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Generally favorable reviews- based on 282 Ratings

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  • Summary: Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You've just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There's no turning back once you've started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mindShipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You've just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There's no turning back once you've started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 14, 2014
    90
    BattleBlock Theater doesn’t do anything particularly new, but that’s perfectly okay, because everything it does do it does without a hitch to speak of.
  2. May 15, 2014
    90
    Fun, humorous and challenging. Battleblock is an excellent platforming game by The Behemoth team.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jun 29, 2014
    90
    An exceedingly charming package. [Aug 2014, p.79]
  4. May 15, 2014
    85
    As the landscape of these types of games becomes increasingly bigger, it’s nice to see a game strive so hard for innovation.
  5. May 16, 2014
    82
    A well made port for a multiplayer game that's still fun and very good looking.
  6. May 14, 2014
    80
    BattleBlock Theater’s second opening night (this time on PC,) is just as crude, unhinged and delightful as its first. Come for the platforming, stay for the absurdity.
  7. May 27, 2014
    80
    There isn’t a great deal of variety in the environments as they all tend to stick to the same techno-theatre setting, but there’s plenty of fun to be had with BattleBlock Theatre especially when playing with a friend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Jan 1, 2016
    10
    BattleBlock Theater is a 2D platformer with crazy ideas and neat exploration aspects. It leads you through completely different levels whereBattleBlock Theater is a 2D platformer with crazy ideas and neat exploration aspects. It leads you through completely different levels where every level has the same items put together in different ways. The co-op brings a new set of levels that are changed to keep the other player busy and they mainly are the same. New characters keep being unlocked through collecting gems and finding secrets. This is an all out amazing experience for everyone! Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2020
    10
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  3. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    “Get the best time and I’ll give you a kiss because I love you!” so says the narrator
    behemoth u hv created yet another master piece for
    “Get the best time and I’ll give you a kiss because I love you!” so says the narrator
    behemoth u hv created yet another master piece for gamers. alien homid, castle crashers, and now battle-block theater.
    personally i hate platformers to the core. i just cant stand them running jumping cloncky mechanics in some and sliding mechanics in others ewww.
    but battle block is somehow different is it the narrator or is it because i love behemoth games.
    battle block puts you through rage inducing heart aching, vein popping sitiuations (online mode).
    battleblock it just insanely fun but without a companion it can become dull. but thats like after you 14hous into the game so it doesnt effect the score at all. its just truly a great game all together. thanks for reading
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  4. Mar 30, 2020
    9
    Great game to play with a friend.
    Pro: Ease of use, will get challenging later on, cheap, runs well, many skins, forgiving in deaths
    Great game to play with a friend.
    Pro: Ease of use, will get challenging later on, cheap, runs well, many skins, forgiving in deaths
    Neutral: Story & humor, weapons
    Con: Some bad re spawn area, only 2 players for story mode (4 for arena), cut scenes are too loud
    Battleblock Theater is a famous and worthwhile co-op game.
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  5. Jul 23, 2014
    8
    I had lots of fun playing this game, there was a very good story it has online and local co-op. There are 360 prisoners to collect too. ItI had lots of fun playing this game, there was a very good story it has online and local co-op. There are 360 prisoners to collect too. It gets challenging but fun. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2015
    8
    BattleBlock Theater is a great game developed by The Behemoth. The comedy is the funniest I've seen, way better than Castle Crashers.

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    BattleBlock Theater is a great game developed by The Behemoth. The comedy is the funniest I've seen, way better than Castle Crashers.

    It has fun and challenging puzzles that increase in difficulty as you progress through the story, although I haven't really played the Multiplayer feature, apparently it is really good! Whoever voiced the narrator in the game is an absolute great voice actor, his comedy in the cutscenes and while playing will have you in tears.

    Very smooth gameplay, hardly no bugs or glitches that I've found while playing and has tons of replay value. Character customization is great and the story funny and charming!

    If you have to pick between this and Castle Crashers, in my honest opinion, it would be BattleBlock Theater
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  7. Jul 22, 2014
    3
    Wow! I'm actually angered that people are comparing this to the likes of Super Meat Boy. This game doesn't even deserves to drink the meatWow! I'm actually angered that people are comparing this to the likes of Super Meat Boy. This game doesn't even deserves to drink the meat drippings left behind. This game is an overly bloated pile. I love 2D platformers, and for people to give this a 10, it's just a bad move. Get ShovelKnight and save our money. Castle Crashers was a deeply rich and amazingly fun game, this game is not. It's like a crap follow up to an epic album. The "platformer" feels wonky and it's just boring... very very boring. I made these thoughts in a Steam forum and I had a few people get mad at me, and even someone from the company addressed my concerns. I remember back when this game was in development way back in the day.... even bought a shirt... now that shirt will go to the Goodwill. Behemoth is better than this, this is a huge letdown. It tries to be funny, it's not... the characters have no soul and the story is incredibly uninteresting. Drop your Ambien and play this game instead if sleep is something you need. Expand

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