Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

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)
  • Dodge Ball (Challenge each other to a game of Dodge Ball)

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

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

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

CommitmentCommitment

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.

CostsCosts

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

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

Xbox One £11.99
PS4 £11.99
Switch £11.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) 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

Rated PEGI 12+ for violence and bad language.

Rated ESRB TEEN for cartoon violence, language, mild blood, partial nudity. 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.


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.


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