In the eponymously named “Deadpool” the “Merc with a Mouth” provides an avalanche of banter and non-sequiturs but fails to bring combat up to the same level.
Broken up by a bit of platforming and some light puzzle solving, most of the gameplay revolves around dispatching streams of fairly basic bad guys with even more basic attacks. Adding a little gunplay to the melee cycle makes things more interesting visually, but still never breaks from short-combo button mashing.
True to the source material, Deadpool is his frenetic and hilarious self to varying degrees, dependent on your tolerance of bathroom humor.
Good enough for fans of the spastic anti-hero, “Deadpool” is a big miss for most gamers. 5 chimichangas out of 10.
“Deadpool” has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for its use of blood and gore, intense violence, mature humor, sexual content and strong language.
Content is generally suitable for ages 17 and up.