• Publisher: PopCap
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2011
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    70
    The Classic and Twist versions of Bejeweled offer quick-hit entertainment and the inclusion of multiplayer modes and online leaderboards is certainly welcome.
  2. Feb 26, 2011
    70
    Honestly, the question isn't whether you should play Bejeweled or not. It's more of a question of how much you covet the glory of fast-paced simultaneous competition.
  3. Feb 26, 2011
    80
    For a paltry ten clams, gamers will certainly get their money's worth with Bejeweled Blitz Live. Its fast-paced style, carefree and easy multiplayer options, and unique gameplay modes make for a lot of fun.
  4. Feb 26, 2011
    65
    Ultimately, the biggest issue with Bejeweled Blitz Live is that it simply doesn't have enough meat on its bones. As a free game, it's a wonderful diversion, but at 800 MSP ($10 USD) for a download, it feels a bit thin.
  5. Mar 8, 2011
    50
    Even with multiplayer modes that are mostly fun and the constant leaderboard competition to be had with friends and strangers online, Blitz is pretty much the same game you can play for cheap (or free) elsewhere, except with a new coat of paint and a heftier price tag.
  6. Apr 1, 2011
    67
    Soloists may well find this a little shallow to stick with. [May 2011, p.89]
  7. Mar 23, 2011
    65
    Don't get me wrong, I love Bejeweled Blitz, but it's hard for me to recommend spending $10 on the Xbox Live Arcade version when there's a superior, free version available on Facebook.
  8. 80
    Bejeweled Blitz Live might not be everything you could have hoped for, but it's still more than enough to take a huge bite out of your free time. [April 2011, p.81]
  9. Mar 12, 2011
    82
    Bejeweled Blitz LIVE is perfect for competitive players, who are familiar with the Bejeweled-Franchise. If this genre isn't your cup of tea, this fast-paced game won't change that.
  10. Mar 7, 2011
    67
    Let's use a food-based analogy: imagine you had only a few minutes for lunch and had to grab a snack. The Facebook version of Bejeweled Blitz would be a Maccas Happy Meal, on the house; whereas Bejeweled Blitz Live would be one of those low carb protein bars in a shiny foil wrapper. Both provide sustenance on the run, but one is meatier and more satisfying than the other… and it's free.
  11. 80
    Immediately intense, but no long-term appeal. [May 2011, p.101]
  12. Apr 25, 2011
    40
    Ill-suited to the 360 platform and massively overpriced. [Issue#71, p.101]
  13. Feb 23, 2011
    84
    All in all, Bejeweled Blitz LIVE is a great puzzle game on Live, and is one of the few games that is perfect for marathon online sessions, or just a quick five minute round to kill some time.
  14. Mar 2, 2011
    87
    If you're a dedicated Bejeweled player or you're looking for a great party game to tackle with your friends, Bejeweled Blitz Live is a smart choice. It's only 800 Microsoft points ($10), and well worth every penny as you gain new skills and bump up your score into the stratosphere.
  15. Mar 10, 2011
    60
    An addictive puzzle game which will offer some enjoyable hours. On the downside, the time limit pressure and the fact that it's overpriced may influence your decision on buying it or not.
  16. Apr 2, 2011
    80
    A fine version of Bejeweled that, as with other games in the series, is a surefire way to see those precious hours tick away.
  17. Feb 26, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
  18. Feb 25, 2011
    60
    The Bejeweled series returns with a fifth installment, incorporating the series classic gameplay along with the spin-off Bejeweled Twist, also adding local and online multiplayer. While the simple and catchy gameplay offers adequate fun, the lack of depth makes for short and unsatisfying sessions. Multiplayer adds a well-needed boost and in the end makes Bejeweled Blitz LIVE worth your while.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 8, 2012
    8
    Bejeweled fans already know how addicting this game can be and Bejeweled Blitz Live combines the Bejeweled formula with multiplayer and twist mode to make something entertaining. The classic and twist modes are fun in the overall game and the controls are purely fantastic just like the bright effects and nice graphics. The adding of multiplayer is also great, beating someone in a multiplayer game is quite satisfying and you can play multiplayer in either twist or classic mode. I would have wished more game modes however and i would also like a price lower since 800 microsoft points seems like too much for this game. Overall this is a great game that still has its downside but it is damn fun. Full Review »