Swarm PlayStation 3

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    Swarm is a game with a nice concept, which unfortunately isn't properly elaborated in the gameplay. Before you spend thirteen bucks, check if you have enough patience to play the same level over and over again.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    A somewhat washed-out attempt at copying Lemmings and Pikmin, Swarm could have used more charm and a better structure for progress.
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    70
    The numerous little swarmites are a joy to control as a swarm and manage to entertain even when they die - which they do a lot. Yes, there is more than a hint of Lemmings in this game, but then again there's nothing wrong with that.
  4. Mar 31, 2011
    70
    I'm convinced the team at Hothead have a great downloadable game within them, but they're still not quite there yet.
  5. Mar 28, 2011
    70
    Even when it's at its most curiously punishing, Swarm is dexterous enough to reward those who put the time into learning its methods and also satisfies with the type of cartoon violence that makes for a very endearing and well-made game on the whole.
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    60
    Swarm is a good idea in need of better executions.
  7. Mar 24, 2011
    60
    Even as the level designs seeks to frustrate you beyond measure, the game remains strangely addictive. If this were simply a bad game, you'd give up and move onto something else. But something at the core of Swarm keeps you coming back, despite all reason to the contrary.
  8. Mar 22, 2011
    60
    Swarm will provide a stern test of both skill and patience.
  9. Jun 30, 2011
    70
    Swarm is a little, neat game which develops an old concept in a really interesting and funny way. It's addictive and enojable but too much frustrating at times to appeal a wider audience.
  10. May 25, 2011
    70
    When all is said and done, Swarm is one of the few titles that can make frustrating, fun. It's certainly not a game for everyone, but if you can overlook some of the rough edges, there is a good time to be had. At 1200 MSP ($15), Swarm is on the pricier side for a downloadable title, so if you're on the fence, give the demo a try first. But if you've been jonesing for some good Lemmings-style action, this may be the closest you're going to get unless Sony decides to revive the Psygnosis classic one day.
  11. Natural selection has rarely felt crueller. [June 2011, p.112]
  12. PSM3 Magazine UK
    May 10, 2011
    64
    Swarm has a nice idea it screws up. [June 2011, p.93]
  13. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Mar 17, 2011
    70
    A strict focus on simple level survival might have alleviated frustration, but Swarm still provides a surprisingly challenging--and splattering--good time. [April 2011, p.85]
  14. Game Informer
    Mar 7, 2011
    73
    The game fails to innovate on its early mechanics, and it can feel like a chore to master some of the later levels. [Apr 2011, p.96]

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