Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    42
    Beat-em-up, side-scrolling brawlers like this worked great when there was a fear of losing all the tokens you'd work so hard to buy with your allowance, but once that imminent threat is removed there's nothing but mindless button mashing and endless continues in your future.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 24, 2011
    40
    Storm's thunderthighs remain strangely alluring though. [Apr 2011, p.118]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. May 26, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Konami is the most hated gaming company at this current state as they fire their best employees and they abandon their most popular franchises. This game was made in ta time when Konami was known for making high qulity games and this was was no exception. This is easily the best game in the X-Men franchise. Sure the plot doesn't bother going into depth with the themes that the franchise is known for. In fact the story line can be summed up in just one sentence "Magneto wants to take over the world, you must stop him". It is as simple as simple can be but it was made in a time when games where not known for given engaging narratives. But to its defense though the story knows that it is cheesy and it has a lot of fun with the tone. You can play as one of six characters which have different abilities to exploit. My personal favorite to use is Night Crawler with his acrobatics and his teleportation. The dialogue is so cheesy that it is especially worth a laugh especially with the "Welcome to die line:. The combat is monotonous but is still satisfying as you punch the enemies to submission. It knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything else and it is all the better for it. It is a fun game with a sense of self awareness that is worth your time playing with a friend for a laid back weekend. Full Review »
  2. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    Awesome game back in the day.
  3. Dec 28, 2010
    8
    I remember having to wait to play this game back in the arcades. It's certainly a great to finally not have to worry about waiting in line, orI remember having to wait to play this game back in the arcades. It's certainly a great to finally not have to worry about waiting in line, or having enough quarters to play through the whole game. I love classic brawlers, and this one is pretty good. The robots are dumb, the story is silly, but there is something rewarding about punching and kicking bad guys, rather than shooting them, and this game reminds you of that. I give it to fists up. Happy Punching! Full Review »