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Mother Russia Bleeds

Developer Digital, Le Cartel Studio
Sep 5, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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No Recommendation
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54 / 100
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8 / 10
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7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.1 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Mother Russia Bleeds


No Recommendation / Blank

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

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

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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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9 / 10.0

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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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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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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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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