Apr 12, 2013When playing the single player, Battleblock Theater is nothing more than a fun 2D platformer that’s challenging enough, but doesn’t do anything exceptionally well. It isn’t until playing the multiplayer that the game really comes into its own and becomes a absurd and very entertaining party game. The controls leave something to be desired and its pace could be quicker from time to time, but thanks to the excellent level editor and a few brilliant mini-games, it takes a while before Battleblock becomes a bore.
CD-ActionMay 13, 2013A pleasant and hard (in a fair way) platformer, but I think authors should have left out the enemies and the means to fight them, because they introduce unwanted chaos and the sense of losing full control over the character. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.78]
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings
Apr 4, 2013Got this yesterday, couldn't put it down. Incredibly addicting with a nice learning curve no platforming fan should miss this.
Controls,Got this yesterday, couldn't put it down. Incredibly addicting with a nice learning curve no platforming fan should miss this.
Controls, the tightest I've had for a plat former since super meat boy.
Great art style
Hilarious and quirky sense of humor with a great story
Level editor and community content
Many different modes to play
Incredible 4 player coop
Massive customization options
Yea buy this, its even more perfect and bursting with content than Castle Crashers, the Behemoth's last game… Full Review »
Apr 3, 2013Following from the success of their top rated XBLA game "Castle Crashers", The Behemoth manages to reinvent the tired genre of platforming andFollowing from the success of their top rated XBLA game "Castle Crashers", The Behemoth manages to reinvent the tired genre of platforming and makes something beautiful out of it. The presentation of the game is top notch with a hilarious narrator (that surprisingly never gets old) and music that all fits in perfectly to the quirky humor and unique art style of Dan Paladin.
The game offers a lengthy story campaign that can be played solo or with a buddy, for multiplayer there is plenty of content to keep a party laughing the whole time as you backstab your friends over and over again in the name of comedy or compete with each other on 2 vs 2 in their own take of basketball, king of the hill, golden whale, and many more. When there's no friends around and you try to find something else to do, there is always online play, time trials or my personal favorite, the level editor. The tools in the level editor are robust, easy to use and definitely have a sense of achievement when you get your friends to try out your masterpiece (especially if they enjoy it).
For 1200 points ($15), this game goes far and beyond the average XBLA game to provide you with a full package of both single player and multiplayer content, highly recommend it.… Full Review »
Jun 7, 2013This game is amazingly blended and combines the elements of puzzle, action, comedy, and parkour so smoothly. Consisting of an amazing (andThis game is amazingly blended and combines the elements of puzzle, action, comedy, and parkour so smoothly. Consisting of an amazing (and stupidly hilarious) storyline, in depth level editor, and great multi-player, this is easily one of the Behemoth's best products yet.
The money system works on gems and yarn, which are assorted through each level. With these, you can buy new faces or tools and weapons. I instantly found myself scanning every corner of every level to find more gems for that new, random face.
This game is only 15 dollars and worth the price for sure. With the ability to play other gamers' playlists the replayability is infinite. I think anyone who buys this game will have a joyous time.… Full Review »