• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2012
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30

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  1. Oct 16, 2012
    9
    This game, while short, is a very good example of great things in small packages. To make a long story short, its a boss rush made into a whole game. If your a fan of huge difficult boss battles, hack n slash game play, and beautiful stylized worlds and environments, then say no more, get this game. Be wary, though, that the longest possible time it takes to beat the game is 3 hours, due to the 30 minutes time limit on the 6 levels, so if your not one to go through challenge modes or new game +, then it wont seem like a worthy purchase. I couldn't recommend this more, but the camera and lock on are horrible. Collapse
  2. Jun 9, 2013
    9
    The only real bad thing you can say about malicious is that it is short. The best way to describe this game is that it is a mixture of megaman, asura's wrath, and koei's warrior games. You have to defeat 5 tough bosses and they are surrounded by thousands of their minions. After defeating each boss you gain their abilities. There is a final 6 boss after you beat the other 5 and then the game is over, but well worth it. Story is original, yet sad, and the aesthetics are amazing. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    0
    This game, while short, is a very good example of great things in small packages. To make a long story short, its a boss rush made into a whole game. If your a fan of huge difficult boss battles, hack n slash game play, and beautiful stylized worlds and environments, then say no more, get this game. Be wary, though, that the longest possible time it takes to beat the game is 3 hours, due to the 30 minutes time limit on the 6 levels, so if your not one to go through challenge modes or new game +, then it wont seem like a worthy purchase. I couldn't recommend this more, but the camera and lock on are horrible. Collapse
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 27, 2012
    55
    Malicious just isn't a good game and it's not worth your time. And that's too bad, because Malicious certainly had a lot of promise. It just doesn't deliver.
  2. May 8, 2012
    85
    Malicious is by no means perfect, but it is one of the most entertaining downloadable PS3 games I've played in a while.
  3. Apr 7, 2012
    60
    Malicious is an interesting title that offers a different gameplay compared to the classic action game. Some technical problems limiting its potential.