Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. 45
    Xiaolin Showdown has the elements of a good game, but the execution is so sloppy and shallow that it ends up falling flat.
  2. Xiaolin Showdown relies on its multiplayer to facilitate replay value. Unfortunately, this game doesn't have any. The monotonous and all-too-easy button-mashing combat is so been there, done that it's not even remotely interesting.
  3. 40
    The gameplay is fundamentally broken, the presentation is average at best and there is never a challenge; in fact, I don't think I've ever played an easier game.
  4. I'm going to put this fairly simple: this game is really boring.
  5. This simplistic brawler's condescending attitude and one-note gameplay make it worth dodging.
  6. Xiaolin Showdown is a bad game, plain and simple. In a genre where speed and chaos is an important part of gameplay, Xiaolin Showdown's fights are out and outright tedious.
  7. As a community, we must save the children...from mediocre cartoon-based cideogame adaptations like this one! [Holiday 2006, p.76]
  8. 30
    The presentation is passable, but the gameplay itself is an exercise in pure tedium. The pervasive sense of overwhelming boredom is what really kills it, since a competitive, group-oriented game should ideally be the exact opposite of digital Ambien.
  9. Nobody ever really gets hurt in the game, no one ever gets knocked out permanently in these battles and there's no real indicator that your getting hurt, hurting someone else or accomplishing anything.

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