Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


You play one of three bouncers of the bar Fate; Sion, Kou. Dominique, a young girl, bar mascot and friend of Sion has been kidnapped by Mikado Special Forces. You battle your way in an attempt to rescue Dominique.

Very much modeled on an interactive action film, you really do "Play the Movie". Mostly a straight action fighter game, there are a few RPG twists thrown in as you can learn new moves and increase your life, power and defense. Since the trio battles together you can choose which character to control at the beginning of each new battle.


The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Fighting some robots.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Outnumbered sometimes only means more fun.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 First attack surprised all of the main characters.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Survival mode (after finishing the game more characters are opened for you to play as).

Promo Images

The Bouncer Screenshot

User Reviews

One of the biggest disappointments in the history of videogames! Matthew Bailey (1277) unrated
It isn't that bad David Power (2) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme Mar 06, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Mar 13, 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7.2 out of 10 72 Aug 24, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 2001 5 out of 10 50
PSM Mar, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 40 out of 100 40
PlayFrance Apr 12, 2003 3.5 out of 10 35
Thunderbolt Games Nov 06, 2008 2 out of 10 20


There are currently no topics for this game.



In early release footage, the game was touted for intense fight scenes that revolved around remarkably interactive scenery. The result, as people know, was was off the mark and far from impressive. Supposedly, Square pushed Dream Factory (the developer) to wrap up the game as fast as possible, and the game reflects that. As a result, it seems that Dream Factory (which developed Ehrgeiz and the Tobal series for Square) has decided to stop creating games for Square.

Dolby Digital 5.1

This was the first PlayStation 2 game to feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Information also contributed by timebender

Related Web Sites

nullnullnull (1492) added The Bouncer (PlayStation 2) on Apr 14, 2001