Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 100
    It’s fun, it’s versatile (I’ve found it to be a hit with gamers and non-gamers), and it offers more bang for your buck (ha!) than just about anything else on Wii right now. It’s the best kind of sequel – one that truly “gets” what was cool about its forebear, cuts the fat and elevates every cool feature to the next logical step. Superb.
  2. 100
    But online level sharing is definitely Bash Party's biggest strength -- it lets me pick and choose the levels I like most: The ones where destruction is the signature element.
  3. 95
    There isn't any question that Bash Party is one of the best games on the Wii. It is that simple.
  4. When all's said and done, Bash Party is essentially Boom Blox with everything improved and built upon. It's got more levels, more tools, more environments (the underwater and space levels really mess with the physics in an interesting way), more game modes and much more online potential. Simply put, it's essential, even if you have the original.
  5. There hasn't been too much mucking about with the brilliant gameplay mechanics and superb physics that made the original Boom Blox so much fun.
  6. If you're looking for a brilliant party game that's also great to play alone then look no further, because your search ends with Boom Blox Bash Party.
  7. This is more or less everything we wanted from a Boom Blox sequel and can't recommend it enough.
  8. Boom Blox Bash Party tops the original in every way.
  9. Boom Blox: Bash Party is unquestionably the definite version of the game and tops its predecessor in every way possible.
  10. A few things to improve and graphics issues but we don't care about this because Boom Blox Bash Party is a fantastic game, playing it alone or with your friends or family. Must buy for a Wii owner and for fans of the first chapter.
  11. This is a party you won’t want to miss.
  12. Boom Blox: Bash Party once again shows the potential of the Wii to innovate and come out with new unique experiences. If you are a fan of puzzle games, or just looking for a fun experience on your Wii you must check out Boom Blox: Bash Party.
  13. Boom Blox: Bash Party takes what was good (and there was a lot of it) on first Boom Blox and builds on it. An excellent action-puzzler. [June 2009]
  14. Addictive and inherently fun (knocking stuff over never really gets old, does it?), Boom Blox Bash Party is a must-have for your Wii collection. The only question now is, how much trade in credit will you get for the original now that the new model’s rendered it outdated?
  15. This game is what the Wii is all about. Making the most of the unique Wii control system, it delivers wholesome fun with a bit of puzzling thrown in for good measure. Great game, great fun, and definitely one for your collection.
  16. Yet another reason to turn on your Wii. EA again shows everyone how to make solid Wii games. Newcomers and owners of the original are really going to enjoy this title.
  17. Boom Blox Bash Party isn't an ambitious game or that want to be a blockbuster. However, the fertility of new options managed to give new life to the original ideas, which themselves were already very rich. A concept that didn't get old with one year. Bash Party is a example of how to do a sequel: improving and expanding the original proposals, but never, in any moment, to do the brightness of the original game fade.
  18. Bash Party isn’t a huge leap from the previous game, but then it really didn’t need to be.
  19. With Bash Party, EA and Spielberg have taken the original Boom Blox and built on it to produce a package that is creative, innovative, and crazy-fun to play.
  20. 89
    The variety, innovative interaction and sheer playfulness on offer are more than enough to warrant the cover price alone.
  21. Boom Blox: Bash Party is not for everyone. For instance, if you don’t like fun. If you don’t have a Wii. If one Boom Blox game is enough for you. But if you like fun, and games that take advantage of the Wii’s unique strengths, you can’t go wrong with Boom Blox: Bash Party. Yes, the developers could have added more to this iteration but there are enough new modes and locales to make this a worthwhile upgrade.
  22. All in all, Boom Blox Bash Party is an excellent sequel, a great multiplayer experience and the proof that it is actually possible to create a casual game capable of hooking up even the most harcore audience.
  23. An engaging and well-done casual title, and stands as one of the best Wii franchises on the market. [June 2009, p.88]
  24. With more than 400 single and multiplayer levels, and limitless online potential, there's no reason to put this one down anytime soon!
  25. 88
    Boom Blox Bash Party is the definition of how to take a great game and make it even better.
  26. Another brilliant block puzzler from Spielberg. [July 2009, p.79]
  27. If you've ever delighted in kicking down a sandcastle, demolishing a house of toy bricks or, indeed, playing Jenga, you'll love this. Creatively destructive. [July 2009, p.56]
  28. 85
    It's as though EA injected the experience with a serious supply of steroids. A ridiculous amount of fantastic new levels complete with unique attributes like varying physics, great new blocks and tools, a remade presentation complemented by a robust achievements system, a Boom Bux currency to buy upgrades, and more.
  29. With strong multiplayer, new modes, and lots of destruction, this block-bashing sequel is ready for its spotlight.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    One of the funnest games of all time. Though having no point but to smash random blocks and score the most points out of everyone, The game just gets better and better. I love it.
    A+
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  2. Mar 5, 2012
    10
    This should be held up as a model sequel. It builds on all the strengths of the previous installment, and adds more to do and see. I love the creator engine they've got in here; if you're creative, you can make some pretty wild stuff. Tons of fun. Full Review »
  3. Jun 27, 2011
    2
    Tedious and extremely repetitive take on "Crush the Castle," which itself is pretty tedious. Gameplay attempts variety, and while it gets different flavors, it's all still ice cream. Really bad ice cream with drawn-out physics. More than "Crush the Castle," I think this game could be compared to a mini-game in WW:Smooth Moves, except instead of hundreds of entirely new novel concepts and fun, it's just a slightly different take on the same mini-game over and over and over. Full Review »