Battleship Xbox 360

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 21 out of 25
  1. May 19, 2012
    65
    I was nonetheless impressed by the interdependence of the sea and ground battles, and it's the kind of gameplay mechanic of which I want to see more in future games. Battleship is worth a rental for sure.
  2. 60
    If you can live with the technical flaws, the boring AI and the lack of ambition, there's enough sci-fi shooting with a hint of strategy here to keep genre fans entertained for a few hours.
  3. Jun 19, 2012
    50
    A shooter that's about as "meh" as you can get. [Issue#86, p.87]
  4. May 7, 2012
    50
    A title that isn't truly good or bad, with aspects that can be fun at times yet which grow boring over the course of its 4 hour lifespan, and ultimately it falls just short of being anything more than decidedly average.
User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. May 15, 2012
    3
    Well I already tested this "game" - and already warning, the film has the same team that made the Hasbro "movies" of the Transformers, soWell I already tested this "game" - and already warning, the film has the same team that made the Hasbro "movies" of the Transformers, so expect something slot and ridicule in the movie (great effects, lousy story):

    The history too bad... basically you are a U.S. Marine training in an archipelago disarming some ancient WWII bombs, when suddenly appear the aliens and their ships, which were hidden under the sea for centuries... the game has some videos and pictures of the U.S. Navy (nothing against it, but was unnecessary - looks like a promo content in the Live Marketplace).

    Simple as that, bad as that.

    The graphics are very bad, like out of a game in 2006-2007, with simple textures and often without convincing detail, especially the enemies and allies, which are all equal (the soldiers all wear a Halo-like mask). The sounds and music are regular, nothing that stands out, but even this things are simple.

    The gameplay is focused on two things: the FPS is a mediocre-regular one, with a aim so bad that you can not even do a headshot properly, and has some basic weapons that you can use, of course as well as grenades, and have indicators of the objectives in the stage, like "go to the designated point to do something".

    The stages have limits (often invisible ones), but they are coarse, and even his jumping action is not of much use. The covers and objects are an endless repetition in the gameplay, with a bad enemy AI.

    The other side of the gameplay is activated with the LB: as you're on an island, you can see the ships of the fleet at sea - you access this panel and use an electronic kit to control the ships, on a grided map. We have some points in it, if you position the ship in them, you receive a choice of auxiliary fire support (such as battery guns, or decoy, for example) that you can regulate the distance, and aim it - it's like a special power.

    In this map arise enemy ships and you must coordinate the attack while fighting on land, while battling in a semi-RTS in the LB panel, with informations of what is going on showing in the upper right corner of the screen. Also in the FPS stages, after defeating some enemies you receive some special cards, that gives to one of your ships special power to use in the RTS portion of the game.

    And so on... this shooter is a grade B- to C game of Activision, which should not have left the project stage, and is about the same "quality" of the film. Bad graphics, bad gameplay, bad history with a partially interesting gameplay style. Stay away from it.
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  2. May 15, 2012
    0
    Batteship, other game of the Activison-Hasbro team. I know that the movie is bad, but the game can be funny (the games of the transformersBatteship, other game of the Activison-Hasbro team. I know that the movie is bad, but the game can be funny (the games of the transformers movies in some moments are funny), but what happen in here? The game is terrible, the graphics are like the graphics of the G.I. Joe game, and Double Helix can do something better. The gameplay is really simple, and boring, you can finish the game really fast. I think that the game is same like the movie... A DISASTER!! Is better play the traditional game. Full Review »
  3. May 22, 2012
    1
    All Critics who saw this as an "Average" game have lost all legitimacy. Do not waste your money on this game or the movie this game is basedAll Critics who saw this as an "Average" game have lost all legitimacy. Do not waste your money on this game or the movie this game is based upon for that matter. The movie flopped and this game should flop to teach the gaming industry that games like this suck and will not sell. Worst game of the year? [2012] Full Review »