Excerpt: Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is very close to being a good game. While playing the opening level anyone who's made gaming one of their primary pastimes in life will struggle not to raise a wry smile or even let out a mild chuckle at the gamer-focused humour, and because of this you want to love the game.
Summary: " Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard " is a real mixed bag. The standard of the animation is often pretty poor, although sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether this is intentional or not. Howevere, what it does mean is that a lot of the humour falls pretty flat. It’s also very specialist stuff, so unless you’re a pretty hardcore gamer, and have been for many years, you may find that a lot of the jokes you just won’t get anyway.
Funny spoof of game industry falls flat during play.
Common Sense Media
9 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is a parody game, and that even though the game talks about previous Matt Hazard titles, there are none. The game is a self-referential spin on the video game genre which tosses in clichés from the past twenty plus years of gaming.
Conclusion: Overall: I enjoyed the game not because of the gameplay, but because of the humor in it. It did everything needed to remind me of the humor of 80's action films/video games (both intentional and unintentional). While it will never be a best seller or Matt Hazard a console mascot, it is definitely worth cult status in any gamer's collection. Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Excerpt: After reading the name in the title you are probably thinking… Who? At first I believed that he may be an old classic from an arcade game, or something we would now consider retro. This is not the case however; Matt Hazard is a new character. Eat Lead the Return of Matt Hazard is Third Person Shooter, although strangely that’s not its primary purpose.