Excerpt: There are plenty of games on the market that are based on either a board game, or a movie, this is the first time I have come across a game, that is based on a movie, that is based on a board game. Yes folks I refer of course to Battleship by Activision, Hasbro and Double Helix Games (Xbox/ps3), Magic Pockets (Wii/3DS/DS) a first person shooter (FPS) with a bit of a twist.
Excerpt: Battleship, the board game, is excellent. Everything else that the franchise has bombarded us within the last few months is not. The idea that a movie, let alone a good one, could be drawn out of Battleship is a tenuous notion at best. The general public seemed to agree, with Battleship the movie flopping critically and commercially. A Battleship videogame, at least in concept, seems a better fit for the board game.
Summary: " Battleship: The Videogame " is an interesting concept mixing a variety of different game styles yet non of them prove particularly entertaining. If I were to sum up the game then I would say that there are far better games available which offer more value as Battleship tries too hard to encompass differing game styles yet falls sadly short and as a result I would say that this is a very mediocre title which I would expect to see reduced in price very quickly.
Excerpt: This is probably the first time in what seems like ages that we’ve seen a video game based on a film based on a popular board game. And judging by what we played through, here’s hoping that it’s the last. Battleship the Video Game tries to recreate the “intensity” (we use that word lightly) of the film, taking on an alternate storyline that ties in with the movie’s. Unfortunately, too much copying of Bungie’s Halo formula, combined with numerous frustrating elements,...
Excerpt: Just to be clear, this Battleship is not based on Milton Bradley’s beloved naval strategy game for children of all ages. It is, however, based on this summer's ridiculous-looking film starring CGI aliens and Rihanna that is very loosely inspired by the aforementioned kid’s classic, which explains why Battleship is primarily a first-person shooter and not, say, a strategy game.
Conclusion: The game itself is only around 4 hours long if you take your time. Even achievements wise just by playing the game normally you’ll unlock the majority of the achievements. Overall, this game really isn’t worth anyones time. In the end it is just another generic movie game.
Lackluster action game with some tactical elements.
Common Sense Media
15 March 2012
Summary: Parents need to know Battleship is a first person shooter that is rated "Teen" for its realistic depiction of violence -- including enemies who fall down and/or cry out when shot at with weapons. The enemies are a menacing alien species instead of people. The game also has some mild profanity.
Excerpt: Movie tie-in games are rarely any good. Too often the focus for these games is quick cash-in and not on producing an actual game. There is a small group of titles, however, that are the exception to this rule: Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay , the classic Tron arcade game, Star Wars Episode I: Racer , Spiderman 2 , and, of course, GoldenEye , all come to mind.