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  • Summary: Combining naval strategy simulation with first-person shooter gameplay, players fend off the enemy beachside while ordering attacks against their marine counterparts. Seamlessly switching between battlefield and overview "Battle Command" map, the Hasbro game is brought to life as carriers, frigates, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and the legendary USS Missouri Battleship pummel the enemy in a race to strategic points that turn the tide of battle. The Battleship videogame is a next-gen marvel perfectly suited to turn nostalgic game junkies into battle-hardened admirals. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. May 22, 2012
    60
    There are some neat ideas bubbling beneath Battleship's surface, but the overall poor presentation and frustrating lack of ideas mean this tie-in is best left at the bottom of the ocean.
  2. Apr 24, 2012
    52
    This is not going to set the gaming world on fire by any means but if you're a sucker for movie tie-ins, have reasonable to low FPS expectations and don't mind some light RTS antics, Battleship is a decent enough distraction for a handful of hours or so.
  3. Once in a while you get a break from the shooter action in the form of a sea battle. With a single press on the L2 button you can command the human fleet towards the alien invaders. Unfortunately the strategy is about as shallow as the obligatory weather chat at the baker's. [June 2012, p.97]
  4. Jun 17, 2012
    44
    If you get it for nothing, give it a half an hour. If you don't, don't. [Issue#219, p.81]
  5. May 22, 2012
    40
    This is another game on the long list of uninspired games based on film licenses.
  6. There's an element of novelty in the first few minutes of play, but it doesn't last long. It isn't even the sketchy gameplay that sinks this Battleship – it's the abhorrently commercial objective apparent in every second of rushed gameplay. There's no artistic vision here, and the original idea at its core hasn't been given the time and love needed to build a coherent or enjoyable game.
  7. 30
    The graphics and presentation are bland. There are only three enemy types to dispose of. There is no multiplayer. Other than collecting in-game pegs inspired from the board game, replayability scarcely exists.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. May 15, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When taking into consideration the uniqueness of the genre Battleship enters, one could say it's one in its own. Never in the history of Video games has a game been released that revolutionized board games. However putting this aside, as a FPS and action game your better off playing with a stick. It lacks the capacity to keep one interested never mind entertained. You are better off playing the table top version that isn't being destroyed by hollywood. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2014
    7
    this game is quite good as it has fun alien fps sections mixed with a tiny bit of strategy gameplay and ship to ship battles (which are surprisingly short...) but what is bad is you only get 5 weapons in the game (pistol,KRAW,carbine,shotgun and rail gun sniper) and the fact that missions 5,6 and 7 are surprisingly more difficult than missions 1,2,3 and 4. overall it is okay but you should probably only get this if it is priced low enough, or if you loved the battleship movie and board game. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2012
    1
    I heard this has a limited types of weapons, secondly it has no storyline at all, the story basically is about Aliens coming out of no where and attacking Earth, and then you have to go kill them. The graphics are ok, and the voice quality is ok too. I reccomend to not waste 30 or 40 dollars on this game. Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2013
    0
    Short, pointless, poorly balanced, stupid AI, repetitive objectives. A few bugs thrown in by the QAs would have at least proved negligence, yet as it stands there is the inference that this is a completed work. 0/10 Expand
  5. May 21, 2012
    0
    angry joe was right this game does suck, No story, few weapons, 2007 graphics and it costs 60$ Not thanks.