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  • Summary: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a third-person brawler game set in New York City, taking gamers through articulated, true-to-life environments filled with action-packed adventures as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Featuring an original hyper-realistic 3D-style, gamers can experience four-player online co-op play while stomping out the Foot Clan and unleashing turtle torment on any foe that gets in their way. Expand
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  1. Oct 5, 2013
    Come on, let the dead rest in peace. This utterly pointless, crappy beat-'em-up, should never have seen the light of day. The game tries to bring Konami's 8-bit games into this millennia, but the result is a complete failure. [Oct 2013]
  2. Sep 12, 2013
    Short, disgraceful and terribly unfun: it's hard to recommend this game (even to diehard TMNT fans). No, definitely not Cowabunga at all.
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  1. Aug 28, 2013
    As a turtles fan I must say the game is awesome! The combat may not be on the level of the arkham games even though it is quite inspired in them, but for a 15 dollar game, it is quite deep. Had this game's production been pushed further towards a full AAA retail game, it would have been a beast! Support the game guys and gals, it is the best bang for your buck at the price point it stands. The only con is that the content and characters are restricted to the first season of the nick cartoon, hopefully the game does good enough to guarantee a sequel with more characters and bosses. Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2013
    Alright, I'm going to be honest here. I've been a huge TMNT fan since I was little, but after seeing the turtles look in the game I was a little skeptical at first. Considering this was released on my 20th birthday I decided to buy it anyway, and found it strange that just a few days ago I was wondering about a new TMNT game at some point.

    When starting this game I was pleased with the menu selection and the fact that you have an arcade mode as well as a challenge mode. Getting more into the game the fighting in my opinion is excellent. The stealth portions of the chapters are great, the counters are fun, and so is the evading. I will admit though that I have had some freezing here and there, and glitches too. I just don't care though when I'm kicking some shell switching between turtles in the campaign, and countering purple dragons in challenge mode.

    Overall the game is a ton of fun, and works great with my gamepad. With glitches aside I've got to rate this game a 10/10 on my fun meter!
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    The game have some glitches but it is the best TMNT Game.
    I recommend this title if you are a Fan of the series, also the game just have 4
    chapters, but each one it's extensive Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2013
    There are tons of problems with this game. There are certain aspects of it that are promising though. I will not be playing it until multiple patches have fixed these problems. Including but not limited to LAN not working, no server browser and private matches not working.

    So far it seems to be a bad console port. I'm hoping they patch these issues.
  5. Sep 4, 2013
    The Good: It's a fun beat-'em up. The combat system is pretty well developed, the leveling up has unique traits that fit the characters pretty well. The voice acting isn't bad, and the banter between the turtles is pretty amusing and reminiscent of the series.

    The Bad: The game is really short, glitchy and there's no map. I feel like I spent a quarter of my gameplay time running around trying to figure out where the hell I'm going because there's no clear objective at times and no map to guide you to that unclear objective. Just kinda run up to things and hit space until I got it.

    If they added a basic radar, ironed out the glitches, and made the game'd be a really good game.

    The combat system could also use just a little bit of polish to make going from one bad guy to the next a little smoother, but overall it's fun and well's kinda like a 4-man Arkham Asylum with team-up techniques.
  6. Sep 14, 2013
    I've been a fan of TMNT since I was a little boy, so believe me when I say: I really wanted to like this game, but sadly it was just a big disappointment.

    The controls are awkward, unintuitive and difficult to master, the combat has an odd slow pace and is not even remotely fun. Moving through the world is frustrating as well. It's not an open world and the movement through the levels is highly restricted. For example, when you are running across rooftops you need to traverse the level in the way the developers intended, and this is not always obvious. They try to give you hints: objects you can interact with have a subtle glimmer to help you identify them, but it's buggy so it doesn't always show up, and even when it does it's hard to spot and they don't always work.

    The developers/publishers really screwed the pooch here, this could have been an amazing game. TMNT is a valuable brand, if the game would have been more 'arkham like' they would have a top seller on their hands. Instead we get this tepid pile of
  7. Sep 16, 2013
    7 out of the 8 people who left a positive review have only reviewed this game. Either they all found it so good that they had to make an account just for this game or Activision employees are inflating the reviews. Hmm Expand

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