Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 15 out of 24
  1. I had a lot of fun playing Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, but I was extremely disappointed with the lack of content in this game. Playing the same four levels over and over is unacceptable in a modern game and is my chief complaint of this title.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    If you've got a few friends, it can actually be pretty fun. [Apr 2008, p.76]
  3. 60
    What it all boils down to is this game lacks a lot to make it a fun dodgeball game. The camera doesn't fit and the action is bit too slow-paced for some.
  4. 60
    If, however, you're after something inoffensive to entertain the youngsters without having to explain about death, the birds and the bees or any other adult themes, you could do worse.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    60
    A big-hearted game with some rip-off DLC. [Dec 2008, p.101]
  6. 55
    Pirates vs Ninjas is an attractive looking title and offers a unique take on an old school game, but its ineffective gameplay just won't let it compete with other titles more worthy of your hard earned cash.
  7. Despite its cool cast of characters and excellent concept, Blazing Lizards had a good starting point that missed the mark.
  8. The bad camera angles, unnecessary fatigue system and limited environments really hurt the title.
  9. This game might not have caused such disappointment if the concept wasn't such an intriguing idea, but when you combine these fun elements, and the game is a) not all that fun to play and b) distinctly limited, people are going to be let down.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. JeffBrisson
    Sep 4, 2008
    0
    Just awful, Microsoft spoiled us in August with outstanding Arcade games so I guess it is not a surprise that September would suck the suckJust awful, Microsoft spoiled us in August with outstanding Arcade games so I guess it is not a surprise that September would suck the suck rock. I do not remember hearing about this game once at E3 2008, so I should have taken that a sign this game was going to blow. I mean these GameCock morons were everywhere at E3 2007 with their Pirates vs. Ninja's crap and then closer to the game release they hide their head, with good reason.
    Do not walk, but run away from this giant turd. Don't believe me? Download the demo.
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