Charlie's Angels (video game)

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Charlie's Angels
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Developer(s) Neko Entertainment
Publisher(s) Ubi Soft Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube
Release PlayStation 2[1]
  • EU: 4 July 2003
GameCube[2]
  • NA: 8 July 2003
  • EU: 25 July 2003
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

Charlie's Angels is a beat 'em up video game developed by Neko Entertainment and published by Ubi Soft Entertainment for PlayStation 2 and GameCube.

Charlie's Angels is based on the first and second film in the series. It follows the continuing adventures of private investigators Alex Munday (Lucy Liu), Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore) and Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz) as they attempt to solve the mystery of a series of missing national monuments. The heroines do not use firearms but can utilize blunt weapons and certain environmental objects.

The game is notable for being panned by critics and has been regarded as one of the worst video games ever made.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay is very simple and involves fighting groups of enemies by performing punching and kicking combinations or by using weapons. Each group of enemies must be defeated before the player is allowed to progress through the game. While the player is engaged in a fight, movement to another area is impossible as invisible walls will block your way. It also featured an option to switch from playing one Angel to another. However, this option is not available during a fight and it is not required to complete the game. Occasionally, one Angel must perform a task such as pressing a switch, pulling a lever or accessing a computer so that another Angel is allowed to progress.

Most levels end when all of the Angels have completed their current objective. Unlockables such as trailers and photographs from the movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle can be unlocked by collecting items such as film reels and memory sticks, which are hidden in each level.

Plot[edit]

The game begins on a beach beauty pageant runway. Wearing swimsuits, Natalie and Alex must each individually fight their way from the beach through the community and warehouses to the docks. Joined there by Dylan, the three continue to each fight their way through a series of further locations.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 23.74%[3]
Metacritic 23/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 1.5/5 stars[5]
Game Informer 2/10[6]
Game Revolution F[7]
GameSpot 1.9/10[8]
GameZone 4/10[9]
IGN 4/10[10]
Nintendo Power 1.5/5[11]
Nintendo World Report 1/10[12]
X-Play 1/5 stars[13]
The Village Voice 2/10[14]

Charlie's Angels was universally panned by critics. It received an average score of 23.74% at GameRankings[3] and an average score of 23/100 at Metacritic.[4] On GameRankings, the GameCube version of the game holds the lowest score on the site.[15] GamesRadar ranked it as the 50th worst game ever made. The staff commented that the game was even worse than the movie it was based on.[16]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlie's Angels Release Information for PlayStation 2". GameFAQs. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Charlie's Angels Release Information for GameCube". GameFAQs. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Charlie's Angels for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Charlie's Angels for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Charlie's Angels (GC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Mason, Lisa (September 2003). "Charlie's Angels". Game Informer (125): 113. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Liu, Johnny (July 2003). "Charlie's Angels Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Navarro, Alex (17 July 2003). "Charlie's Angels Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Knutson, Michael (22 July 2003). "Charlie's Angels - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Casamassina, Matt (16 July 2003). "Charlie's Angels (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Charlie's Angels". Nintendo Power. 173: 140. October 2003. 
  12. ^ Shirley, Jeff (14 October 2003). "Charlie's Angels". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Bemis, Greg (14 August 2003). "'Charlie's Angels' (GCN) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 10 August 2003. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Catucci, Nick (22 July 2003). "Monkey Biz". The Village Voice. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Browse and Search Games (sorted worst to best)". Gamerankings. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  16. ^ "The 50 worst games of all time". GamesRadar. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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