Fairytale Fights Xbox 360


Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 47
  2. Negative: 17 out of 47
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  1. A funny hack ’n’ slay game taking place in the fairytale universe – great for beginners and advanced players.
  2. Fairytale Fights is a product Dutch gamers can be proud of. When playing alone, the game offers many hours of enjoyment in lush environments. Better yet, these environments will soon be painted red with the blood of your opponents. The multiplayer is a little hectic and falls short, though.
  3. Fairytale Fights is not a game that’s going to revolutionize the genre. It is, however, a very fun, unique, and beefy (15-20 hours of gameplay) game that’s fun to tear through.
  4. The lackluster execution could be partially forgiven if Fairytale Fights were an Xbox Live Arcade title. But as a full-priced retail release it feels like a missed opportunity.
  5. In the end if one goes into Fairytale Fights with realistic expectations of what the game is, then one will no doubt enjoy what the game has to offer.
  6. 69
    Fairytale Fights has become a funny game, but all things are kept too simple. So playing alone will not amuse you, but the co-op on the other hand is really fun. However there is a lag off replay value that might keep you from buying this title!
  7. For what Fairytale Fights sets out to accomplish it does so triumphantly. The big deal here is the price, and as it stands Playlogic is asking full retail value for the game, so that means Fairytale Fights is going to be the same price as something as involved as Dragon Age.
  8. Games Master UK
    A likeable, if slight, slice of gory Brothers Grimm gaming. [Winter 2009, p.86]
  9. Not a bad game by a long stretch, but it could have been better.
  10. Fairytale Fights isn't as bad as a lot of other outlets make it out to be, but it's got plenty of flaws. I like the premise and the idea of the game, but the execution is rough.
  11. The best of Fairytale Fights is the idea to create the story and background of the game, hands down. Its twisted humour makes it attractive enough to be enjoyable, but only if we ignore its flaws.
  12. It is love and hate all mixed up when Little Red Riding Hood meets Dead Rising.
  13. The Brothers Grimm wouldn’t be amused about this title, even if they had been hardcore gamers.
  14. Top off the list with repetitive and uninspired boss battles, an off-kilter depth of field and a one-dimensional economy, and Fairytale Fights is offensive, just not in the way Playlogic intended.
  15. Overall Fairytale Fights has a unique premise and quite a bit of potential. Unfortunately lackluster execution on a couple of key features detracts from the experience.
  16. X-ONE Magazine UK
    The violence and humour grate after a while, but this is still diverting enough stuff. [Issue#52, p.88]
  17. Fairytale Fights showed how the Playlogic team contains some exceptional artists and developers, capable to realize some wonderful worlds: unfortunately, it highlighted too some great problems in their game design and QA divisions. Great visual and a very intriguing base idea have been ruined by a very repetitive and unchallenging gameplay. It's a real pity, because this was one of our most watched games and it deserved a better treatment.
  18. Fairytale Fights digs an attractive concept because of its unpolished and boring gameplay.
  19. Fairytale Fights' promises end up being sadly unfulfilled. Its gore and fun approach crashes upon awkward controls and boring gameplay. It's definitely a missed opportunity.
  20. 55
    A fantastic concept poorly executed. All of the visuals and presentation seem in place, but the monotonous gameplay and boring combat really drag down the overall experience.
  21. This decent idea got buried under glitches, a bad camera, and frustrating gameplay, and there seems to be no reason for that to have happened.
  22. Though Fairytale Fights has a really great idea, it seems to have been slopped together with little thought pertaining to gameplay.
  23. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Just behind the beautiful swan's plumage hides the monotony of an ugly duckling. [Christmas 2009, p.84]
  24. The chaos is fun to be a part of for the first few hours, but it becomes redundant too quick to recommend for anyone who isn’t looking for a title to play online or offline cooperatively with a family member or friend.
  25. 51
    Fairytale Fights is simply boring.
  26. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Cutesy gore and not a lot else. [Christmas 2009, p.94]
  27. It's nice to look at it and is amusing for a short while, but as soon as the presentation gloss wears off you're left with a dull hack 'n' slash that makes use of an overly simplistic control system. Without the substance to go with the game's amusingly twisted appearance, Fairytale Fights never really gets past the opening chapter.
  28. 50
    There's just nothing to hold your interest over the long haul and while roaming around with some friends helps, it just isn't entertaining enough for me to recommend it to anyone, not even those who love fairy tales and platform titles.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    Fairytale Fights is a game that could and should have been great, but instead ends up a boring, bargain bin experience that I recommendFairytale Fights is a game that could and should have been great, but instead ends up a boring, bargain bin experience that I recommend passing on. It's got a great premise, take players on a bloody and maturely twisted romp through the world of fairytales with familiar faces and a mature sense of humor. The only problem is it never takes it's ability to be a maturely funny game far enough, all it does is slap some blood and gore on it and call it mature humor. The gameplay itself is also a big disappointment, you basically hack and slash your way through seemingly endless waves of enemies in annoyingly long levels and fight a boss battle that drags on forever, it's all just really repetitive and boring, and it makes the whole game seem much longer than it actually is. The controls are a mess, you do get used to them eventually, however the combat would have been much smoother with a traditional control scheme. The camera is also a big problem it's either zoomed out to far or zoomed in to close making it hard to see yourself among the enemies in the more crowded levels. The game does have some good things going for like great graphics with a cool style and one or two cool levels, and online four player co-op (avoid the arena mode at all costs) but the game is just so boring I really don't recommend this to any gamer, which is sad because this could have been great, hopefully a sequel will be made that gets it right. Full Review »
  2. May 16, 2012
    Fairytale Fights is a fantastic game, have much funny elements. The story is amazing and funny, the development is interesting. The graphicsFairytale Fights is a fantastic game, have much funny elements. The story is amazing and funny, the development is interesting. The graphics are really funny, the multiplayer is wow incredible. Amazing game. Full Review »
  3. Apr 5, 2011
    The game has a great visual style, but repetitive gameplay caused me to never be able to finish the game. Fun, but not for small kids due toThe game has a great visual style, but repetitive gameplay caused me to never be able to finish the game. Fun, but not for small kids due to the gore and violence against bunnies. Full Review »