Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. We wanted to like Double D Dodgeball more because of the subject matter, but it simply doesn’t deliver the kind of experience we were hoping for. With better controls, the whole “playing dodgeball in space” thing could have worked. But we found ourselves worrying too much about being a sitting duck on the court to have time to enjoy the special, arcade-y features of Double D Dodgeball.
  2. The individual layers of variation don't run terribly deep, and offline exhibitions only cast a harsh light on amateurish A.I. flaws, but Double D Dodgeball's offbeat mix of arcade action and online sporting teamwork still packs enough fast-paced intensity and simple strategy to be worth inviting to recess. [Sept 2008, p.77]
  3. 40
    Double D Dodgeball should be skipped. Certain gimmicks like skill shots and a variety of arenas do not add enough to warrant a purchase.
  4. Getting pounded in the face with a real dodgeball might be more fun than this postmodern rendition of the schoolyard sport.
  5. Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball is due for release soon, and that's a far more instinctive and entertaining affair. Save your points for that, and send this one for an early shower.
  6. I imagine that someone could find something to like in Double D Dodgeball if they really tried, and I'll admit that the title does play pretty much as promised. However, the lack of a solid single-player experience, coupled with the complete lack of online players, makes the title not worth checking out before the download even begins.
  7. The game is lifeless, dull and has no real goals. You can dodge your way to victory by dodging this one.
  8. Boring in all fronts: graphics, gameplay, audio, etc. There’s not many redeeming values packed into Double D Dodgeball so the best advice is to play the demo and call it good.
  9. With the hefty $10.00 price tag for Double D Dodgeball all gamers alike should “dodge” this title (no pun intended).
  10. Everything considered, Double D Dodgeball is a waste of a nice idea.
  11. 25
    With a hobbled online multiplayer mode, lackluster graphics and boring gameplay, there’s little redeeming about Double D Dodgeball. Dodge this one.
  12. As with a few other XBLA titles I could mention, when you can't even find another single player on LIVE to pit your skills against, you know there’s some serious suckage going on.
  13. 16
    That each best-of-three contest lasts no longer than perhaps three minutes is the final nail in a coffin that should remain firmly closed.
  14. I have played some bad games in the past but this has beaten them all, I cant recommend this to anybody, If the lag issue has been resolved this could get a 3 but the overall package is very poor and not worth any of your money.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. JeremyM
    Oct 21, 2009
    2
    It only hurts when you play it. broken, takes the fun out of dodgeball. You might as well be a geek against 500 jocks and get pummelled by aIt only hurts when you play it. broken, takes the fun out of dodgeball. You might as well be a geek against 500 jocks and get pummelled by a million dodgeballs. I guarantee it would be more fun than playing this game. not worth the money, spend it elsewhere... even at the price of free, I cant recommend this game Full Review »