Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 85
    Fantastic fun. Brawlers tend to be easy to get into but there were times I sincerely had trouble putting down the controller.
  2. Nov 14, 2013
    80
    Overall, Final Exam is a fun game played solo or online or locally with others.
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    75
    Frantic action-packed 2D brawler is a bit monotonous but granted with a very fun multiplayer factor.
  4. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    Its characters and premise could have been a little more fleshed out, and cracking monster skulls while carrying out relatively boring tasks can be frustrating alone, but team up with friends and the hours will fly by as you wade through the entrails of your grotesque green enemies.
  5. Nov 25, 2013
    65
    Final Exam is a fun game whilst playing with friends offline or online. It proves a challenge due to a diverse group of enemies and interesting combo plus RPG-system. But when you play the game alone, it tends to get boring pretty quick.
  6. Nov 21, 2013
    60
    With lackluster looks and a lame story serving as ballast, the combat would have to be spot on perfect to carry this game out of mediocrity. It’s good, far and away the best part of the game, with the scoring system adding challenge, thought and tension to the proceedings, but it’s not enough to push this into “must have” status.
  7. Nov 6, 2013
    60
    While venturing away from survival horror, Mighty Rocket Studio follows the rules of the side-scrollers assiduously, but lacks some imagination to really succeed in Final Exam, at least as a solitary test. Indeed as a collegial experience, this teen movie massacre gets much more interesting, since the gameplay delivers its full power through teamwork.
  8. Nov 26, 2013
    58
    Final Exam is good arcade action title, but it won’t be setting the world on fire with its gameplay.
  9. Final Exam is for completionists only. [Feb 2014, p.94]
  10. Nov 12, 2013
    50
    Final Exam often feels too much like homework for its own good, but it still proves enjoyable in between the monotonous fetching and the too-long corridors with nothing to see, particularly when played with a friend or three.
  11. Nov 20, 2013
    20
    In total, it is an ugly game which misuses its aesthetic, feels archaic and unfinished in its execution. Final Exam sits as a poor relation within a genre which has already given quality titles like Guardian Heroes, Metal Slug and Viewtiful Joe.
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 18, 2013
    5
    Needs polish and improved combat from mashing one button to win too repetitive characters are all forgettable clichès the game itself requires no skill Full Review »