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  • Summary: BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with physics-based gameplay and atmospheric graphics and audio. Players control a flying creature, Clony, and try to survive through an astonishing number of imaginative and deadly traps, puzzles and obstacles within a dense, beautiful forest. OneBADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with physics-based gameplay and atmospheric graphics and audio. Players control a flying creature, Clony, and try to survive through an astonishing number of imaginative and deadly traps, puzzles and obstacles within a dense, beautiful forest. One of the key gameplay mechanics is cloning, where you end up controlling dozens of Clones at the same time. Expand

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 30, 2015
    100
    Quite simply a breath-taking game.
  2. May 27, 2015
    87
    Badland: Game of the Year Edition maintains the same good structure and beautiful appearance of the original on mobile system, but in the console environment its simple concept can be too limiting and the transition from the intuitive touch-sensitive controls to the standard controller feels like a step back.
  3. Jun 14, 2015
    75
    A decent mobile to home console porting, Badland sports some very nice visuals but its too simplistic gameplay might be not enough to justify playing it on console.
  4. Jun 5, 2015
    70
    What it comes down to is that, even though it's a redesigned version of its mobile counterpart, BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition is experimental and rich enough to justify its existence on a home console.
  5. Jun 5, 2015
    65
    Badlands offers local co-op, multiplayer, and a ton of levels to keep players going, yet it feels like a game made for quick access, and I found myself getting rather bored after 30 minutes of play.
  6. 50
    Badland is a lightweight time-waster at heart, and it shows. It's perfect for a bus journey, out of place on a console that's about as portable as the Himalayas.
  7. Jun 1, 2015
    50
    A competent port of the mobile hit that feels lost in the living room. Stick to playing this on a mobile device.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 10, 2015
    9
    Badland is a side-scrolling adventure / puzzle game with lots of content, awesome graphics and excellent level design. It took me about 9Badland is a side-scrolling adventure / puzzle game with lots of content, awesome graphics and excellent level design. It took me about 9 hours to play through the first 80 levels (out of 100). If you go after the achievements and missions, I suspect it may take multiple times that. I thought the difficulty progression was good. Later levels can be challenging but not too much for my taste. All the more satisfying to pass them. The co-op and versus multiplayer modes are surprisingly fun with friends. We ended up playing a few hours in a single session and had plenty of laughs. The gameplay is simple yet challenging. And the level design is really good. You may tend to think that you have seen what the game has to offer within the first 15 minutes and I came close to thinking that too. But each level brings something new keeping the gameplay fresh and enjoyable. There are plenty of checkpoint but also a few levels completely without. Some of those can be a bit too difficult but man it feels awesome once you manage to ace them. The art design and atmosphere are excellent and the uniquely challenging puzzles creative. Was definitely worth it for me. Expand
  2. May 5, 2017
    7
    A fun, quirky reflex based puzzle game which is well designed and incredibly easy to pick up and play. Never feels frustrating to the pointA fun, quirky reflex based puzzle game which is well designed and incredibly easy to pick up and play. Never feels frustrating to the point where you dislike it. Well worth the indie price tag. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2015
    4
    If you like games where you have to repeat the same sections over and over (10 to 100 times) just to get past a stupid obstacle, then this isIf you like games where you have to repeat the same sections over and over (10 to 100 times) just to get past a stupid obstacle, then this is your game. The game is frustrating. And if you like achievements, then plan on playing this simple anger-fest for about 50+ hours. Honestly, a chess or checkers game would be more entertaining. Don't waste your money!!!!!!! Expand