Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 100
    ‘Splosion Man is a game that does things right from beginning to end and even though it may have you cursing up a storm every now and then, it’s a game that you can get a sense of satisfaction from, either playing it for an hour or for five to ten minutes at a time.
  2. All in all, Splosion Man is a definite must-buy. Its combination of challenging, but addictive gameplay, impressive graphics, and humor combine to form a memorable experience that stands out and sticks in your head long after you’ve shut the system off.
  3. Splosion Man maybe my sleeper hit of the year on XBLA. It just popped up on my radar upon release and I've pretty much fallen for it since I started playing it.
  4. It is one of those rare games that are perfect for the casual gamer who cannot spend much time gaming or is not very good at gaming in general or the hard core gamer who likes to play with friends and see this fast unique title in action. It is a must buy for all gamers and is a great way to start off Microsoft’s 2009 Summer of Arcade. If the rest of the titles are this good it will be a great summer to be indoors.
  5. It's great to see yet another great downloadable game come from Twisted Pixel that not only brings something fresh to the table but does it with style.
  6. It has a certain charm you can’t help but love and the precision based, high octane gameplay is one you’re going to keep coming back to.
  7. 'Splosion Man has come out of nowhere, with little to no hype surrounding its release, but it easily ranks as one of the best XBLA games we've played. It's a remarkably simple idea that's been turned into a truly devilish platform puzzler, and it's full of charm and humour without coming across as cheesy.
  8. Overall, Splosion Man is a really fun title and a great start to the “Summer of Arcade”. It is a unique take on the side scrolling genre and definitely something everyone should experience.
  9. Original, various, addictive e above all, funny: 'Splosion Man is the must buy for summer 2009. A new masterpiece that enrich the already huge offer on Live Arcade: and the great score is for you! BOOM!
  10. 90
    'Splosion Man is bursting with humor, personality, and classic platforming challenges. Not a moment goes by without seeing something new and exciting and 'Splosion Man himself is one of the most endearing new videogame characters of the year.
  11. ’Splosion Man is not for the weak, or the uncalloused of thumb. But if you do have the druthers to give it a whirl, you’re going to find yourself playing one of the most addictive and challenging games to come out on XBLA so far. To put it simply, it’s a blast.
  12. 'Splosion Man is one of the most enjoyable and unique platform games I've played in years. The gameplay is simple to pick up but full of complexities to master.
  13. ‘Splosion Man has personality and humor to spare, and it’s easily one of the most polished side-scrollers you’ll ever have to pleasure of playing.
  14. Though Splosion Man definitely is a platformer on the harder side of the difficulty fence, the great level design and presentation really does a great job of making you want to continue playing to see what’s next even when you get frustrated.
  15. ’Splosion Man is without doubt one of the most polished, original, and enjoyable games on Xbox LIVE, a great way for Microsoft to kick off its “Summer of Arcade.” If you enjoy stern, sometimes unforgiving platforming challenges, you simply shouldn't miss it.
  16. 90
    'Splosion Man is about the most fun I have had with a platform game since New Super Mario Bros, or Sonic Advance 2.
  17. For those who crave a bit of old-school platforming with a few unique twists, it’s an essential purchase.
  18. Splosion Man has the graphics, the humour, the sound and the joy to become one of the greatest arcades of this summer. The latest work from Twisted Pixel is one of the most innovating games of this generation, a mixture between action and puzzle that slowly makes his way to the top in an incredible show of originality and wisdom. Despite some minor unattended matters, this is a very good chance to enjoy a good game without wasting a pence.
  19. Splosion Man is one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games, a fantastic platform game nobody should let escape.
  20. 90
    'Splosion Man will probably prove too difficult for a lot of people to want to play through in its entirety, but I urge you to at least try.
  21. 90
    While not for the meek, Splosion Man is terrific game and at a paltry 800MS Points, a great value. Not only is it funny and fun to play but with tons of content (50 single and 50 multiplayer levels; theme, gamer pics and Avatar clothing to earn; time trials to participate in) its a must add to your XBLA game library.
  22. In conclusion, it's good to see an original game hit the market that is quite affordable priced and contains decent graphics, a great soundtrack and some fun gameplay, Splosion Man is deliciously delectable.
  23. ‘Splosion Man is a solid action-puzzler that will provide hours of entertainment, and delighting characters.
  24. Fast and furious platformer with an excellent co-op play. [Aug 2009]
  25. There's a lot here, the price is right, and games this well-realized don't come along very often. If you ask us, this manic little ball of fire has a long career ahead of him.
  26. A great game steeped in retro design.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 4, 2012
    10
    A great game for everyone. It's original, funny and fun!!! It will get you frustrated, but the are super fun and challenging that you justA great game for everyone. It's original, funny and fun!!! It will get you frustrated, but the are super fun and challenging that you just keep on playing to the 50th level. Yeah there's 50 levels. Full Review »
  2. JoeyK.n
    Sep 6, 2009
    10
    One of the best purchases I've ever made on XBLA. I'm not one of those hardcore twitch speed run N+ guys, either. I'm not that One of the best purchases I've ever made on XBLA. I'm not one of those hardcore twitch speed run N+ guys, either. I'm not that good at platformers, but I had a blast beating this one. It's hilarious, loaded with charm, has great production values, is very creative, and it mindblowingly fast paced and intense at times. It does get challenging, but not unbeatably so. Except for the boss fights which were genuinely annoying, it always stays fun. Despite dying hundreds of times, I rarely got actually frustrated, and I was never stuck for too long. I could go on about all the things they did right, but let's just say that it's practically perfect. Try the demo, and if you had any fun, then it's totally worth the bargain price of 10 bucks. Full Review »
  3. May 30, 2014
    9
    'Splosion Man is yet another original title on the XBLA. It's challenging, humourous and just plain fun to play. It's definitely worth the'Splosion Man is yet another original title on the XBLA. It's challenging, humourous and just plain fun to play. It's definitely worth the price. The co-op is just as good as SP. Full Review »