Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 13 out of 17
  1. 43
    A simple title meant for kids unfamiliar with the gaming world. As an introductory product -- an ultra light action-adventure -- Brave has far too many rotten bits and oddities to recommend.
  2. A cruelly hijacked story makes this otherwise serviceable game a pale shadow of adventures past.
  3. I love the concepts, story, and gameplay ideas behind Brave but they just aren’t executed in a fashion that is remotely playable or enjoyable, especially if you have played anything better.
  4. Our disgust was solidified near the end of the six-hour campaign, as the PS2 version's final boss fight is astonishingly cut short to insert an hour-plus of new fetch quests. We understand padding the game a bit, but lazily dumping these bland challenges within seconds of what should have been the conclusion shows a total disregard for the players who slogged through hours of sloppy programming to get to that point. And if the developer doesn't care, neither should we.
  5. It might be interesting at a low price for low expectations, but experienced players should stay two meters from it.
  6. Brave: A Warrior's Tale for the Xbox 360 is a game only recommended for children who are just picking up gaming.
  7. You will be disappointed in the first and last moments of the game – and in between.
  8. Some might say that bashing this game is like beating up a paraplegic: just unfair. But I shudder to think that people will waste their money on this thinking they’re going to get a cute kids’ title that’s safe for the younguns to play. It’s not.
  9. From the glitchy programming, the poor graphical quality, a camera that never listens to the player, and horrific level design, Brave: A Warrior’s Tale is an incomplete product.
  10. 30
    Brave is basically a PS2 game with the ability to play on a 360 with no effort to upgrade or enhance the experience to even to average standards.
  11. A perfectly charming guest that turns up to the party five years too late. [Christmas 2009, p.97]
  12. 30
    Brave: A Warrior's Tale has done the almost impossible: surpassed Superman 64 for one of the worst games of all time.
  13. It's a shame that this title is recommended for children who are just picking up gaming, because the frustrations involved will most likely turn them off.

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