User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12

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Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 17, 2013
    60
    Karateka fails to excite as it expects players to enjoy short and repetitive bouts of tapping without any real input in to the outcome of each fight beyond their skill at 'timing' - you could save Mariko three times, but saving her once proves to be once too many times already.
  2. Jan 3, 2013
    90
    Don't let the gorgeously stunning art style fool you either, because it actually manages to play EVEN BETTER than it looks.
  3. Jan 2, 2013
    50
    Karateka looks great, but the simple timing-based combat is too dull and repetitive to warrant a purchase.