Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 80
    It's not without its flaws, but overall, Deadpool is a decent, light-hearted hack-'n-slash game.
  2. 80
    Admittedly my expectations for Deadpool going into it weren’t exceptionally high. Considering the overall lack of hype gearing up to release day I half expected a rush job that had the odd shining moment but not much more than that. I’m more than happy to report that I was wrong and that High Moon gave Deadpool the treatment he deserved.
  3. Jul 2, 2013
    77
    Deadpool is rough around the edges in some major ways, but if you love the character, it’s worth picking up on sale. $50 is way too high a price to pay for a game that is just an 8-10 hour campaign with some challenge missions thrown in.
  4. Jul 22, 2013
    75
    Deadpool proves that even the most random comic book character can have a highly entertaining video game when he is portrayed well.
  5. Jul 2, 2013
    75
    Love him or hate him, Deadpool is here, and his video game debut is almost exactly what fans were expecting.
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    71
    If we took all the dark humor, the protagonist rudeness and the gratuitous violence out of Deadpool: The Videogame, we would be talking about a worthless game. These few qualities will enable us to have a good time playing it, even though they wouldn't justify at all the purchase of this game... Unless it was on sale.
  7. Jul 2, 2013
    70
    Well here's a funny game. High Moon Studios managed to perfectly capture one of Marvel's out-there characters and even though the game falls a bit short on the gameplay front - the annoying camera and the repetitive level design are the culprits - Deadpool still holds its own thanks to its truly enjoyable namesake protagonist.
  8. Jul 2, 2013
    70
    Thanks to the charming personality and the insane amount of humour, you'll really, really want to love Deadpool. Yet this will feel like a huge wasted opportunity, with the greatness of the main character crushed underneath the inconsistency of the gameplay and the low-budget feel.
  9. Jun 25, 2013
    70
    Playing for the humor and Deadpool’s banter with other Marvel characters are good enough reasons to give Deadpool (the game) a shot. The best jokes are evenly spread out and make the journey through generic levels more tolerable. Yet, if the likes of God of War and Ninja Gaiden have spoiled you with sublime and fluid framerates, Deadpool might be hard to swallow.
  10. But then it hits us, Deadpool is not a game, it is a parody of a game. Of the kind of games you would see when a new Thor movie hits the theaters. All the elements that make such a game are to be found in Deadpool. Collecting coins or orbs, shallow combat and a horde of identical enemies (Deadpool: "are they all brothers?). [September p.74]
  11. Jul 15, 2013
    65
    It's definitely something I'd suggest checking out when it goes on sale, but until then, you can hold off on Deadpool.
  12. Jun 27, 2013
    64
    Deadpool's self aware narrative and seemingly impartial approach to combat boasts honest intentions but quickly fails in execution. Instead of a meta-commentary on game design or an innovative brawler Deadpool's content exhaust one liners and borrow mechanics from better games. The campaign’s final chapter is a statement of the game as whole; throwing everything together makes for an unpleasant lack of depth or detail.
  13. Jul 2, 2013
    63
    Some of the humor is genuinely amusing, the combat can be rewarding at times and what you unlock is pretty damn cool. But beyond that, don’t bother unless you’re a hardcore Deadpool fan.
  14. Aug 19, 2013
    60
    What it lacks in quality, Deadpool compensates with bragging and dick jokes.
  15. Jul 23, 2013
    60
    The gameplay is depressingly familiar, but it's worth preserving purely for the endless onslaught of gags and rare flashes of innovation on show. [Issue#233, p.74]
  16. Jul 12, 2013
    60
    Fans of the character Deadpool are certain to find a lot to like here. Sadly, the repetitive combat casts a shadow over the game's humorous treats, which are the real highlight of the package. There's a definite joy to be found in this adaptation – just be prepared to cut through many of layers of mediocrity in order to find it.
  17. If you’re all for the idea of chuckling at a game that’s under budget, intentionally offensive and a bit archaic – here you go. But when you find out that same punchline includes a pitiful seven hour runtime and a 70 dollar price tag, we think it’ll probably wipe the smirk right of your face. [August 2013, p72]
  18. Jul 7, 2013
    60
    There was a time when just making a solid licensed title was a feat in and of itself, and by those standards, Deadpool would have been considered something of a success. But today, it's just an average action game that succumbs to the classless, risk-averse practices of mainstream game design just as often as it parodies them.
  19. Jul 4, 2013
    60
    A brilliant, humorous, crazy and irresistible character buried in a repetitive and uninspired game. Deadpool deserved a better treatment… Chimichanga!
  20. Jul 2, 2013
    60
    Deadpool is far from a bad game, yet the developers' over-reliance on the appeal of the source material means it rarely shoots for the stars.
  21. Jun 25, 2013
    60
    If you’re a fan of boob jokes and dumb, repetitive, yet mildly fun gameplay, then Deadpool will offer you a weekend’s worth of silliness.
  22. 55
    Deadpool is a weekend rental for sure, or pick it up on sale; just don’t rush to buy it at full price.
  23. Jul 4, 2013
    55
    Ugly, bugged and repetitive, Deadpool can become enjoyable one you unlock all the upgrades. The only question is will you play it long enough to unlock those?
  24. Jul 15, 2013
    50
    Deadpool is a great character in comic books, but he can't carry a whole game by himself. T&A-jokes only gets you so far.
  25. Jul 2, 2013
    50
    High Moon expertly captured the spirit of this crazy character; unfortunately, Deadpool, as a game, isn't nearly as fun as its jokes.
  26. In a game as average as this humour is the X-factor. For some, Deadpool elevates it; for others, he renders it nigh-on unplayable. I call it nearer the latter and – for the sake of your taste – hope you do, too. Like the main man himself, this is utterly chaotic: funny, fun, rubbish, forgettable. Sadly, the hit rate of that first attribute is too poor to save it.
  27. Jun 26, 2013
    40
    Combine those problems with the game's generally chuggy, unattractive visuals, generic-as-hell soundtrack, painfully obnoxious late-game difficulty spike, and breezily short campaign (I beat most of it in a single afternoon), and you've got yourself a game that really doesn't offer much to anyone, outside of the most dedicated fans of the Merc with the Mouth.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 177 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    9
    I would give 10/10 but the only bad thing about this game is that it's really short. It offers only 6 hours of gameplay with the main storyline. But those 6 hours are really enjoyable with nice gameplay, funny story, jokes, references. Full Review »
  2. Jun 25, 2013
    8
    There are a lot of mixed reviews floating around, if your a deadpool fan you'll love this game! Alot of people saying dick and fart jokes but that's a bad choice of words... Maybe just crass humor would be better not alot of fart jokes those I don't really find funny. But deadpool is actually a one of the funnier characters/games I've seen in a long time. Combat is fast and fun, it can just be mindless button mashing if you wanna look at it that way but you can switch between weapons on the fly, making for interesting combo's if you want, there is a combo meter I believe you can get up to several hundred if you got enough skills. (highest for me currently 157) You also have flashbangs, landmines, grenades, and bear traps to help you out on tougher enemies. Combat is not on a batman level but counter and teleport work very well and combat works in a batmany way direction plus attack you jump to that enemy. You can unlock more combo's and special weapon abilities for example when enemies are at low life you have some auto kill skills that add a bit more to the combat when you get to pull them off. Stealth kills do not happen very often but when they do since different weapons perform different kills its entertaining. Skill challenges are a great way to flush out a few more hours of game play but strange enemy spawn areas create more difficulty than the actual combat challenge. Overall I'm finding the game pretty hilarious and combat entertaining enough for me to strive for higher combos, and pulling off those special kills. Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    7
    If you're looking to purchase Deadpool for an Arkham Asylum/City experience. Turn back now, this isn't your game. This is a video game parody, featuring Deadpool.

    The voice acting is superbly done by Nolan North, the combat is nothing new and isn't smooth at least frame rate wise. The game is pretty raunchy, but if you know Deadpool or are a fan of Deadpool you'll enjoy this title. This won't be going up for any game of the year awards but if you're looking for a game filled with immature jokes and gore you've found your title.

    The game lasts about 6 hours, with limited replay-ability based on your desire to platinum the title. I don't regret the $50 one bit. I knew what I was getting when I bought it.

    Again this is a video game parody (meaning it pokes fun at how video games are made and played) filled with raunchy jokes. If that's right up your ally, then Deadpool is a must have for you.
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