• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2007
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. MattP.
    Feb 12, 2007
    8
    Solid title this. I don't see why the lack of a career mode can be such a heavy negative. I look to my PSP (and other portable devices) for a short fix, not a long session. And this game provides that in spades. I also found that this game required your actions and combos to be thought out as opposed to simply mad button mashing. Mashing seemed to yeild no result. I also fail to see Solid title this. I don't see why the lack of a career mode can be such a heavy negative. I look to my PSP (and other portable devices) for a short fix, not a long session. And this game provides that in spades. I also found that this game required your actions and combos to be thought out as opposed to simply mad button mashing. Mashing seemed to yeild no result. I also fail to see how the controls were complicated... face buttons for left and rights, analog nub for movment; hell leaving the nub in a central position initiates the auto block. Presentation is top notch with great, recognizable character models, authentic sound track, play-by-play, and footage from each film. The only true negative I could level at this game would be due to the load times that are somewhat a trademark to the PSP. Especially noticeable in Historic Fight mode (progressively go through all the fights from Spider Rico in R1 to Mason Dixon in R6), where pre-fight footage from the movies is loaded. IMO this is a great solid title for the PSP. Hopefully some US reviewers will agree when it is released there come March. Collapse
  2. NelsonS.
    Feb 6, 2007
    10
    A great game rocky fans wont be dissapointed it gives good coordination a realistec traing. you almost feel that your rocky balboa "great".

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#72 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#70 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Looks good, but over-complicated controls and needlessly lengthy bouts mar Rocky Balboa, making it a real test of stamina and patience.
  2. Rocky Balboa offers PSP owners a solid boxing experience, but without a career mode to work through it doesn't quite feel like a complete game.
  3. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    A tidy boxing game in itself, but one that lacks the punch of previous Rocky games or any real element of sophistication. [Feb 2007, p.74]