Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament PSP

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Battle Tournament may lack some of the charm that made the old game so loved, but it’s a decent action adventure in its own right.
  2. Battle Tournament is a decent action-adventure game that is held back by the grinding repetition of its missions and quests. However, customizing your Trot and fighting others is addictive and fun.
  3. Not a bad title, though a bit on the repetitious side. The game does have some personality and the combat can involve a bit of strategy.
  4. Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament does a nice job of being a fairly entertaining game, though the short experience that capped at 14 hours for us definitely seems to be an issue when you learn that the game will cost you $39.99.
  5. 60
    If it weren't for the painful amount of repetition and the grindy nature of everything, Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament probably would have been a lot more fun. The more I played, though, the less I liked it, and by the end I just wanted it all to be over.
  6. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    60
    It's too easy to beat enemies, even in the tournament, by simply running forward and punching repeatedly. [Oct 2009, p.82]
  7. While the battles in the Battle Arena are fun, the slogging you do to get to that point don't make it worth the effort.
  8. This game is like your Mom telling you to do all your homework and chores before you can go outside and play.

Awards & Rankings

#48 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JalexD
    Jul 3, 2009
    10
    As a fan of the highly underrated game that began this franchise, I have to say that this is perfect for portable gaming. It's certainly As a fan of the highly underrated game that began this franchise, I have to say that this is perfect for portable gaming. It's certainly lacking in features in comparison to it's home console big brother (which easily approaches, if not surpasses, the amount of content and freedom found in any Grand Theft Auto title), but as I've said, if you enjoyed the original, then this game will certainly keep you entertained for a good 10-15 hours. And it's worth playing more than once, even if the multiplayer isn't really anything to speak of. Basically, if you played and liked 'Steambot Chronicles' and have a PSP, you should get this right away. But if you've never played the aforementioned game and are unsure about this, go back to the beginning before deciding on this. Full Review »