Fractured Soul 3DS

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
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  1. Pelit (Finland)
    May 13, 2013
    74
    Fractured Soul is a quite clever 2D platformer, but there are too many instant death moments with no nearby checkpoints. [May 2013]
  2. Sep 21, 2012
    74
    Fractured Soul offers a lot of replay value, and with over 30 levels to navigate, online leaderboards, and unlockable challenges, there are many hours of entertaining, challenging, and addictive gameplay that the hardcore platforming fan should not miss out on.
  3. Jan 15, 2013
    72
    The relentless difficulty level hides some potential for frustration. But nonetheless the handling is surprisingly simple, the level design is interesting.
  4. Sep 24, 2012
    72
    A solid entry to the 3DS' eShop, Fractured Soul offers plenty of challenging action platforming gameplay for a fair price.
  5. Feb 8, 2013
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 14, 2013
    70
    If only Endgame Studios opted for a level of difficulty a bit less prohibitive, Fractured Soul could find a much wider audience.
  7. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    If you can grit your teeth and take its serious difficulty on the chin, Fractured Soul is a marvellous puzzle-platformer well worth the download.
  8. Games Master UK
    Mar 24, 2013
    68
    Its turnaround of ideas eventually won us round. [Apr 2013, p.83]
  9. Jan 25, 2013
    68
    It's a frustrating game, with a structure that definitely lacks balance: however, Fractured Soul is indeed going to appeal to those hardcore gamers looking for a true challenge.
  10. Jan 28, 2013
    60
    Fractured Soul is fresh and clever, but it will probably appeal most to masochists.
  11. Jan 24, 2013
    60
    An original and promising experience, spoiled by a frustrating dual-screen gameplay mechanic and an irritating difficulty level.
  12. Sep 21, 2012
    60
    So while Fractured Soul has some good ideas and at times is a pleasant return to the tough standards of old-school gaming, it takes it to an excess that eventually breaks the game and undoes the good will of its nostalgic positives.
  13. Oct 3, 2012
    50
    This one may only appeal to the more hardcore players.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 18, 2014
    8
    If you like challenges and are a masochist, this game is for you. Very well designed, but I haven't put a lot of time into it due to the factIf you like challenges and are a masochist, this game is for you. Very well designed, but I haven't put a lot of time into it due to the fact that its insanely difficult. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2012
    9
    This game is one tough game to beat. So don't buy this game if you get frustrated when you lose. This game is for pros. One thing why thisThis game is one tough game to beat. So don't buy this game if you get frustrated when you lose. This game is for pros. One thing why this game is for pros is because you have to look up and down most of the time. Then there are also lots of enemies and hard places to pass. If you played the older version of fractured soul you can see that the 3ds version is redesigned and looks better. This new version has some new features through. One new feature is the leaderboards. This is to show how fast they can beat this selected level. Also, if you want some more challenge, try the bonus levels. You can get them by getting lots of stars. Getting a 5 star is really tough. It's even more harder than playing the game without it! There are only 3 bosses in this game. If you want a challenge then this is a game you should play. Full Review »