PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Review kukugames

  •  Genre: Fighting
  • single and multi player
  • Similar games: Super Smash Bros


good humor
like a tv cartoon
exaggerations and lack of realism


good map
many options give every player different experience
interesting for multiple playthroughs
many unlockables
enemy set pieces and flow change in every stage
more teams needed
main game can't keep us playing until the end
lack of interesting sidemissions


effective handling
opponents artificial intelligence
many difficulty levels
simple controls
multiple ways for direct attack
stages transform while playing
boring action


background polygons(model complexity)
background textures
effects and lighting
stable frame rate
like watching cartoons
variety of background graphics


good soundtrack
voice acting
sound effects

Οnline Competitive

online for players from the same system
good statistics and leaderboards
options to make matchmaking easier, needed
lack of interesting online competitive mode
few interesting unlockables

Cooperative online against CPU

online for players from tha same system

Competitive offline

good competitive mode
good four player mode

Cooperative offline

good cooperative mode

Other modes


boring extra challenges
Conclusion - Rating

equal with the best games of its genre in
many sections


PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a fighting game, similar to the style of Nintendos Super Smash Bros. series. Up to four players can battle each other using characters from various Sony franchises such as God of War, PaRappa the Rapper, InFAMOUS, and Sly Cooper, as well as third-party franchises like BioShock. There are, however, differences in how opponents are defeated. During the game, players damage other players to receive "AP" orbs that build up a power meter at the bottom of the screen (these orbs can also be found on the stage over the course of the match). Earning enough power allows players to use one of three levels of special attacks named "Super Moves" which can be used to defeat opponents and earn points. The game features cross-platform play between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions.
The game features a traditional single-player arcade mode, in which players must defeat several randomly selected opponents, followed by a character-specific rival battle and, ultimately, a battle against the games main antagonist and final boss, Polygon Man, the former mascot for the Sony PlayStation in North America. Multiplayer modes include time-based matches, where players compete to achieve the most kills within a time limit, stock based matches, where players attempt to be the last one standing, and kill-limit matches, where players compete to be the first to reach a certain number of kills. The game also features a single-player challenge mode, in which players attempt to complete specific objectives. Completing matches and fulfilling objectives with a character will gain them experience points; leveling up a character will unlock bonuses such as in-game costumes, victory animations, and profile icons.
Stages and items
Along with the chance of varying playable characters, All-Stars also comes with a range of items and levels influenced by various PlayStation franchises. The game features 14 different arenas for battle, with elements in each one that can damage characters and cause them to lose AP. Each stage is based on a combination of two games, such as "Sandover Village" (based on Jak and Daxter and Hot Shots Golf), "Dreamscape" (based on LittleBigPlanet and Buzz!), "Stowaways" (based on Uncharted and BioShock Infinite), and "Hades" (based on God of War and Patapon). As time passes, a stages second representation takes hold, usually introducing a map hazard into the level. In addition, there are several item pick-ups that can be utilized by players, such as the Hedgehog Grenade from Resistance, the Gravity Shield from Wipeout, Baumusus Axe from Rise of the Kasai, and Razor Claws from Ratchet & Clank. These items can be used to augment a player or do damage to an opponent.


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