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Generally favorable reviews- based on 175 Ratings

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  • Summary: Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? You’ve only just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There is no turning back once you have embarked upon your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in thisShipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? You’ve only just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There is no turning back once you have embarked upon your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind-bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    92
    At 1200 MS points it’s a small price to pay for the madness, and certainly lives up to its Castle Crashers pedigree for polish, poise, and preposterous premise.
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    90
    There are moments of glorious frustration, as there are in any great platformer, but the sting of such hurdles is always soothed by the sweetness of victory when you overcome them.
  3. Apr 8, 2013
    90
    An excellent platform puzzle by The Behemoth team and one of the best Live Arcade offerings of 2013. Lots of fun with multiplayer modes. If you like the genre, don't miss this game.
  4. Apr 8, 2013
    85
    This is one of the gems we randomly find on the Marketplace. Simple but fun, BattleBlock Theater offers a great platformer, it's surprising and very addictive.
  5. Apr 12, 2013
    81
    BattleBlock Theater is a fine little game, and though it has charm and pizazz, it also comes of feeling a bit of a sideshow, just something to pull out on a rainy day for a fast fifteen to buy a new head, play a quick match, or toy around with a level idea. You’ll get your mileage, and scratch that itch to run, jump, and punch with wild abandon, which for fifteen bucks is A-OK.
  6. Apr 12, 2013
    80
    There's a good four years of development time on display in Battleblock Theater and even though the light-hearted but mischievous brand of carnage tries its best to ensure you that you are only partaking in a boatload of puerile nonsense, you really notice every hour The Behemoth has put into this. The fighting might not be up to scratch, but the measured level design shows a degree of polish worthy of this genre's masters. So, it's up to you to decide, if the style and its over-sugared, over-caffeinated Saturday morning cartoon sensibilities float your boat. What you can't do anything about, though, is the fact that The Behemoth has mastered three different genres with only three games.
  7. Apr 11, 2013
    60
    There's some good fun to be had with BattleBlock Theater and it's a mostly charming title. But its fair share of problems hold it back from being an unequivocally entertaining, must-have game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Apr 4, 2013
    10
    Got this yesterday, couldn't put it down. Incredibly addicting with a nice learning curve no platforming fan should miss this.

    Controls,
    Got this yesterday, couldn't put it down. Incredibly addicting with a nice learning curve no platforming fan should miss this.

    Controls, the tightest I've had for a plat former since super meat boy.

    Great art style

    Hilarious and quirky sense of humor with a great story

    Level editor and community content

    Many different modes to play

    Incredible 4 player coop

    Massive customization options

    Yea buy this, its even more perfect and bursting with content than Castle Crashers, the Behemoth's last game
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  2. Feb 19, 2015
    10
    Best game ever in my life. Best soundtracks. Best graphics. Best everything. I dont know why but it is just awesome. Very awesome. NothingBest game ever in my life. Best soundtracks. Best graphics. Best everything. I dont know why but it is just awesome. Very awesome. Nothing more to say. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2020
    10
    The behemoth always puts out quality games, and this is no exception. I LOVE the humor and gameplay
  4. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    I think behemoth is one of the most humorous and funny game developers out there, and i can't wait for their next game, they had done anI think behemoth is one of the most humorous and funny game developers out there, and i can't wait for their next game, they had done an outstanding job with castle crashers. But this?!?!?! it's entirely something else, i am a passionate chicken when it comes to this game. I love how Dan Paladin is able to create a world in such amazing detail with only a pencil (that's right they are all hand drawn graphics) and there is alot to unlock which is almost always great. Multiplayer is great, and there are alot of bonus features and such to sweeten the load. Although combat is a little stiff. It's defintely got some secrets to it aswell, no spoilers, but they are pretty hard to find. All in all i think this was alot of fun to play, and pug prisoner FTW. Definitly recommended and is an essential piece in any gamer's (or platformer gamer's) shelf. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    9
    The multiplayer in this game is amazing fun it's platforming multiplayer at its best. While I loved the addition of multiplayer to Mario gamesThe multiplayer in this game is amazing fun it's platforming multiplayer at its best. While I loved the addition of multiplayer to Mario games there's just something about them that is a bit... off. you have to share the screen, when you jump on each other it almost always results in the other persons death and subsequent placement in the immunity bubble of doom, it gets annoying really quickly and it becomes prefferable to play by yourself or just leave the other person in their bubble as long as possible. with this game cooperation is critical and so much fun, with plenty of opportunity to be a prankster while never punishing you too badly. GO BUY IT its so worth the money. This is one of the largest arcade games ive ever seen and I have a ton of them. It was over a Gig of content for about 15 bucks that along with a robust level editor this game is totally worth the money. Everything in this game oozes style and attention to detail. Expand
  6. May 11, 2013
    9
    Quite a lot of levels and stuff to do with friends. There is also a simple "forge" mode to make levels and stuff for your friends and theQuite a lot of levels and stuff to do with friends. There is also a simple "forge" mode to make levels and stuff for your friends and the world to try. There are two main reasons I only give this a 9. The in game currency is based on new levels played so if you're replaying it with a friend its not for the money. Also some levels are confusing, very hard or impossible if you do one thing wrong. Other than that, the cut-scenes are funny and man insane mode is crazy. Expand
  7. Aug 25, 2019
    0
    Le petit indé merdique de la fin de semaine est un jeu mongolo où l'on dirige un petit bonhomme tétrazomique à grosse tête dans des niveaux enLe petit indé merdique de la fin de semaine est un jeu mongolo où l'on dirige un petit bonhomme tétrazomique à grosse tête dans des niveaux en 2D 128 couleurs. La "patte artistique" est affreuse et l'humour débilos est obligatoire avec notamment une voix off d'un commentateur hystérique qui n'a plus toute sa tête.

    La musique de golio rajoute à l'ambiance sonore déjà notablement mongolienne et une touche spéciale permet de faire "exploser" le petit bonhomme gogol en confettis et dans un gros "prout". Voilà donc pour ce jeu d'attardés qui con-siste à sauter sur des plate-formes comme dans un Mariol de chez Tendaube. Super débile, super con, super "frais"...
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