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
Buy On
  1. In the end, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is all about simple, uncomplicated fun, and it makes no pretence of being otherwise.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A great sense of humor and flashy style make the Caped Crusader's latest adventure entertaining, despite the lack of challenge.
  6. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a tribute to the beloved animated series. A game to please gamers young and old.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. So while there are several high moments, they are few and far between.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. games(TM)
    Jan 20, 2011
    60
    Limited gameplay appeal. [Issue#102, p.116]
  16. Games Master UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    60
    The emphasis is on easy enjoyment. Never mind if you die - coins will bring you back. [Issue#232, p.94]
  17. Oct 26, 2010
    60
    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.
  18. Oct 24, 2010
    70
    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. Nintendo Power
    70
    Does a decent job of punching monotony in the face. [Nov 2010, p.89]

Awards & Rankings

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68
#68 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
20
#20 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 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 »