Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 9, 2014
    80
    As lovable as ever, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is right at home on Sony's portable. It feels as though this is where the game belonged all along. Everything has carried over: the old school, beat-'em-up charm along with a heavy dose of gameplay variation and customization, but the added portability makes it even better than before.
  2. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a splendid brawler.
  3. Oct 17, 2014
    78
    Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a great fighting game with colorful graphics and a great soundtrack. If you like the retro look and the feel of an old school fighter this is a must have.
  4. Aug 26, 2014
    75
    Did you live through the late '80s and early '90s and you miss games like Double Dragon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or, at least, do you wish you had)? Then this game is for you. If not, you can skip this one without worrying you're missing out on anything.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 19, 2014
    70
    Doesn't push beat 'em ups forward with meaningful mechanical advancements. Worth a bash, though. [October 2014, p77]
  6. Sep 10, 2014
    60
    Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a reasonably priced title that is good for pick up and play sessions.
  7. Aug 18, 2014
    60
    Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a fun, fast paced brawler, with a strong retro presentation that runs out of steam all too quickly. Repetitiveness almost over shadows everything that it does well, and the ghost town multiplayer modes certainly don’t help either. That said, if you’re up for an old school beat-‘em-up – with some modern additions – then this title may still be worth rescuing.
  8. Aug 21, 2014
    50
    Battle Grounds may have nice animations, interesting, old-school-inspired environments, and the heart of a classic beat-'em-up, but its gameplay pales in comparison to its more quality-oriented, difficult, and well-balanced competition. It's an easy, almost mindless romp.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    8
    if you're looking for a beat em up with anime theme look no further!
    i think this game is under $10 on psn, and well worth it imho.
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    if you're looking for a beat em up with anime theme look no further!
    i think this game is under $10 on psn, and well worth it imho.

    you can play online with 2 other people, and the game has several heroes to pick from.
    it has a single dlc that costs 4 or 5 bucks and that adds 1 addition character, and increases the level cap. so you can hold off on the purchase unless you really enjoy the game, and in that case it seems worthwhile.

    i've put a couple hours into this so far and it's a great game to pop on before bedtime for example. short bursts of beat em up action.

    check out some video reviews or footage, for the price i think this game is a great value.
    sadly does not work on my PSTV as of oct 21st. hopefully they add support for this gem.
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