Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. 45
    Deadliest Warrior's violent contests are mainly good only for amusement, as the shallow play mechanics and repetitive battles offer more laughs than longevity.
  2. Jul 8, 2011
    40
    Deadliest Warrior: Legends may make you laugh for a little while, but its sloppy fighting is dead on arrival.
  3. 40
    A silly premise with some very clever ideas, but unfortunately none of them are implemented well enough to help this one-on-one fighter make history.
  4. Jul 13, 2011
    30
    An unpolished mess with few redeeming qualities other than a nifty premise.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 8, 2011
    3
    Unfortunately, it's a step forward in the graphical sense, and a step backwards in the gameplay sense. Why? Because of the Grapple Mode. It's very easy to enter Grappling, and also very easy to get instant kills with the signature move. It's gory and good looking, but also ends the fight unfairly and looks always the same. Single player is pretty much watered down by this fact. I could get easy wins even in the Deadliest difficulity, by just going for the grapple all the time, and hitting Y (Attempt at match ending signature kill). Computer AI is not smart enough to avoid the kill, most of the times. In multilplayer (online or local) the game is better, because human opponent knows that the risk of the grappler going for an instant kill is very high. So, single player kinda sucks, really. Graphics are a lot better, the environments look good also, with only couple of exceptions. Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2011
    0
    I bought this game. It was horrible. Battles are an incoherent mess! Visuals marred by clipping, awful lip-syncing, disappearing gear. Deadliest Warrior Legends suffers from poor combat design with its invincible blocking and grappling mechanic that you just wonâ Full Review »
  3. Jul 8, 2011
    7
    This is a definate step up from the first title. The fact that each fighter has their own background, which includes vistas as well as gameplay differences, is great. The characters are pretty interesting, and the combat is strategic and deadly. I wish the Generals campaign had more meat and some of the voice work is really bad. Also, when I started the trial version, it booted me from Live! I'm sure more bugs will be found as I play. Full Review »