Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 3, 2018
    70
    It successfully channels the spirit of its inspiration, it will please the niche audience that remembers it, and it’s impossible not to appreciate all the TLC that must have gone into its creation. Good strategy will win games and the playbook is not shallow, but it’s impossible not to love a game where victory can also be won by killing the opposing team’s best players.
  2. Feb 11, 2018
    70
    Mutant Football League is fast, dirty fun, and definitely one of my favorite sports games in recent years.
  3. Feb 7, 2018
    60
    Like it or not, Madden NFL 18 is still by far the best American Football game on the PlayStation 4, but if you fancy something a little sillier then Mutant Football League is not a bad shout at all. It plays similarly to the iconic EA series, but its aggressive playbook and irreverent sense of humour make it a fun alternative for a few downs – just don’t expect the appeal to last long into overtime.
  4. 40
    Mutant Football League is a cheap and poorly executed arcade sports game. I think the developers went in with all the right intents, because there really aren't enough sports games being made for people who aren't willing to put a major commitment into the game in order to be able to appreciate it on any level. But for all the good intentions this game needs so much refinement, polish, and a complete graphical overhaul that I can't see myself busting this game out the next time I've got guests looking to play a game, either.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Feb 7, 2019
    10
    Super fun game. Finally an easy to play football game. Lots of action with plenty of depth. Love it!
  2. Jan 26, 2018
    8
    Gotta say I am impressed. When I saw they were remaking my favorite Genesis sports franchise, I figured there would be a pay wall, or notGotta say I am impressed. When I saw they were remaking my favorite Genesis sports franchise, I figured there would be a pay wall, or not enough time spent on the little things that made Mutant League Football/Hockey unique. Boy was I wrong.

    Everything from the kills, to the hilariously punny (although sometimes trite) names for players and the interesting mix of strategy/traditional sports/insanity that made the original so fantastic is present in the modern installment.

    The object in MFL remains the same, score points while avoiding pitfalls, giant worms and landmines (among other things) and using a variety of dirty tricks to bolster your play. Every team gets their own assortment of offensive and defensive tricks - and its all good fun. Bribe the ref, forcing a counter-bribe or outright manslaughter, send opponents into an acid trip haze, become 2 stories tall and pound the offense into bloody chunks. Its all satisfying.

    The sound is great too, with both announcers delivering a great performance, although it does get a bit repetitive after time. The same can be said of the soundtrack in general. It also suffers from the same frustratingly frantic moments (think NFL Blitz), where the ball switches hands six times before the play gets blown dead. It can be fun when it goes your way, enraging when it does not.

    All in all, this isn't the competitive light style that lends itself well to e-sports, such as the likes of Rocket League, but it is great fun none-the-less and even more enjoyable online or with a friend on the couch. It will definitely remind you of the Blitz/NFL Street days, and does the original franchise justice in every aspect.

    8/10 - an easy buy for $20, see you on the field!
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  3. Feb 7, 2019
    10
    The best Football game on the market right now.

    It doesn't have MTXs and lootboxes, but it has: Blood - check; Post-play mayhem - check;
    The best Football game on the market right now.

    It doesn't have MTXs and lootboxes, but it has:
    Blood - check;
    Post-play mayhem - check;
    Dirty Tricks - check;
    Funny commentaries and parody names - check;
    Multiple teams and arenas - check;
    Satisfying football mechanics - check.

    It's an arcade sport game, not a sport simulator or sport manager, easy to pick up and enjoy football mayhem on the field!
    Under $20 for base game and only $30 for Dynasty Edition are best deals on the market.
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