Mayhem Brawler Reviews

Mayhem Brawler is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2021

If you have already played and finished the best on the market, Mayhem Brawler is a second choice to seriously consider for the fan of the genre.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2021

The comic book aspect and way that the whole thing is framed is spectacular, sadly the gameplay and longevity, less so.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2021

Even with the little pathing issues, and text overlaps Mayhem Brawler is an absolute joy to play, wither in single player or in 3 player co-op. The eclectic cast of characters, the grungy yet colorful setting and the bass thumping, bad guy busting soundtrack really help to encapsulate that 90’s vibe the developers were going for, they have managed to not only make a solid side scrolling arcade game but they also delivered a fun and unique story at the same time.

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6 / 10
Aug 17, 2021

Visually-pleasing, but shallow and overly derivative. Far from a bad game, but there's nothing here to separate it from the pack.

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8 / 10
Aug 28, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is way, way better than it has any right to be. It looks good, plays nicely and only really suffers by comparison to its bigger brothers such as Fight'N Rage and Double Dragon Neon. The animation is lacking compared to these titles, but it's still perfectly acceptable, and the slightly generic environments are too busy to really pay much attention to. With a world this interesting, we'd love to see another game take place in Mayhem Brawler's universe.

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7.9 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2021

‎Mayhem Brawler is the typical "Me vs. the Neighborhood" game, and as such, it's made in an almost perfect way and meets market standards. The artistic section is very well treated and performs very high if we compare it with other games of the genre. It's not going to be a replacement for the magnificent Streets of Rage 4, but it can be one more option if you like the latter.‎

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7 / 10
Sep 27, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is an enjoyable scrolling beat 'em up with a neat theme behind it that fully embraces the 90s design of the genre while throwing in some modern visuals to give it that grungy, dark comic book vibe.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 10, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is a top-notch beat-em-up that delivers far more variety and fun than most entries in the genre.

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8 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

If you love side-scrolling beat ’em ups, consider Mayhem Brawler a must-have. Though even those who have simply dabbled with the likes of Streets of Rage or Final Fight should also check it out. This is, without a doubt, one of the best examples of the genre, and a fun game to play alone or with friends or family members while sat on the couch. We can only hope that Hero Concept follows up with a sequel. Because as a first attempt, there are solid foundations here for something special.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

There's plenty to like about Mayhem Brawler. The setting is unique among games in the genre, and the mechanics work well with the combat system thanks to its fluidity and diversity. The main campaign may be short and the unlockables list consists of one mode, but the three different endings and multiple campaign branches mean that there's more content to this game than originally believed. You'll have to rely on local friends for this one, but there's an absolutely good time to be had.

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GameGrin
Kasey B Burgess
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is a fun, energetic "beat-em-up" adventure. Its excellent art style, voice acting, and room for improvement excite me with what could be added through possible updates.

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Oyungezer Online
Ali Sezgin
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is a game that honors the 90s and takes you back to your childhood days.

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Aug 19, 2021

The '90s are back, sort of, in a comic book/urban fantasy mash-up that provides some co-op fun but can't quite live up to the rest of its genre.

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7 / 10
Sep 28, 2021

The exploration aspect is fun, the three characters are accessible but different enough to make each of them interesting on their own merits, and there are different endings to find out. Mayhem Brawler could only benefit from an online multiplayer component, as well as from slightly shorter durability for certain enemy fights.

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Aug 19, 2021

Side-scrolling beat’em ups are going through a renaissance at the present time. Spearheaded by the nostalgia driven Streets Of Rage 4 there’s been no end of titles released to try and capture the same feelings. The latest of these is Mayhem Brawler. Developed by Hero Concept, Mayhem Brawler takes everything that makes the genre great and adds a supernatural twist.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is a solid beat-‘em-up game that manages to do something few games in the genre do: make the narrative interesting. This is handled through a bevy of excellent comic book style panels and the ability to choose your own path to different endings. I do wish the combat was just a bit smoother, since that is what the core gameplay is all about, but the oodles of variety and fun supernatural theme make Mayhem Brawler fun despite its flaws.

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Nintendo Blast
Davi Sousa
7 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2021

Mayhem Brawler isn't a long beat ‘em up, but it certainly guarantees a fun and surprisingly strategic experience as long as it has content to offer. Its path-choice system injects a considerable amount of extra playtime, and the special conditions mechanics help keep the game from slipping into sameness. Anyone who enjoys an extra spice in the conventional formula of the genre will enjoy the streets of Mayhem City.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 18, 2021

Mayhem Brawler is hands down the most fun I’ve had with a beat-’em-up since Streets of Rage 4. With its gorgeous graphics, satisfying combat, and plenty of replayability, it’s a slugfest that will keep you coming back for more. While the game probably would have benefited from a more engaging combo system, it makes up for this with a great selection of weapons and a colorful cast of playable characters. If you’ve finished Streets of Rage 4’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC and are looking for a new way to get your beat-’em-up fix, look no further. Mayhem Brawler will punch you in your face, and you’ll like it.

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