Percentile Rank

Bombshell is ranked in the 2nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

39

Top Critic Average

4%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GuyLogicGaming
Avoid
Avoid
Jan 29, 2016
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ACG
Never Touch
ACG

Top Critic

Never Touch
Jan 29, 2016
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 2, 2016

I've admittedly not gotten an enormous way into the game, because good gravy, no one would want to. But it's been a tortuous, buggy, and most of all, deeply uninteresting slog. If a sudden delight were to arrive around the next corner, it wouldn't have been worth the effort of getting there.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 29, 2016

ll shows a worrying lack of polish in spots. The UI is often too small to hold all of its own information. Sometimes my health bar just outright lied to me. It's often unclear which gaping holes in the ground are part of a texture and which will instantly kill you if you fall through them.

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Scored Reviews

Readers Gambit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

This femme fatale steps up where Duke could not. As an isometric shooter, Bombshell is fast paced, full of tongue in cheek humour, and offers a wonderfully vivid world to blow up.

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Cerealkillerz
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2016

Bombshell ist ein amüsantes und action-geladenes Action RPG für Zwischendurch, bietet aber wenig Wiederspiel-wert und weist leider auch noch nach dem Release einiges an Balancing-Problemen und technischen Schnitzern auf. Für Fans von Duke Nukem und co. gibt es eine klare Empfehlung von uns, ansonsten bietet der Titel leider zu wenig um als wirkliches Must-Have durchzugehen.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2016

Bombshell doesn't seem to have gone down well with other critics, but I had a blast. Solid shooting backs up what I found to be an engaging gameplay loop. By no means the best twin stick shooter around, I had fun during the 8 hours I spent with it, and that's enough for me.

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IGN
6.9 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

6.9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell is a fast-paced, energetic, deliberately absurd action shooter that's mostly competent at everything it tries to do. Stunningly crafted, downright epic environments and tight, responsive gamepad controls steal the show. But it certainly doesn't pull off anything innovative or revolutionary, and the whole experience is dragged down by spiky difficulty, half-baked RPG mechanics, and poorly constructed (though varied) boss battles.

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MMORPG.com
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

As much as I wanted to love Bombshell, and in some ways do despite its flaws, I cannot recommend the game in its current state.

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Softpedia
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2016

Bombshell is a relatively decent twin-stick shooter. It most certainly isn't an action role-playing game, like its marketing claims. It's also weighed down by its shoddy story delivery and by its tedious stages. Some players can have fun with it but, especially at its 35 USD/EUR, it's not worth the investment.

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Worth Playing
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2016

What's disappointing about Bombshell is that you can see the potential. The shooting mechanics and weapons are fine, and the idea of a female Duke Nukem doesn't hurt. Though the sound is below par most of the time, there's been some real effort in making the game look pretty gorgeous, even if the monster designs aren't that impressive. The flat humor doesn't help, and neither does the lack of any real strategy or enemy intelligence. In the end, your enjoyment of the title comes down to how much you're willing to put up with. While a few will find some genuine fun here, most may wait for a price drop and seek out other titles to satisfy their craving for a twin-stick shooter.

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Gameplanet
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2016

Bombshell is a broken, boring action game with a tin ear for humour and action that rarely rises above tedium.

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GameWatcher
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell isn't the worst game I've ever played, but it's among the most dull and uninteresting. From its cheesy, late-90s alien blasting plot to its absolutely repetitive action, it's tough to pull out any redeeming qualities. Even assuming its bevy of technical issues get ironed out, this one still isn't worth your time.

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TechRaptor
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell sports impressive shooting and a stylish presentation, but the game's takes on exploration and narrative ultimately drag down the experience.

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Hardcore Gamer
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2016

To put it bluntly, Bombshell is a dud.

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Wccftech
3.8 / 10.0
3.8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell sadly shows its origins, age and bad design choices. It feels dated on release, has too little variety and requires too much back tracking, though this doesn't mean that you can't have some fun with the action, combined with a great selection of hard rock music.

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COGconnected
35 / 100
35 / 100
Feb 12, 2016

… ultimately what you're left with is a game that is worth far less than the asking price of thirty dollars.

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PC Gamer
30 / 100
30 / 100
Jan 29, 2016

An ARPG with weak combat and too many bugs, Bombshell isn't worth your click-click-clicks.

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GameTrailers
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2016
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We Got This Covered
Feb 3, 2016

Bombshell could have been a fine six-hour shooter, but the unfulfilling fetch quests, uninspired firearms, and meddling glitches stretch the story until – like the game's suicidal aliens – you, too, beg for death.

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PCWorld
Jan 29, 2016

I do not recommend you play this game.

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GameCrate
2.8 / 10.0
2.8 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2016

One of the worst games to come down the PC pike in some time, Bombshell isn't a return to form for 3D Realms, but a reminder why the publisher was in so much trouble to begin with. A great idea is wasted off of horrible game design, bad graphic errors and a worthless audio experience. Where's Duke Nukem to kick ass when you need him?

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EGM
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Playing Bombshell is like a horrible online date. They had a great profile and pictures, but as soon as you sit down with them, you realize that there's nothing beneath the surface except crazy.

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Destructoid
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Every once in a while, during a taught firefight that actually necessitates mixing and matching weapons (the shotgun alt fire, a stun gun, is possibly too useful), there are glimpses of a solid shooter let down by everything else around it. As it stands, playing Bombshell for more than an hour at a time is like ingesting a sedative, save for flashes of rage as you fall through the map one more time or are asked to find six more crystals.

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CGMagazine
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell is an overpriced buggy mess of a game, don't shell out money for this bomb.

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GameSpot
2 / 10
2 / 10
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell is a disastrous mix of monotonous gameplay, annoying bugs, and atrocious writing.

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