Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    Speedball 2 HD has a lot of minor quirks that could be forgiven if only the game had some multiplayer mode to make it up for them. As it is, this remake is not better than the original in any way.
  2. Dec 23, 2013
    Speedball 2 HD plays worse, looks worse and is far, far easier than the Amiga version from almost 23 years ago.
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    Speedball 2 HD is an atrocious tribute to a great Amiga game. Rest in peace.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Jan 9, 2014
    A good remake will make the user want to play the old game again, for nostalgia's sake. Unfortunately the same can be said for a bad remake. Once you play Speedball 2 HD for an hour, you'll never want to touch it again. For the same price as Speedball 2 HD you can purchase the "value" version of Amiga Forever 2013, which will allow you to emulate the original Speedball and many other classic titles with ease. Full Review »
  2. Dec 22, 2013
    Biggest insult to anyone with half a brain.
    - Controls have been written by a 8 year old who likes to code, but doesnt really know how.
    Frame rate. How the hell can a few sprites cause my system to render below 30fps?

    Mastertronic are just throwing out broken/half-arsed remakes of old epic titles for some quick cash.
    When the original is better in EVERY area, its time to go bankrupt. This is far from a HD remake, its a HD fk up.
    The game is a money making pile of
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  3. Dec 21, 2013
    I loved the original game and was so excited when I saw this was released I didn't research it, big mistake. This is a horrible port of the iOS game "Speedball Evolution" and relabelled "HD". You don't fool anybody. This has the looks and playability of a cheap mobile knock off. They even forgot to change the "Evolution" logo on some of the stadium graphics. That is the general lack of attention to detail you can expect in this game.

    Graphics: Absolutely terrible. Old sprites redrawn by somebody with very limited artistic talent. Appart from being in a higher resolution the graphics are a step down on every level. The animation feels really bad with slowed down gameplay and low FPS (more on that later)

    Sound: Also worse than the original. They got rid of the great intro music, replaced it with a very generic sounding mod tune that gets grating after 10 seconds and there is still no in game music. Also seems like there are actually less sound effects than the original.

    Playability: How could they possibly mess this up? Well easy, halve the frame rate, now locked at 29FPS and the game seems to run at half speed as well. The AI seems weaker than it was in the original so the computer is a complete walkover. Winning with 200-0 is rule rather than exception. Also no online multiplayer is inexcusable, that would be the main reason for people to buy a remake.

    Presentation: Menu's are unintuitive and looked more polished in the original. The intro "animation" is just one very badly drawn player scaled and rotated to give the illusion of a team, and those are then moved about the screen a bit to give the illusion of an animation. Just don't bother if this is the effort you are going to put into it because it WILL show.

    And to top it all off there are TONS of bugs. The crash to desktop bug at launch that many people experienced was fixed, but I wonder if they will ever get round to fixing any of the awful in game bugs that cause crashes, save file corruption and a loss of sanity.
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