Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Sep 12, 2012
    It's a game that naturally intersects action platforming with lateral thinking, never splurging on one over the other. Fractured Soul's dual-dimension gameplay, combined with its speed run-focused online leaderboards and forgiving checkpoint system, showcase it as one of the finest 3DS games among both retail and online titles.
  2. Jan 21, 2013
    Fractured Soul is a cleverly constructed game that really makes the most of it's humble format. The challenges can be excruciatingly difficult, but overcoming them leaves you with a genuine sense of accomplishment.
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    If you can look past the generic space-robot visuals and lackluster combat, Fractured Soul is a fantastic idea for the multi-screened device. The dimensional swapping is a cool way to bring life to some old platforming concepts, and the controls and gameplay are so polished you can feel the dedication the team had to making the game challenging, yet still playable.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    All in all, Fractured Soul is a really well-crafted and polished game that manages to do justice to both side-scrolling action platforming and shooting. Anyone who loves the Mega Man series will love it, and I'm sure shooter fans will as well.
User Score

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
    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 fact that its insanely difficult. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2012
    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 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 »