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Battletoads

Dlala Studios, Rare Ltd, Xbox Game Studios, Rare Ltd
Aug 20, 2020 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Game Rant
4.5 / 5
IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Easy Allies
7 / 10
Game Informer
5 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Battletoads

The lack of online co-op in the new Battletoads is definitely the game's biggest flaw, so if fans can overlook that, they will find what is otherwise a great beat 'em up throwback with hilarious scenes, fun combat, and plenty of variety. And with it being on Xbox Game Pass, subscribers have no reason not to check it out. Overall, this Battletoads comeback is a major success and is sure to leave a smile on players' faces, and so hopefully fans don't have to wait 26 years for the next entry in the series.

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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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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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

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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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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

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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OpenCritic Coverage

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