Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Sixteen years on and it's not so fast, or smooth, or fun. The controls are stiffer than cold porridge and the new HD graphics are no improvement. [Sept 2007, p.96]
  2. The poor animations, and more than anything, the lax controls, make this a game that few will play more than once.
  3. Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe used to be fun, but time has not been kind. Despite a variety of new gameplay options, this Xbox Live Arcade entry is not worth a second glance, due to poor controls, graphics, and sound.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BrianS.
    Dec 5, 2007
    10
    Must buy for anyone who enjoyed it on the amiga, seriously its still got it, forget the new mode thats rubbish but the original mode is faithful.
  2. IanM.
    Oct 26, 2007
    10
    Just as I remember it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Excellent stuff.