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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Review
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Posted: A year ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is an arcade-style fighting game. In the game, you take control of one of seven playable characters from the comic book series and travel through Toronto, Canada facing the seven evil exes of Ramona Flowers.

The game plays in a "beat em' up" style, which means that you fight hordes of enemies using whatever resources at your disposal. Even mundane items like pylons can be used to help you defeat your enemies. While the game starts simple with actions such as punch, kick, block, and jump you slowly will gain experience which will unlock new moves with each level, this provides a gradual learning curve that eases you into an exciting combat system.

You can increase stats such as strength and defence by purchasing items at local businesses. This encourages players to search out these establishments and return to them when they have more currency.

The game was originally a tie-in with the movie release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, it is assumed that the player knows the story from either the movie or the comic series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The game provides minimal cutscenes that show slight deviations from the core story depending on which character you play.

In addition to the story mode, the game also provides a variety of ways to play:
  • Boss Rush (Defeat all of the bosses in the game as fast as possible)
  • Survival Horror (Survive as long as possible against a horde of zombies)
  • Battle Royal (Challenge each other to a battle where the last one standing wins)
  • Dodgeball (Challenge each other to a game of Dodgeball)

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game were removed in 2014.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 10/08/2010, updated in 2021

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Tribute Games (@TributeGames)


Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete. Play is extended by revisiting levels to gain more upgrade points. You can also replay with different characters.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. There is no online play on the older PS3 or Xbox 360 versions.


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game usually costs £11.99. 

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game: Complete Edition

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game had a Wallace Wells and Knives Chau DLC package. However, these were removed when the game was delisted. The 2021 Complete Edition of the game includes all the DLC for free.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12+ for violence and bad language.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In the US, ESRB state: The player’s character can use hands and feet to punch and kick opponents, as well as making use of other items such as baseball bats, shovels, dustbins, street signs, knives and swords. Impacts result in a stylised red droplet visual, to indicate the character has been hit, but there is no realistic sight of blood or injuries. The visual is accompanied by a hit point value above the character. Characters respond to violence unrealistically, including with exaggerated movements. When defeated, a character will fall to the ground, shimmer and disappear from view. In one level a character makes frequent use of the rude 'middle finger' sign.

Account Rating

You need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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