Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
  1. 45
    Those who have drained every last moment of enjoyment from the DS game might appreciate it as a way to eke a little more challenge from the experience. And really obsessive types might appreciate the fact that the announcer guy from the cartoon performs (highly repetitious) running commentary during in-game battles. Everyone else, though, will simply regard this as a waste of money.
  2. Be leery of the online gameplay, however, as you will face several members of the exclusive Pokémon elite and make it out barely alive. Let's hope that Nintendo's next venture online is a little more player friendly and not just for an exclusive club.
  3. If you've got a DS, plus Pearl or Diamond, and you've got a sizable collection of Pokémon that you'd like to see rendered in 3D on the TV, then Battle Revolution might be worth the asking price. Even then, you'd have to be a pretty hardcore Pokémon fan.
  4. These battles in the Pokemon universe need to be rethought by Nintendo, because Battle Revolution shows their age.
  5. It should come packaged with "Diamond/Pearl" for an extra 5 quid. It doesn't. Avoid. [Jan 2007, p.70]
  6. With a surprising lack of play modes and little gratification given for completing battles, it's hard to recommend this game to anyone except hardcore Pokemon fanatics. I didn't find much to like in the game and quickly became bored.
  7. 43
    Pokémon Battle Revolution is definitely a step (or more) backwards for this popular franchise.
  8. One game you’re probably going to want to avoid; even massive Pokémon fans should approach this with trepidation.
  9. In Pokémon Battle Revolution, we have a mediocre game that will only please the most hardened fans, and that actually looks more like a “test” than a properly finished game.
  10. The core mechanics of Pokemon might need tweaking, or maybe even revamping, to work within the parameters of Wii's capabilities, but after a decade of essentially selling players the same game on the company's handheld systems, fans might appreciate it if Nintendo took some risks with the franchise on its home consoles.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 11 out of 31
  1. [anonymous]
    Aug 13, 2009
    10
    Loved it! Great graphics, lighting, and sound. Downloading Poke'mon from DS to Wii was a quick and easy. For those of you who are Loved it! Great graphics, lighting, and sound. Downloading Poke'mon from DS to Wii was a quick and easy. For those of you who are whinning about how you NEED a DS to play, STOP because you don't NEED one. If you think that, go buy one you little cry babies. Full Review »
  2. Jun 1, 2014
    7
    This is a rather tricky game to review.

    The game gets a lot of things right: The soundtrack, the visuals (especially for the Wii), replay
    This is a rather tricky game to review.

    The game gets a lot of things right: The soundtrack, the visuals (especially for the Wii), replay value, customization and bang for your buck. The soudtrack is catchy and well composed, the visuals are honestly some of the best on the Wii and the customization options are borderline limitless.

    However, replay value and bang for your buck are subjective. To fully enjoy the game, you have to have any of the Gen IV games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver). If you don't have any of these titles, the game becomes very dull due to the very boring single player mode. This is something XD and Colosseum do well enough, this game just has competitions and tournaments, not a true single player campaign.

    If you have any of the titles mentioned, you are going to have a ridiculous amount of fun with this game. However if you don't have any of those titles, either buy just one of these titles or skip the game.
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  3. Feb 26, 2014
    10
    This game is a revolution for its graphics 3d and its controlle i dont understand why have a bad score.
    From my point view it is a great game
    This game is a revolution for its graphics 3d and its controlle i dont understand why have a bad score.
    From my point view it is a great game for all.
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