BattleBlock Theater Xbox 360

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 151 Ratings

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  • Summary: Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? You’ve only just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There is no turning back once you have embarked upon your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in thisShipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? You’ve only just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There is no turning back once you have embarked upon your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind-bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    92
    At 1200 MS points it’s a small price to pay for the madness, and certainly lives up to its Castle Crashers pedigree for polish, poise, and preposterous premise.
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    90
    There are moments of glorious frustration, as there are in any great platformer, but the sting of such hurdles is always soothed by the sweetness of victory when you overcome them.
  3. Apr 8, 2013
    90
    An excellent platform puzzle by The Behemoth team and one of the best Live Arcade offerings of 2013. Lots of fun with multiplayer modes. If you like the genre, don't miss this game.
  4. Apr 8, 2013
    85
    This is one of the gems we randomly find on the Marketplace. Simple but fun, BattleBlock Theater offers a great platformer, it's surprising and very addictive.
  5. Apr 12, 2013
    81
    BattleBlock Theater is a fine little game, and though it has charm and pizazz, it also comes of feeling a bit of a sideshow, just something to pull out on a rainy day for a fast fifteen to buy a new head, play a quick match, or toy around with a level idea. You’ll get your mileage, and scratch that itch to run, jump, and punch with wild abandon, which for fifteen bucks is A-OK.
  6. Apr 12, 2013
    80
    There's a good four years of development time on display in Battleblock Theater and even though the light-hearted but mischievous brand of carnage tries its best to ensure you that you are only partaking in a boatload of puerile nonsense, you really notice every hour The Behemoth has put into this. The fighting might not be up to scratch, but the measured level design shows a degree of polish worthy of this genre's masters. So, it's up to you to decide, if the style and its over-sugared, over-caffeinated Saturday morning cartoon sensibilities float your boat. What you can't do anything about, though, is the fact that The Behemoth has mastered three different genres with only three games.
  7. Apr 11, 2013
    60
    There's some good fun to be had with BattleBlock Theater and it's a mostly charming title. But its fair share of problems hold it back from being an unequivocally entertaining, must-have game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 4, 2013
    10
    Got 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
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  2. Feb 19, 2015
    10
    Best game ever in my life. Best soundtracks. Best graphics. Best everything. I dont know why but it is just awesome. Very awesome. NothingBest game ever in my life. Best soundtracks. Best graphics. Best everything. I dont know why but it is just awesome. Very awesome. Nothing more to say. Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2013
    10
    This game is an absolute masterpiece. Hilarious, creative and stupid fun! Way better than Castle Crashers and Castle crashers was great. HattyThis game is an absolute masterpiece. Hilarious, creative and stupid fun! Way better than Castle Crashers and Castle crashers was great. Hatty Hattington rules!!!! Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2013
    9
    Very fun game to play, especially when you're with friends. So far I've played several levels and I'm having a blast. One aspect thatVery fun game to play, especially when you're with friends. So far I've played several levels and I'm having a blast. One aspect that definately adds to the fun factor of this game is the humour. This game is hilarious. From the opening cutscene (which is honestly the funniest thing I've ever seen in a game) throught the rest of the game the developers are trying to make you laugh. It's fantastic and helps the game feel like it's less about getting your money and more about helping you have fun. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    With a fantastic narrator and creative characters, this game is incredibly addictive with hours of fun with friends and family. despite theWith a fantastic narrator and creative characters, this game is incredibly addictive with hours of fun with friends and family. despite the odd AI hiccup this game is worth buying for hours of fun Expand
  6. Jun 3, 2013
    9
    A truly entertaining game from the warped, delightfully juvenile minds of The Behemoth. It's hard to stop laughing throughout the game,A truly entertaining game from the warped, delightfully juvenile minds of The Behemoth. It's hard to stop laughing throughout the game, especially when you're playing with a friend. The puzzles are smartly designed, there are hundreds of characters and there are plenty of other modes to keep the replay value up. Insane mode is no joker, either.

    I was disappointed that only two people can play the story together, but otherwise, a super-fun game.
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  7. Apr 3, 2013
    5
    Does almost nothing new for the genre of puzzle platformers and feels way too old and generic. Everything seen here can be seen in otherDoes almost nothing new for the genre of puzzle platformers and feels way too old and generic. Everything seen here can be seen in other platformers dating back to the 80's. That said, multiplayer and a robust level editor will keep you busy and there are several premade levels and lots of costumes. Considering the studio that made it and the amount of time it took for this game to be made I expected better. Expand

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