Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 21, 2019
    80
    The biggest let down comes in the online play and horrid connections.
  2. Mar 18, 2019
    75
    The combat is beautiful and flashy enough to make any fighting game or JRPG fan feel satisfied and while the graphics may seem a bit stiff, none of that matters during the fast-paced matches where you'll probably pay more attention to the ratio between your HP bar and your enemy's. Jump force allows players to finally answer those age-old questions, such as Who would win in a fight between Goku and Naruto Uzumaki?, which have been the subject of debates in forum discussions, memes or video commentaries, and that alone should be enough of a reason to make fans of the genre interested in the game.
  3. Feb 13, 2019
    70
    Jump Force is a worthy celebration of the legacy of Shonen Jump manga, but it honors its source material a little too well with how filler-heavy the middle of its story arc is.
  4. Feb 14, 2019
    68
    Jump Force excels at fanservice, at showing what battles between all these characters would look like. It does not excel as an actual fighting game however. Unbalanced mechanics and poorly designed UI make Jump Force a chore to play, despite the exciting visual trappings.
  5. May 26, 2019
    58
    Jump Force is an interesting experiment, but for its handful of merits there is a ton of annoying shortcomings.
  6. Feb 19, 2019
    55
    An epic clash between the some of manga’s most famous characters shouldn’t be this dull, frankly.
  7. Feb 14, 2019
    55
    40 playable characters and a huge fan service isn't enough for a fighting game. The game is technically disappointing with confusing camera management and a screen that often overdoses with visual effects.
  8. Feb 20, 2019
    50
    Despite having 50 years of legacy to work from, this manga mash-up feels like a rush job. The combat offers basic fun, but as a complete package Jump Force proves to be a flop.
  9. Feb 19, 2019
    50
    Considering Bandai Namco's experience in creating fighting titles, Jump Force is a disappointing release that is not worthy of WSJ magazine's name.
  10. 30
    While a fighting game featuring a wide variety of Weekly Shonen Jump characters seems like a no-brainer, the shoddy execution and surprisingly limited roster hinder JUMP FORCE from being the all-star it wants to be.
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 122
  2. Negative: 73 out of 122
  1. Fuz
    Feb 24, 2019
    1
    No. Just no.
    Horrible.
    **** up control scheme on PC, unskippable cutscenes and you can't change options until you see all the damn prologue,
    No. Just no.
    Horrible.
    **** up control scheme on PC, unskippable cutscenes and you can't change options until you see all the damn prologue, dull combat, bad graphics and animations...

    I am a huge fan of Jump Ultimate Stars, I loved that game on DS. So, I had big expectations for this. And I am really disappointed. The game doesn't look so good and the combat is bland and generic. I miss the "comic creator" of JUS and its pure joyful fun.

    Why change something that worked so well?

    Most of all, the worst thing about this game on PC is that the keyboard controls are absolutely horrible. Are you kidding me Bandai?
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  2. Feb 18, 2019
    1
    For me the game was a big disappointment because of:

    -Very poor story -Unbalanced mechanics -Some characters have horrible faces -Little
    For me the game was a big disappointment because of:

    -Very poor story
    -Unbalanced mechanics
    -Some characters have horrible faces
    -Little amount of characters to play
    -A lot of missing characters like Gintama
    -Some series had significantly less characters than others in the game, for example there are five characters from Dragon Ball Z but just one from My Hero Academia
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  3. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    This game's animation is so horrible it makes Mass Effect Andromeda look like a Pixar movie, story is very bland and uninteresting, it'sThis game's animation is so horrible it makes Mass Effect Andromeda look like a Pixar movie, story is very bland and uninteresting, it's basically pandering to the weaboo audience, fights get old very quickly they're just painfully mediocore, yes they look flashy but game's poor animation and simplicity of the combat doesn't really help them look any better. Character creation is very limited, the game doesn't really have many cosmetics nor many options to customize your character, game only have 5 maps, seriously what even is this? First Street Fighter game? I can't recommend this game to anyone honestly, unless you are a hardcore weaboo or a collector then you might have some enjoyment, which is highly unlikely cosidering the fact there are a lot of better choices for either fighting games and anime based games, unless you want to try this out to see how bad everything looks, then go for but do yourself a favor and wait for a sale or don't buy it and take a look at it on youtube. Full Review »