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BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition

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Based on 20 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

45%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 26, 2015
Xbox OneMay 26, 2015
Wii UJun 30, 2015
PCMay 26, 2015

Developer: Frogmind

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest appears to be right out of a beautiful fairy tale, there’s something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest dwellers to find out what’s going on, and discovers an astonishing number of imaginative traps and obstacles on the way.

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A competent port of the mobile hit that feels lost in the living room. Stick to playing this on a mobile device.

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I heartily recommend Badland to fans of side-scrolling platformers or anyone looking for a game that's easy to pick up and play. There's a fairly large collection of levels that will take a handful of hours to complete, and the multiplayer mode is fantastic if you have someone to play with locally. Everything that was great about the mobile version of Badland translates exquisitely to the PC.

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Badland: Game of the Year Edition is a great looking game with simple gameplay and a lot of charm. Despite all the things going in its favor, this brand new PlayStation 4 and PS Vita game left me cold. It's often frustrating for reasons outside of your control and the fresh ideas are stretched out over hundreds of stages.

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Badlands offers local co-op, multiplayer, and a ton of levels to keep players going, yet it feels like a game made for quick access, and I found myself getting rather bored after 30 minutes of play. On a mobile system this game feels right at home with in its casual play time, but I can't help but feel a little alienated with it on consoles.

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