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Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 1, 2011
    80
    If the developer can sort out the Game Center and control overlay problems, I really wouldn't have anything to complain about with Double Dragon.
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    It's still a great re-imaging of one of the most beloved beat-em-ups of all time. The nostalgia alone is worth four bucks, so if you grew up with Double Dragon or just love a quality beat-em-up, don't hesitate to make this a part of your collection.
  3. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    For some, the changes to Double Dragon might be enough to consider it anathema, but the updated gameplay, graphics and unlockable features adds a depth not available in the original while still remaining faithful to its roots.
  4. 80
    An excellent update of the classic old beat 'em-up that maintains the iconic two-player mode and adds some welcome new enhancements.
  5. Mar 14, 2011
    75
    Besides the lack of saves (and the occasional struggles with depth perception), Double Dragon is an excellent remake. It has some replay value too, with a whopping 26 playable characters, 24 of which have to be unlocked.
  6. Mar 11, 2011
    75
    Despite the fact that it's depth is mostly an illusion, Double Dragon for iOS is a well produced, fun little beat 'em up that might not give you the classic retro experience you remember, but does present some kickass brawling action. With multiple characters and Achievements to unlock, there's plenty of action to keep dedicated gamers interested.
  7. Sep 20, 2013
    70
    This faithful and worthwhile update of the original Double Dragon is an excellent blast from the past.
  8. Mar 17, 2011
    70
    The learning curve on the controls is steep and is going to turn away anyone that dislikes virtual controls right form the start.
  9. Mar 10, 2011
    70
    The scroll-fighting action is pretty solid, the redone graphics and music are excellent, and the numerous unlockables and modes will keep you coming back -- but it all involves getting past that initial control barrier first.
  10. Apr 5, 2011
    67
    Double Dragon delivers a good feeling of impact, nice graphics and music, and also a large number of unlockables. What a pity the touch controls don't work as they should, making the whole experience cumbersome and frustrating.
  11. Mar 20, 2011
    60
    A solid little beat-em-up that is definitely worth having around on your iOS-powered mobile device. It has its share of niggling issues, but still offers good entertainment value, especially for nostalgic gaming veterans.
  12. Mar 10, 2011
    60
    A mixed bag. On the one hand you have a classic style, 16bit brawler with everything you loved from back in the day. And on the other, a classic style, 16bit brawler with many of the problems that are as frustrating as they were back then, with the added problems of iOS virtual controls. Having said that, if you like retro brawlers, then you'll probably want to check this out despite its flaws.
  13. Mar 10, 2011
    55
    Double Dragon is better than expected, but the virtual controls still need work. Though movement works fine, too many kicks and jumps failed from wonky buttons. If those were cleared up – and the control positioning was changed – Double Dragon would be worth another look.

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