Voltron: Defender of the Universe PlayStation 3

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Jan 2, 2012
    40
    Voltron is an anime series from the eighties in which a team of fighters controls tiger-shaped (we 're not making this up) vehicles that can combine with each other to form a huge robot. The sad news? We've waited 20 years for this and the result is rubbish. [January 2012, p.85]
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    40
    The gameplay itself is simplistic, repetitive and fails to convey the powerful feeling of piloting a team of robot lions that transform into a towering intergalactic badass. It may be Voltron by name, but in this case the five cats have come together to form an absolute dog.
  3. Dec 16, 2011
    26
    Voltron: Defender of the Universe is a poorly designed cash-in on a franchise that hasn't been relevant in years. It's particularly telling when the announcer is your absolute best feature, stating "Voltron will return after these messages" when you pause, then "And now back to Voltron" when you resume play. That's right: the best part of the game only appears when you stop playing. I rest my case.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    8
    Never a huge fan of Voltron as a kid, but I'm still having a blast with this game! You hardly notice the shortcomings from the criticalNever a huge fan of Voltron as a kid, but I'm still having a blast with this game! You hardly notice the shortcomings from the critical reviews when you play local co-op. The quicktime Voltron events could be better, but the twin stick portions are very fun. When you lose all your heath, your pilot hops out and you have to survive for 10 seconds until you can hop back in! It's a neat feature. The cut scenes are made of pure nostalgia, and make a very nice touch. On the other hand, I'm relatively new to this genre so I'm probably not as jaded as I would be with other games. If you, like me, are able to take these cheap little arcade games and enjoy them for what they are instead of what think they could have been, I think you'll agree with me that an 8/10 is very appropriate for this game. Full Review »