Jackass: The Game Reviews (PlayStation 2)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
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.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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Armchair Empire, The (Dec 07, 2007)
Jackass: The Game is by no means high art. It's not something that you get into for the deep storylines or intriguing characters. It panders to the lowest common denominator who takes an absolutely perverse pleasure in watching other people not only act like complete morons but suffer horrifically for their stupidity. It promotes gratuitous nudity, reckless disregard for life and limb, vulgar language, crass behavior, and careless attitudes towards the destruction of personal property. And yeah, it's fun.
GameZone (Oct 31, 2007)
Jackass: the Game doesn’t try to do anything radically different. If you’re a fan of the elaborate stupidity featured in the series and films, you’ll probably have a pretty good time banging up the idiots you know and love. Anyone who’s not a fan probably isn’t even considering playing this, but they wouldn’t like it anyway. Provided you go in expecting violent, attention-deficit-required humor and don’t expect a revolution in concept or execution, you and Jackass: the Game will get along swimmingly.
Worth Playing (Feb 12, 2008)
I like the "Jackass" show. I really do, and I don't like coming down on the video game interpretation of it, but without a true director mode, it lacks depth, and once you get your laughs out of the minigames once or twice, you'll be ready to move on. Jackass: The Game is best as a rental to see if the lukewarm appeal grabs you. The ability to screw up an event and actually get a better outcome for it is a refreshing change from the sometimes frustrating and punishing exactness and perfection required to master other games in the genre. It's also a nice change from the cutesy kids-oriented nature of many other party games. It's not broken, and it's not especially bad, but it's not terribly good, either. Those of you who worship the show might be able to justify adding another half-point or so to the score.
GamingExcellence (Apr 28, 2008)
Jackass: The Game is the definition of mediocrity, but when you don’t expect much this makes the title really impress you in some areas. The visuals, the audio, and much of the gameplay will actually keep a Jackass fan occupied and impressed. Now for how long that fan will stay occupied and impressed is completely variable. Personally this was entertaining for about one night (or two to three hours of play). This makes Jackass a perfect rental, especially if you’re going for the PS2 version. The PSP version includes the director mode and the extra multiplayer and looks, sounds, and feels much the same as the PS2 version making it a better choice if you’re looking to purchase it. In other words it’s not a terrible game, it’s just not a very good value. Either way you spin it, the game reeks with the awesome essence of Jackass.
GameSpot (Oct 01, 2007)
Jackass was the ultimate example of "don't try this at home" television, making it fertile ground for a video game adaptation. Even though it's missing the schadenfreude element that permeated the show, Jackass: The Game has the right attitude, and it still manages to elicit the occasional chuckle with its sophomoric hijinks.
GameDaily (Oct 03, 2007)
Jackass the Game could've used better audio and more mini-games, particularly Bam Margera bugging the living hell out of his parents. Still, it also could've been far worse, a game depending more on its license than actual content. For those with a strong will and a desire to play the roughest game of rock-paper-scissors on the planet (without actually feeling the effects from it), rent to your heart's content. Remember not to try this stuff in real life -- especially the elephant poo.
IGN (Sep 21, 2007)
Jackass: The Game can be fun for a bit, but mostly because the content of the stunts is funny. Actually playing them isn't as exciting as simply seeing what happens next, which is unfortunate. If you're into unlockable items then there will be a lot for you here, but if not, you'll find that the whole thing is over rather quickly. It can be a reasonable time waster, but that's about it.
Fragland.net (Dec 16, 2007)
What the show itself already showed is actually the perfect conclusion of this review. Suffering pain can be done in endless ways that are endlessly more fun than Jackass: The Game. And no, we don't want a version for the Wii. No!
VicioJuegos.com (Jan 23, 2008)
A pesar de la nota que ha recibido no podemos negar que Jackass: El Videojuego nos ha sorprendido satisfactoriamente; en principio lo que parecía ser un título con el único fin de aprovechar el tirón de la franquicia ha resultado ser un título muy variado cuyos fallos principales son la simpleza de las pruebas -las cuales se podrían haber exprimido más-, su corta duración y el duro control que ofrece.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 24, 2007)
It's a bonus that they got the cast together to mo-cap and voice the characters. It at least adds a semblance of authenticity to proceedings, but while the presentation is decent enough, the game's still a rudimentary collection of short, simple vignettes you'll half-heartedly enjoy racing though then quickly tire of. I could also argue that Jackass ethos is all about spontaneity and recklessness, which this game evidently lacks, but we'll leave it at that. Even the sound of Steve-O and the Jackass japesters laughing uproariously over the top of it all can't turn this into goof off gold.
PSX Extreme (Dec 03, 2007)
In short, Jackass the Game is all over the place. Some stunts are great fun, others are terrible. The graphics are decent here, but severely lacking there. The controls in this stunt work just fine; the controls in another make us say, "what the...?" In the end, we didn't like leaping back and forth between moderately happy and significantly disappointed, so we have to give this title the only possible score that fits...
Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 12, 2007)
Ce multi-épreuves déjanté s'adresse à un public ciblé, friand des crétineries et autres pitreries télévisuelles prodiguées par la team de Jackass. D'un strict point de vue ludique, cette adaptation de la célèbre émission US n'est pas vraiment des plus réjouissantes. Certes, les épreuves sont originales et tout aussi décalées que les cascades de l'émission mais ce qui ressort le plus vient de la maniabilité imprécise et de la faible durée de vie du soft. Si vous parvenez à dénicher trois neuneus supplémentaires pour une partie entre potes, pourquoi pas, mais dans le cas contraire, autant acheter les deux films sortis à ce jour.
Adapter Jackass en jeu vidéo n'était sans doute pas la meilleure des idées à la base. Confirmation avec ce jeu qui se tire de plus une balle dans le pied en proposant un titre qui manque de finition, que ce soit graphique ou au niveau de la maniabilité. Reste quelques gags fidèles à l'esprit de la série mais qui passent sous silence à côté d'une durée de vie absolument minable.
G4 TV: X-Play (Oct, 2007)
Baby alligators biting nipples, malfunctioning rocket skates, torn muscles, and bikini waxing. No, it’s not a weekend with Pam Anderson, but an average day for the Jackass crew. MTV’s hit series from 2000-02 showcased pranks and a variety of twisted, obnoxious, and immensely entertaining experiments endured by subjects who would normally be found at less discriminating trailer parks, asylums, or alleys. The good news is that the developers did an impressive job in picking “activities” that would meet the impeccably high standards of Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn, and the rest of the gutsy gang.
1UP (Oct 11, 2007)
With Jackass: The Game it's safe to say you're getting everything you could have hoped for from a Jackass minigame collection. And with that sure-to-be-taken-out-of-context quote out of the way, I'll add that I'm not exactly setting my sights very high. Far be it from me to risk pissing off a guy who once wore a diaper made of living bees, but Steve-O? Your game kind of sucks.
I can honestly save I hate this game. The controls suck (sorry if I forgot to mention that), the graphics are sub par and the music is worse than your little brothers mix. Making Jackass into a video game was a bad idea and I could have told you that before this piece of shit was put out on the shelves. If you have a strong will then try this game, I was ready to give up on this fucking pile of shit but for the sake of this review I went through it and I am not happy with myself.