Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Aug 19, 2020
    100
    Dlala delivers a rollercoaster ride of chaos, adventure and challenge that lives up to the Battletoads name.
  2. Aug 19, 2020
    85
    Despite its mistakes, I enjoyed both of my games from start to finish. If you have Game Pass, you need to give it a try, whether on Xbox One or PC, you won't regret it.
  3. Sep 28, 2020
    80
    Battletoads is a stunning return for both the toads and Rare, a team that hasn't had much output recently. While it can become a little tedious to play alone, this is an excellent game to try with a small group of friends on a Friday night. Humour, variety of gameplay, and local co-op make this a great addition to anyone's library.
  4. Aug 20, 2020
    80
    The greatest success of Battletoads is to have understood what it means to revive a franchise like this, which dates back so long: each of the elements were reviewed, polished and recreated with a lot of heart, encouraging new and unknown ideas, always faithful to the original game.
  5. Aug 19, 2020
    80
    Battletoads revives what was thought to be a long-dead franchise without missing a step. The game benefits from modernized game mechanics but maintains the overall gameplay feel of the original titles. If you have fond memories of the earlier titles, it’s a no brainer that this is a title worth playing. The game does rely on nostalgia, but this is one of the better reboots around. Battletoads succeeds at making a game look and feel modern while maintaining the essence of what made it good so many years ago. Battletoads does offer a variety of different modes in addition to primarily being a beat ’em up title. It’s a truly ridiculous game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it’s good to see that after such a long break the ‘Toads are still on top of their game.
  6. Aug 19, 2020
    80
    The new Battletoads is almost as beefy as its musclebound heroes, serving up a substantial 5-to-7-hour campaign as well as additional collectibles and high-score challenges. Not bad for $20. Battletoads 2020 probably won’t be quite as durable as the NES original, but you may find yourself hopping back into the game more often than you expect.
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    75
    Battletoads is fun to play but far from perfect.
  8. Aug 19, 2020
    75
    If the developers had focused more on the beat'em-up sections, we would have had in our hands one of the best exponents of the genre of modern times. As it stands, however, it is just a compilation of well-made half games.
  9. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 21, 2020
    70
    Don’t get me wrong – Battletoads is a good co-op game for an evening or two. But you can’t help feeling that the developers didn’t give it their best. [Issue#248, p.40]
  10. Aug 25, 2020
    70
    Battletoads tries to do a lot in a short amount of time, and mostly succeeds. The core beat ‘em up stages drag on a little too long and the comedy is hit or miss, but there are enough other ideas mixed in to break up the pace and keep things interesting. It may not be the most triumphant comeback, but it’s a decent homecoming for Rare’s irreverent heroes.
  11. Battletoads contains elements that will entertain players who love the beat 'em up genre. It could be a much better game if some of its shortcomings were corrected and the opportunity to play online.
  12. Aug 19, 2020
    70
    Battletoads is pretty much uneven by intentional design, but it remains recommended as a worthy throwback to a seemingly forgotten series that still marches to the beat of its own drum.
  13. Aug 19, 2020
    70
    Without wishing to damn it with faint praise, Battletoads is pretty much exactly what you’d think it would be. Taking clear influence from the 90s classics whilst adding in some welcome modern approaches, there is plenty here to enjoy while it lasts. An ideal perfect Game Pass title, this is well worth checking out, warts and all.
  14. Sep 8, 2020
    66
    I suspect that fans of the original will find a good dose of nostalgia here that may well make it worth the price of admission. For everyone else… well, if you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s you might get a touch of nostalgia as well, unless you were more a Turtles fan like me, in which case this will simply continue making the Battletoads look like also-rans.
  15. Aug 20, 2020
    65
    Battletoads isn't bad, but it is boring. It starts off relatively strong and quickly devolves into uninteresting minigames. When the title returns to beat-'em-up gameplay, it shows the potential to be something more, but then you're forced to play "rock paper scissors" or mash buttons for a few minutes, and it all fades away. The concept, characters and visuals are excellent updates of the original, so it's a shame that the gameplay isn't.
  16. Aug 20, 2020
    60
    Most of the game's foundation is solid. The beat-'em-up combat, the art, and a lot of secondary gameplay is surprising and fun. Though its blend of gameplay variations feels unbalanced at times, and it isn't always the laugh-riot it tries to be, Battletoads is an entertaining little romp.
  17. Aug 20, 2020
    60
    Battletoads is a reboot of the classic Rare franchise, but fails to recapture the excitement and fun of the originals.
  18. Aug 20, 2020
    60
    "It's a shame" is probably the phrase that will stay in your mind after finishing Battletoads. Because the title advances at the start all the arguments worthy of a varied, crazy and solid game (not to mention the animated cinematics with the writing and the very successful rhythm). But we get disillusioned when the most engaging phases (beat 'em up and shoot' em up) cease to be renewed, and Battletoads tries to save the ship with very small game sequences, sometimes good but sometimes totally failed.
  19. Aug 19, 2020
    55
    Ultimately, I completed Battletoads in 3 hours and 45 minutes and have no intention of ever going back.
  20. Aug 19, 2020
    50
    A blast from the past, Battletoads doesn't have much going for it once the nostalgia wears off. The newest series entry has solid brawling action, but its frustrating mini-games and other genre-blending challenges quickly overstay their welcome.
  21. Sep 20, 2020
    40
    Different drawing style and monk-like garments of the main villain, which caused a stir among fans before the game’s release, are actually the least of its problems.
  22. Edge Magazine
    Sep 10, 2020
    40
    Whatever its merits as a brawler, it's safe to say that in years to come no one will be ringing up game shops to preorder this one. [Issue#350, p.104]
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 161 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 161
  2. Negative: 75 out of 161
  1. Aug 21, 2020
    3
    Deeply reprehensible in all ways. Obviously unfinished and padded with abysmal, mobile-tier minigames. The third time the worst space shooterDeeply reprehensible in all ways. Obviously unfinished and padded with abysmal, mobile-tier minigames. The third time the worst space shooter in history is inflicted upon you, you will wonder why this game was not simply cancelled. Full Review »
  2. Aug 22, 2020
    0
    This trash parasitizes on a famous name. All aspects are bad, this cheap crap made just to fill Game Pass.
  3. Aug 21, 2020
    0
    Игру делали явно люди которые ненавидят компьютерные игры, возможно их держали в подвале и били заставляя делать эту игру.Игру делали явно люди которые ненавидят компьютерные игры, возможно их держали в подвале и били заставляя делать эту игру.