Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    65
    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
    70
    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
    71
    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
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    50
    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.
  6. Sep 17, 2011
    40
    A licensed game that tries to emulate the Dynasty Warriors formula, but fails rather miserably. Gorgeously animated celshaded characters are not enough to lift up the repetitive hack and slash formula and the more than slightly nonsensical storyline. The fighting system is fun, but extremely limited, and can be stimulating for a few hours, but after you've had your fill there really isn't much incentive to pick it up again.
  7. Sep 13, 2011
    50
    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.
  8. Sep 10, 2011
    58
    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.
  9. Sep 8, 2011
    68
    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.
  10. Sep 7, 2011
    67
    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.
  11. Sep 3, 2011
    75
    Overall, it's a very solid game. The Dynasty Warriors formula has carved out a niche, so they could have done much worse. I wish there were more things to do, but if you're a completionist you'll easily get your money's worth.
  12. Aug 31, 2011
    60
    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.
  13. Aug 22, 2011
    60
    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.
  14. Aug 18, 2011
    65
    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.
  15. Aug 15, 2011
    45
    It's disappointing to see the quick and dirty license-based games reappear from days of yore. I'm sure Bleach fans will be all too willing to forgive this game's numerous shortcomings, but everyone else should stick to more intelligent fare.
  16. Aug 15, 2011
    60
    It's just a little too shallow for comfort.
  17. Aug 15, 2011
    42
    It's just a game that goes past mindless to dull.
  18. Aug 8, 2011
    66
    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.
  19. Aug 5, 2011
    60
    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.
  20. Aug 5, 2011
    66
    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.
  21. Aug 3, 2011
    55
    Vibrant visuals are undermined by repetitive combat.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Aug 2, 2011
    60
    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.
  25. Aug 2, 2011
    74
    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.
  26. Aug 1, 2011
    50
    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.
  27. 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.
  28. Oct 18, 2011
    40
    Bland gameplay and weak narrative implementation. [Nov 2011, p.106]
  29. Oct 10, 2011
    50
    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.
  30. Sep 21, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  31. Sep 21, 2011
    50
    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.
  32. Sep 16, 2011
    63
    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]
  33. Repetition limits the fun. [Oct 2011, p.115]
  34. 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
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 10, 2011
    10
    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 »
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    7
    I have seen the anime and this game lives up to it! Hack and Slash game with Super moves and acrobatics. The game modes will keep you busy,I have seen the anime and this game lives up to it! Hack and Slash game with Super moves and acrobatics. The game modes will keep you busy, although the levelling system is good but somewhat a pain. It take time to level your characters and is needed to progress through harder story mission.
    The movement is swift and fluent, and really feels powerful. The only thing I can pick at is the character roster, more characters would have been nice, such as Kisuke, but I may be asking for too much!
    overall good game for fans of the series.
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  3. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    Bleach:Soul Resurrection

    Game-play:The game play is a typical hack and slash story driven that is really fun to play almost all the
    Bleach:Soul Resurrection

    Game-play:The game play is a typical hack and slash story driven that is really fun to play almost all the characters and their powers are awesome to play with.But i find the level system a little low in value especially in story.

    Story :The story is about the fight with aizen that every one that have read the manga of have seen the anime knows i would like more bleach characters and also i did not like the fact tha you change character for every mission except the last one that you have ichigo as you did in the first.The game have 14 missions.

    Graphics:They are good and in anime style.

    Notes:The game is true to the story and fun to play and i recommend it to every bleach fun.
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