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Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Complete Edition – Review Thread

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Game Title: Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Complete Edition


  • Nintendo Switch (Jan 14, 2021)
  • Xbox One (Jan 14, 2021)
  • PlayStation 4 (Jan 14, 2021)


Developers: Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Pune Production, Engine Software, Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic – 79 average – 71% recommended – 31 reviews

Critic Reviews

Attack of the FanboyDean James4 / 5 stars

There may be no new content besides the previous DLC being included, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete Edition takes what was already a really fun beat 'em up and makes it all the more accessible to a whole new generation of gamers.

But Why Tho?Nikko Soto8.5 / 10

I really enjoyed playing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition. A lot of my excitement for the game came from nostalgia, but playing it ultimately increased the appreciation I had for the original game. With most of the mechanics still the same, it wasn’t too difficult to pick up the game and get used to the controls. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game offers non-stop action with a story that new and old fans will have fun playing.

Cultured VulturesAshley Bates8.5 / 10

A truly fantastic beat 'em up that's been brought back from the dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is utterly sublime.

Daily MirrorJames Ide4 / 5 stars

It leans hard into its comic book and video game influences but also has some clever tricks up its sleeve, which is why it's aged so well and still feels fresh to play.

The game can be frustrating and chaotic at times, and difficulty can be all over the place but grab some friends and you'll fall in lesbians all over again with this brilliant, resurrected classic all over again.

Daily StarTom Hutchison3 / 5 stars

However for those looking to revisit this game, people with fond memories of a cult classic, they’ll find it a joy still to play and well worth a look.

It plays brilliantly, has a really tough challenge to the gameplay and still inhabits all that charm and uniqueness you remember.

Digital ChumpsBen Sheene9 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition is a faithful port of a 10-year-old game that remains mostly unchanged, mainly because it didn't need to. Thankfully, online and drop-in play give it new life and soften the edge.

Digital TrendsGiovanni Colantonio3 / 5 stars

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game — Complete Edition is a much-needed re-release that faithfully preserves the long lost original. The outdated beat-’em-up combat and light features may not live up to fans’ almost mythological memory, but just being able to find that out is a victory in its own right.

DualShockersCameron Hawkins8 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition still rocks years later with little change to what made it great in the first place.

GameSkinnyGeorge Yang6 / 10 stars

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game returns, and while it has flashes of fun, it sometimes struggles to feel up to date, even as a remaster.

GamesRadar+Ben Tyrer3 / 5 stars

Both an incredibly faithful take of the Scott Pilgrim story, as well as a frustratingly inconsistent beat-em-up that is elevated by the art style and soundtrack. While it's great that fans news and old have a chance to rediscover its quirks, it's by no means a forgotten masterpiece.

GamingTrendDavid Flynn90 / 100

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: the Game is one of the best modern beat-em ups, despite a lack of much competition in the genre. It's gorgeous visuals and amazing soundtrack complement its surprising depth in combat perfectly. Scott Pilgrim is back, and hopefully here to stay.

Generación XboxGabriel FuentesSpanish9.3 / 10

Ubisoft proves here that the best can be improved. The new modes, the ability to play online and keep the game as it was in the original version and only adapt it to the new generation is an absolute success. And in case someone wonders if the game is enjoyable even without knowing the character, or the comic, or the movies, from now on I tell you that yes, it is a great beat'em up in every rule and that you can enjoy without prior knowledge, although of course, knowing more about the story I think it is much more appreciated. In addition, the film is excellent wherever you look at it, so you would be doing yourself a favor by watching it, but right now.

God is a GeekChris White7 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game – Complete Edition may not be on a par with Streets of Rage 4 and co, but playing with friend makes it a much better experience.

Hardcore GamerChris Shive3.5 / 5

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition is an enjoyable throwback to beat 'em up games and having access to the game with all the DLC after its several year hiatus is a welcome return.

Hobby ConsolasDavid MartinezSpanish80 / 100

10 years after its original release, Scott Pilgrim vs The World is still a great "retro" brawler, full of pop culture references, and incredibly fun in multiplayer (local or online, coop or versus) up to 4 players.

IGN ItalyGabriele CarolloItalian7.4 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is certainly an original scrolling fighting game, thanks to the reference imagery. However, games like Battletoads and Streets of Rage 4 have proved that the genre has evolved a lot in the past ten years, while the gameplay built by Ubisoft does not always shine or work at its best.

Nintendo LifeMitch Vogel8 / 10

Those of you looking for the next Castle Crashers or Streets of Rage need look no further, as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is a great beat 'em up for your Switch. Bombastic presentation and crunchy combat gameplay make this one enjoyable from start to finish. Though it can feel like it runs a bit short and the difficulty spikes can be rather intense, we'd give this one a strong recommendation to anybody looking for a fun, short game to play in co-op. Let's just hope it sticks around for longer than four years this time.

NintendoWorldReportWillem Hilhorst8.5 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is still an incredibly polished and fun beat ‘em up that has truly stood the test of time. While it’s slightly annoying that playing with the other characters requires you to replay entire levels and that the online features and a full playable fighter are currently locked behind Ubisoft’s ridiculous server sign-in, in the end this is still a great title deserving of its re-release.

PlayStation UniverseNeil Bolt8.5 / 10

The landscape of the beat 'em up genre may have altered in the ten years since Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game first released, but it's return is wholly welcome. A wonderful compliment to the graphic novel series, and a stylish throwback to the delightfully gaudy brawlers that boomed and bloomed loudly in 90s arcades. Add friends for maximum impact.

Press StartJames Berich8 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition brings together everything that was lost all those years ago to dreaded licensing issues to remind us of why we missed it so much. It's a fun and quirky beat-em-up, though the lack of online in all the modes offered feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.

Pure XboxDaniel Hollis8 / 10

While its early difficulty may deter some people, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game's complexity and how it opens up makes for a highly enjoyable experience. It's felt like an eternity since we've seen this title on our Xbox systems, and having a Complete Edition with touched up visuals and all previously released content is an absolute treat. Whether you're a fan of the series or a newcomer to the genre, there's something here to enjoy, and it's a reminder of why so many fell in love with the original game all those years ago.

ShacknewsTJ Denzer8 / 10

I’ll say it plainly. I love Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. I loved it 10 years ago and I’ve only come to appreciate it more since. I identify with Stephen Stills as talented, but also very sleepy, so I delight in being able to play as him in a game again. Yet for all of my love, it definitely has a tedious grind that might annoy people that aren’t into River City Ransom-style beat’em-ups. That said, with or without the movie or comics it’s based off of, I’d still consider it one of the best-in-class of side-scrolling co-op brawlers

SomosXboxSebastián DomínguezSpanish9 / 10

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World – Complete Edition is a side scrolling beat-em-up, similar to Streets of Rage. It has a unique soundtrack and very well done artistic and graphic work. This is a really enjoyable game to play. Although it has some bugs, in general it is a very polished game. It includes several new features compared to its 2010 version, including an online mode that still needs to be refined. Otherwise it is a game that must be played.

SpaziogamesFrancesco CoricaItalian7.8 / 10

If you're a fan of the character or of beat 'em ups and pop culture in general that didn't have a chance to try this title, this is your second chance that must not be wasted.

TheSixthAxisReuben Mount9 / 10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition remains an excellent game. With the whole game and DLC bundled together, this is the definitive package for fans of the franchise and of beat 'em ups in general. There's a lot to be in lesbians with here, from the stellar soundtrack to excellent moment to moment gameplay. It's clearly an utterly unique labour of love from a talented group of people (who happen to work at Ubisoft).

TrustedReviewsJade King4 / 5 stars

Fans of classic brawlers really can't go wrong with Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition. It's gorgeous, satisfying to play, and has a positively banging soundtrack from pop/rock band Anamanaguchi that stands the test of time wonderfully.

WccftechKai Powell7.3 / 10

Scott Pilgrim Versus the World Complete Edition certainly aims to be a faithful collection of this decade-old RPG brawler but with a near-zero list of improvements, it's tough to call Scott Pilgrim's adventure anything more than a pre-wrapped gift to the fans.

WellPlayedAza Hudson7 / 10

While it’s nice to have back what’s become something of a legend in its absence, you know what they say about meeting your heroes

Windows CentralZackery Cuevas4 / 5 stars

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is still fun to play. It's a solid 2D beat em up with lots of charm and a sweet soundtrack, but there are better games in the genre since its 2010 debut.

Worth PlayingCody Medellin9 / 10

It may be a little over 10 years old, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition remains a top-tier title for beat-'em-up fans. The changes and improvements made over the original River City Ransom formula make it a tight game that feels rich in its genre, while the presence of online play resolves the main criticism in the original title. Those who have played the game before will enjoy that it's portable on the Switch, but those coming in fresh will find this to be a gem on a system that's already flush with excellent beat-'em-ups, both past and present.


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