Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Oct 4, 2012
    The platforming is sloppy, the checkpoints are bogus, and the sprawling levels are uninteresting.
  2. Sep 25, 2012
    The most egregious problem with Hell Yeah is that it's not fun to play. A slew of shallow ideas thrown into one game do not make for a worthwhile experience.
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    Taken individually, each section of Hell Yeah! could be called derivative. Put them all together, and the game as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It may lean toward the easy side, but for anyone who grew up during the 16-bit era, Hell Yeah! hits all of the right notes.
  4. Oct 3, 2012
    With the Island being a disappointment and a humor style that gets stale partway through a playthrough, there's no real reason to go back and play through again.
  5. Sep 28, 2012
    If you have even a remote sense of twisted humor, I highly recommend checking out this game. It is definitely the best rabbit, saw blade killing, monster slaying simulation currently available.
  6. Sep 25, 2012
    Aesthetics, however, can only carry a game so far, and Hell Yeah! doesn't get far before it slides into drowsiness. It's a solid little platformer in many regards, but those playing need to be aware that they run the risk of growing bored and agitated by the recapitulated ideas and unsavory controls.
  7. Oct 6, 2012
    Hell Yeah! The wrath of the dead rabbit is a title that strives to be unique, but it does so only in part. The style of the game is definitely catchy, thanks to the irresistible humor and the great audiovisual impact. But if you delete these purely formal aspects, it turns out to be a platform with obvious shortcomings.
  8. Oct 11, 2012
    Swing as it might between different genres and gameplay styles, Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit never dips below brilliant. An inventive and entertaining big-budget debut for Arkedo, and one that confirms its ability to deliver both on the indie scene and the main stage.
  9. Oct 10, 2012
    Hell Yeah! may wear its warm immaturity on its sleeve, but its jokes are strong, its protagonist and antagonists likeable and its rhythms satisfying.
  10. Sep 28, 2012
    The play is definitely aiming to please gamers from the old school, but Hell Yeah! offers a fun ride regardless of how many Mega Men you've conquered.
  11. Oct 30, 2012
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is definitely worth the 15 euros. The story line, side-missions and Achievements/Trophies will keep you busy for a good 15 hours or so. Rabbit Ash might not be very innocent, despite that, he's the crazy awesome superstar of Hell Yeah!
  12. 75
    Hell Yeah!'s cheery approach to slaughter and its goofy riffs on nerd culture make this gorgeously amusing version of Hell worth a visit.
  13. Oct 12, 2012
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is as strange as you'd expect it to be from reading the title. Although is offers decent platforming action, it effectively tries to prevent you from having fun with it in every way. Monotonous, illogical design choices and other annoying aspects make this rabbit jump to mediocre heights.
  14. Sep 27, 2012
    There are many indie 2D platform games to download and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit competes in a hard area. It has a lot of identity and good colors, but instead some unfinished aspects. Large and humorous, but not very surprising.
  15. Feb 13, 2013
    In the end, Arkedo has shown up to the party to share with us a huge ball of digital cotton candy; as soon as we get a taste of its ultra-sweetness, it's already evaporating. Fans of the game might counter that there's nothing automatically bad about a trifle of a game, but there's also nothing automatically good about one, either.
  16. Sep 28, 2012
    It's highly energetic in attitude and then does all it can to hamper and slow the player's progress and enjoyment. All filler, no killer.
  17. At around five-plus hours of fun, Hell Yeah! doesn't outstay its welcome. From that first negative reaction to the title, we never expected to be saying this: Hell Yeah! is a fast, smooth and intelligently designed platformer with boundless enthusiasm, a winning imagination and stellar production values.
  18. Sep 26, 2012
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is a game with an undead, badass bunny as its main character. What more could one want? Seriously, the game is really funny and cool. The style is clearly not for anybody, but if you like that weird, bloody bunny the game will be perfect for you.
  19. Sep 27, 2012
    While this bunny can be funny, his game is lame, and even its standout segments aren't particularly strong--they just seem that way in comparison to the overall mess. Weak charm and knowing references aside, we can confidently give Hell Yeah a "hell no."
  20. Oct 8, 2012
    Everyone involved with its creation probably had a swell time putting it together, laughing about all the nods and winks they could cram in, its just a shame more of that exuberance didn't go towards refining the core of the game. The end result is that Hell Yeah is the gaming equivalent of a novelty tie.
  21. Oct 31, 2012
    True, the content available on Xbox Live continues to improve, but even with the spate of excellent titles to hit the service over the last year or two, there are very few as good as Hell Yeah! Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit.
  22. Oct 13, 2012
    Completely outrageous style? Hell Yeah! Lacking controls? Hell No! A load of bizarre humor? Hell Yeah! Frustrating gameplay? Hell No! Worth a try? Hell Yeah!
  23. Oct 1, 2012
    Hell Yeah! certainly stands out enough to be very memorable, but it's also wildly inconsistent. The game starts off strong and there are chunks of fun to be had across the campaign, yet some noteworthy annoyances - including lengthy load times - prevent it from gathering momentum and delivering an all-around satisfying and enjoyable platformer. The potential is clearly there, but not quite fulfilled.
  24. Sep 27, 2012
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit sits somewhere between a hardcore classic and a shameless parody, and luckily, I happen to be a fan of both. It's not perfect, but like Vincent Vega once said, "personality goes a long way."
  25. Sep 25, 2012
    The self-effacing jokes reveal Hell Yeah!'s biggest secret: It knows that it could do better. And so do I.
  26. Sep 25, 2012
    The effervescent and copious presentation, the silly minigames, and the joy of shooting rainbows from a magic octopus to make a blissed-out cloud disappear (for example) make it worth taking Ash's giant wheel for a spin.
  27. Sep 26, 2012
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit has its flaws with its unresponsive controls and repetitiveness. However these small flaws can easily be overlooked when you look at what all Hell Yeah! has to offer with its exquisite graphics, entertaining gameplay, fun music and nonstop humor.
  28. Oct 10, 2012
    2D experts might not find quite enough challenge with Hell Yeah! and there's not the most replay value to be found here. Still, the game is absolutely great looking and lots highly enjoyable, just because of its overall level of insanity and its funny antics.
  29. Sep 25, 2012
    As a modern video game, a few things hold it back from being truly great, but as a nod to the days when developers created characters just to have more 'tude than that fat plumber, it's a lot of fun.
  30. Hyper Magazine
    Nov 14, 2012
    Hell Yeah is a rollercoaster ride through Hell. Its super busy art style is exciting and the humour keeps things rolling at a nice pace. [Dec 2012]
  31. Sep 25, 2012
    They really don't make games like Hell Yeah anymore. It's one of the most random and oddball games I've played. It's one of those games where a bunch of wildly creative developers got together, had a bunch of fun, and made a game without ever asking "why?"
  32. Oct 4, 2012
    If you know someone whose mantra is: "They don't make games like that anymore," just force them to play it and they'll have been well and truly silenced.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Sep 27, 2012
    This game is awesome! Each level is a new discover in the twisted brain of Arkedo's developers. The 100 enemies are so nice and crazy! TheThis game is awesome! Each level is a new discover in the twisted brain of Arkedo's developers. The 100 enemies are so nice and crazy! The ending of each monsters are so great and funny! Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2012
    I wanted very much for this to be a great indie hit, but unfortunately this game suffers greatly from poor design. You are asked to jumpI wanted very much for this to be a great indie hit, but unfortunately this game suffers greatly from poor design. You are asked to jump around and shoot at enemies but must use the right trigger the right analouge and the A button all at the same time.... Yes I know thats impossible with human hands. Combine that with cheap AI that can hurt you from off screen whilst being invincible, very poorly placed check points, and unskippable dialouge that you will be forced through mulitple times and this title quickly deteriorates. Arkedo's art work and character design are decent to look at unfortunately the game is not fun to play after a very short time. Full Review »
  3. Sep 27, 2012
    A game like no other! Far from perfect, but a lot of fun! The production value can feel inconsistent, but you can't find much games with soA game like no other! Far from perfect, but a lot of fun! The production value can feel inconsistent, but you can't find much games with so much charm in it. If you were a Genesis ou Snes gamer back in time, you really have to try it! Full Review »