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Set in Qing dynasty of 19th Century China, this adaptation of the film of the same name follows the path of the characters Jen, Yu Shu Lien and Li Mu Bai. When warrior Li decides to retire from fighting, he gives his famous jade sword, The Green Destiny, to a nobleman. The weapon is stolen shortly afterwards, and he has to hunt down the thief with his friend Yu Shu Lien, while the sassy nobleman's daughter Jen keeps crossing their path.

The epic story has been split up in three parts, one for each character. The game mimics the film's famous martial arts, based on the Wudan fighting style, with a set of basic attacks, attack combos and special moves, combined with defensive actions such as basic blocking, combo blocking and evasion. While fighting, the characters learn new moves, collect items and earn rewards. Skills are improved according to your fighting style. Using specific attacks (e.g. unarmed) boosts the related skills, which can be leveled up.

There are different flavours of weapons to be collected, from axes to swords, spears and sabers, and even exotic variants such as falchion, firangi or gloive. New ones can be acquired during battle, but enemies can pick them up as well.


Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon PlayStation 2 In the first part of the story Jen has seen a wonderful sword and sets out to steal it
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon PlayStation 2 The controller setup can be customised
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon PlayStation 2 Scene 1 - Dark Path: Load screen
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon PlayStation 2 Game Over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tigre & Dragon" -- French title
  • "Tiger & Dragon" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Next Level Gaming Oct 09, 2003 82 out of 100 82
ToTheGame Oct 26, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Oct 28, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Deaf Gamers 2005 5 out of 10 50
Deeko 2003 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de Jan 13, 2004 43 out of 100 43
Game Freaks 365 2004 4.1 out of 10 41
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 27, 2003 6 out of 20 30
Thunderbolt Games Jul 28, 2008 2 out of 10 20
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 05, 2003 2 out of 10 20


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Cancelled GameCube version

A GameCube version was announced, but cancelled.

Cancelled successor

For the Windows version, Phantagram was developing a MMORPG based on the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon universe, but since 2003, no more news or information has appeared.
Sciere (393332) added Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (PlayStation 2) on Aug 11, 2005
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