Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 208 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 208
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  1. Mar 1, 2011
    4
    The game offers you three, Identical, scenarios in which you travel to Miniature versions of the previous Kingdom Hearts worlds. These worlds offer neither the amount of Game play nor the awesome Keyblades at the completion of the level. You can burn through a world with 100% completion in less time than the average Gummy ship Mini Game (Which there isn't in this game)

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    The game offers you three, Identical, scenarios in which you travel to Miniature versions of the previous Kingdom Hearts worlds. These worlds offer neither the amount of Game play nor the awesome Keyblades at the completion of the level. You can burn through a world with 100% completion in less time than the average Gummy ship Mini Game (Which there isn't in this game)

    The Kingdom hearts franchise is known for mixing the Magic of Disney with the Solid Game play of Final Fantasy. With the only Final Fantasy cameo coming from a terrible remake of Zach (Crisis Core and 7) its hard to even call this a prequal to the original.

    In short:

    Three Identicle scenarios

    Quick game, 45 hours 100% completion

    Not enough Key Blades

    One Final Fantasy Character

    No Gummy Ship

    No replay Value

    Does Not compare with other Kingdom Hearts
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  2. Jan 26, 2015
    4
    The game is totally playable and it even has a few touching moments. That being said, somewhere in the poor design, re-used assets, terrible writing, and complete disregard for everything establish in the series so far, Birth by Sleep has convinced me that everything I loved about this series was an accident. Would not recommend.
  3. Dec 5, 2016
    1
    Classic Kingdom Hearts Fanboyism this game is nowhere near good the characters

    Aqua: She's good except her voice acting at times. Ventus: Had some growth but fell flat in the end Terra: I don't know where to begin he's like Anakin Skywalker They all had no growth nor interest to me whatsoever Gameplay: Broken,Unfair and just Difficulty Spikes all over the place The Thunder and
    Classic Kingdom Hearts Fanboyism this game is nowhere near good the characters

    Aqua: She's good except her voice acting at times.
    Ventus: Had some growth but fell flat in the end
    Terra: I don't know where to begin he's like Anakin Skywalker
    They all had no growth nor interest to me whatsoever

    Gameplay: Broken,Unfair and just Difficulty Spikes all over the place
    The Thunder and Fire Surges even Cures are the most powerful commands + with attack and magic haste you'd be GODLIKE in every boss no tactics in commands no point of using combos and shocklocks. but Endgame bosses you can't use the commands that well they are the examples of difficulty spikes.

    Story: A mess this game is the turning point to the franchise nothing makes sense at all i'd rather play metal gear than this. The Dialogue is more cheesy than KH1 about friendship it's a bit tiring.

    Music: 10/10
    Overall: I wish this game could have taken more time because it had great potential :( 1/10
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#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#9 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Jan 13, 2011
    85
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep isn't just a spin-off; it's an evolution of the series that makes helpful tweaks to combat and introduces interesting new worlds.
  2. Games Master UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    75
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  3. Jan 13, 2011
    75
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is a fun game that was almost brought down by questionable control issues and a repetitive story. If players can get past a few minor problems, they'll discover that this prequel offers a surprising amount of great content, beautiful graphics and even some fun multiplayer modes!