Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
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6 / 10
Dec 7, 2021

The biggest and best game in the Big Brain Academy series but it still falls far short of its full potential, with very little new content.

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GameSpot
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7 / 10
Dec 1, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a solid collection of mental exercises, but the focus on competition loses the game some of its friendly, self-improvement vibe.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2021

For as simple as the challenges seem, the stakes sure feel high when you’re racing to get the most points and every wrong answer feels like a tragedy. I didn’t expect to get this swept up in Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, but it has become an honest-to-goodness competition in our household. These are the bragging rights to end all bragging rights.

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70 / 100
Dec 1, 2021

‎A good collection of mental agility tests, with which to put in shape the different areas of our brain. Regarding the games that came out on Nintendo DS, Wii and Wii U, it incorporates multiplayer modes, both local (4 players in TV mode and 2 in portable mode) and online against "ghosts" of other players.‎

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6 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2021

‎A correct title of minigames to exercise your brain that, on the other hand, does not provide variety. It is possible that in a few days you are repeating tests without stopping‎.

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6 / 10
Dec 1, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a pleasant little diversion for your grey matter, but it’s one that doesn’t do enough to justify its asking price.

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8 / 10
Dec 14, 2021

Hopefully, this is just the start for a Big Brain Academy revival. Until Nintendo brings this series out for another round in the future, go out there and declare that "The Big Brain am winning again!"

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7 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a good workout for the mind, captivating enough to entertain; still, it would have deserved more content.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2021

Big Brain Adademy returns with an instalment that emphasises its multiplayer part, but falls short both in terms of options and content. What is available is good, but it is also insufficient at a time when it is easy to find more interesting proposals, both in terms of mental training and in terms of the party games catalogue. It's not a bad game, but it doesn't go beyond the minimum required.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2021

It's a bit of a surprise this late in the year, but what a tremendous time Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is.

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75 / 100
Dec 14, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a fun way to exercise your brain regularly. The competition aspect keeps the game fun and engaging if the single player isn't up to snuff.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2021

With plenty of small costume unlocks and new sayings to collect, Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain does have small hooks to make sure people come back day after day.

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Digital Spy
Top Critic
Dec 15, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain shines as a party game, adopting a family-friendly approach that evens the playing field regardless of each player's age and experience. We had a lot of fun with our family and friends across the 20 puzzle activities featured in this accessible and budget-priced package. It's just a pity that there aren't a few more minigames (or a slightly more substantial single-player component) for greater replay value.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs Brain is a great pick up and play title. I found myself becoming addicted to trying to do better each time I sat down. The new addition of multiplayer is very welcome. Allowing each user to select the starting difficulty made this a fun game to play with my very non-competitive wife. If mind games are something you enjoy, or if you've played a Brain Academy or Brain Age title this would be a good addition to your Switch line up.

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GameMAG
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6 / 10
Dec 16, 2021

The low price and reasonable difficulty of Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain can be a great selling points to the casual audience. But if you are looking for a chance to truly challenge your own mind, you should focus on on Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training.

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Dec 1, 2021

It's like a short gym session for your brain with easy to manage mini-games to test you. However, it can get very repetitive and is far less fun in single-player, a true online multiplayer not being included seems like a strange omission but challenging yourself to climb up the ranking is fun. The simplicity and great multiplayer are really what sets this apart from something like Dr Kawashima's Brain Training released in 2019. But if you enjoy puzzles or have family members who do Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a logical choice.

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75 / 100
Dec 1, 2021

Big Brain Academy games ride the line between entertainment and training. You’ll churn through the content being offered in an hour, but that’s by design. A proper playthrough of this game is stretched over several months, with you improving slightly every day. Although I can’t imagine extensive research would teach you anything really new. Even a couple hours with these challenges would be enough to illuminate your weak points. Such is the central tenet here. If you’re looking for a gaming experience, you’ll be disappointed. But if you want to train that brain of yours, that’s a different story. These tools and tasks take on a whole new purpose then, one with practical ends. I’m not sure you’ll enjoy your time with Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain. But I’m certain your time playing the game will be well spent.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a splendid puzzle game that suffers from a certain repetitiveness and finds its reason for existence in the race for the highest score. I'd definitely recommend it to gamers with a family who loves the idea of using video games to spend a few evenings playing together.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2021

When adapting to its aging mechanics, BloodRayne: ReVamped is very playable and is much more enjoyable experience than its sequel. It is because it is a simpler game, it has less to fumble and is a more focused action game.

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80 / 100
Dec 11, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain is a fun brain teaser game with a great multiplayer section. A great option for the end of the year parties.

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