Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
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  1. Sep 22, 2011
    The fans of Bleach will get a kick out of Bleach: Soul Resurrección, for while at least. Anyone else need not bother with it.
  2. Jul 28, 2011
    If you're up for some simple fun, Bleach: Soul Resurreccion might be worth a look. But you won't be missing the experience of a lifetime if you decide to pass on it.
  3. Oct 4, 2011
    Bleach is an amazing Manga and Anime with a massive story and very deep characters that don't quite fitinto a hack'n'slay game. Nonetheless, Bleach: Soul Resurreccion is a solid game with nice graphics, amazingly fluid controls and is great fun to play.
  4. Sep 23, 2011
    Die-hard fans of the anime can feel free to throw an extra [10 points] onto the final score, but with repetitive cannon fodder enemy types, a nonsensical plot and some of the blandest and most repeated ad nauseum backgrounds I've ever seen in a video game, it's hard to justify going any higher. A little more care could have really made a difference. Pity.
  5. Sep 13, 2011
    Far far away from the Ultimate Ninja Storm quality standards. Japan Studio production lacks in variety, combat system functionality and grapics. In other words a complete delusion.
  6. Sep 10, 2011
    In the end, as previously mentioned, Bleach: Soul Resurrecion is a lot like the actual show -- it's got some great fights and awesome moments, but it also has its share of filler. In this case, the filler is the mind-numbingly simple act of running in a straight line to the map in the top right corner of the screen, killing everything in sight, and then doing it again.
  7. Sep 8, 2011
    Not a bad game. It's a game for fans that's both short on story and fairly limited in scope. What there is, is okay, although it gets repetitive fairly quickly.
  8. Sep 7, 2011
    Fun for a Bleach fan such as myself. Players who are not Bleach fans will not enjoy the game nearly as much as the back story is completely MIA.
  9. Aug 31, 2011
    It's a game dedicated to fans of the anime and no one else. A shame for the repetitive missions, a flaw that even the fans will suffer.
  10. Aug 22, 2011
    I can't help but feel slightly frustrated when summarising my time with Bleach: Soul Resurrección. It's an enjoyable game, wrapped in solid gameplay mechanics, but is let down in several areas. The fact it can be finished so soon is very surprising, although not as surprising as the lack of online (or even offline) multiplayer, bearing in mind it worked so well for the latest Naruto game.
  11. Aug 18, 2011
    Overall, Bleach: Soul Resurreccion isn't very good. It's not an awful game, but the Mission mode is the only thing that salvages an otherwise lackluster action title.
  12. Aug 15, 2011
    It's just a little too shallow for comfort.
  13. Aug 8, 2011
    If you are a passionate Bleach fan, then by all means you should check out Soul Resurreccion. Otherwise, proceed with caution; under the pretty graphics lies a repetitive experience that only Bleach fans will likely appreciate.
  14. Aug 5, 2011
    I had a fairly good time with Bleach: Soul Resurreccion. I never really knew what was going on in the story, and the button mashing destroyed my hands, but it was an enjoyable, mindless romp in a really pretty anime world.
  15. Aug 5, 2011
    A competent action slash-fest, loaded with tons of great enemy and character design, impressive animations, and an accessible, moderately rewarding combat system. But the backdrops are just too bland and uninspired, the repetitive nature of the gameplay gets tiresome, and that accessibility borders on tedious simplicity.
  16. Aug 3, 2011
    Vibrant visuals are undermined by repetitive combat.
  17. 70
    Though Bleach: Soul Resurreccion is undoubtedly a fun game, it does not live up to its potential, and could have been much better overall.
  18. 50
    A game that, while technically sound, doesn't have near enough content to draw in the average player. Add in the fact that there are really only 3 environments in the game and it can be beaten in under 4 hours, and you have a recipe for a perfect weekend rental.
  19. Aug 2, 2011
    Bleach: Soul Resurreccion would benefit hugely from multiplayer, especially co-op or a versus mode, but no such addition exists. Even if you're a Bleach fan, just rent it and have a fun afternoon releasing your Bankai.
  20. Aug 2, 2011
    Bleach may be a short experience in story mode, but there are plenty of other things to do in the game that could easily last you 10 to 15 hours. The combat, while satisfying, can become tiresome.
  21. Aug 1, 2011
    Is it fun to play for a few hours? Sure, but the novelty is bound to wear off due to all the repetition. As fun as it is to abandon the role of observer and actually jump into controlling your favorite character, not much here feels all that exhilarating.
  22. 60
    You have to figure out whether or not you find the Bleach universe interesting, because that interest needs to be there lest you grow tired of the simple combat system, the limited amount of backgrounds, the confusing story and the levels that quickly begins to repeat themselves.
  23. Oct 10, 2011
    It is a title that offers little content, but it can be a long experience if the player wants to improve his favorite character to the limit.
  24. Sep 21, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  25. Sep 21, 2011
    Bleach: Soul Resurrección could have been a much better game than a clone of Dynasty Warriors: its disjointed, repetitive levels pay no respect to the complex plot and characters written by Tite Kubo and newcomers will understand nothing out of them while fans will probably enjoy just the very good visuals and fanservice and get bored quickly with its dull gameplay.
  26. Play UK
    Sep 16, 2011
    It's not that bad. It's not great, but Bleach is a game that you could happily waste a couple of hours on. [Issue#209, p.94]
  27. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2011
    Repetition limits the fun. [Oct 2011, p.115]
  28. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Aug 25, 2011
    At least fans of the anime will love playing as their favorite characters; the game's not deficient, just generic. [Oct 2011, p.82]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. May 2, 2012
    This game is very hard to play unless you get used to it and then you might think it's easy. I should suggest to people who have got this gameThis game is very hard to play unless you get used to it and then you might think it's easy. I should suggest to people who have got this game to not play it on Very Hard mode because you will be screaming your head off like I do. You would not like to come to my house to see me playing Bleach because I go absolutely crazy at it. They really should have an Easy mode on it because then it would be so much easier to play and I am not joking when I say all of this. It is absolutely true, I can tell you that for a fact. No really, it is. I could play the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm games better than I can play this game. It's one of the hardest games I have ever played. I could almost say it is Hardcore. It is hell to play and I have got hell to pay if I play this game. Apart from when I keep spamming. Ithink that's reeeeeeeeally cool. Some of the levels are easy but not all of them. I take time to level up the characters because it's that hard. I am trying to level up Ichigo at the moment. I'm only at level 13. Can you believe it? I really need to play it more I think. I think it should be my main game to concentrate on. It may look easy but it's not. The eyes can play tricks when you play this game. Some of the bosses are mega hard, especially Barragan, god he is hard. Ulquiorra is also a hard character to play as because when you try to move him he keeps doing another move, plus, he's too slow. I expected him to be a good character to play as. The best characters in the game are Nnoitora and Ichigo Kurosaki. I like Ichigo because he is the easiest character to play as, so is Nnoitora. I like Nnoitora's scissor hands, they are awesome I have to say. He is like Edward Scissorhands. Full Review »
  2. Oct 10, 2011
    This game is one of my favorite games even if the leveling is slow their is plenty of characters to play as it is a fun and basic game toThis game is one of my favorite games even if the leveling is slow their is plenty of characters to play as it is a fun and basic game to play there is no multilayer option i would give it 10/10 Full Review »
  3. Jan 26, 2015
    Graphics : 8/10
    Gameplay: 6/10
    Story Mode:5/10 Story Mode with good boss battles but the rest is quiet boring and tiring. A Bleach fan
    Graphics : 8/10
    Gameplay: 6/10
    Story Mode:5/10

    Story Mode with good boss battles but the rest is quiet boring and tiring. A Bleach fan don't really need this game.
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