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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Jun, 1995)
Gex will be a big boost for the struggling 3DO system, which can boat only a few outstanding titles to date. This much-delayed game was well worth the time it took to molt into it's final form. Gex is destined to become the 3DO equivalent of Sonic or Mario, as this cool little lizard sets high standards for all future 3DO platform-hoppers.
Gex is the kind of game that comes only a few times a year. It's a must-play on any platform. A winner for the 3DO and a victory for 32-bit gaming.
GameFan Magazine (Jun, 1995)
2-D power...on the 3DO? Who-da' thunk it? Gex not only features many hours of platforming bliss, but high replay value as well. Dana Gould's comedic talents actually add to the fun and the abundance of diversity is astounding. No two levels are alike! Somehow Crystal also managed to pull off up to five levels of parallax, this I did not expect. I want a sequel!
The Video Game Critic (Sep 15, 2002)
It's pretty rare that the sound effects stand out in a video game, but I definitely took notice of them in Gex. Effects like the whipping sound of his tail and enemies getting knocked like bowling pins are crystal clear and entertaining. Unfortunately I've never been a big fan of Dana Gould who does Gex's voice, and I found his quips to be mildly amusing but mostly annoying. You can save your game, but only at predetermined points. Overall, I'd have to say that Gex is one of the premiere 3DO games. Crystal Dynamics tried to create the ultimate 2D platform game, and they did a pretty good job.
Joystick (French) (Jun, 1995)
Le premier jeu de plates-formes sur 3DO est aussi l'un des meilleurs... toutes machines confondues !
With the recent release of Gex from Crystal Dynamics, the 3DO has its first platform game which not only looks amazing but also plays great.
If there was ever a game surrounded by endless hype and development time, Gex has to be it. But the long wait was well worth it. Gex proves to be one of the best action games ever seen on the 3DO! The graphics and sounds are superb and the voice of comedian Dana Gould adds some great one-liner humor to an already enjoyable game. Unfortunately, the backgrounds scroll a bit choppily, but that's not the fault of the programmers and hardly takes away from the fun.
Oldies Rising (Aug 06, 2008)
Un savant mélange de tout ce qui a été fait de mieux dans ce genre de jeu réuni sur un seul cd bourré d’idées géniales. Vraiment le seul petit point négatif : les voix en anglais puisqu’on ne comprend pas toutes les références citées par le lézard agité mais ceci est vraiment un détail mineur oublié au bout de 5 minutes. Un fun, un plaisir de jeu et une réalisation superbe pour moi inégalée depuis sur le peu de jeux en 2D sortis toutes consoles confondues. UN JEU INDISPENSABLE pour les fans de jeux de plate forme ! Si vous ne l’avez pas encore foncez vous le dégotter!
85 (Jul 20, 1997)
Sorti de nul part tel un ovni, Gex est un excellent titre disposant d'un univers attachant et d'un personnage qui est bien loin du cliché traditionnel du héros. De plus, l'humour omniprésent fait passer de très bons moments. Après une telle expérience, vous ne porterez plus le même regard sur votre télévision.
Power Unlimited (Oct, 1995)
Gex is een goed platformspel. Het bevat prachtige animaties en graphics, is pittig en vol humor en zit tot de rand vol met koele vijanden. Als de 3DO meer spellen als dit had gekregen, dan zou het misschien een groter succes zijn geworden. Balen, Piet!
Game Players (Jul, 1995)
Still, it's very well designed, funny and it looks great. If Crystal Dynamics set out to invent the mascot for 3DO, they may have won the competition by default, but the character is more than worthy of the title.
The one thing missing from the 3DO's catalogue of titles is a strong platformer. Crystal Dynamics have tried to rectify this with Gex. The main character is cute, with a nice line in special moves and occasional funny one liners. The graphics aren't great especially compared to Donkey Kong Country, and the gameplay is limited to jumping around collecting things and avoiding bad guys. If this had been released before DKC it might have worked, but, now it's just a bit old hat.
3DO Magazine (UK) (Mar, 1995)
The 3DO's Sonic or Mario with bells on, Gex redefines the platform genre in 32bit, postmodern guise. The central Gecko sprite (rendered with over 450 frames of Silicon Graphic animation) can cling to just about anything; use his tail as a whip and collect power-ups with a long gelatinous tongue. Five big and varied worlds provide a reasonable challenge, while non-stop quips voiced by Dana Gould make this fun even for those who thought they'd outgrown this tired genre.
Video Games (May, 1995)
Mit Gex bietet uns Crystal Dynamics endlich mal wieder ein innovatives Jump‘n‘Run mit einigen neuen und überaus witzigen Ideen. Allein die Sprüche, die der grüne Gecko ständig von sich gibt, lohnen schon den Kaut der CD, vorausgesetzt, Ihr sprecht gut Englisch. Aber auch spielerisch überzeugt Gex, die Hauptfigur läßt sich gut steuern, die Animation wirkt sehr flüssig und detailliert. Durch Gex-spezielle Fähigkeiten, insbesondere die Wand- und Deckenkraxelei, ergeben sich völlig neue Perspektiven, allerdings muß man sich erst daran gewöhnen. Die Ladezeiten halten sich in Grenzen und mit knapp fünfzig Levels plus Speicheroption bietet Gex viel Spiel fürs Geld, Her damit!
Lasting weeks on end, Gex features just the right mix of action, humor, attitude, challenge, and secrets. If you're a fan of the action/platform genre and own a 3DO (or a Playstation or Saturn) then give Gex the once over! You won't be disappointed.
CD Player (1996)
»Gex« entpuppt sich als konventionelles Hüpfspiel, das bewährte Elemente aufgreift und nichts wesentlich Neues bietet. Dennoch verbucht Gex durchaus Bonuspunkte: Fünf Welten bieten eine Menge abwechslungsreiche Szenarien, die sich angenehm flott spielen. Wer unter Plattform-Entzugserscheinungen leidet, darf sich Gex zulegen und wird auch die technischen Mängel verschmerzen: Das Scrolling ruckelt erschreckend, Grafik und Sound werden den Hardware-Fähigkeiten zu keiner Zeit gerecht.
Anyway, if you feel like running, jumping, swacking things with your tail and looking for lost remote controls(?) check this gecko out.