Mother Russia Bleeds

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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54 / 100
Sep 12, 2016

This savage brawler has its moments, but swiftly moves from brutal to boring.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 5, 2016

This edgy revival of the scrolling brawler inherits the problems of its influences, and is both boorish and boring as a result.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2016

Playing by yourself is a fun time, but Mother Russia Bleeds shines as a co-op experience

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7 / 10
Sep 5, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds brings an older genre back into the limelight, with clever boss fights, intricate stage design, and complicated storytelling themes.

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Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds is a bloody and charming affair. It is Splatterhouse by way of David Fincher. I wanted more when it was done. Devolver Digital and Le Cartel studio have laid the groundwork for a stylish and brutal world. Whether you are a fan of beat em ups or just good old fashioned violence, this is sure to scratch that itch for you. I went into this thinking it would be like Hotline Miami but in a different genre. Then I beat a pig to death with my bare hands. What I came away with was an experience produced by a company that knows its strengths without being afraid to try something new and for the most part, it works very well.

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5 / 10
Sep 5, 2016

It's somewhat difficult to recommend Mother Russia Bleeds, as the dystopian setting and drug-filled plot are at odds with the conventions of the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre. While the sprite work is overall quite ugly, the level of detail is astounding in depicting this game's disturbing imagery. With limited replay value, couch only coop, and not much diversity among the playable roster, these issues outweigh the promise of Le Cartel Studio's debut game.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds reaches its entertainment goals. Even though there are some issues in its gameplay that affect the game negatively, we find ourselves with a great beat 'em up videogame.

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8 / 10
Sep 5, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds is like melting Takashi Miike cinema with tumblr and Hotline Miami. A nice beat'em up with a bloody aesthetic and a nice gameplay.

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7.1 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds is full of drugs and flaws. Its art direction is over the top, but there are frustrating sections that ultimately break the flow.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2016

A debauchery-fueled beat 'em up with plenty of ways to cripple your enemies, its excessive violence never overshadows the smart and intuitive combat.

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