Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Tight controls and cheeky humor make Brave and the Bold an easy recommendation for bat and brawler fans alike. Accessible and entertaining, it's also a perfect fit for –familyplay.
  2. Not the most original gameplay style but its looks and humour more than compensate.
  3. It could be incredibly easy to write Batman: The Brave and the Bold off as unimportant because it's been made for a younger audience. If you did that, you'd be missing out on a pretty solid title that's worthy of your time and attention.
  4. Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame is a very good game, and for that there is no doubt. Obviously, it has its flaws (not many, not few), but instead of failure, it is more appropriate to call them "points for improvement".
  5. 83
    If you know you're getting into an easy and simple brawler, then The Brave and The Bold is one heck of a ride. It's unapologetically simple and goofy, and it not only presents a good throwback to the 16-bit era, but also to a more lighthearted take on Batman in general.
  6. Despite the entertaining level design and dialogue, each "episode" is completely linear, and there isn't any real replay value.
  7. Annoyances aside, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a fun romp through corners of the DC Universe, in terms of both characters and characterization, that have been underutilized.
  8. Batman: The Brave and The Bold is exactly what fans of the series want from a video game. Like the show, it features plenty of action and lots of co-op play with a heavy dose of humor both in and out of the cut scenes.
  9. It is a lot of fun, optimized for co-op play and geared for the younger audience who might not "get" the darker side of the bat.
  10. It delivers a solid and enjoyable experience from beginning to end. It isn't going to win anyone over for its finger-blistering difficulty, either, so fans looking for an old-school challenge should check their expectations accordingly. But super sharp visuals and clever writing make this a collection of Batman adventures you won't want to miss.
  11. In conclusion, Batman the Brave and the Bold the Videogame is a slick arcade beat 'em up that pays homage well to the cartoon series and is a fun game to play from start to finish.
  12. Oct 21, 2010
    Overall, Batman: The Brave and The Bold elevates the brawler genre with an interactive, funny story.
  13. A classic 2D brawler that's easy to pick up and enjoy, and it doesn't take itself seriously, with plenty of self-parody to go around. The adventure is over too soon, but if you've got a soft spot for this lighter version of the Dark Knight, don't let that stop you from suiting up.
  14. 75
    The unashamedly jovial and fun tone of Batman: The Brave and the Bold is sure to please gamers young and old.
  15. A faithful game conversion of the popular animated TV show, The Brave and the Bold casts a familiar hero in a series of madcap adventures with friends and foe alike. It's not perfect, but it sure is fun.
  16. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is equal parts classic beat-em-up and tribute to the beloved animated series. It's a brawler that anyone, genre fans included, can pick up and have a good time with. For fans of the TV show it's a must own, replicating the series' charm and campy wit with all the same writing, voice talent and art style.
  17. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a pretty cool videogame. The 2-player-coop and the call-in-heroes are really entertaining but the missing variety lowers the overall score.
  18. Oct 24, 2010
    One of the most fun arcade games available for the Wii. The Brave and the Bold has fast action sequences, a big arsenal of weapons and unique moves for each superhero. The game pushes you to play on thanks to the open gameplay and humor, and the hand-drawn stop motion animation looks fantastic. The game is on the short side though and once you've finished it, there's nothing to come back to.
  19. In the end, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is all about simple, uncomplicated fun, and it makes no pretence of being otherwise.
  20. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is easy for young crusaders to get into and feel like a champ while providing just enough depth for older players to get a bat-kick out of it.
  21. A great sense of humor and flashy style make the Caped Crusader's latest adventure entertaining, despite the lack of challenge.
  22. Does a decent job of punching monotony in the face. [Nov 2010, p.89]
  23. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a tribute to the beloved animated series. A game to please gamers young and old.
  24. Nice, interesting and fun, but not enough to be a top 10 of Wii's game catalog. WayForward's latest work's nothing more than an entertaining beat 'em up, with a great use of its comic-style.
  25. As far as good looks and presentation are concerned, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a fine game, but it's way too simple and easy to appeal to an experienced audience.
  26. 70
    Genuine laughs and amusing scenarios await within, and if you can keep in mind that you're probably several times older than the target audience, it's a pretty solid option for co-op with your kid sibling -- or a drinking buddy, for that matter.
  27. 65
    If The Brave and the Bold was a downloadable title I would buy it in an instant. But it's a full $40 game. There's a lot of flair and style with The Brave and the Bold, but it's a pretty mindless affair, even for a kids' game.
  28. Batman: The Brave and The Bold is a comic and cartoon-based game for Nintendo Wii. It features a vintage style that perfectly fits the spirit of the old-style Dark Knight, but the gameplay lacks in variety and depth.
  29. Batman: the Brave and the Bold, is not a bad game, thanks to its genuinely funny gameplay and an extremely well made technical compartment, but it's hampered by a scarce difficulty level. It might have been an attractive product, but as it is it's only advisable for the Dark Knight's die hard fans.
  30. Jan 20, 2011
    Limited gameplay appeal. [Issue#102, p.116]
  31. Dec 25, 2010
    The emphasis is on easy enjoyment. Never mind if you die - coins will bring you back. [Issue#232, p.94]
  32. Oct 26, 2010
    The Brave and the Bold is a classic 2D beat 'em up that doesn't take itself too seriously. A graphical candy that will come to an end too soon and in the easiest way possible.
  33. It's a gift for fans of the show, but in terms of repetition and combat this is just a little too similar to the 16-bit games it seeks to pay homage to.
  34. So while there are several high moments, they are few and far between.
  35. 60
    Although it's by no means the deepest gaming experience you'll have on the Wii, The Brave and the Bold is still worth checking out, even if it's just a rental.
  36. Batman: The Brave and the Bold takes place over four chapters, each separated into a handful of levels. You can grab a second controller and team up with a friend or family member, but you might not want to subject them to the boredom.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    for sure the wii was made for this kinda game. cartoony, funny, almost childish but with semi-challenging controls and backstory. highly recommended.............. Full Review »
  2. Sep 10, 2010
    This game was perfect for my four and a half year old... I can't imagine adults getting much out of it (except some fun with the banter and animations), but for a young kid it is perfect - he gets a huge sense of achievement, loves being Batman, and can actually progress through levels. A great buy for little kids; I would not recommend otherwise, not as a gaming experience at least - although the atmosphere is good light hearted fun Full Review »