PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3, PSVITA)
Developed by SuperBot Entertainment
Reviewed by Matt Adcock
The time has come for the greatest warriors of the PlayStation universe to FIGHT! Ever wanted to beat the living daylights out of Kratos the God of War? How about punching Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal in his nasty clown face? Well, here is your chance – on both / either the PS3 or PSVITA.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale unleashes Sony characters from throughout the glorious history of PlayStation and brings them together for a major virtual brawl.
"The KillZone Helghast make an appearance"
Battling through single player character stories or taking the fight online in competitive multiplayer against up to 3 other players is mucho fun when All-Stars come out to play – especially with the slick PS3 vs VITA cross-play option that works a treat.
The novelty of controlling some of the greatest ever PlayStation characters in an explosive brawler set in a range of themed and constantly evolving battle arenas is nothing short of epic. The controls are easy to pick up and the gameplay fast, furious and smooth, but there is a tactical depth to this game which allows you to develop your gameplay.
Instead of each character having health bars, they have a power bar that fills up when you connect moves and land hits. The power bar builds up through 3 levels each one increasing in power until the legendary Level 3 where you can deliver a one hit kill. Winner is the player with the most 'kills' per round or the first to reach the target kill count.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale might owe some of its concept to the Nintendo Smash Bros Brawl but this ultimate four-player brawler, which draws from the entire PlayStation catalogue games takes the whole genre to a new level.
"God of War stage"
There is a growing number of playable characters (through Downloadable Content), each with their own special attacks, interactive stages, theme music – it’s like all your PlayStation fighting game Christmases come at once.
All-Stars Battle Royale – play it, love it and take it online… This is your chance to jump in to a gorgeous fighting game from PS3 and PSVITA that will keep you coming back for more. Best of all if you buy it on PS3, you get the PSVITA version for free!
"Viva la DLC KAT"
Out of a potential 5 you have to go with a Darkmatters:
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4 – choose your weapon and smack down!!
"KAT is here to steal the show - hot from her Gravity Rushing"
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