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X-Blades (PS3)

X-Blades (PS3)
alaScore 73

22 reviews

Apr, 2018

  • Positive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of X-Blades (PS3). The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Many are negative about the design.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the X-Blades (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of X-Blades (PS3) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (



Putting the ‘T' and ‘A' back into action games. On paper X-Blades has everything going for it. Simple hack and slash gameplay with tons of enemies to throw at the...

Magic attacks are fun ; Entertaining combat ; Plenty to see and do

Repetition is your enemy ; Backtracking becomes tedious ; Enemies and environments become redundant

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Marty Greenwell (



Developed by Gaijin Entertainment and TopWare Interactive, and published by SouthPeak Interactive, X-Blades introduces Ayumi to the world, the girl who never played with dolls when she was little. There's no pretence here, the game doesn't try to...

Simple mindless hacking and slashing; Great animations and cut scenes; Rock solid framerate and decent camera

Objectives are not always obvious; The harsh and irritating music; Nothing that hasn't been done before

X-Blades isn't going to set the world alight, there's nothing particularly new or refreshing here, but then the game doesn't really claim to be anything other than what it is. Ayumi's is a dumbed down airhead heroine, in a title that's simple and easy...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Sam Bishop (

X Misses the Spot


X-Blades makes a valiant attempt at breaking into the action genre, but just can't quite find its feet.

Every time you think things might start to look cool, enemies pop up and either distract or call forth an heavy-handed tint to everything. The framerate is fairly smooth when nothing's on the screen, but as soon as a crowd shows up, hello hitches.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Hayward (



Neither x-cellence nor x-crement x-ist in x-cess in this hack-and-slasher

Fast-paced hack-and-slash action ; Wide variety of spells and attacks ; Very solid visual presentation

Repetitive missions and environments ; Story is neither prominent nor interesting ; Ayumi's grating dialogue and demeanor

We wrapped X-Blades up in less than 10 hours (despite pre-release promises of 20 hours of play), but action junkies can take solace in the fact that very little of that is spent on narrative and character development. By the end of the game, all we...

Feb, 2009

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X Blades - Playstation 3 (PS3) - The Armchair Empire


X-Blades is one big cosmic joke. Besides featuring a female character about as endearing as a piece of sandpaper scratched across your cornea, the overall drudgery of gameplay should convince you that this is not one of those games you should be...

Really, really splashy art design; Never any shortage of things to slash

Repetitive gameplay just kills it; Kind of like Heavenly Sword but without the charm, challenge, or variety

Expert review by : Chris Moore (

X-Blades PlayStation 3 Review


I can't even condone this as a guilty pleasure.

In the end, X Blades is just downright terrible. It shouldn't be played, it shouldn't be rented and it shouldn't even be looked at. It's not a top notch clone of successful series, but more of the failed experiments of clones that are left in...

Expert review by : Dominic Sheard (

X-Blades PS3, Xbox 360 Review


Just by looking at the case of X-Blades , you can tell one thing. Whoever came up with the design of the character is obviously trying to sell the game on sex appeal alone. When it comes down to it, I don't have a problem with that. If the game is...

Some gamers might enjoy this for what it is: a simple hack and slash game, with some annoying design flaws, and frustrating boss fights that will test your patience. There’s plenty other choices for gamers on the market, but if you’ve exhausted all...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Bright (



There seems to be a lot of hack 'n' slash titles available for the PS3 at the moment, and X-Blades is the latest addition to this ever-growing list. Let's hack our way in and see what new angles the game can offer on this sometimes maligned genre.

X-Blades is, in summary, really just one long button-mash-fest, and doesn't require much subtlety as a result. Unfortunately the story and graphics do not do enough to make up for this simplicity - the game is of a decent length but sadly just gets...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Mackenzie (

X-Blades (PS3) review


Rated X? Well no, 12+ actually...

Occasionally pleasing to the eye - and not just for the obvious reasons - but otherwise totally lacking in ambition, imagination or charm. Ayumi feels like a massive backward step for videogame heroines. Still, nice bum.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Orry (

X-Blades Review for PS3


X-Blades for PS3 Review - By no means a terrible effort, but X-Blades has too many problems to ignore, especially with plenty of better alternatives available on each platform.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

X-Blades invites players into a fantastic universe where the enchanting heroine Ayumi fends off innumerable monsters and imposing bosses with her power, spells, fighting tactics and her deadly Pistol Blades! The anime-style level and character designs are what give X-Blades its special flair. Nearly 40 indoor and outdoor worlds dazzle players in an enthralling rhapsody of color and detail. Non-stop action and vivid magical effects are impressively incorporated in gameplay through the use of cinema styling such as bullet time or motion blurring. X-Blades will prove to be a hack 'n' slash spectacle for fans of entertaining action games and anime!


Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:12+


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:SouthPeak Interactive
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:X-Blades


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action