" series.

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
#38 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    Enjoativo, graficos orriveis, poucos personagens. Seria melhor que esse jogo não tivesse existido mas já que ele existe:Enjoativo, graficos orriveis, poucos personagens. Seria melhor que esse jogo não tivesse existido mas já que ele existe: não compre e irá poupar seu dinheiro Full Review »
  2. ShawnT.
    Mar 3, 2003
    Very nice fighting game. pick up a copy.
  3. JorgeC.
    Dec 9, 2001
    Sweet money!