• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Overall, Brain Assist is a pretty novel game idea, but 10 mini-games are just not enough to make a game experience feel complete.
  2. 20
    Rubbish, utter rubbish. Sloppy development, boring minigames and not enough content to keep anyone entertained for longer than twenty minutes.
  3. On the plus side, there is single-card download play for wireless "fun" with up to four players. On the down side, if we really want to tell up to four friends that we despise them and never wish to suffer their company ever again, we can think of more direct ways to do so.
  4. A physio-terrorist for your mind.
  5. 35
    Even with the odd original game in the mix, these still aren't the type of things you want to do everyday - especially with the lame scoring system.
  6. There are better and more rewarding brain trainers out there. [May 2008, p.82]
  7. This educational game feels more like therapy than fun.
  8. Today, with so many able competitors on the market, we just can't recommend sparse, shallow collections with slow load times and GBA-level visuals. Whether you're looking to train your brain or just play some minigames, there are simply better options out there than Brain Assist.
  9. A pretty simple brain game and certainly nothing new for the genre. If you don't have a brain game then this isn't a bad start; if you have other games in this vein, you may not need to pop this into your system.
  10. 50
    Brain Assist is mildly entertaining, but I'm not feeling any more clever for having played it.
  11. 70
    Brain Assist is a decent take on the genre, and while it doesn't stand out as a major accomplishment, it is just different enough to make it fun.
  12. Ten games for 20 quid is a bit steep and in the end, without the lure of a proper scientific brain age hook, it's all a bit 'so what.' [Issue#22, p.86]
  13. 40
    A sub-standard mini-game compilation that lacks the appeal of other 'brain games'.
  14. A charming and competent brain testing game on the surface. But with only ten mini-games and a dubious method of testing your intelligence, Brain Assist doesn't do anything to better its many rivals.
  15. But if looked at purely for entertainment value, the ten games on offer do give some good, non-violent, simple fun, even if a few of them are practically impossible to beat.
  16. If you've played Brain Training and Big Brain Academy to death and need something else of their ilk to get you through the day, Brain Assist will do the job. If you haven't played the aforementioned titles, though, or if you simply just don't care about the genre that much, then you can safely skip this one, and no one will blame you.
  17. Brain Assist is by no means a bad game; however the awful loading times and the lack of polish does not make it stand out from any other game in a highly competitive market.

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