Black Rock Shooter: The Game PSP

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. May 6, 2013
    74
    Ultimately I would recommend Black Rock Shooter: The Game to anyone who likes JRPGs but is getting tired of the same old formula.
  2. May 2, 2013
    73
    Black Rock Shooter is competent at what it does and, for the most part, entertaining to play. However, it could use a bit more polish and imagination in its design. It doesn't turn the genre on its head, but with my guns blazing through the chaos, I found a more meaningful story than I expected.
  3. Jun 27, 2013
    70
    There are better RPGs on the system, but for fans and those looking for something a little different, Black Rock Shooter will hit the spot for a while.
  4. May 28, 2013
    70
    This is a unique game that mixes elements from Japanese role playing games and shooters in a refreshing new way. It may not be a game for everyone, but if you like the two genres and aren’t too picky about graphics, this is a fresh breeze on the ocean of never ending RPG and shooter releases.
  5. May 7, 2013
    70
    It isn’t as long as some of the more established RPG titles out there, but in terms of value for money it does hit the spot. We urge you to take a chance on Black Rock Shooter.
  6. May 2, 2013
    70
    If you’ve been jonesing for a JRPG, and enjoy easy to pick up yet deep combat systems, Black Rock Shooter may be your huckleberry.
  7. May 6, 2013
    67
    BRS is not actually broken, but there's nothing about it that will make you glad you put even 10 hours into it.
  8. May 17, 2013
    65
    Avid fans won’t be disappointed with the purchase, but curious onlookers might want to wait for a sale.
  9. Apr 30, 2013
    65
    There are many other options for PSP out there, so unless you're a fan of the character or you're looking for a brand new game to enjoy on this handheld, there are no too many reasons to highlight this title.
  10. May 14, 2013
    60
    If you are a fan of its Anime aesthetics, or at least willing to tolerate them, the game will suffice as a budget title with an average amount of content to play through.
  11. May 8, 2013
    60
    A no-brainer if you're a fan of the series, but for anyone else it's really neither here nor there. If you like young girls with big guns and have a penchant for middle-of-the-road action-RPGs, this may well be for you.
  12. Apr 25, 2013
    60
    The anime and magna iterations of Black Rock Shooter are so enjoyable because they’re crazy, over-the-top Japanese awesomeness. Unfortunately, not much about the video game take on the series is all that awesome, or even very good.
  13. May 30, 2013
    50
    Its poor visuals and dreadful animations along with its expensive price tag means Black Rock Shooter: The Game is a title not worth your time and effort.
  14. 50
    The game could have really benefited from coming off its wheels and really opening up the exploration to give you more to do.

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2013
#1 Most Shared PSP Game of 2013
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 23, 2013
    9
    Even though this game came out about 2 years ago originally in japan, it still rocks! (get it?) it's an action game with rpg elements, not asEven though this game came out about 2 years ago originally in japan, it still rocks! (get it?) it's an action game with rpg elements, not as complicated as monster hunter but still pretty in depth if you're into that type of thing, the action is the best part, story is good specially if you're into the BRS Anime/Manga or you've watched the OVA, buy this game, we can still make the psp last a couple more years! Full Review »
  2. Apr 28, 2013
    3
    BRS is pretty disappointing. While the battle system is pretty fun, it quickly gets repetitive thanks to the limited amount of enemy typesBRS is pretty disappointing. While the battle system is pretty fun, it quickly gets repetitive thanks to the limited amount of enemy types that require the same tactics to defeat. Furthermore, the rest of the game is pretty bland. Character models are nice, but the environments and enemies are mostly boring and repeated far too much. The story is ok, but it isn't amazing. Full Review »
  3. Aug 4, 2013
    10
    I loved this game. Epic dystopian storyline with great characters, superb moments and twists, always exciting (unique) battle system withI loved this game. Epic dystopian storyline with great characters, superb moments and twists, always exciting (unique) battle system with tactics and action, huge boss fights, varied surroundings with distinct atmosphere, top-quality interface design, graphics absolutely OK for psp possibilities (don't know how anybody can even complain about this point), mission based progression system makes it even more rewarding. Game let's you experience things you might have never imagined. I'm impressed. Full Review »