Battletoads

Rating Summary

Based on 99 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 99 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 21, 2020

There as much to enjoy as there is to frustrate in this short, sparky revival of the cult classic.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2020

Battletoads not only revives the long-dormant beat 'em up franchise, it makes it fun to play for everyone instead of only ultra-hardcore masochists. And if they made a TV show about these hilarious characters, I'd watch it.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020
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5 / 10
Aug 20, 2020

A game so bizarre it's hard to tell whether it's purposefully trolling its audience or if it really thinks its random collection of mini-games, crass humour, and wasted potential is a sensible way to go about rebooting Battletoads.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2020

Even though it's technically a game, Battletoads is not a good time

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7 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2020

Battletoads is another one of 2020's infamous oddities. I suspect it's going to be highly polarizing (not only due to the adherence to retro style difficulty but the newness of the art and humor), but it somewhat won me over due to sheer force of will. I also can safely assume that I'm going to be on the higher-end of the spectrum of liking it: but if we never see these dudes again because this game was an absolute cacophony, I'll be a bit bummed.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2020

The Battletoads have returned with a completely renewed title adapted to the times, a cartoon style that looks quite good and does not detract at all. The touches of humor will be present throughout the adventure and the mix of genres gives us a fairly balanced compendium, although lacking in content and excessively short.

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TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 20, 2020

Without wishing to damn it with faint praise, Battletoads is pretty much exactly what you'd think it would be. Taking clear influence from the 90s classics whilst adding in some welcome modern approaches, there is plenty here to enjoy while it lasts. An ideal perfect Game Pass title, this is well worth checking out, warts and all.

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71 / 100
Aug 20, 2020

Battletoads pays homage to the classic 1991 Rare game with a great variety of gameplay mechanics. Beat´em up levels are well crafted, 2D platform levels and twin stick shooter sections are not so good, but still enjoyable, while turbobikes levels are frustrating.

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5 / 10
Aug 19, 2020

Battletoads does have its good moments, between its beat 'em up gameplay, metal-heavy soundtrack, and strong boss design. It's just drowned out by its awful pacing and poor comedy that gets maybe a couple of chuckles from the entirety of its brief five-hour adventure.

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