Bio FREAKS (Nintendo 64)

Critic Score
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User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. I liked the story line (notions of Judge Dredd-era type corporate civil wars sit well with me, in general). I liked the characters (characters with sick weaponry and javelins protruding from their chests also sit well with me). It's better than the Mortal Kombats in terms of incidental gore and carnage and just about as good as Tekken 3 in terms of animation and 3D simulation. Get this game! Horrify and amaze your friends!
Sans atteindre des sommets, Bio Freaks est actuellement ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de jeu de combats sur N64. C'est un soft agréable, mais pas indispensable...
Nintendo Power Magazine
Biofreaks has a certain flash and appeal, but it may not have the lasting replay value that die-hard fight fans want. Torn limbs and splattered blood gets old after a few matches.
Mega Fun
Midway macht seinem Namen wieder einmal alle Ehre und beschert uns mit Bio F.R.E.A.K.S. traditionelle MK-Kost. Das blutige Handwerk kann mit der ausreichenden Zahl an Kämpfern und ihren vielen Angriffsmöglichkeiten bestens von starten gehen (wenn man die Moves gelernt hat). Grafisch wirkt die PlayStation-Version einen Hauch schärfer und somit schöner. Die verschiedenen Arenen sorgen für viel Atmosphäre und Abwechslung. Größter Kritikpunkt ist die Kollisionsabfrage, die dann und wann einen Aussetzer hat und es somit in der Arena chaotisch wird. Die Special-Moves sind auch nach längerer Trainingssitzung nicht so leicht anzuwenden. Im Vergleich mit der Konkurrenz ist die vorliegende Keilerei einfach eine Klasse schwächer. Zum Schluß sollte noch gesagt sein, daß die Brutalität wieder einmal sehr hoch ist und meiner Meinung nach Bio F.R.E.A.K.S. nichts für Kinderhände ist.
Game Revolution
The problems in Bio FREAKS aren't many, but they are large enough to seriously affect how fun the game is. Bio FREAKS is more of a comical game, overly gory with a relatively simple control system, that makes a good diversion but not much of a lasting experience.
Bio Freaks is quite possibly the best looking fighting game we've ever seen. Midway's Dave Simon and team should be commended for the game's excellent character designs and animation. However, gamers looking for a serious fighting engine should be aware that while Bio Freaks does deliver a balanced set of moves and options, the game has a long way to go before it can compete with the likes of serious fighters like Tekken and Virtua Fighter. If you enjoy the Mortal Kombat games, or if you're interested in mindless, bloody fun, then we don't see how you can go wrong with Bio Freaks. Serious fighting fans may want to rent before they buy though.
Most should rent the game once just to try something new and to take a look at the beautiful graphics. While I'm sure it will strike a chord with some, most will probably tire of Bio F.R.E.A.K.S. fairly quickly.
Consoles Plus
La palme d'or du plus mauvais jeu baston sur N64, qui n'avait pas besoin de ça ! Bravo GT !
Total! (Germany)
Ganz ehrlich: Wer sich dieses Modul kauft, ist selbst schuld. Freude werdet Ihr daran kaum haben, denn auch die verschiedenen Spielmodi wie Team Battle, Survival and Practice bieten keine langfristige Abwechslung. Fans von guten Beat 'em Ups kommen mit Bio Freaks genausowenig auf ihre Kosten wie Splatter-Freunde, denn nach dem fünften abgetrennten Arm ist der Effekt ausgelutscht. Ein Horrofilm bietet mehr.
The Video Game Critic
What's most surprising about Bio Freaks is the excessive gore. The blood isn't particularly heavy, but you can actually dismember your opponent (although you probably won't even notice until the dust settles). Bio Freak's audio is painfully weak, with generic grinding guitars and voice samples I could barely discern. I've played worse fighting games in my time, but I try not to.