JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Reviews

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Sep 13, 2022

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a great experience for fans already familiar with the original series and those that are jumping into the fighter as a result. There is a lot to love in that regard as the personality from the original manga is in full force, but there's much less of that "bizarre adventure" that is also at the core of Araki's series. The fighting has been improved, and there are plenty of characters to mess around with, but more fighting does not always equal more fun in this case.

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Sep 15, 2022

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R feels held back not by the failings of its design, but the support of its fundamental features. With any luck, these issues are just the growing pains before greater days.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2022

Since its original release back in 2013, there has been a spike of increase of people who got to know more about the JoJo's franchise. The game itself also has been through various updates and tweaks which allowed the publisher to be encouraged for another challenge. But due to its old technology in network environments, it wouldn’t be the most pleasant experience unless you're a diehard fan of the franchise. The art style however is top notch in creating the vibes of the original anime and the actual voice actors behind the works also. For most fans, the developer efforts that were implemented to make it feel close to the original would be enough for them to enjoy this game to the fullest.

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Sep 15, 2022

Expanding the modes, adding new characters, more customization options, and improved netcode would do wonders for All-Star Battle R. As it stands, this game is still a love letter to JoJo and worth picking up for fans of the franchise or anyone with fighting game chops looking to branch out.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle R is a simple fighting game that fans can enjoy without a doubt. It doesn't excel at innovation and feels ill-balanced on certain fronts. Bottom line, it's not a bad Fight game, but certainly not the best either.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2022

While far from perfect, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R brings an enhanced version of the 2014 release to modern consoles. Network choices, lack of any narrative flow, and almost zero jumping-off point for newcomers makes this a title almost strictly for the JoBros. Thankfully, that doesn't keep it from being an intriguing fighter in its own right.

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68 / 100
Sep 6, 2022

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a celebration of the weird and wonderful world of the franchise. Fans will love the number of characters and nods to key moments from the series, however, the gameplay lets it down. Its age becomes more apparent as you fight. The sluggish combat and simple systems mean that it can’t compete with its peers. While fans of the original will enjoy the new features, it misses that knockout blow.

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6.8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2022

Metacritic: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a mediocre fighting game, but a more than recommendable experience for those who don't miss a chance to shout "Hora Hora!" at the top of their lungs.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

In the same way that "Daniel Aço'zinho" took a delirious twenty-second beating or how the Mortal Queen user suffered with an accidental ambulance in his trunks, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R delivers worthy moments during one-page fights from Araki's works, always keeping the fighting video game context in mind. Not only does it come across as a product that breathes and exudes fanservice; the ultimate package for fans of the property, but also as an extremely competent and inviting fighter for novices (to a certain extent) without ever forgetting those who demand a greater challenge. I admit that All Star Battle R lacks rollback netcode, a robust story or a greater variety in offline modes, but it makes up for it in so many other areas that I only have one last suggestion: if you are not yet a fan of the franchise then it's time to give the anime and/or manga a chance, convert and try this title as a celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the most bizarre Japanese adventure ever.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2022

Fighting games' fans will have to focus more on local multiplayer instead of online due to the infrastructure, which is a big blow.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2022

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R's main foundation is good, with a fun battle system that doesn't seem difficult, but the mediocre online multiplayer dampens some of its promises.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2022

Overall JoJo is a pretty solid fighter and a pretty good upgraded port to boot. Some may find the price somewhat prohibitive given the semi-bare bones modes on offer combined with the fact that we are ultimately talking about a port of a niche near decade old fighter, but if you can look past that, there's fun to be had. Jo Jo Manga/Anime fans should definitely be giving this a go.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2022

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is more than just a remaster, with many new contents and meaningful gameplay improvements with more technical fights and the 60 fps frame rate. Too bad we can't say the same about its online multiplayer gameplay, which can feel almost unplayable due to the delay-based netcode. All in all, this would be an advised buy only if you're planning alone or in local multiplayer.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2022

Negatives aside, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a wonderful remaster with great visuals and aesthetics, smooth gameplay, and tons of content that JoJo fans will especially appreciate. And while the game is mainly tailored toward series fans, I believe it still offers an experience most fighting game fans will enjoy as long as they don’t play online or expect any cohesive narrative or story mode based on the franchise.

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Sep 9, 2022

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R should please fans of the anime and manga series with its stylized graphics, huge roster, and outrageous fighting action.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2022

For JoJo fans, this remaster is likely to be very welcome indeed. It takes a solid fighting game that arrived towards the end of the PS3’s life and not only enhances it, but also expands upon it. The result is a game that looks a bit dated visually, but still has a hell of a lot to offer, especially for those happy to simply play against the CPU or another local player. Ultimately, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R may not quite have the pizzazz to compete with the modern fighting game elite, but it certainly puts on a good show.

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70 / 100
Sep 16, 2022

Despite offering fantastic fan service, great visuals, and a host of improvements, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle R is a fighting game that falls short of its potential.

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Jake Su
Top Critic
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 14, 2022

Having JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle-R as an updated remaster of a classic in 2022 is a good thing, with the refined combat and huge roster being huge pluses. Still, it could have been a much more satisfying product if the online components were given the same attention to detail. While it may not match up against the best of modern fighting games out there, fans will get much more out of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle-R, and nothing else quite matters when you are having a good time.

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Sep 5, 2022

For all its faults, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is an excellent way for fans to step into the shoes of their favorite heroes from the anime and manga's rich history. CyberConnect2 has taken a franchise brimming with potential for flashy, high-stakes battles and channeled it into a fighting game that's fun and dramatic, even if it doesn't rise to the level of contenders like Guilty Gear Strive and Tekken 7. While dedicated fighting game aficianados can find better alternatives, fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure won't want to miss it.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2022

Ultimately, Jojo All Star Battle R is a title that can entertain for a long time, but with numerous reservations: if you are a fan of JoJo and want to have fun in single or with friends locally, this product will offer you a gigantic roster, with iconic characters and animated with extreme care, moved by a simple and intuitive combat system.

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