MediEvil (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

An amusing and original classic. The_Ferryman (14) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A surreal venture into the world of the dead bowser724 (26) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (35 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Electric Playground
This game really took me by surprise. To tell you the truth, while I was playing Medievil I forgot all about Crash Bandicoot and Spyro. This is Sony's most impressive non-sports game to date.
Es una de las joyas de la consola gris de playstation, y de momento tiene dos secuelas: una en la misma plataforma y otra en la PSP. Desprende originalidad y buen humor en todos los apartados, especialmente en los personajes (todos tienen algo cómico que decir), manteniendo un alto nivel en cada apartado sin que decaiga el interés: gráficos muy bien desarrollados con extensos niveles dotados de detalles y habitados por personajes y enemigos que a pesar de ser algo inferiores no dejan de tener buen diseño; jugabilidad intuitiva y fácil de manejar, con el único inconveniente de una cámara que a veces da problemas; música magistral acompañada por una amplia gama de efectos de sonido y un doblaje excelente;y finalmente una notable duración para varias horas.
Absolute Playstation
MediEvil is a truly awesome game. I loved the premise, enjoyed the graphics, jammed on the sound effects & musical score and became absorbed with the gameplay. It's truly rare that a game with a spooky theme such as this one actually turns out gobs of hilarious results. I mean you have this goofy looking skeletal hero, all kinds of wonderfully animated creatures like pumpkins and scarecrows...the game just oozes character. If you have ever seen the Tim Burton flick "A Nightmare Before Christmas", you can start to get a good idea of what this game resembles...and if you liked the movie your gonna love this game!
The Video Game Critic
The difficulty is fair, the humor is good, and the game becomes more entertaining as you progress. MediEvil's graphics are particularly interesting, especially in later levels where you explore a asylum and a pirate ship. Stick with MediEvil through its tedious early levels and you will be rewarded.
Game Revolution
In the end, what we have here is one of the cleverest platform games ever made. Though not as graphically amazing as the N64's Banjo-Kazooie, Medievil is able to capitalize on the ability to use both music, voice, and FMV that Banjo-Kazooie had to do without. Released just in time for Halloween, this game is perfect for the Goth lover deep down inside all of us (just as long as you don't dress in all black and listen to the Violent Femmes. Why can't I get, just one...oh, never mind. - Ed.). This game is more than just a Halloween treat, though, and should be a top seller throughout the holiday season, and a classic after that.
Joystick (French)
Voilà enfin un jeu intéressant à se mettre sous la dent : un chouïa de rancune, une grande dose de vengeance, une pincée d'aventure et une ambiance ténébreuse à souhait...
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Like I’ve already stated, I really don’t know of any game of this type that has come close to engrossing me so completely in a story, or has held my attention as rapt as MediEvil. If you have a Playstation, you should have this game.
Mega Fun
Mit MediEvil ist Millennium fast der perfekte Wurf gelungen. Selten habe ich ein derart stilvolles 3D-Jump&Run erlebt. Sämtliche morbide Szenarios wurden mit einer umwerfenden Liebe zum Detail umgesetzt, während der düstere, orchestrale Soundtrack ebenfalls vom Allerfeinsten ist. Um konkret zu werden: Die Grafik von MediEvil kann mit der´von Gex 3D auf jeden Fall schritthalten. Doch das ist noch nicht ein mal das Beste an diesem 3D-Meisterwerk. MediEvil ist ein spielerischer Hochgenuß. was nicht zuletzt am überragendem Leveldesign liegt. (…) Fast hätte die mittelalterliche Hopserei 90% kassiert, wenn da nicht zwei kleine Fehler wären. Zum einen muß man in die Kameraführung ständig aktiv eingreifen, wenn man etwas von der Umgebung mitbekommen möchte, zum anderen empfinde ich es als etwas unfair, daß man nach jedem Absaven nicht automatisch wieder etwas Lebensenergie hinzubekommt. Ein Savepoint mit wenig Lebensenergie entpuppt sich in höheren Levels nämlich als recht nutzlos.
88 Gaming Portal
MediEvil je unatoč manama pravi klasik PlayStation konzole. Njegov nastavak uspješno je produljio životni vijek jednookog kostura, a prije pet godina dobili smo i svojevrsnu preradu za PSP platformu. No mnogim je igračima u sjećanju ostao isključivo original, prvenstveno zbog fenomenalne atmosfere koju nitko nije ponovio. Stoga se još uvijek nadamo trećem dijelu, a u međuvremenu povremeno hranimo nostalgiju igranjem originala. Dakako, isto savjetujemo i vama.
Au final, aucun reproche à faire à MEDIEVIL. C'est un très très bon jeu. Sauf si vous êtes allergique à ce type d'humour ou aux joyeusetés d'Halloween, vous deviendrez rapidement accro car la réalisation est remarquable et le gameplay exemplaire.

המשחק הוא הפתעה נעימה, שרוב חובבי סגנון הפלטפורמות הלת-מימדי, יאהבו.

MediEvil may not be as graphically appealing or as accurate in camera controls as a Spyro the Dragon, but to keep that analogy going, it provides the level of diversity, challenge, and fun that that title may have somewhat lacked. All in all, it's a welcome surprise.
Fans of this kind of game will definitely want to give it a play. Anyone expecting an innovative, next-generation experience will be left out in the cold.
Cincinnati Enquirer
MediEvil is linear in nature, meaning you have set start and end points, but what you do between the two is entirely up to you. There are a lot of secret passages and hidden catacombs you can explore if you can only solve the puzzles necessary to gain entrance. So if you’re looking for a haunting romp through the land of the undead, you won’t do wrong by MediEvil. Its challenging and fun game play make it a worthy addition to your PlayStation library.
Na koniec pozostał ciężki orzech do zgryzienia. Komu polecić MEDIEVIL? Z jednej strony archaizmy w postaci kamer czy też detekcji kolizji, z drugiej natomiast rewelacyjny klimat oraz "to coś" dzięki czemu płytka z grą nadal obraca się w konsoli. Ja grając na potrzeby recenzji bawiłem się dobrze, ty Czytelniku sam powinieneś sobie zadać pytanie czy chcesz powrócić do świata Sir Daniela.
Game Informer Magazine
It has held up better than a lot of PSone titles and still looks unique, but the animation is stiff and the character models are amazingly undetailed. When it was originally released, MediEvil was a charmingly different action title. Today it's just another example of how far gaming has come.