Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
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  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. 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.
  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. Not the most original gameplay style but its looks and humour more than compensate.
  5. 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".
  6. Despite the entertaining level design and dialogue, each "episode" is completely linear, and there isn't any real replay value.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Oct 21, 2010
    75
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#65 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#40 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 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
    8
    for sure the wii was made for this kinda game. cartoony, funny, almost childish but with semi-challenging controls and backstory. highlyfor 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
    8
    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 andThis 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 »