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  • Summary: THQ gives the giant robot TV franchise its first major gaming adaptation to go along with new animated series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    77
    Overall, your enjoyment of this game is likely to come down to your love of Voltron. If you're a fan of twin-stick shooters, this is worth taking out for a spin. For Lion Force fans, though, there is no reason not to jump on this.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    72
    While there's definitely some fun to be had in the game, it's heavily tempered by frustration and boredom caused by the camera distance and the yawnfest that is the Voltron levels. Also, given how big a show Voltron was, twelve levels in three 'epsiodes' for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) seems a bit lacking.
  3. Jan 31, 2012
    65
    Voltron: Defender of the Universe lacks anything beyond the main campaign, save an arena mode DLC available for an additional 240 MSP that really should have been included in the main game. It is also too short.
  4. Jan 4, 2012
    50
    It seem as if the game tries to achieve the nostalgic effect in those players who remember animated series of the eighties and seventies, but it fails when trying to adapt it to current times. Although the graphics don't shine, the main problem is its repetitive gameplay, with uninspiring combat.
  5. Dec 7, 2011
    45
    What should be a joyful revival is dragged down by low-res textures, repetitive missions, punchless attacks, and an overall lack of excitement.
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    40
    To say that Voltron: Defender of the Universe is a disappointment is an understatement. What should be blistering action is yawn-inducing and seems more like a chore used to get to the mech sequences, which only serve to disappoint MORE by the sheer mediocrity of them. I'd rather watch the series on Netflix.
  7. Dec 12, 2011
    25
    You'd be better off just going back and watching the animé instead.

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