Percentile Rank

Lethal League is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Games Xtreme
Avoid
Avoid
Aug 27, 2017

There just is not enough on offer here for me to invest anymore time on this game than I already have, in fact as I type this the game is highlighted and I'm ready to hit the delete option.

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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 25, 2014
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Gamers Heroes
Unscored
Unscored
May 11, 2017

Packing a unique hook, a high skill ceiling, and oodles of style, Lethal League is a worthy addition to the competitive gaming scene. It may not have tons of characters or stages, but what is here will keep players smashing away for years to come.

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Scored Reviews

Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2014

Aside from lacking robust online options and a few clunky menus, Lethal League is an amazing package. It's my personal favorite of the revival of couch co-op games, and may be my favorite "tell a friend" game of all time. I know I'll be spreading the word, and maybe even one day we will be watching streams of high-level League play. Team Reptile really hit it out of the park with this one.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 17, 2017

Having finally experienced the intense chaotic fun that Lethal League is known for, its no wonder why it was such a hit on PC. Despite a few minor setbacks, Lethal League is perfect for fans of Super Smash Bros. and anyone looking for some great multiplayer fun.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 10, 2017

Lethal League joins the ranks of Rocket League as one of the PlayStation 4's best multiplayer games. Underneath the simple control scheme lies a highly competitive game with a tremendous amount of depth. It's a bit disappointing that there's not a bit more to the package, but there's enough mutators that players can make their own mode variants in order to entertain themselves. Overall, it's a frantic game that'll have you cursing and laughing at friends every time it's launched.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 2, 2014

There's a good reason why Lethal League was featured in the EVO 2014 showcase and other competitive gaming events. While there is a lack of variety there is no lack of fun.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 3, 2014

For its simple premise, its fun characters, and an experience that can be fully enjoyed both online and off, Lethal League has proven to be a delight.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jun 15, 2017

If you come at Lethal League looking for a smart, well-designed, quirky, deep, creative fighting game that cuts right to the core of what makes the genre so exciting, you'll find it in spades.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2017

Lethal League was enjoyable to play offering a fair selection of modes, characters and arenas to battle in.

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Video Chums
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

Lethal League is an enjoyable and unique competitive game that features fast-paced and immediately gratifying gameplay.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Sep 19, 2014

Lethal League is built on some neat ideas, and its simple mechanics and funky aesthetics make it quite appealing and accessible, but it isn't capable of holding players' interest for long. With few characters and no modes to speak of, there's not enough here to satisfy fighting game aficionados.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2014

A game with a very unique premise and a lot of potential for both casual and competitive players. With its high price tag for its lack of content, it's going to be a cult hit among a small number of players but won't go beyond that.

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Destructoid
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2017

The multiplayer works about 45% of the time. The "challenge" mode is more like a training simulation for Skynet. 2/3rds of this game are not up to par. I cannot get three other people together to play Lethal League on my couch. My experience with Lethal League is valid even though I didn't contort my life to satisfy a hypothetical. Some other people might be in the same position, and I hope this review is useful to them.

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Pure Playstation
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

Unique gameplay mashups and twists are great at hooking a prospective player, but if the game doesn’t evolve past that initial gameplay, they won’t play for long. Lethal League’s unique qualities like the gameplay and the arcade feel don’t compensate for a game that has very little depth and repetitious gameplay. It would have been worth three or four quarters back in my arcade days, but then I would have moved on to a different game. Don’t get sucked in by this magic trick; and for goodness sake, put your wallet on a chain.

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Sirus Gaming
3 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
May Alturas
3 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Even with moments of trivial gaming here and there, I still have hopes for this game that maybe they will have this upgraded soon or someone out there will prove me wrong. Who knows?

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