Point Blank DS DS

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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 30, 2006
    9
    This is a great game, very well done on the ds. Don't bother about GI review, hire it and play for yourself.
  2. tonyg
    Aug 1, 2006
    8
    alot of fun for a game i thought would be pointless. the styles gives you a diffrent play on the game that actually works! word is that there is a very low print run due to error in production. they say only 25 -30,000 copies worlwide!!! as is i can see they wont reprint due to people thinking it dont work well. i can say that i thought the same until i popped in in my lite. reminds me ofalot of fun for a game i thought would be pointless. the styles gives you a diffrent play on the game that actually works! word is that there is a very low print run due to error in production. they say only 25 -30,000 copies worlwide!!! as is i can see they wont reprint due to people thinking it dont work well. i can say that i thought the same until i popped in in my lite. reminds me of warioware in a sense. highly reccommended. Expand

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Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 70
    Point Blank DS is a little on the shallow side, but the designers do a decent enough job spreading out the fun into a handheld package. The touch-screen replacement for light gun control works surprisingly well - I'm not hanging my light gun back in the storage closet just yet, but at the very least Namco Bandai shows that there's a place for these arcade gun shooters on the DS, and perhaps if this is successful at retail we may see other touch-screen spin-offs like the Time Crisis series.
  2. 75
    But the real fun lies in the mini-games. It's just a tad unfortunate, though, that the game really doesn't have much depth besides that. Granted, it's fun to play with another person and it's cool to play through the unique Brain Massage mode. But, if you're looking for a DS game that's going to provide hours of entertainment, you'll have better luck elsewhere.
  3. On some level, Point Blank DS really is an interesting experiment on Namco's behalf, but frankly, Point Blank was more interesting when it was a light-gun game.