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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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93
Peliplaneetta.net (Apr 29, 2003)
Lähdin pelaamaan Kung Fu Chaosta täysin nollaodotuksin. Kiitos intin, en osannut varautua siihen mitenkään enkä kuullut juurikaan mitään hypeä, joten koko peli oli minulle pelkkä nimi promolevyn kannessa ennen ensimmäistä pelikertaa. Kreisi meno kuitenkin imaisi mukaansa, ja pitkästä aikaa huomasin ajattelevani peliä myös muuta tehdessäni: niin, siitä voisi saada 5 tähteä jos... Pelin toteutusta, tekstejä ja dialogia katsellessaan tietää, että myös tekijöillä on ollut hauskaa tätä eeposta kasattaessa. Ja sellainen alkaa toden totta käydä harvinaiseksi.
90
Next Level Gaming (Feb 20, 2003)
It's nice to see a game come out that shows some originality. Sure, at first glance I said "This is a Powerstone rip-off". But you know what? When you get into this game, you'll find out how wrong I was. And Powerstone was a long time ago and so forgotten by now new gamers won't even know the difference. Bottom line? Great graphics, fun "pick up and go" gameplay, and wild multiplayer action. This is one of the reasons to go out and get an Xbox, because you won't get this anywhere else.
82
XBox Solution (XBS) (Mar 31, 2003)
Kung Fu Chaos has quite a few addictive qualities to it that makes it a good title to own. While the graphics aren’t the best we’ve seen in a fighting title by far, the fun factor and entertainment value is certainly top notch. Having been a fan of the Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris films, I enjoyed playing Kung Fu Chaos a bit more than some may, but I’m steadfast in my recommendation to take a closer look at this title for everyone, at least a rental.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Apr 14, 2003)
As long as you're not expecting a serious Soul Calibur-esque beat 'em up, then there's so much to admire about KFC; it's huge fun from the word go, has an absolute shedload of unlockables and has a style all of its own. Compared to its more serious competition it's fair to say that the combat can feel a touch lightweight, but the comic touch and the taunts work extremely well in balancing up the game's pick up and play shallowness. It's virtually impossible to play KFC without sporting a stupid grin on your face, and it has all the hallmarks of becoming a cult classic.
80
X-Power (Apr 03, 2003)
Zal Kung Fu Chaos de geschiedenis ingaan als een groot topgame, een naam hebben als één van de beste spellen op Xbox ? Ik denk van niet, ik denk dat vele gamers hun mening over dit spel al gevormd hebben na het bekijken van de screens en vaagweg het concept te horen. Ik wil de twijfelaars echter aanmoedigen KFC echter zeker een kans te geven ! Het spel heeft zeker zijn foutjes, waarvan het cameraprobleem (zeker tijdens multiplayer) het grootste is. Maar an sich is Kung Fu Chaos een knap gemaakt, grappig spel dat vele uren speelplezier kan opleveren aan de ruimdenkende gamer die eens "iets anders" wil proberen.
80
Rebell.at Games (Jun 16, 2003)
Meine Erwartungen wurden mit Sicherheit übertroffen. Wie schon anhand meiner Wertung zu sehen ist, ist Kung Fu Chaos ein witziges, hektisches Spiel mit hohem Spaßfaktor. Besonders gut finde ich den Multiplayermodus und auch die Steuerung kann sich sehen lassen. Die Grafik verleiht dem Spiel ein besonderes Flair. Es ist immer wieder eine Herausforderung, die Welten mit eingebauten Fallen und nicht lockerlassenden Gegnern zu meistern und neue Levels frei zu schalten. Wer auf Blut und Eingeweide im Austausch für Spaß verzichten kann - also hoffentlich jeder - sollte KFC eine Chance geben.
80
PlayDevil (Nov 21, 2003)
Since this is the first X-Box review we do on site we can't really compare with any other similar titles. Still 'Kung Fu Chaos' is a truly new and innovative beat-em-up title that will certainly get attention from young to old. Yes, it's mainly a ripoff of Powerstone (on Dreamcast) but nevertheless it still remains impressive. And that is what it is all about. Solid gameplay, high fun factor, excellent graphics and outstanding sound. "Kung Fu Chaos" is definitely a game that most of the X-Box gamers should put more attention too because I'm sure most of you will certainly enjoy playing it. We did!
80
Video Game Talk (Apr 04, 2003)
Despite the mixed comments on various message boards and gaming sites, I found Kung Fu Chaos to be a total blast. Both the single and multiplayer modes are hopelessly addictive, and the game's variety and armfuls of unlockables offer substantial replay value. Kung Fu Chaos is quirky enough in its premise and design that some gamers might be hopelessly turned off by its cartoonish appearance, and as much as the gameplay appealed to me, I can definitely see why it isn't for everyone. The second XBox Exhibition disc features a demo of the game that is very representative of the final product, and it'd be worth checking it or a rental out before shelling out fifty bucks.
80
GamePro (US) (Feb 26, 2003)
With its martial arts action, Kung Fu Chaos is a bit like Mario Party with a mean streak; it's funny and furious but not cutesy, which should serve Xbox owners just fine. Don't underestimate it if you're looking for four-player fun.
79
Gamesmania.de (Apr 03, 2003)
Die Inszenierung dieses Spiels ist sensationell! Was dem Spieler da als "fertiger Schnitt" geboten wird, sucht seines Gleichen und sorgt bei Mehrspielerpartien für einen Extraschub an Begeisterung, im Anschluss an das wilde Geprügel. Einzelspieler und echte Beat em Up Fans sollten zu anderen Titel greifen. Wer jedoch ein witziges und actiongeladenes Mehrspielergame sucht, das manchmal zu Lasten der Übersichtlichkeit auf Splitscreen verzichtet, darf sich dieses Chaos nicht entgehen lassen!
77
4Players.de (Mar 27, 2003)
Die vermeintliche Vorlage wird dabei zwar erneut nicht erreicht, aber trotzdem machen die chaotischen, wenn auch etwas monotonen, Massenkeilereien irgendwie Laune. Zudem hält Kung Fu Chaos einige unterhaltsame Herausforderungen und Minispiele parat, die für willkommene Abwechslung sorgen. Oder wer schleudert nicht gerne mal in der Kampfpause hässliche Prinzessinnen durchs Dickicht? Besonders Lob verdient auch die gelungene Lokalisierung, die den trashigen Humor gut rüber bringt, sowie die stylische Präsentation, die neben den teils fast schon zu spektakulären Film-Sets vor allem mit atmosphärischer Kamera- und Schnitttechnik punktet. Schade nur, dass die Gegner-Vielfalt etwas zu wünschen übrig lässt. Außerdem gibt es keinerlei Power-Ups oder Ähnliches, um dem Gameplay mehr Dynamik einzuhauchen und im Hadgemenge verliert man einfach zu schnell die Übersicht. Für zwischendurch aber trotzdem immer wieder ein durchschlagendes Vergnügen.
75
Netjak (Aug 20, 2003)
Recommending the game, however, is much easier to do. If you liked the Power Stone series, then you will love Kung Fu Chaos. For n00bs to the genre, it's hard not to like a game like KFC. It has all of the ingredients of a highly entertaining game, and once you add multiplayer into the mix it makes for a perfect party game. Still, is it worth the $30 for the average gamer? No question about it. Brand new you can find it for 30 clams, and on Ebay you can get it for half that. Kung Fu Chaos is truly a refreshingly rewarding, entertaining game…
75
Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 15, 2003)
Non Kung Fu Chaos n'est pas pourvu d'un gameplay très développé, oui il arrive que l'humour soit un peu lourd mais pourtant, le soft reste particulièrement accrocheur et malgré ces quelques défauts, on ne peut que le conseiller à ceux qui ne prennent pas leurs jeux vidéo trop au sérieux et qui ne craignent pas un humour omniprésent mais pas toujours irréprochable ou bien encore aux fans des films de Kung Fu.
75
Game Revolution (Mar, 2003)
After the credits have rolled and the last evil claw-wielding bad guy has been defeated, Kung Fu Chaos proves itself to be a worthy opponent. Its style and abundance of butt-kicking goodness provide enough fun for the whole ninja clan, though it's a little light on depth for the more hardcore fighters. I guess this answers the age old questions - Who is the meanest? Who is the prettiest?
70
Gamesdog (Oct 14, 2003)
This is a game that is not nice to newcomers and for that reason, some might find they are playing the single player campaign more than that want to.
66
GameZone (Mar 09, 2003)
Kung Fu Chaos possesses a number of things that work against it, but the game is still fun and amusing enough to keep a gamer busy. Those expecting a highly addictive party game in the same vein as Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers will find nothing but disappointment, but all is not entirely bad. There are single-player levels that are just too fun to pass up so it’s worth a weekend rental.
65
Kung Fu Chaos is a fighting/party game with levels that are unlocked based on performance. In half of them, you’ll star in an action scene for a crazed Hong Kong director. Expect to be forced across collapsing bridges, pits of doom, uprooted floors – all the while battling the minions of ninja hell. This is where the fighting aspect of the game is supposed to take hold. Unfortunately, the combo system is designed for a button-mashing extravaganza – and combos of X-X-X just don’t cut it today. The good news for everyone is that the graphics are nice, the voice-overs are funny while not annoying, and the fun factor is certainly above that of Fusion Frenzy. For a party game, this is simple and fun. As a fighting game, though, it is pitiful and somewhat painful. Microsoft’s Kung Fu Chaos can be compared to a classic ’70s detective flick – Shaft. John Shaft, like Kung Fu Chaos, has a self-depreciating sense of humor, inane action, witty banter, and loose kung fu skills.
65
GameSpot (Feb 28, 2003)
If you don't take your gaming too seriously and have several other friends who feel the same way, then you could have a good time with Kung Fu Chaos. It's probably not a game you'll be coming back to months later, but much like with that kung fu movie you've had your eye on at the video store, you could do a lot worse than giving it a rent. The game's got great graphics and responsive controls, and it's good for a few laughs.
63
IGN (Feb 19, 2003)
I have to hand it to Microsoft. When we first saw KFC it was total crap. There was nothing enjoyable about the game whatsoever. The half-year delay has truly saved this game from being a total waste of disc space. However, it's still a very flawed game that just doesn't work with four players.
60
GameSpy (Feb 24, 2003)
I definitely enjoyed my time with KFC and I'll try to get some of my (doubtlessly reluctant) friends to try this one out. Its amazing that the sub-par Whacked! got the Xbox Live support while KFC was left out in the cold; they're similar but KFC is superior in just about every way.
50
The single-player mode is fairly enjoyable, and the story is humorous at times, but there isn’t enough to Kung Fu Chaos to keep you occupied for more than a weekend. However, being an action brawler, the multiplayer experience is also important. Unfortunately, the multiplayer mode offers less variety in gameplay, and the homogenous characters severely limit the game’s depth. Kung Fu Chaos isn’t without potential, but while the campy kung-fu theme is fully captured and humorous at times, only a select few will find this title’s gameplay worth the price.
50
Mediocre fighting game plus an unoriginal making-a-movie-by-playing-a-game concept equals yet another stinker from the crew at Microsoft. I will admit that the gameplay engine behind Kung Fu Chaos isn't all that bad, but I just don't see who this game is marketed towards. Fighting fans will scoff at its lack of depth, and people that actually might find it's movie concept funny aren't old enough to read the instruction manual.