Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure located in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest looks like it's from some beautiful fairytale, there seems to be something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest's inhabitants to discover what's going on. Through his journey he discovers astonishing amount of imaginative traps and obstacles.

    BADLAND takes side-scrollers to the next level with its innovative physics based gameplay combined with the extremely beautiful atmospheric graphics and audio.

    BADLAND also features highly-addicting local multiplayer for up to four players playing with the same device. The multiplayer is all about surviving of the fittest with no rules in the BADLAND forest. It's completely okay to push your rivals to spinning circular saws in order to survive.

    BADLAND has been designed specifically for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and uses one-touch controls to give the player the best possible control mechanics. In addition, the graphics have been designed to fully use the Retina Display of these devices. The result is an highly immersive, addicting gaming experience.

    BADLAND in an universal app and supports iCloud so you have the same progress in every iOS device you own. BADLAND does NOT contain in-app-purchases. With one single purchase, you get everything.
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    100
    Featuring silhouetted foreground aesthetics, brilliant one-touch controls, and plenty of objectives to keep gamers busy, BADLAND is a standout game that we can’t stop playing.
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    100
    BADLAND doesn't simply look pretty, it's an absolute treat to play as well as you guide flocks of disturbing creatures through a labyrinth of hazards in an attempt to uncover the secret behind its strange pseudo-mechanized world.
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    92
    Badland is easily one of the best iOS games of the year so far; an atmospheric, beautiful, cruel little gem that really shines and shows the quality of this talented 2-guy team.
  4. Apr 4, 2013
    90
    Badland turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The game takes you on a special journey through a beautiful world. From the environments and sounds to the deadly obstacles and puzzles, all elements work seamlessly with each other and it feels like one harmonious whole.
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    90
    Though $3.99 seems like a high asking price for the typical iOS game, BADLAND is more than worth it with a beautiful, challenging single-player and fun multiplayer component, and the added bonus of more levels and a furthering of the mysterious story coming in a later update.
  6. Apr 9, 2013
    80
    Simple, gorgeous, and brutal, Badland is a real treat for the senses that marvels as it challenges.
  7. Apr 4, 2013
    60
    A gorgeous-looking game, Badland doesn't quite have the moves to make it a classic.

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    The perfect iOS game. Takes on the AppStore most popular genre and shows that it can be remade. Its perfect. Lots of levels, multiplayer, missions, amazing power-ups and NO IAP at all. One of the best games on the AppStore. Expand
  2. Nov 29, 2013
    10
    This game got me sooo addicted. First of all the gameplay reminds me a little of Jetpack Joyride but in the end it's got its own ideas for "flyin' high". Secondly the twists (when your bird multiplies or grows rapidly) make it more challenging in a good way, as you can easily go on but if you like you may master up each level. Thirdly the graphics are amazing. I think it's been inspired by Limbo's black world but Badland distinguishes itself with beautiful backgrounds, more like fairytale style and very good lighting.
    If you're looking for original arcade game this one is a must!
    Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    One of the best games I have ever played on my ipad. £2.50 is definitely worth sparing for this game! I advise if you have the money for this game then you buy it. I haven't seen a game like it's a fresh idea of for a game! Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2013
    9
    This game has a beautiful art style, superb music, an excellent atmosphere and one of the best multiplayer modes in any ios game. If you are thinking about getting this game, just get it. All it needs is more levels and it could be my game of the year. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2013
    9
    great idea! i love this game because is unique, you must download it right now! perfect for playing in a few minutes when you are in the doctor waiting! Expand
  6. Dec 3, 2013
    8
    Badland is a beautiful app with addictive gameplay and interesting puzzles. Every level is fun to play and the game always provides a decent challenge. Despite a noticeable lack of variety in gameplay, Badland is a great purchase for anyone looking for a easy-to-play, visually engaging survival game.

    8.5/10

    Follow me on twitter. @cbeers2513
    Expand
  7. Aug 15, 2013
    4
    Badland has amazing graphics and is a fun game to play.
    Sadly though, Badland is only fun to play once for about half an hour maybe an hour..
    After that its the same old stuff, repeating itself. It gets boring and frankly not fun anymore. Collapse

See all 9 User Reviews