Percentile Rank

JUMP FORCE is ranked in the 16th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

11%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GotGame
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Overall, Jump Force feels a bit like Dragon Ball Xenoverse, but also feels like it doesn’t approach the level that Xenoverse achieved. The developers did want to make it accessible to all ages, however, and it feels like that was successful, so fans of the different series should enjoy the game.

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GamePro
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 14, 2019

Effective, accessible and fun anime beat'em up that has inconsistencies in technology and game design.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

An uncomplicated concession for fans of several generations to come together in a game that is more fun than competitive. The confluence of so many universes in which at the moment is the definitive crossover of the Shonen.

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The Games Machine
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Jump Force's gameplay is spectacular and amazing, but too many technical issues get in the way, ruining part of the fun.

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Hobby Consolas
71 / 100
71 / 100
Feb 15, 2019

Joining so many manga stars is with no doubt the great feature of a fighting game that feels just OK. Sometimes it's flashy, but also out of balance.

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Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Feb 15, 2019

Junp Force works great both as a combat title with easy and fun gameplay mechanics and a crossover plagued with tons of fanservice derived from the manga and series it gathers. Sadly, its presentacion leaves a lot to be desired, its story is completely absurd and you have some technical issues that restrain it from becoming that dream game many fans wanted.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force provides strategic tag-team arena-based combat that's filled with fun references to Shonen Jump manga, but the game's story leaves much to be desired.

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Heavy
7 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 13, 2019

What this game is really about is fan service and I must admit that it succeeds in offering folks up a hefty chunk in that department. Jump Force knows that it’s really for the Shonen Jump fans and if you are a fan there’s plenty to like here. One would probably be better off focusing on the core fighting game aspects though.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force is a good title for the manga and anime fans. However, the game does not manage to meet the expectations due to several technical problems as well as the lack of an interesting story

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

If it wasn’t for Jump Force‘s highly entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable combat, the game would be a disaster. But Jump Force is a fighting game, and so everything about it that’s turgid and unnecessary can largely be avoided or overlooked.

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Cerealkillerz
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Announced as one of Bandai Namco's biggest titles, Jump Force turns out to be another unloving anime adaptation that does not even match all of its unique characters. The great animations in the fight can hardly compensate for the weak plot and bad presentation. Thus, the alleged games highlight turns out to be an entertaining fun for all fans, but over a longer period of time does not know how to motivate.

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Video Chums
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Jump Force features a massive cast of characters but its gameplay is definitely flashier than deep which makes it eventually become incredibly monotonous and tough to enjoy.

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GameCrate
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force excels at fanservice, at showing what battles between all these characters would look like. It does not excel as an actual fighting game however. Unbalanced mechanics and poorly designed UI make Jump Force a chore to play, despite the exciting visual trappings.

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Spaziogames
6.6 / 10.0
Spaziogames
Dark Nightmare

Top Critic

6.6 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force is a game full of good intentions; their execution, homewever, is heavily flawed.

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EGM
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Jump Force is the kind of game that would usually just come and go due to how unimpressive and flawed of an effort it is, and it's more than likely that that's exactly what it is going to do. And yet, buried beneath all of the bad is some honest amount of good. It's almost a shame that Jump Force wasn't more of a mess in everything other than its 3-vs-3 fights, because the game would be a whole lot more enjoyable if we were able to laugh at its terribleness more often.

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Everyeye.it
6.5 / 10.0
Everyeye.it
Gabriele Laurino

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force is an ambitious fighting game that stumbles several times on itself, trying to overcome its predecessors and chasing other well-known exponents of the genre.

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IGN
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force is all flash and little substance. Even with a roster of 40 beloved characters, it fails to stick the landing.

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GamesRadar+
Feb 15, 2019

An ambitious brawler that suffers from something of an identity crisis, Jump Force will nevertheless delight anime fans – especially those of a vintage who knows the more obscure characters included here. A bit more finesse on the controls, making them less complex and more responsive, would have elevated the whole experience greatly, as would a more coherent and polished story mode, but it's a solid enough experience with more than enough spectacle and strategy to satisfy. If you're looking for a dedicated fighter that will both test your skills and prove more accessible though, Bandai Namco's own Tekken or SoulCalibur are far better examples of the genre.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Like the Dissidia series, Jump Force is something I'm going to be coming back to for random bits of fun throughout the years. The core is good, it's just let down by some odd design choices and an average campaign. This is an older brawler in an HD skin: if you want something more than that, look elsewhere.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 15, 2019

Everything outside of that core combat feels so wishy-washy and uninteresting, that I can't recommend Jump Force to anyone that doesn't have an immediate interest in anime. If these characters have been a huge part of your life, or you're familiar with a few of the series, you'll definitely enjoy it, but go in with some lowered expectations.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force has major problems, but it can actually be really fun. It feels tedious when playing missions, and repetitive at times in combat. But using your favourite characters' abilities in battle remains fun throughout. It's going to be an acquired taste, but anime fans will actually find a lot to enjoy here. Just stick to the online play, where you can remain blissfully ignorant of the awful cutscenes and animation.

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Screen Rant
Feb 13, 2019

Jump Force is a beautiful mess of a fighting game, its huge roster and delightful gameplay surrounded by unnecessary structure and single player.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Seeing characters from different franchises fight one another is exciting, but the overall presentation drags the whole experience down

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CGMagazine
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force fails to hit the mark with a total lack of care in terms of everything outside of its decent fighting mechanics

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TrueGaming
5.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

If you're looking for competitive fighting games, then Jump Force isn't for you. But if Anime series has a special place in your heart, you may enjoy it despite its quirks. Though its pretty limited at what it does.

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Windows Central
Feb 14, 2019

Obvious shortcuts doom what could have been one of the best anime fighters yet.

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COGconnected
50 / 100
50 / 100
Feb 15, 2019

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Saudi Gamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Feb 14, 2019

Promising collection of manga and anime characters but quite disappointing as a fighting game

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PlayStation Galaxy
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Shounen Jump created this game in celebration of their 50th year anniversary and many of us were definitely at least interested in it and some couldn't help but be overly excited over it. The theory and potential were definitely there, I just don't know what happened to the execution, delivery, and passion though. For all we know it could be hidden in Kakashi's mouth if we're lucky. Jump Force is not a bad game, nor was it a good game, but definitely a disappointing game in my opinion.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 15, 2019

Jump Force can be fun with friends when you're just looking for a quick and easy scrap, but as a celebration of all things Jump, it's a borderline embarrassment. Thanks to a truly egregious art style and comically bad story presentation, this is an accessible and often fun crossover brawler let down by its disappointingly shoddy packaging. Ultimately, it's difficult not to feel as though all of these classic manga and anime properties deserve much better than Jump Force.

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DualShockers
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Jump Force is a tremendous disappointment that almost completely wastes the potential of its vast cast of characters.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 14, 2019

There's no ease way to put it: Jump Force is a massive disappointment. The game should be an epic celebration of 50 years of legendary characters and stories. What we're left with is a dated game that looks like a cheap cash grab. Goku, Naruto, Luffy and friends deserve so much better.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
4 / 10
Feb 15, 2019

A crossover between the world's most famous manga characters results in a peculiarly underdeveloped fighter, with an especially disappointing story mode.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

I was really hopeful in the lead up to Jump Force, because I love most of these characters, and the set dressing for the concept is often very cool. The visual style was even something I thought I was getting used to as the character reveals rolled in. But once the game was in my hands, reality struck me like a Detroit Smash and what I had before me was a mess. Jump Force is ugly, janky, confusing, and far too simple. It does what other games have already done before, but with far less confidence or success. It tries to hide its misgivings behind cool special moves and motion blur, but fails at that too. It's a total swing and miss, but hopefully just a bump in the road for Shonen Jump games in the long run.

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Game Revolution
Feb 14, 2019

There isn't much nice to be said about Jump Force. Other than being a crossover title with some pretty special moves, there isn't anything to applaud here. The fighting is repetitive and dull, the infrastructure is more annoying than entertaining, and it's a gigantic disappointment from start to finish. Not only do the franchises represented deserve better than this, but it's an awful way to celebrate the manga giant's 50th anniversary.

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TheSixthAxis
3 / 10
3 / 10
Feb 14, 2019

Crossover games are nothing new to Bandai Namco or Shonen Jump, so it surprises and disappoints me to see that none of the good aspects or successful mechanics of these previous games made their way into Jump Force at all. Jump Force is a visual mess, It lacks the fun and charm that a wild crossover like this should embrace, and It's just a technical mess from top to bottom. Jump Force is a huge celebration of some of the most iconic manga in history, but it fails to do any of them justice.

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DigitalCentralMedia
19%
19%
Feb 13, 2019

For a game with such potential Jump Force is a colossal blunder and a rushed mess. The visuals and art style is atrocious, the gameplay lacks any kind of depth, and the animations are horrific. Overall Jump Force is a huge disappointment.

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