Skylanders Swap Force Image
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: In Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, where a magical volcano gives the heroes the power to swap halves, turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force. By reassembling this team, Portal Masters must send back Kaos andIn Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, where a magical volcano gives the heroes the power to swap halves, turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force. By reassembling this team, Portal Masters must send back Kaos and his evil plan to Cloudbreak in order to save Skylands. Expand
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Skylanders Swap Force - Teaser Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    83
    Skylanders Swap Force on the 3DS is a lot of fun.
  2. Oct 13, 2013
    82
    Even if you don’t have any other versions on other platforms, SWAP Force on 3DS is a decent 3rd person 3D platformer. Just don’t expect a 3DS interpretation of the console SWAP Force game – it stands on it’s own pedestal, and it can fit your toy collection inside a pocket.
  3. Oct 19, 2013
    73
    All in all I would say that the 3DS version of Skylanders SWAP Force is a solid companion game for the home console version. That being said, it does feel dumbed down somewhat (e.g. not as much to explore, not as many secrets, etc.), and there is a lack of co-op play, all of which results in it feeling like a secondary experience.
  4. Oct 28, 2013
    70
    Skylanders Swap Force is another entertaining 3DS game, and one of the few that compliments its console counterpart. Considering it's compatible with previously released Skylanders, there's a tremendous amount of value packed into the box. The missions feel familiar, but that probably won't matter much to hardcore fans desperate for their newest fix.
  5. Feb 7, 2014
    69
    Unfortunately, the 3DS version of Swap Force doesn't have the same appeal of the home console version due to the different use of the Skylanders, but it's nevertheless a decent game. It would have been even a good game if there had been some sort of multiplayer and a longer campaign.
  6. Nov 14, 2013
    67
    The thing is, while this version of Skylanders SWAP Force certainly gets the platforming job done for a little while, it just doesn’t live up to the golden standard the console versions have set. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad game– it’s pretty decent, and serves as a great vehicle for its eponymous Skylanders. But with simple platforming and no multiplayer, it could be much better.
  7. A sloppy camera, meanwhile, adds frustration to the proceedings. Players rarely have a good handle on distances involved in jumps to swinging platforms or teleports through 3D mazes or any of the other dangerous maneuvers frequently required. Expect plenty of aggravating deaths.

See all 12 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 7, 2018
    10
    I love this game, its unique and completely different to the console but also very similar at the same time. The characters are fun and fullI love this game, its unique and completely different to the console but also very similar at the same time. The characters are fun and full of character. Its great that you don't have to bring your whole collection everywhere you go. Each chapter is split into 3 shorter levels, which does make the game short but oh so sweet.
    Overall, brilliant game one of the best games in the series

    Also turn on full volume when on the final boss, trust me
    Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2017
    8
    I enjoyed this game more than any other Skylanders games. This is a game unlike any other. The swappable figures make it fun and a great wayI enjoyed this game more than any other Skylanders games. This is a game unlike any other. The swappable figures make it fun and a great way to try out new ways to play. The levels are great and its rare for a 3DS game to have a bunch of extra content and able to replay with being bored, and this is one of the rare ones. You should really play it even though you might find some faults. Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2017
    4
    It's bad. Some of the music is good sometimes, and sometimes the game looks good, but mostly, it's just not good. not reccomended. also iIt's bad. Some of the music is good sometimes, and sometimes the game looks good, but mostly, it's just not good. not reccomended. also i think the game is very imbalanced Expand