Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 31
  2. Negative: 18 out of 31
Buy On
  1. The game is fun for the first hour, perhaps two, but after that, you've already done everything there is to do besides repeating the process many more times.
  2. 42
    The game is like Manhunt, except with adorable teddy bears. Wait -- can you compel your victims to kill themselves in Manhunt? No? OK, maybe Naughty Bear's actions are slightly worse.
  3. Messing around and being violent in a bear infested game world is fun, for a while. The same thing goes for the game's humor. When the initial wave of entertainment is over you're left with bad gameplay mechanics and repetitive content. Despite an initially entertaining tone this content is not worth the asking price.
  4. Despite quite competently capturing the feel of a slasher flick and possessing a solid sense of humor, Naughty Bear is repetitious and clunky, and constantly feels like it's working to keep you separated from the parts of the game that are genuinely fun - that is, the hunting down and murder of adorable stuffed animals.
  5. It had everything to be fun and hilarious, but Naughty Bear is tiresome in its mechanics and has a lot of technical flaws.
  6. Naughty Bear is just another game that features a great concept but fails miserably in execution, which is why you really shouldn't bother paying full pop for this one.
  7. 33
    The location feels claustrophobic, the camera system is atrocious and the act of torturing cuddly bears is simply not as enjoyable as it should be. The game suffers what I like to call "Fairytale Fights Syndrome" or "FFS" for short, where the idea is brilliant on paper, but fails miserably in execution.
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    33
    Technically inept and morally desolate. [Sept 2010, p.94]
  9. After 20 minutes of gameplay, you will have fully exhausted what the game has to show you.
  10. It's no picnic being a psychopathic teddy bear in this shallow and repetitive 12-rated murder sim.
  11. Truly awful games, especially full-price retail releases, are thin on the ground these days. Sure, games can sometimes be far too generic or suffer from some iffy design decisions, but they're rarely as poor as Naughty Bear. How the game got released in this state is a mystery.
  12. Neither really irreverent or very funny, Naughty Bear remains a stupid and malicious action game, as moth-eaten as its hero's fur.
  13. After about an hour of play you've probably seen just about all there is to see. If the variety was there or the price was that of download title then you could probably overlook some of the technical faults. In the end its biggest crime is that it just isn't fun to play.
  14. Though you'll often be angry at it, Naughty Bear finds a way to make you smile at least once each level, even if you are reloading it for the third or fourth time. It's an example for every game design classroom of what not to do, but almost in spite of the developers, somehow, there's an entertaining game here that you'll inexplicably come back to.
  15. 30
    Naughty Bear had all the ingredients to become a great game but somewhere things went wrong. The game has a great concept but will only keep you amused for about two hours. After that, you'll be hitting yourself on the head for buying this game at full price.
  16. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    30
    Worst of all, any "fun" inherent in teddy bear-offing only lasts as long as it takes to commit every heinous act in the game: about an hour-and-a-half. [Oct 2010, p.83]
  17. Easily the worst game I've played so far this year. Easily.
  18. 25
    Naughty Bear could've been cool, but it isn't. It's a terrible game. You shouldn't play it.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 53
  2. Negative: 18 out of 53
  1. Aug 30, 2010
    3
    Wow. don't do it. Really. The premise is awesome, as someone with a seriously messed up sense of humor I thought I would be all over thisWow. don't do it. Really. The premise is awesome, as someone with a seriously messed up sense of humor I thought I would be all over this game. But it just doesn't deliver as well as it's promise. I like the sick humor, but the game plays like trying to drive a truck through a 4 foot deep pool of molasses, and the bugs and glitches are out of control. They also didn't add nearly enough variety to this game. A pro review said that you end up doing everything in the first 1 or 2 hours of the game and the rest is repeat, repeat, repeat. They were not lying. This game had so much promise and it just tanked. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2017
    6
    This is not a great game. Maybe you can enjoy this game if you're a child or a teenager but I'm not. I only played a couple of times and I hadThis is not a great game. Maybe you can enjoy this game if you're a child or a teenager but I'm not. I only played a couple of times and I had enough of this game. Full Review »
  3. Apr 24, 2014
    9
    Everyone hates this game. for me, it's hard to see why. a game which has a storyline of: you don't get invited to a party, so you get revengeEveryone hates this game. for me, it's hard to see why. a game which has a storyline of: you don't get invited to a party, so you get revenge instead. i was playing this game for ages, and i could never seem to stop having fun while killing teddy bears. you can either kill bears or scare them, killing gets you some points and is also really funny. there are special kills as well, like sticking a bear into a fridge until he becomes an ice block and my personal favourite: choking a bear with a telephone. if you scare a bear enough, they will kill themselves with whatever object they are carrying. if they have no object, they will pop. there is also some really good multiplayer, which is saying something because i mainly hate multiplayer and love single player. multiplayer has a lot more glitches, though. there are 4 multiplayer modes: Assault, Cake Walk, Golden Oozy and Jelly Wars. The only problem is the occasionally glitchy camera controls. overall, Naughty Bear is a game that i enjoyed, but you may not enjoy. Full Review »