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Publisher: VIC Tokai
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Genre: Fighting

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-2302G
Sega Saturn
$? T-2302 H

Criticom, known as Criticom: The Critical Combat (クリティコム 〜ザ・クリティカル コンバット〜) is 3D fighting game released for the Sega Saturn.

A sequel, Criticom 2 was planned for the system, but was cancelled.

Production credits

Saturn Conversion

  • Executive Producer: Stan Liu
  • Producer: Albert Co
  • Lead Programmer: Matt Arrington
  • Art Director: Albert Co
  • Programmers: Feng Hu, Joseph Lee
  • Lead Animator: Francis Co
  • Animators: Andy Koo, Stanley Liu, Darrek Rosen, Darrin Krumweide
  • Original Concept: Stanley Liu
  • Game Design: Albert Co, Francis Co, Stan Liu
  • Visual Design: Frazad Varahramyan
  • Music Composition and Performance: Carlton Liu
  • Sound Effects: Carlton Liu, Mind Warp Production
  • Modeling and Texture Mapping: Albert Co, Francis Co
Cinematic Sequences
  • Production Manager: Larry Paolicelli
  • CG Modeling, Animation and Rendering: Kevin Lee, Joan Igawa, Larry Paolicelli, Francis Co, Stan Liu, Albert Co
  • Additional Modeling: Amie Haemi Yi, Hak Soo Ha, Mind Warp Production
  • Voice Over: Joan Igawa, Andy Koo, Frazad Varahramyan, Patricia Winters, Stan Liu, Anthony Lagunzad
  • Cover Art: Albert Co
  • Manual Design and Layout: Albert Co, Frazad Varahramyan
  • Testers: Kronos Dei Team, Chi. Kevin Chu, Darold Higa, Udi Hoh, Dickinson Lo, Takashi Morishima, Mike Nguyen
  • Special Thanks: Robert Yasui, Vic Tokai Inc., Yosuke Soga, Leonard Garcia, Masumi Matsunaga, Jim Daluisio, Sandy Abe, Michael Arrington, Max Chapman, David Sears, Anthony Lagunzad, Patricia Winters, John Park, Louie Flores, Noah Stein
  • Best (Money) Boy: Anthony Lagunzad
  • Master of the Obvious: Andy Koo
  • Animal Handler: Joan Igawa
  • Code Monkey: Stan Liu

In Memory of Bungiee

Source: In-game creditsMedia:Criticom_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[2]

Track list

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2. Track02 (01:40)

3. Track03 (01:38)

4. Track04 (01:45)

5. Track05 (01:41)

6. Track06 (01:36)

7. Track07 (01:44)

8. Track08 (01:45)

9. Track09 (01:38)

10. Track10 (00:32)

11. Track11 (00:32)

12. Track12 (01:43)
Running time: 16:14

Magazine articles

Main article: Criticom/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


GamePlayers US 0904.pdf

Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 9 No. 4 "April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
59 №1996/06, p71[4]
40 №1997-08, p137[5]
41 №, p15Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[6]
Sega Saturn
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, US
Criticom Saturn US Box Back.jpgCriticom Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Criticom Saturn US Disc.jpg
Criticom sat us manual.pdf
Saturn, JP
Criticom Saturn JP Box Back.jpgCriticom Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Criticom Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Criticom Saturn JP Disc.jpg


  1. File:GamePro US 076.pdf, page 180
  2. File:Criticom_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  3. File:EGM US 081.pdf, page 95
  4. File:MegaFun DE 1996-06.pdf, page 71
  5. File:SSM_JP_19970321_1997-08.pdf, page 139
  6. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 17