Does Deadpool deliver destruction or disappointment?

Check out this review roundup to find out if High Moon studios has done the merc-with-a-mouth proud?

June 27, 2013
Deadpool

That’s right, the Deadpool game is finally here, and if you’re looking to laugh while you shoot and stab your way through the Marvel anti-hero’s world, then you’re in luck.

The game is currently making a splash in the gaming world thanks to its over-the-top humour and Deadpool’s antics, and trust me, after playing this game, Deadpool doesn’t just break the fourth wall, he smashes it into pieces.

The game is currently holding a 64 Metascore, while keeping a percentage of 66.75 on Gamerankings for the Xbox 360 version.

The PC and PS3 versions are still pending some reviews, but we could expect the aggregates to be within the 360’s range.

Check out what the critics are saying about the merc-with-a-mouth:

OXM: 8/10

“The goofy ending shenanigans are worth the trouble, of course, but it’s always a shame to see a runner stumble just before the finish line. Luckily, the rest of Deadpool is so light on its feet and so steadfastly amusing that you’re bound to remember all of the pleasure and none of the pain.”

Polygon: 7/10

“High Moon surprised me with competent action and better-than average storytelling, and even Deadpool himself grew on me, despite his dumber-than-dirt antics.”

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GamesRadar: 3.5/5

“High Moon Studios has created not only one of the best superhero games, but one of the funniest games you’ll ever play–period. Sure, it’s low brow and a little heavy on the dick and fart jokes, but… wait, actually, that’s not a bad thing. It’s a great thing.”

Game Informer: 6/10

“I wouldn’t say it falls into the “it’s so bad, it’s good” camp, but like a cheesy Nic Cage movie, it sometimes hits the right comedic notes, but it just doesn’t hit them enough.”

IGN: 6/10

“Behind Deadpool’s demented humor, creative script, and brilliant sight gags is a fairly conventional, generic action game. It’s not bad, but it’s not particularly good, either – and without oodles of hidden secrets or unlockables to discover, there’s really no reason to replay it once you’ve finished.”

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Joystiq: 6/10

“Better to take it as an unvarnished comedy, then, because Deadpool self-destructs when you read so deeply (and madly?) to see satire. That’s okay, bearing in mind there are better games in which you slice people up for points, and that everything Deadpool the man revels in – the bullets, the blood and the babes – are sincerely sought and embarrassingly commonplace in the marketplace to begin with.”

Gametrailers: 5.5/10

“Comic fans looking for a mindless romp may find Wade Wilson’s misadventures up to the task, but players seeking some actual substance should look for another mercenary to hire.”

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Videogamer: 5/10

“Deadpool is a great character wrapped in a standard (and short) action experience. It can be fun in quick bursts, but the lack of a real challenge until the very end means it tires quickly.”

Gamespot: 5.5/10

“Deadpool tries to hide its problems behind an exuberant personality, but all the talking in the world can’t smooth over some fundamental flaws.”

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MyGaming got a chance to check out the new game ahead of its release, and listed 5 awesome things about Deadpool.

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