The Fifth Element Reviews (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (8 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited (Sep, 1998)
Kalisto heeft na Nightmare Creatures wer een heus juweeltje afgeleverd. Los van wat schoonheidsfoutjes en het soms vervelende camerawerk kan The Fifth Element uitgroeien tot een topper.
The Fifth Element has all the components to be a truly super game...A bandaged clad femme fatale, lots of action, great level designs and fast graphics, but because of its overly sensitive control scheme and occasional poor camera angles, it becomes frustrating fast...really fast. For those that stick with it though, there is a really good game here that is just begging for a bit more tweaking. The concept is a good one and will most certainly appeal to a good many gamers out there.
Video Games (Sep, 1998)
Im Idealfall wären Korben und Konsorten ernstzunehmende Lara- oder Deathtrap-Konkurrenten gewesen. Ganz die Klasse einer dieser beiden Referenten erreicht Das Fünfte Element jedoch leider nicht.
Gamezilla (1998)
I think it is pretty obvious how I feel about this game. It is really too bad that the controls and the camera were so bad because this game had the makings of a fairly decent game. If you are interested in this type of game, I recommend you check out Duke Nukem Time To Kill or wait for my review on Tomb Raider 3 to see if it is worth checking out. I just hope that the developers can iron out the camera problems before Nightmare Creatures is released for N64.
Mega Fun (Oct, 1998)
Wieder einmal kommt die teuer lizenzierte Filmumsetzung nicht an die Qualität der Vorlage heran, dabei hätte man soviel aus dem Thema herausholen können. Grafik und Sound sind mager und entsprechen nicht mehr dem Standard. Die schlechte Kollisionsabfrage und die Kameraführung frustrieren. Teilweise wird der genervte Spieler richtiggehend mit unfairen Stellen torpediert, so daß von flüssigem Gameplay keine Rede sein kann. Weder die nette Idee mit den beiden unterschiedlichen Charakteren noch die tollen Filmsequenzen können dieses Spiel entscheidend aufwerten.
IGN (Oct 01, 1998)
I can't say that I really felt one way or another about The Fifth Element. I wasn't a giant fan of Tomb Raider, but I slogged through it, and learned a lot about how it could be better. With The Fifth Element, the puzzles struck me as the same old same old. I will admit that the action itself is far more interesting than the first Tomb Raider, but I fear the puzzles suffer a serious dose of mediocrity. I can't recommend this game for a buy. Rent it first, if at all.
GameSpot (Oct 21, 1998)
The Fifth Element has an OK soundtrack. It's not good, but it's not intrusive. And coming from a game that should receive a quality citation, one mediocre feature is perhaps its only saving grace. Kalisto should have spent more time on this engine. Period. The game is not fun, not pretty, and not challenging. And the sad part is, Activision can't even cash in on the movie license, because the characters look nothing like those in the movie. Don't waste your money on this game, and if you're walking around the rental store, get the movie, not the game.
Game Revolution (Oct, 1998)
Shame on you, Activision, for releasing this turkey. Any one with half-a-brain could have told you to just write this one off your taxes and not release it at all. It is a stain on your good reputation, and now (this hurts me more than it hurts you) a black mark on your permanent record.