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Deadpool – Quick Review



Release Date: June 25, 2013
ESRB Rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Sexual Content, and Strong Language
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Amazon Link: DeadPool
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The Good

Captures Deadpool's insanity and spirit, perfectly.

The Bad

Non-fans may not find the game all that compelling.

Bottom Line

Deadpool fans rejoice! The Deadpool video game perfectly captures the Merc with a Mouth’s hilarious insanity.

Posted July 1, 2013 by

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If bathroom humor makes you giggle, Deadpool is the game for you.

I love me some Deadpool. The Merc with a Mouth is one of my favorite comic book characters, so when I first learned there was going to be a Deadpool video game, I was both excited and apprehensive. Let’s face it; with the exception of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, comic book games haven’t been shining examples of quality. Regardless, Deadpool was a launch-day purchase for me. And I’m glad it was.

Let me state, right off the bat: if you’re considering Deadpool strictly based on its merits as a beat-em-up, I’d probably take 1/2 a star off the review score. Part of the reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is the fact that the game nails the essence of what makes Deadpool so great in the comics: humor and insanity.

I’m currently on my second play-through of Deadpool and still finding new things to love about it. The special moves and combat mechanics are fun, and the humor is pure win. The game is rated mature with good reason, so this isn’t one for the kiddies. Deadpool is full of adult humor. I defy you to get the crass theme song that accompanies Cable‘s intro out of your head. Also, Deadpool is insane. Did I mention that? The dude is nuts.

If there’s one major complaint I have about the game, it’s the sequence leading up to, and including, the final boss fight. I can honestly say that I don’t think a video game has ever caused me more rage. The difficulty is off-the-charts annoying. We’re talking Super Return of the Jedi hard. And every time you die – oh, you WILL die – you start over again. And again. And again. Just thinking about it makes me want to find a controller to throw at the wall. Fortunately, the rest of the game isn’t nearly as punishing.

If you’re a fan of Deadpool, this is a must-buy. If not, but you have an extra few bucks to blow, I still recommend you give it a look.

Also, Marvel to please make a Deadpool movie, kkthx. And let the writers of the game write the screenplay, because what you guys did to Deadpool in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie was unforgivable.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.