Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    80
    It may resemble a boxing match between Optimus Prime and Godzilla, but so what? Robots fighting monsters is a pretty big deal for any video game, especially when it’s done right. There’s nothing too fancy about this title, but that doesn’t detract from its overall effectiveness.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    70
    While Pacific Rim hardly has anything original to offer in terms of gameplay, it is more fun than most licensed fare these days. Plus, it's not every day you get to fight with colossal creatures and robots while you're riding to Grandma's house. Give it a look.
  3. Jul 15, 2013
    60
    Big robots beating the mess out of big monsters... if there isn't much more to the movie than that, and you don't mind much more to Pacific Rim the game, either, then this might be for you. But if you want something that you can put a little more of yourself into, then you might want to just keep on looking.
  4. Aug 7, 2013
    50
    Pacific Rim suffers from bad touch controls and limited gameplay. Definitely a poor tie-in.
  5. Jul 16, 2013
    50
    One-note combat and some bland settings combine to make Pacific Rim more miss than hit.
  6. Jul 11, 2013
    50
    Pacific Rim had potential, but frustrating combat and mundane gameplay leave much to be desired.
  7. Jul 11, 2013
    50
    Yet another movie tie-in game that misses the boat.
  8. Jul 14, 2013
    45
    Pacific Rim The Videogame is far away to Guillermo Del Toro's movie. Not spectacular, not frantic, This fighting game has limited and simplistic mechanics and it's poor in content, too.
  9. Jul 16, 2013
    40
    Pacific Rim is just another 'grab the cash and run' film tie-in. Sure, there is some fun to be had smashing Kaiju about the head but the lackluster controls, mind-numbing repetitiveness, and evil IAP system make this one movie tie-in game that should have well and truly been left on the cutting room floor.
  10. Jul 16, 2013
    40
    Pacific Rim is almost a decent Infinity Blade clone, but the lack of balance and odd spikes in difficulty make it hard to recommend.
  11. 30
    Brain-dead licensed shovelware.
  12. Jul 16, 2013
    30
    Pacific Rim is a poorly designed advertisement that can’t even copy established games well, and then charges $5 for that. It’s one to stay far away from, as it’s just a pitiful effort throughout.
  13. Aug 18, 2013
    20
    Uninspired, dull, and pestering for more money, this fits in nicely with the volume of film tie-ins.
  14. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    Stay away from this game and go see the movie instead. Even if it is the worst film of the summer, it would still be Citizen Kane compared to its video game counterpart.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Dec 3, 2014
    2
    Pacific Rim (yay! another movie tie-in game!) offers little in its gameplay mechanics that it blatantly copies off of Infinity BladePacific Rim (yay! another movie tie-in game!) offers little in its gameplay mechanics that it blatantly copies off of Infinity Blade (literally it is the same exact as Infinity Blade's... Parries, Dodges, Blocks, everything!). The Jaegers don't even use their guns or fists that much! They use SWORDS! I only know of a couple Jaegers use swords which are Gypsy Danger and Striker Eureka which still don't use their swords much in the movie. Pacific Rim is a god awful excuse of a game and is in my top 20 worst apps of all time. Full Review »
  2. Jul 16, 2013
    8
    The mobile game Pacific Rim follows the same storylines, characters, and events of the movie. AppsGoer has the best insight on this game, asThe mobile game Pacific Rim follows the same storylines, characters, and events of the movie. AppsGoer has the best insight on this game, as far as I see. Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2013
    2
    Well how should I start this off. It is basically... a reskined/ copy and paste of Infinity Blade. THAT'S IT! It is just an average game whichWell how should I start this off. It is basically... a reskined/ copy and paste of Infinity Blade. THAT'S IT! It is just an average game which can be quite fun but it wears off quickly with it's cheap A.I, average graphic presentation and etc. I do love the fact that you can play as robots fighting monsters! That is actually a cool idea... however... this IOS game is a wasted opportunity and it could have been much more! This is just another example of a lazy COPY AND PASTE movie licensed game. Very disappointing! Full Review »