Star Fox Adventures - Reception


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 80% (79 reviews)
Metacritic 82 out of 100 (39 reviews)
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 6 out of 10
Famitsu 32 out of 40
GameSpot 8.3 out of 10
IGN 9.0 out of 10

Adventures sold over 200,000 copies in Japan following its release, and was the fastest-selling GameCube game at the time.

Star Fox Adventures was generally well received by the game critics. IGN said that the game is a "perfect companion" to The Legend of Zelda series, to which Adventures is often compared. The graphics were highly praised, with Electronic Gaming Monthly noting "the game is a work of art", and the UK magazine Edge wrote that the "visual splendour is immense". The game's combat system garnered some accolades, with EGM noting that it is similar to the fluid style of Kilik from the Soul Calibur series of fighting games, and GameSpot adding that the combat is "simplistic, but it's good looking and it isn't frustrating". The voice acting was criticized by some, with IGN remarking that it is "over the top" in some places, and EGM disliking the Dino (or Saurian) language used by some of the game's inhabitants. UK publication NGC magazine awarded the game 72%, which some fans speculated was due to bitterness over Rare's sale to Microsoft. Several issues later, NGC sarcastically published a score of 98%, which readers could cut out and place over the original if they chose to. This did not indicate a new score for the game.

Despite the mostly positive reviews, Star Fox Adventures is often criticized for its setting being too much of a departure from the other Star Fox games. IGN said that "Fans expecting a true Star Fox experience akin to the older games are in for a disappointment. The Star Fox license has been utilized sparingly -- to the point, in fact, where it feels totally out of place within the confines of this game universe. Fox is clearly only on this world at Nintendo's request, not because he belongs".

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