Review

Scott Pilgrim vs the World review: A cult favourite returns with very few changes

The much-loved beat ’em up is finally back after six years, but fans may be upset that it brings nothing new to the table

Game designer
Jonathan Lavigne
Key Credits
Paul Robertson (Art director)

Beat 'em ups were flatlining when Scott Pilgrim was originally released. A decade later the genre is in rude health, but it's a testament to the game's quality that it still stands tall as one of the better examples. Fans may be disappointed, however, that practically nothing has been added to the game after all this time.

  • Fantastic art design that looks like the comics have come to life
  • Anamanaguchi's soundtrack is among the best in gaming
  • Combat system is satisfying and the levelling up system encourages replay value
  • Includes the previously released DLC packs as standard
  • If you already own the 360 or PS3 versions, there's nothing new for you here
4 / 5
Version tested
Xbox One X
Scott Pilgrim vs the World review: A cult favourite returns with very few changes
Game designer
Jonathan Lavigne
Key Credits
Paul Robertson (Art director)

Beat 'em ups were flatlining when Scott Pilgrim was originally released. A decade later the genre is in rude health, but it's a testament to the game's quality that it still stands tall as one of the better examples. Fans may be disappointed, however, that practically nothing has been added to the game after all this time.

  • Fantastic art design that looks like the comics have come to life
  • Anamanaguchi's soundtrack is among the best in gaming
  • Combat system is satisfying and the levelling up system encourages replay value
  • Includes the previously released DLC packs as standard
  • If you already own the 360 or PS3 versions, there's nothing new for you here
4 / 5
Version tested
Xbox One X