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Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

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Yet ANOTHER average Star Wars game. GameCube James Kirk (159)
Bounty Hunter? We don't need this scum. PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5232)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 6 4.0
PlayStation 2 6 3.1
Combined MobyScore 12 3.5

The Press Says

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PlayStation 2GameZone
Jango Fett is a terrific anti-hero who fights without compassion for the innocent. If they get in his way, it doesn’t matter if they live or not. He is a pit bull hanging on to the trail of his target with relentless, dogged determination. Couple that with his athleticism, the way that designers have animated him, great environments and you have the ingredients of a very good game. This is a joy to play.
Bounty Hunter is a great game that effectively puts players in control of Jango Fett. While the game is a bit on the linear side, it does a fantastic job of telling an interesting original story. I wholeheartedly recommend Bounty Hunter for any Star Wars fan.
GameCubeConsoles Plus
Dotée d'une excellent réalisation et d'une jouabilité à toute épreuve, cette version est très légèrement supérieure à la version PS2. Si l'on exclut quelques missions peu intéressantes et son côté répétitif, il nous reste un jeu très pêchu et fidèle à l'esprit de la saga.
GameCubeGame Chronicles
Bounty Hunter is one of the best Star Wars games to come along for your GameCube since the original Rogue Squadron II dazzled us back when the system launched. The action is intense, the gameplay is flawless, and the graphics and sound presentation are as good as it gets. A definite improvement over the PS2 version, if you own a GameCube and love Star Wars, or just the idea of being a bounty hunter, then hop in your pod racer and rush to the nearest store and get yours today.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter is a surprisingly well-done action shooter that no Star Wars fan should pass up. It has some flaws, namely an imperfect camera system and some repetition where gunplay is concerned. But the strong presentation and story coupled with a tight control scheme, satisfying platformer elements and huge worlds to see and conquer, more than make up for any shortcomings.
PlayStation 2IGN
Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a solid, if not technically challenged third-person action/adventure. Successfully combining our favorite aspects of the Star Wars universe with a clever stage design and a fantastic presentation, LucasArts has done a great job in suppressing the myth that games based on the Skywalker universe aren't any fun. A definite recommendation for Star Wars fans, Bounty Hunter isn't necessarily built for everyone, but for those of you out there who just can't get enough of this stuff, it's one of your better choices for this or any holiday season.
Many games have been released since Bounty Hunter first hit the shelves that have better graphics, more responsive AI, and bigger levels. In spite of the newer competition, Bounty Hunter still holds its own as one great game. Never easy, the game is structured well enough to allow conquering without a book, but nuanced and complicated enough to keep you rapt for weeks on end.
GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine
Malgré quelques défauts, Bounty Hunter est une valeur sûre de l'univers Star Wars et du genre action/aventure sur GameCube.
Certes, les lourdeurs et les défauts du gameplay demeurent mais l'amélioration graphique compense un peu et le jeu est un poil plus agréable dans cette déclinaison GC. Toutefois, il reste essentiellement destiné aux fans souhaitant en savoir plus sur un personage haut en couleur de leur univers favoris. Que les joueurs lambda passent leur chemin.
GameCubeGamePro (US)
LucasArts' newest third-person-perspective action/adventure game stars Star Wars Episode II anti-hero Jango Fett in a story that takes place before Attack of the Clones. While fans will definitely trip on seeing the father of Boba acquire Slave 1 and get hand-picked by Count Dooku as source material for Lord Sidious's clone army, others may find this game to be a fun but lackluster effort. What Bounty Hunter does right is provide you with an arsenal of weapons, gadgets, and moves. Armed with twin blasters, you can aim at two enemies simultaneously, while Jango's jetpack fuels great evasive maneuvering and more-challenging-than-usual platform jumping.
PlayStation 2Game Over Online
Overall, Bounty Hunter serves up some decent platforming elements, and blasting hordes of opposition is fun to a certain extent, but there are so many trifling aspects to the experience that you'll probably want to give up before you have a chance to appreciate the game's interesting storyline which, by the way, almost makes trudging through the game a worthwhile tour de force for hardcore Star Wars fans. But for everybody else who is just looking for a fun time playing as a cool character with cool abilities and weapons, Bounty Hunter should be relegated to a rental at best.
Un titre qui gâche de belles ambitions en raison d'un gameplay qui ne parvient pas à faire ses preuves. C'est d'autant plus rageant que le reste du titre est d'un très bon niveau...
Bounty Hunter has its good points, and the GameCube version is markedly better than the PlayStation 2 release.
PlayStation (UK)
And so, with the Bando Gora threat extinguished, it's clear that LucasArts has made another pretty and stylish foray into their galaxy far, far away, encompassing virtually all of Jango's myriad exciting abilities just as it said it would. Meanwhile, production values are on a par with the likes of Jedi Starfighter and The Clone Wars, but ultimately the familiarity of the Star Wars characters, the injection of John Williams' ubiquitous score and the addition of quirks like secondary bounty hunting can't mask the shallow, unexciting gameplay from view. This is a very simple, very brainless third person shooter for people who want to be Jango Fett - it won't challenge for a spot on your Christmas list, but it won't have you crossing anybody off yours if it finds its way into your stocking.
Après un passage plutôt moyen sur PS2, Star Wars Bounty Hunter dans sa version GameCube arrive à relever le niveau grâce à une réalisation supérieure. Toutefois, son gameplay assez poussif et très peu intuitif ne le réservera qu’aux fans de Star Wars et aux maniaques du pad.
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
In the end, your enjoyment of Bounty Hunter will depend on your expectations and fandom. It?s a big bundle of gameplay clich?s that?s sorely in need of some originality, but if your Fett fetish never wavers, if you don?t overthink it and just blast on through, a reasonably decent time can be had.
Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a third-person action game, with an emphasis on the action. Mr. Fett can run, jump, roll, hang on ledges, climb, fly short distances with his jetpack, and shoot up his enemies with a nasty arsenal that includes blasters, toxic darts, and back-mounted homing rockets. If ever a Star Wars character was ready-made for an action game, it'd be him. Since he's supposed to be a bounty hunter, he can also capture any being with a bounty on its head and redeem them for galactic credits. This is never required, but is an optional side objective throughout the game's six chapters and 18 missions. It sounds like a promising framework for an action game, but alas, numerous issues prevent it from delivering on its potential.
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Some people call it foolish. Others label it as a dork obsession. The way I see it, though, being a Star Wars fan is an exercise in pain. Not only are we forced into camping overnight to secure tickets to the first showing of the upcoming film, but we have to deal with Hindenberg-sized disasters like this game. At long last, there’s finally something in the Star Wars universe that’s worse than Jar Jar.
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Even if Star Wars Bounty Hunter's technical issues were resolved, you'd still be left with a flawed, boring game design that fails to capitalize on the inherent coolness of its theme and character. It's a rental at best for all but the most hardcore Star Wars fans, and even they would be advised to go with the graphically-improved GameCube version. To paraphrase old Ben Kenobi, the Force is weak with this one.
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Maybe it's always been this way, but now more than ever, Star Wars games can't get by just on the strength of their license--they need to be good games in their own right. Star Wars Bounty Hunter may have all the basic ingredients needed for a solid third-person action game, but it falls flat in the execution and is far too often cumbersome, confusing, or in some other way un-fun to be recommendable on its own merits. Serious Star Wars aficionados should enjoy the game's story, but they'll be forced to slog through a lot of tedious action to see how it pans out.
Overall, the game is well presented, but a bit uninteresting, repetitive, and limited. Most of the game is just running and shooting at enemies with the auto-targeting, which isn't amazingly fun. It's actually the most average game ever. Since the game is about 10 hours long, and there's nothing to do after finishing it and finding all the bounties, it may very well be the perfect rental.
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
I can’t be mad at the company that brought me my beloved X-Wing series for PC, but releasing Bounty Hunter is tantamount to being held down while someone farts in your face. I can definitely see where the developers were going with this game, but I’ll be danged if they even begin to scratch the surface of the Fett family’s potential. The camera is awful, the action is unevenly paced; the level design is frustrating; and, worst of all, the controls are terrible. This isn’t the game you’re looking for…you can go about your business. Move along!
GameCubeGame Revolution
Bounty Hunter starts off on a remote outpost known as Outland Station with our anti-hero, Jango Fett, on the hunt. Before long, our old friend Darth Tyranus appears and offers Jango a job that will ultimately ensure his position as the host for the Clone Army that was brought to light in Episode II. The target this time is the leader of the Bando Gora, a cult whose power and influence is beginning to threaten the malevolent plans of the Sith lords.
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Bounty Hunter's saving grace lies in the details it fills in about Jango and the history of the man known as Jaster Mereel. Between the story you get from the game and the unlockable Dark Horse comic book, you'll be able to make more sense out of the famed bounty hunter's mysterious past.
PlayStation 2Games TM
To be frank, Bounty Hunter is remarkably below par. Certainly, it's not the worst example of a Star Wars game (you only have to look at Star Wars: Demolition for that), but the fact that this game will sell off the back of a popular character, rather than the quality of the game, is a real con.
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
That load meter moves so monumentally slowly that my friends and I were laughing at it! I didn't make much progress in Bounty Hunter, but the few chapters I did complete were a real chore. If this game is any indication, perhaps being a bounty hunter isn't all it's cracked up to be.