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  • Summary: Naughty Bear tells the tale of one demented teddy bear's ruthless efforts to torment and harass the inhabitants of the Island of Perfection.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 51
  2. Negative: 33 out of 51
  1. Fluffy ultraviolence. [Sept 2010, p.79]
  2. The first hours you'll spend with naughty bear will fly by, the only problem is that after those there won't be much else left. Good ideas ruined by a less than average execution.
  3. Naughty Bear would have been a great $15 Summer of Arcade game, but as a standalone retail title, I can't recommend a purchase until this hits the $20 bargain bin and even then your standards, or at least your expectations had better be low.
  4. That burst of imagination never comes, so this thin game ends up trying to coast on a surfeit of charm it doesn't possess.
  5. It's unacceptable these days to see the framerate just about crawl to a halt in every cut-scene shown between levels, and it's certainly unacceptable to charge full retail for what would barely pass muster as an XBL or PSN release.
  6. Reprehensible on both qualitative and thematic levels, Naughty Bear is a downright disgraceful attempt at a game. [Issue#99, p.116]
  7. Between the vomit-cam, the absurd level design, the serious lack of content and the simplistic gameplay, it's clear to see that the developers have created something that should never have left the drawing board.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    10
    Naughty Bear was an exciting and engaging game that I had enjoyed from beginning to end. The game mechanics were solid and I enjoyed destroying and stealing presents and machinery, just to watch other townsfolk bears barricade themselves in their respective households. Imagine GTA if you were a bear, but then it actually wasn't GTA and just a bear game where you destroy other bear's lives and run from the bear police. Even if it lacks any publicity, it is still a great game that you should all buy. Expand
  2. Mar 31, 2012
    7
    I find this game hilarious, twisted, and pretty damn fun. But it is extremely repetitive, and therefore gets boring kinda quick. I do love the narrator though, he amuses me to no end. The death scenes are great the first few times you see them, but they do get old fast. It's a decent game to play if you just need to kill some time. Expand
  3. Nov 21, 2011
    6
    Naughty Bear is a great character in a sub-par game. My main gripes are that the camera sucks and you're playing the same level over and over. That said, the Ultra Kills are visceral and satisfying if not a tad repetitive. Overall this game gets a 6. I really hope the developer doesn't abandon this series, but gives us a sequel that has a bit more to it. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2010
    5
    I generally thought this game looked quiet fun at first and to be perfectly honest it was, but not for very long. The game has quite a light feel to it and is comicly clever. However the humour does become dry rapidly due to the extremely repetative story which sees you running through levels you have prevously been in over and over. The online presents no fun whats so ever as nobody goes anywhere near it. Overall it isn't the worst game to check out but its not worth any more than a £10 note in my opinion and paying 25 for it i generally felt as if i'd lost out. Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2013
    5
    I have to say that this game isn't really that bad at all, but the fact that it is kind of a disappointment on how quickly it takes for one another to get bored.

    I just wished the fun could of lasted a lot longer, instead of making me upset.
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  6. May 11, 2012
    5
    Naughty Bear is what it is. A novelty experience with novelty gameplay and overall quality. It's got a decent plot and the comedy is there but the gameplay is a mess. The camera alone almost ruins the game and if that's not enough it becomes extremely repetitive at an alarming rate. I won't be too critical because the were dealing with a extremely simple game here. Sneak around, jumping in bushes and performing the same old executions you will do 100 times. I'd recommend this as a rent only. Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2012
    1
    It's gets a 1 for a neat idea gone horribly wrong. The one thing you will hate the most is the forsaken camera. Please... nobody buy or even rent this game. Expand

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