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  • Summary: Pick up and Punch - A hyper-intuitive, gesture-based control scheme developed with 1:1 responsiveness and approachability in mind. Grab the Wiimote and Nunchuck and feel the deep satisfaction of stringing together mug shots, body blows, and bone crushing Breakers. Dodge and Parry your opponent's attacks and then unload on them with the Grand Daddy of them all... the FaceBreaker. Brawl for It All - Throw your hat in the ring for the most extremely extreme boxing tournament of all time! Put your skills to the test in this single player experience where you battle past every character in the game, earning belts, characters, costumes - and ultimate glory - along the way. It ain’t called Brawl for it All for nuthin'. Mess up yo' Face - After you beat your opponent to the mat add the ultimate humiliation by using your Wii Remote to brand. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Brings enjoyable multiplayer boxing to the Wii along with plenty of crazy characters and ridiculous moves.
  2. Overall, FaceBreaker KO Party is step in the right direction and is perfectly suited for the Wii.
  3. Facebreaker K.O. Party is a fun little brawler which is best played in short bursts.
  4. Facebreaker K.O. Party is a bit of a let down, it should have improved on the Xbox 360 version but the controllers do not add anything, in fact they make the game a bit worse.
  5. For someone who absolutely must have a new fighting game at his next Wii get-together with friends, sure, FaceBreaker K.O. Party is the way to go, and it's only 40 bucks. But for anyone looking to fight a friend for hours at a time (on one console, of course; the Wii version did lose online capabilities), or to enjoy a robust and reasonably challenging single-player mode, this just isn't comparable to something from, say, the Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, or Soul Calibur franchises.
  6. EA’s stylish brawler floats like a butterfly, but plays like a full-on seizure.
  7. How can the same team that produced the outstanding Fight Night Round 3 - which is arguably the best boxing simulation in videogame history - also associate its name with one of the poorest boxing titles every made? I honestly have no idea - and call me stuck in my ways, but I'm off to download Punch-Out!! from the Virtual Console and have myself some actual fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BarneeB
    Nov 24, 2008
    I gave it a 10 to counter the negative critics. The game is a solid 8 if you play it with friends, if you plan to play it alone it's 7. The multiplayer was the real focus in this game, and it actually works. It's just so fun to virtually beat the sh*t out of your friends/girlfriend :) The controls are very good, in fact 1:1 responsive, nice graphics, nice EA Trax soundtrack as usual, the characters are nice and funny, but nowhere near as iconic as MK or Tekken characters.
    The only problem is the cheap Cpu A.I. It cheats sometimes, therefore you have to try many times if you want to win. Choose Romeo or Molotov, it's much easier to play with them, and you wont get pissed so often.
    It's a great partygame even if not the best fighting game on the system, but definately better, than what the critics say
  2. jackt
    Nov 13, 2008
    Not a bad game overall, short and to the point, I mean come on its a boxing game and thats what you get! In my opinion better graphics than the rest if ya like the cartoony comic type of stuff. Really easy to jump into a quick game. Was disappointed that there is no first person perspective in any of the scenarios, Boooo. It also lacks the immersion of being in the game as far as actual body movements with the remotes, not bad tough. All in all it was worth the $40 but no more. Still waiting for a more realistic version of the Wii sports boxing! Please someone give us a decent first person perspective. Expand