Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 58
  2. Negative: 20 out of 58
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    87
    A game with great local and online multiplayer, two versions of the main game and a fun and unique upgrade system, Fable Heroes does a great job of keeping you entertained, whether you are young or old. Just a word to the wise, make sure you play the end credits, the boss battle is awesome.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. May 3, 2012
    7
    "Fable Heroes" is an XBLA action game, which costs 800ms points and mixes various styles, as Beat Em Up, board games and mini-games. It presents a cutesy graphic look, with puppets of characters inspired by the world of Fable, and locations of the game, but the features of Fable stops there.

    The graphics are hand drawn with 3D effects, and very colorful and vibrant, despite adopting a more childish impersonation, as in "Fairy Tales". In general, the scenarios have a good building, with many details, and they are more interesting than the action itself. The musical style and sound of the game is well animated and fits the action.

    The basic gameplay is a style of action as in "Castle Crashers" (but without violence, of course), which goes by the stage in a side-scroller way, defeating wave after wave of enemies, and destroying items and enemies to release coins of various sizes (used to buy upgrades), with bosses at the end of some stages.

    The game commands have a simple basis: B to Roll, A to do some actions, quick strikes with the X, slow and strong with Y and specials with RT, basically.

    You play with 3 other characters that can be controlled by AI or by friends, both offline and online, and you face the enemies with them, each character collecting coins for themselves. Each character can be selected at the beginning of each stage, and have distinct visual, weapons and abilities, and with time we get more different characters to select and play.

    Also in the stages there are chest with temporary power-ups, and certain icons for "good or bad", that can bring beneficial or harmful effects to the other characters in your party.

    At the end of each stage, you can enter a mini-game reminiscent of various existing games, such as Vina Pinata and Rio, for example, where you face your friends for a final ranking. After that, it falls on a board game, "Monopoly" style, where you roll the dice and falls in homes that allow, depending on the house, to change the appearance of characters, weapons, or upgrades to your abilities to be used in the central gameplay the game, with the coins that are collected in the stages.

    In short, the game features a mixed style of gameplay, but based centrally on Beat em Up and with sequences of mini-games - like any game where you can play with your friends is fun, but with the repetition and little variation of the action can become boring. The positive features of the game are the happy and funny visuals and the low price (10US$).

    It is a reasonable option for anyone who wants a casual game, to play with friends, and enjoy the style of Beat Em Up, but remind there are better options on the market.
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  2. May 5, 2012
    9
    Nice little game to break the monotony of fps, my wife loves it and we both get chieves....if you liked castle crashers you'll like this as well. easy achievements for the most part and excellent replay value Full Review »
  3. Kpo
    May 3, 2012
    9
    Nice little game. The sort of game that is just pure fun with a group of friends. It's based on the Fable world (selectable characters, enemies, locations and even some of the humor) but it's obviously not a "Fable game" it's just a fun little (and cheap!) game on the side. Nothing particularly innovative but still very fun to play. The soundtrack is particularly good, the same sort of feel as Donkey Kong, just for that it is worth the £5/$10. I also enjoyed the way you "level up" where you roll a die and move round a board, each tile is a category of skills you can improve. Full Review »