Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. 33
    It's a poorly executed side-scrolling beat-'em up with sloppy controls, sluggish character movement, and far too little variety.
  2. You won't want to come out to play with this clunky beat-'em-up.
  3. 60
    Overall, the game fails to deliver the true Warriors feel you're looking for. In the 1979 movie, you get a much more beat 'em up and badass emotional rollercoaster. Here, not so much. But with plenty of multiplayer value with friends, it might just be worth your 800 MS Points.
  4. Beat-'em-up fans have plenty of other choices for their fix; this is more of an example of how licensed games can be misused instead of an example for how the beat-'em-up genre can return to its former glory.
  5. The problem is no one bothered to make it enjoyable.
  6. It tries to blend the ideas of its predecessor with arcade sensibilities, and the outcome is a painful punch to the face you have to pay for.
  7. You're better off slamming something in a car door....and that's free. [Holiday 2009, p.80]
  8. Unfortunately The Warriors: Street Brawl completely forgets what was fun about the movie and the 2004 game, instead the property into a repetitive brawler with no depth or character!
  9. It can be fun, but the pacing is annoying and the difficulty will frustrate all but the devoted.
  10. 45
    There's nothing to save this shambles and no way to recommend it to anyone. If you're a fan of the movie, this will ruin it for you and if you like brawlers, there's a thousand better ones (some from more than 20 years ago outstrip this easily) to satiate your desires. Avoid.
  11. So, if you can get past its many flaws—or you just enjoy repeatedly having your ass handed to you—there’s quite a bit to do here for 800 Microsoft Points (about $10).
  12. A little bit ropey. [Issue#52, p.104]
  13. Unfortunately, it’s not anywhere near the quality we were met with several years ago.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. FIREFIST
    Sep 26, 2009
    8
    Captures the look, sound, and attiude of the movie. Its long and tuff to beat with plenty of face breaking moves and funny stuff like putting Captures the look, sound, and attiude of the movie. Its long and tuff to beat with plenty of face breaking moves and funny stuff like putting people through jukeboxs and park benchs.If you like the movie or double dragon try this, if you like em both you will dig this, I did, only 4 player is too messy try 3 or 2 for best experience. Overall there arnt enough of these types of games made and this is a good one, ass kicking done right. Full Review »
  2. JimiM
    Sep 26, 2009
    2
    I had a bad feeling about this when the game started up and I was treated to poor renditions of famous quotes from the movie... I was not I had a bad feeling about this when the game started up and I was treated to poor renditions of famous quotes from the movie... I was not proved wrong.... Just play the Rockstar version game... infinetly better in every way. Almost shameful, CTXM.... What were you thinking? Full Review »
  3. Russ
    Sep 23, 2009
    5
    It looks good, plays smoothly, and there's lots of ways to beat down your opponents, but the problem is the game's difficulty is It looks good, plays smoothly, and there's lots of ways to beat down your opponents, but the problem is the game's difficulty is very unforgiving. I tried & tried but couldn't even get through the demo. Enemies will take constant cheap shots at you and swarm you all the time. Full Review »