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Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    75
    Bakugan: Defenders of the Core is not only a fantastic piece of fan service but a competent brawler in its own right. Its stunning cel-shaded visuals, beautiful environments and well-rendered characters perfectly capture the essence of their animé-counterparts, and it's safe to say that fans of the franchise will be in seventh heaven. Street Fighter fans need not apply but if you're on the lookout for an upbeat brawler you can't go too wrong with Bakugan: Defenders of the Core.
  2. Feb 10, 2011
    40
    A clone of a clone of a clone. That's not worth your time.
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    65
    A good fan service title, with several improvements over the previous game in terms of gameplay variety.
  4. Jan 2, 2011
    30
    Really disappointing that Activision continues to dish out such a shallow and crude game.
  5. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    The inclusion of stealth gameplay is surprising and welcome, but the fighting is the main event here and works well enough.
  6. Nov 22, 2010
    70
    Bakugan Defender of the core is a game for the younger generation. Kids, who also love the famous series, will have a lot of fun with this game.
  7. Nov 19, 2010
    70
    The series may have began as a glorified game of marbles. but Defenders of the Core shows that it has the potential to evolve into the next great series of dueling monsters.
  8. Nov 16, 2010
    55
    Overall, there is almost zero fun to be had in Bakugan: Defenders of the Core. The gameplay is fun at times, but as a whole is boring.
  9. Nov 14, 2010
    70
    The game is a little on the easy side but Activision have definitely hit their target audience right in the bull eyes with this title. It just needed some more refining to make this a better game.
  10. Jan 9, 2011
    60
    The atmosphere of the anime makes up for the basic gameplay and forgettable plot, making this game enjoyable at least by the fans.

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