Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    79
    Marlow Briggs is not a new experience nor is it original in any way. But the mix of games like Shadowman, Soul Reaver and God of War is well-composed and gives you a decent amount of fun for a reasonable price.
  2. Dec 1, 2013
    70
    Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death is an honest hack'n slash game with varied action and nice combat system. What it lacks in style and in the technical department is fully compensated for by the overall quality of the action.
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    70
    Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is just a fast paced action game, full of no-sense situations and very very funny to play.
  4. Hits an unexpected sweet spot of Hollywood-style bombastic entertainment. [Dec 2013, p.86]
  5. Oct 13, 2013
    70
    This is absolutely not the blockbuster you are waiting for, but still it's an entertaining game that keeps you busy for a few hours. The action is there all the time and so are the many many clichés.
  6. Oct 10, 2013
    70
    This is just one of those games meant to be fun and entertaining, without anything too fancy or special. If you like action games, this one may deserve your time.
  7. Oct 8, 2013
    70
    Marlow Briggs isn’t perfect but for all its faults it is important to always keep things in perspective.
  8. Oct 2, 2013
    70
    Stuffed full of big explosions, frantic combat and wilful bombast, Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is a surprisingly enjoyable action-adventure that remains just about competent enough throughout to justify the fun it has at the expense of its own genre.
  9. Oct 2, 2013
    70
    Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death sounds like a straight to VHS (DVD or Blu-Ray for the kiddies) action movie starring a washed up 80s action star *cough* Carl Weathers *cough*. But this doesn’t make it any less fun. In fact for anyone searching for a quick God of War-type fix, I can’t recommend it enough. I had fun from beginning to end, and the cheese was just the right amount of thick.
  10. Sep 27, 2013
    70
    It’s so resolute in its silliness, it’s also nearly impossible to dislike. Sure, its an imperfect game, but amidst the cynicism and midlife crises of other recent video gaming juggernauts, it was exactly the game I needed.
  11. Nov 14, 2013
    68
    Derivative to say the least, Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death clearly owes God of War for many of its characteristics. Nevertheless, it's an entertaining ride while it lasts and a good example of how, sometimes, action games can lean just on their button-mashing basis to be fun.
  12. 60
    Apart from some death-by-bad-camera-angle moments and a few aggravating perfection-focused “challenge” sequences, Marlow Briggs is enjoyable enough. Just don’t expect to remember any of it next week.
  13. Dec 13, 2013
    55
    This is a game that could have badly used more polish. Still, it does many things I like, and if Zootfly brings this hero back for another colorful adventure, I'd be willing to give him a second chance.
  14. Oct 1, 2013
    50
    There’s no sense of strength or weight to your actions despite how extravagant the carnage becomes.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 8, 2013
    1
    Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is nothing but a cheap imitation of God of War, Devil May Cry and the lackluster games Thor:God of Thunder/ Green Lantern the movie licensed games. The story starts off in a very generic way where the protagonist and his girlfriend are on vacation and then are ambushed by the main villain. What's worst is that the whole story is confusing. Gamers will ask themselves, WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY? The characters are generic and easily forgettable! So where do I begin. Well first off, the gameplay is a copy cat of God of War and Devil May Cry, gameplay sections are too linear, there are multiple glitches that will cause gamers to restart from the previous checkpoints, the game is way too easy, boss battles are a joke, TOO MANY QUICK TIME EVENTS during gameplay, Static images tell the story most of the time, the voice acting is laughable, the jokes are bare bones, the graphics are average and the textures are in low resolution. Oh wait I am not done, enemies range from soldiers, demons and bugs, cheap enemies towards the end of the game which will cause gamers to die a lot, leveling up in this game has no effect which makes it is an ABSOLUTE joke and the ending....SUCKS!!! There are only TWO things that this game gets right. 1. Gamers can save their game at anytime and 2. Weapon variations are very fun to use for only a few hours. (Then it gets repetitive and boring!) As Angry Joe stated in his "Thor:God of Thunder" movie licensed game review..... "It's just one of those games, where you want to break your controller because it is so @#$%^&* lazy!" Oh to put the final nail to this PIECE OF #$%^! IT IS 4 HOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUURRRRRSSS! @#$%THIS GAME!!!! Marlow Briggs sucks on both PC and Xbox 360! Zootfly/505 games should be ashamed of themselves! Full Review »