Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Battlezone treads a well-worn path in almost every respect of gameplay but still offers hours of enjoyment to any gamer, from the hardcore, who want to master their friends, to the casual, who can easily dip in and out of the pick-up-and-play control system.
  2. BattleZone is fun for the couple of hours it takes to finish, but it's over too quickly.
  3. Other than hovertanks that are slower than your baby sister in her bouncy chair and a camera that the testers overlooked, Battlezone is mildly fun, in a "Jaws Unleashed", beat-your-head-against-a-wall sort of way. [Feb. 2007, p.86]
  4. Battlezone is good for a quick dose of action, but those looking for a longer gaming experience may have to look elsewhere.
  5. Once you've got over swearing at your tank, jumping back to the menu screen to try and pick another one or change weapons, swearing at the game again, and have settled down to try and make the best of a bad job with the crappy tank that you've got to begin with, something strange happens... you seem to want to keep playing.
  6. Ultimately BattleZone comes across as a futile and dated attempt at bringing multiplayer deathmatch to the PSP.
  7. 60
    What action there is proves solid and enjoyable, even despite the tossed-off nature of the single-player campaign. But the four-player limit severely hobbles the scope of the matches, and the lack of Internet play completely sabotages the game's multiplayer ambitions.
  8. It's a wholly unoriginal game, devoid of interesting play options and mostly inaccessible for the multiplay ambition around which it was designed. Nevertheless, even the most average things can still be enjoyable, and in this regard Battlezone is not an unpleasant distraction.
  9. An action game with such gratingly imperfect action doesn't add up to much. BattleZone has its moments; we'd be lying if we said we didn't experience some fantastic moments during four-player games, but too often someone was complaining that he couldn't see anything just before he died, while someone else was noting how the tanks move slower than bicycles.
  10. Short-term staccato bursts of messy joy don't make up for the shortage of originality, options or the chance to slaughter or cooperate with others. [Feb 2007, p.74]
  11. An enjoyable cliché while it lasts, but ultimately this is an average package that few players will be able or willing to justify shelling out for.
  12. Kids these days... for all the pretty graphics this game offers, it just doesn’t hold a candle to my good old Battlezone game from back in the day, when it comes to gameplay.
  13. Weaponry is dull and so are the contests - a mix of base capturing and amassing kills. Avoid like a landmine. [May 2007, p.120]
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  1. NickB.
    Mar 12, 2007
    8
    Not too much here but tank-on-tank combat. A load of fun if you want a game like Twisted Metal, but somewhat slower paced (I couldn't enjoy Twisted Metal, everything was moving too danged fast!). If you find it cheap, it is well worth it if you like shoot-em-up brawlers on wheels. Full Review »