Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. 49
    It’s easy to see how paintball enthusiasts could love this game, but hard to envision anybody else spending more than an hour playing it before they got bored and disillusioned. This is a niche game and it does a nice job catering to that niche, but doesn’t provide a product that the general gaming audience will appreciate.
  2. If it isn't obvious by now, I'll make it painfully obvious here...this is a terrible game with no redeemable merits.
  3. Playing online with human opponents adds a bit of longevity to the experience but ultimately NPPL just gets monotonous far too quickly.
  4. NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 is a bad game overall. AI issues contribute to the problematic gameplay; controls are serviceable, but the graphics and sound fail to inspire.
  5. It's an awkward fudge, and compared to the full sex that is "Call of Duty", feels like five minutes of unsatisfying over the sweater action. [Feb 2009, p.99]
  6. Essentially an empty and futile game. [Mar 2009, p.74]
  7. A non-commercial license that's been turned into a terrible monster without hardly any positive traits. The cynics within us think that this game was the reason why the entire league broke down.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. TPappa
    Sep 30, 2009
    8
    I by all means am not a "intense gamer". But I am a avid paintball player/ fan, when I started playing I was not let down even after readingI by all means am not a "intense gamer". But I am a avid paintball player/ fan, when I started playing I was not let down even after reading the reviews ( that were not made by people who truely play or enjoy this sport). Yes like every game out, there are things that could be fixed/ tweeked. Perfect for when you can't get out to your local paintball feild. Its a fun game to the true paintball player. Full Review »