Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 1, 2013
    It has all the aspects of a Super Smash Bros., but the fact that only super attacks can kill off a character make the game feel less strategic. Still, it is a fun game to play with a few friends on the couch or online.
  2. The game feels right at home here. While it may not exactly push the PS3 to its limits, seeing it run on the PS Vita's 5 inch OLED screen is still extremely impressive. The camera keeps track of the frantic action perfectly, and although a little impact is lost the fidelity of the whole package makes up for it. [January 2013, p77]
  3. Jan 14, 2013
    With the PS3 version being far superior, the Vita version is only for those who do not own their home console brother as on the Vita it's fun but not great due to the frustration factor.
  4. 60
    If you ever wished to kick Kratos jewels or impertinently grin in the face of Raiden there are perfect chances to do so. Well, not perfect, but quite good. [Christmas 2012]
  5. Dec 21, 2012
    This is a good fighting game. However it's a bit too simple. Real PlayStation fans will have a lot of fun with it because of the exclusive characters and all the recognizable environments.
  6. Dec 10, 2012
    The PS3 version received a well-deserved high score and the same goes for the Vita edition. The game plays great, the characters are well-balanced and there's an awesome amount of content. The loading times are rather long and there's a few minor hick-ups here and there, but overall PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale remains a must-buy, even on Vita.
  7. Nov 28, 2012
    This is an interesting arena brawler with lots of action and Sony celebrity cast. It can get quite chaotic though.
  8. Nov 27, 2012
    Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale is for sure the best fun-brawler yet.
  9. Nov 25, 2012
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale achieves what its sets out to do for the most part. Sony now has its answer to Super Smash Bros and PS3 and Vita owners have a place to turn to for accessible multiplayer bawls. It's a well-presented game that does justice to its cast of characters, but it could have been something more with a solo campaign of greater substance.
  10. Nov 23, 2012
    This is probably the best game for Sony's portable console released this year.
  11. Nov 20, 2012
    Look up "entertaining plagiarism" in the dictionary and you'll find this.
  12. Nov 20, 2012
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale comes out like a true underdog and knocks it out of the park. SuperBot Entertainment manages to silence all those who have doubted them and delivers a great experience with tons of content and enjoyment. This is a game not just for fans of PlayStation, but for fans of great games, period.
  13. Nov 20, 2012
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a genuine clone of the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Sony did a great job creating something pretty similar to the original Nintendo experience. The lack of Nintendo characters, anyway, is probably the most important issue of this great game.
  14. Nov 20, 2012
    PS All-Stars Battle Royale plays around the Smash Bros formula, and comes away with a multiplayer experience that's enjoyable, but not essential.
  15. 85
    As good as the PS3 version is, it's not as impressive as the Vita version, simply due to the fact that the PS All-Stars on the Vita so closely matches the experience of a home console-something I've never yet seen. It's a technical marvel.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 164 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    for anyone interested in 4-player brawlers this is a must have, with over 1000 unlockables, a cool roster with some awesome Rivalry battles, (Ratchet & Clank vs Jak & Daxter). Game has already confirmed 2 free characters dlc add ons for 2013. This is no budget title, with characters from Dante, to Raiden, to Big Daddy's appearance with all the original VA and new dialog. I was sceptical of Super kills, and one rare item that kills, but honestly it makes this game a completely original game and Santa Monica, SuperBot, Blueprint and Sony should be commended for making a truely great competitor for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    Amazing game on the go, the only bad thing is that the vita's screen is not as comfortable as a tv, but that's obvious. Getting 2 games just for buying one is amazing, it does have story mode and tons of unlockables Full Review »
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    The most unbalanced game I've ever played. I really tried I have over 140hrs in this and most characters have 30 or more moves but the people who are on the top leader boards just spam the same two or three attacks until lvl 3. Sly, kratos, and sackboy are easily the strongest character in the game by far. have both of them on your team on 2v2 and its and unbeatable team. Full Review »