Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 15 out of 16
  1. Jul 16, 2013
    Save your ten bucks and go see the movie again instead.
  2. Jul 22, 2013
    Pacific Rim is the usual useless and badly developed tie-in; everything, from the graphics to the combat-system, leaves much to be desired and the pushy in game purchases are the classic final blow on a game that no one frankly was missing.
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    And yet another game based on a movie that feels like it has been developed in a hurry, and does too many things wrong and just a few right.
  4. Jul 16, 2013
    It could have been a modern Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee. But in this form Pacific Rim is just a conceptually interesting but boring fighting game with big robots and gutsy in-app-purchases.
  5. 45
    You might well opt to buy stat upgrades or temporary performance-boosting items instead, for the sake of simple one-on-one multiplayer confrontations. But because stat upgrades make little difference in the field, and you can carry only a single boost item at a time, you're probably better off just playing something else altogether.
  6. Dec 10, 2013
    Even with the slightest of appeal for its online play, overall tepid gameplay and graphics combine to once again prove the all-too-often bad movie-based videogame cliché and sink Pacific Rim to the ocean's depths.
  7. 40
    And there's no sign of GLaDOS either. Boo! [Sept 2013, p.93]
  8. Jul 23, 2013
    It could have been a good beat-em-up just as Rampage, but its technique and gameplay are so bad that, surprisingly, it’s even worst than the mobile version.
  9. Jul 22, 2013
    A very bad fighting game that try to surf the wave of his popular license, without any kind of result.
  10. Jul 18, 2013
    With more time and potentially more resources, this could have been an exciting and enjoyable experience with the power to stand on its own, independent of the film. As it is, its pleasures rust away long before it finally gets moving.
  11. Jul 29, 2013
    Pacific Rim is a very bad fighting game with a popular license.
  12. Jul 30, 2013
    There's simply no reason reason to buy this Pacific Rim tie-in. The game is poor and dysfunctional in every aspect.
  13. Jul 30, 2013
    Guillermo del Toro once said in an interview, he made the film for himself and his children, and it shows. The game, on the other hand, might just be the perfect instrument to penalize adolescent troublemakers.
  14. Jul 18, 2013
    Probably one of the worst fighting game on Xbox live.
  15. Jul 31, 2013
    Hooray for the digital download! Normally these kinds of movie games would be only available in store shelves, full priced. If you've bought it accidentally now, you'll only have lost ten Euros. That's pretty much all the positive sentiment we have to share on Pacific Rim: The Video Game. It's so boring and slow, we couldn't even recommend it for free.
  16. Jul 17, 2013
    For us to fight monsters, Yuke’s have created a monster of their own. I wish the apocalypse had never been canceled. No one should have lived on to see this hideous travesty of a game.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    Game very similar to Real Steel. Very good for parties or playing with kids on couch. Little more maps and characters (in base game) would be great, but price is pretty low so let it be... Upgrade system isn`t best just like in Real Steel, but variety of attacks, combos, special weapons is big enough to create cool and competitive fights even for beginners (my girlfriend won her first fight Good game Full Review »
  2. UFO
    Jul 14, 2013
    This is a slow past fighting game that allows you to play as your favorite robot or monster from the movie. You can also make your own robot if you want, but you options are limiting. The A.I, does offer some challenge at you fight bigger monsters (sorry I forgot want they are called in the movie) All and all It's a good and its only $10.00 so I would recommend it to any fan of the movie. Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    Pacific Rim for Xbox 360... ugh such a rushed mess to cash-in into the movie release and it is so, so bad. First of, the game isn't fun. Second of, most of the characters are unlocked and you need to buy them. With real life money. No, Yuke. I'm not going to waste my precious money on one single character. Yuke, next time you make a game, try putting effort on it. Full Review »