Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
Buy On
  1. The unfortunates who decide to rent or buy this game will be stuck with nothing more than a filthy, horribly buggy port of an already middling game.
  2. 30
    Easily one of the worst Nintendo DS games released yet. It's extraordinarily hard to see any good in all this bad, and honestly I can't imagine any DS owner working their way through the progression because they're enjoying the clumsy, clunky, chunky, buggy, and most likely unfinished gameplay.
  3. I am sure there are some Gameboy Advance fighters out there that would earn a higher rating when compared side-by-side with this one. As it stands, this game is exactly what its title states, and nothing more: Imperfect.
  4. 20
    The game literally falls apart on gameplay. A flurry of punches, kicks, and concentrated moves are lost within the game's miserable reaction time and balance.
  5. Nintendo Power
    50
    Quotation forthcoming. [Dec 2005]
  6. The game doesn’t take advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware’s unique capabilities at all. It lacks presentable visuals and a decent combat engine as well.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Jul 18, 2017
    2
    Rise of the Imperfect is a terrible fighting game. It features loose controls, so much so that the characters sometimes feel like they areRise of the Imperfect is a terrible fighting game. It features loose controls, so much so that the characters sometimes feel like they are moving wherever they want. The story and game modes are useless, though the game seems intent on making you think otherwise. It's boring, and the stages are designed poorly. Despite this, there is a decent selection of available characters. Full Review »
  2. BobG.
    May 29, 2006
    10
    Awesome game with cool characters!
  3. RobO.
    Nov 3, 2005
    9
    In whole this is a sweet two player game, theres cool levels to beat your opponent and an amazingly cool starting off story line as you seeIn whole this is a sweet two player game, theres cool levels to beat your opponent and an amazingly cool starting off story line as you see the hulk the punisher and cpt america get killed but the 1 player story aint very long. Full Review »