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PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale Reviews Roundup

Sony took great measures in creating hype for their PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Their exclusive title has now been released and is available for purchase on the PS3 and Vita.

With that it’s time to look at the review scores posted around the web.

IGN – 8/10 (PS3, Vita)
“It’ll be hard for some skeptics to believe, but PlayStation All-Stars is its own game, and it even happens to do some things better than what inspired it. Give it a try and see for yourself.”

VideoGamer – 6/10 (PS3)
“The weak roster and poor presentation actively works against the title, and while there’s enjoyment to be found this is a game that’s highly unlikely to stick in your mind or, more vitally, ever be asked for at parties.”

The Escapist – 4/5 (PS3)
“PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is a well-designed brawler with a roster of faithfully re-imagined characters and a potentially controversial victory mechanic. There’s not much to be found outside of the actual fighting, but that fighting is enough to make it a worthwhile experience.”

Eurogamer – 7/10 (PS3)
“As a serious fighting game Battle Royale is, like its inspiration, too scrappy, too random and too unfocused to warrant the accolade. Meanwhile, as a celebration of lineage, the game boasts far fewer extras than 2008’s comprehensive expression of the fan service fighter, Super Smash Bros. Brawl – and, perhaps, Sony lacks the lineage for a celebration on this scale.”

Destructoid – 9/10 (PS3)
“A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.”

GameInformer – 7.5/10 (PS3)
“All-Stars is clearly similar to Smash Bros., especially because it’s far more fun to play with friends. Solo, it quickly becomes repetitive and doesn’t give you much reason to continue.”