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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is an homage to the greatest side-scrolling action video games of all time. Starring classic action hero Matt Hazard and all his greatest enemies, the game features tons of weapons, nonstop explosions, and gorgeous 3-D environments. Battle everything from evil ninjas to killer penguins. Survive incredible boss battles. And, of course, enjoy side-by-side two-player gameplay. It's non-stop run and gun survival at its finest in an over-the-top modern vision of timeless video game themes. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. Blood Bath & Beyond is a truly great addition to the Live Arcade and can be easily justified at only 1200 points. There is a great amount of replay ability in it and while there are still a few minor glitches the game will encounter, they take nothing away from the overall playing experience of this now revived classic.
  2. Despite these problems, Matt Hazard: Blood, Bath, and Beyond still manages to do a good job at being what a video game should be … entertaining.
  3. The game does enough to redeem D3 for the faults of the original, and leaves you actually wanting more Matt Hazard. Who would have thought?
  4. Overall Matt Hazard Blood Bath and Beyond is a pretty fun title. Whether you like this game or not will depend on whether you enjoyed similar titles like this back in the day.
  5. This is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, and manages to be both fun and funny half the time. However, the other half is always there to remind you that this is a mediocre affair.
  6. It's not a terrible game, just an utterly unoriginal and instantly forgettable one.
  7. The fake game hero stars in another fake parody, which hits neither its comedy or gameplay targets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. chrisp
    Jan 8, 2010
    The game sets out to do what it is supposed to do. Give us a modern Contra/Metal Slug experience.
  2. BrianN
    Jan 7, 2010
    Classic gameplay with lots of humor. Fun and challenging levels which have many parodies to spot (assuming you know all the games).
  3. KeithR
    Jan 7, 2010
    This is a giant turd of a game. First of all, 15 bucks? Are you kidding me? Secondly offline only coop? Seriously? How lazy/greedy can you be? The 'humor' in this game is mildly funny at best but mostly just plain groan inducing. Introducing explicatives in odd places does NOT equal comedy folks. The controls are usable I suppose but you never feel like you have the proper control over him to avoid the consistant rain(and I use that litterally) of objects that will invariably kill you repeatedly. The levels while having different back drops still all use the same stop mechanic ie: an old naval ship cannon behind a wall. This game not only hurts Microsofts brand but assures us that D3 has a LONG way to go before it understands what quality is. Expand