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  • Summary: It’s a horror-themed party game for up to four players. The game mixes well-known gameplay (you try to blow up your opponents with strategically placed bombs) with MOBA elements. There are eight characters, each with unique skillset. The easiest way to learn which character is best suited toIt’s a horror-themed party game for up to four players. The game mixes well-known gameplay (you try to blow up your opponents with strategically placed bombs) with MOBA elements. There are eight characters, each with unique skillset. The easiest way to learn which character is best suited to your style is to play through the story mode that serves as a tutorial. BRAWL is mainly a party game and as such it features five local multiplayer modes, two online only, and two modes that can be played by one or two players in cooperation. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 80
    It is about forcing players to make strategic moves and plan accordingly, all while giving them a limited amount of time to do so. It’s fast, it’s smart, and it’s absolutely worth picking up, especially if you dig party games.
  2. May 19, 2015
    70
    The frame rate isn’t great all the time but it’s mostly functional and the comically dark atmosphere seems to be more attractive. Perhaps it just feels less drab and dreary. At any rate, it’s worth trying if you’ve always loved Bomberman.
  3. Aug 14, 2015
    70
    Brawl is far from perfect, with an online multiplayer that appears to be devoid of other players and a single player campaign that halts your progress with an insane difficulty spike. Despite these shortcomings it is a solid party game if you have a friend or three that wants to play, and considering how rare it is in this day and age to find a game that supports this kind of multiplayer, I am impressed.
  4. Jun 9, 2015
    65
    Brawl corrects many of the serious problems that plagued its predecessor, but unfortunately it keeps other, compromising some of what could have been a total redemption in the eyes of the public.
  5. Jun 3, 2015
    60
    Ultimately, Brawl falls well short of being a great game. The control issues and, in my personal experience, difficulty finding players to match up with fail to capitalize on the visual design and setting.
  6. May 18, 2015
    60
    Brawl is Bloober Teams redemption for Basement Crawl, which failed miserably. Now they make up for it with a much better version of the game. In the multiplayer it offers a lot of fun, but there still is a long way to go.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 27, 2015
    34
    Not only is Brawl boring and tedious, but a sudden difficulty spike almost made me smash the controller against the wall. [08/2015, p.63]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Apr 27, 2015
    10
    I thought that it is just next Bomberman. But it's not! It's amazing production. It looks like smaller title but in fact I am spending moreI thought that it is just next Bomberman. But it's not! It's amazing production. It looks like smaller title but in fact I am spending more time on it then on any AAA title! Check this out with your friends at party - everyone will want to get a console :) Expand
  2. Apr 28, 2015
    10
    great fun, great game, great sounds, great multipolayer mode. I wasn't sure to buy this game but I did it yesterday, because of your opinion.great fun, great game, great sounds, great multipolayer mode. I wasn't sure to buy this game but I did it yesterday, because of your opinion. I don't regret! it was very good decision! Thanks for your opinions. They helped me! Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2015
    10
    very good game ! I had big fun playing Brawl with my friends!! Big plus for Bloober Team! It's much much better than b. crawl! the game has avery good game ! I had big fun playing Brawl with my friends!! Big plus for Bloober Team! It's much much better than b. crawl! the game has a great atmosphere, great voices and is not to easy... Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2015
    9
    Fantastic party game! Recently my friend showed me this game and we spent a great time and lot of fun. The game is very easy for rare players.Fantastic party game! Recently my friend showed me this game and we spent a great time and lot of fun. The game is very easy for rare players. Good job! Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2015
    9
    I love party-games and Brawl is sooo nasty! Me and my friends, we had a great time with this game. Great feeling, lots of different skills, aI love party-games and Brawl is sooo nasty! Me and my friends, we had a great time with this game. Great feeling, lots of different skills, a little bit scary but funny same time, and... oh... great audio! I like challenges too. Multiplayer works great, gameplay is so - uhm - rapid and intense. My recommendation, Bomberman RIP. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2015
    8
    If you're looking for a good party game - BRAWL is your best shot. Couch gaming at its finest. At last I have a PS4 title worth to invite myIf you're looking for a good party game - BRAWL is your best shot. Couch gaming at its finest. At last I have a PS4 title worth to invite my buddies for a game. Expand
  7. May 7, 2015
    0
    This game is pretty terrible. Game is chaotic and best game part is character select mode. Its ugly sometimes unplayable not worth your money.This game is pretty terrible. Game is chaotic and best game part is character select mode. Its ugly sometimes unplayable not worth your money. Keep away. Expand

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