User Reviews

SNK or Capcom fighter this ain't. Satoshi Kunsai (2093) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Ugh. Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2425) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall User Score (11 votes) 2.9


Critic Reviews

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75
PC Games (Oct, 1996)
It's increasingly tough to bring anything new to side-view fighting, but Xenophage carries a few new goodies to play with. It stacks up as a very playable beat-em-up, if nothing out of this world.
58
Gamezilla (Aug 17, 2000)
It's just been done so many times before ... Xenophage is not a bad game per se, but it's very simplistic and won't entertain mature game players very long. This genre did best, and rightly so, in the arcade and on the consoles where you could easily duke it out with your friend and where a big screen made the explosions, flashes, blood, etc. much more impressive.
50
XENOPHAGE's gameplay isn't exactly great; compared to the amount evidently put into graphics and bloody details, the actual gameplay seems to have been overlooked. Sure, you have the usual assortment of special moves, different characters to learn, combos and ending moves reminiscent of the MORTAL KOMBAT fatalities and animalities. Yet, underneath all that, you won't find much that distinguishes XENOPHAGE from other fighting games. Only the outward shell does that; inside, you have characters that aren't different enough or well-balanced enough to make you want to try out each character, and much of the fighting seems to be too much like MORTAL KOMBAT. In the end, you have a fighting game that plays more like RISE 2 than VIRTUA FIGHTER PC.
50
Xenophage doesn't have any state of the art playability, but it does have eleven huge characters, is quite playable and on the whole isn't nearly as heinous as expected, just mindless fun.
20
Examiner (Aug 20, 2013)
Overall-This game is even worse than Nitemare 3d. The only redeeming factor this game has is that it is free to play, because even spending a penny is too much.