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  • Summary: In Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, where a magical volcano gives the heroes the power to swap halves, turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force. By reassembling this team, Portal Masters must send back Kaos andIn Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, where a magical volcano gives the heroes the power to swap halves, turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force. By reassembling this team, Portal Masters must send back Kaos and his evil plan to Cloudbreak in order to save Skylands. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 16, 2013
    100
    At this point, I have learned to stop worrying and love the plastic.
  2. 95
    Whether you have all of the 100+ figures or just the three that come with the starter pack, Swap Force is well worth playing.
  3. Oct 25, 2013
    91
    Skylanders will be an influential series in years to come and successfully combines real world collectables with a fantastic platformer to deliver a rich and engaging experience.
  4. Oct 13, 2013
    90
    Activision and Vicarious Visions could have just used last year’s game engine, added a new story and released it as a new game, but they didn’t. They have taken the existing franchise, added a new twist (swappable characters), upped the visuals and sound, and made a game that is better than those before it.
  5. Oct 20, 2013
    90
    Skylanders: Swap Force is the rare type of game that takes all of the elements from previous series entries and improves on them at every turn. Veterans are bound to love this new title, but it also serves as a perfect place to start for those new to the series.
  6. Oct 25, 2013
    83
    Skylanders SWAP Force may seem like a cash grab in some ways, but the game their figures belong to is just so charming and, well, fun, that this doesn’t really seem like an issue. The gameplay’s addictive, the figures are well-built– screw the haters. I’m a Skylanders fan.
  7. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Jan 8, 2014
    80
    Just prepare for a sense of incompletion unless you spend around 70 pounds more than the base price. [Jan 2014, p.74]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    This is a fantastic continuation of the franchise.
    The graphics and game play have been significantly improved.
    The new swap abilities are
    This is a fantastic continuation of the franchise.
    The graphics and game play have been significantly improved.
    The new swap abilities are great, as is the ability to now JUMP!
    If you've played the previous Skylanders games, you'll love this one.
    If you haven't, then Swap Force is a great way to start.
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  2. Nov 18, 2013
    10
    I bought this and a new Wii U at the PS4 launch, and I must say, this game is absolutely amazing! The story had be gripping my controller as II bought this and a new Wii U at the PS4 launch, and I must say, this game is absolutely amazing! The story had be gripping my controller as I watched my characters grow, discovering their purpose in life. I had myself playing for hours on end, missing out on family events, my friends weddings, work, and uni study. This game is revolutionary! 10/10 Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2013
    9
    Awesome Game. Everything about it is great. The only downfall is that the game takes TOO long for you to find a point where you can save and aAwesome Game. Everything about it is great. The only downfall is that the game takes TOO long for you to find a point where you can save and a checkpoint. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2013
    9
    A really fun and entertaining game. It has great graphics and really, really fun characters. But it is a little to much for kids at times andA really fun and entertaining game. It has great graphics and really, really fun characters. But it is a little to much for kids at times and it takes forever to beat. It is still a fun game thou. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    Skylaners is a good game if u want to burn money through your pocket because this game gives u 3 people to play with and u just want to getSkylaners is a good game if u want to burn money through your pocket because this game gives u 3 people to play with and u just want to get more to play with bit that's a bad thing for us but a great thing for the creators because u just want more and the story line isn't that bad but it could be improved because fighting kaos at the end isn't the best way to end all the games I think they need more bosses and yes there is kaoses mom but thats kind of like kaos this game is a huge money grabber from the game itself to the 100+ characters that u just need to have so u can do those little things like the secret entrances that required ceirtan typs of elements or taking down that tower thing the range for this game is 5-11. Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2019
    6
    Honestly a very overrated one, the games did a better job expanding the series potential without becoming horribly bloated with content andHonestly a very overrated one, the games did a better job expanding the series potential without becoming horribly bloated with content and becoming overly monetized. The plot is nothing special, stop Kaos and now his mom (I know, the stakes are really higher this time) from kidnapping some people with their legion of purple minions, way better than the last games plot. Gameplay is fine enough, its like a LEGO game and is probably meant for children younger than me. Jumping is also new which adds a sort of dodge mechanic, staggering is new as well and makes almost all tanks and giant character unplayable. One of the games most important new feature is portal master rank which was created as a way for Activision to make back the missed toy sales from the last, far superior, Skylanders title. Swap force characters are also a new mechanic with shoe-horned importance, the whole idea of swapping Skylanders is just **** stupid, in a interview with someone who worked on the game its revealed none of the children this game was focus tested with even remotely liked the idea of the swap force Skylanders. Not to mention all the new playable characters are forgettable and uninspired along with the supporting cast, which one member of actually became a recurring character for whatever reason. It sounds like I hate this game but I really don't its just that every Skylanders game before it was far better in almost every way, even then Skylanders as a series is a sleazy cash-cow but at least I'd rather waste my money on a above decent game. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2014
    4
    I was very disappointed with this new version of Skylanders. I enjoyed Skylanders Giants, but in this version, I was very confused andI was very disappointed with this new version of Skylanders. I enjoyed Skylanders Giants, but in this version, I was very confused and disappointed. The story is the same as Giants, but they changed Giants to swap-force and called it a new adventure. The new figures are boring and they were released in waves, so you had to wait for the ones you liked. Skip it, unless you are under 8. Expand

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