About this game
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Content Rating: Teen
For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force is also making the most of latest technologies to bring characters to life in a never-seen-before realistic design.
Critic Reviews20 Reviews
Blake Morse — Feb 13, 2019
Overall I felt like Jump Force was in some ways its own fighting game with an A-list cast of enjoyable characters and in other ways, it felt like a watered-down version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse. If players are interested in the core fighting game, there’s some depth, but it only goes so deep. This is definitely a game made to be played by a varied age group and it shows.
Mitchell Saltzman — Feb 13, 2019
If you’ve got like-minded anime fans who are down to smash some buttons and watch the sparks fly, Jump Force’s fighting system allows for at least a few hours of shallow fun before it gets stale and repetitive. The bland story feels half-baked and never does anything interesting with its impressive roster of beloved characters who’ve rarely or never had the chance to meet before, making this celebration of 50 years of Weekly Shonen Jump a disappointment overall.
Chris Carter — Feb 13, 2019
Like the Dissidia series, Jump Force is something I'm going to be coming back to for random bits of fun throughout the years. The core is good, it's just let down by some odd design choices and an average campaign. This is an older brawler in an HD skin: if you want something more than that, look elsewhere.
Tyler Treese — Feb 14, 2019
The fighting is repetitive and dull, the infrastructure is more annoying than entertaining, and it’s a gigantic disappointment from start to finish. Not only do the franchises represented deserve better than this, but it’s an awful way to celebrate the manga giant’s 50th anniversary.
Jordan Ramée — Feb 13, 2019
Jump Force is a worthy celebration of the legacy of Shonen Jump manga, but it honors its source material a little too well with how filler-heavy the middle of its story arc is. However, even if the game rarely provides a clear motivation for stopping evil other than good must always oppose it, the act of stomping out villains in Jump Force's frantic bouts of tag-team arena combat is an enjoyable test of strategy.
Jordan Boyd — Feb 15, 2019
If you’re purely looking for a game that’ll let you beat the crap out of your friends as iconic anime characters, there’s definitely some fun to be had in Jump Force. But with plenty of other great anime-based games on the market, I’d recommend starting with something that respects its source material better. The roster is admittedly impressive, and seeing the slew of characters at your disposal is cool every single time.
Andrew Gilbert — Feb 15, 2019
If you’re looking for a solid fighting game, or if you’re looking to celebrate 50 years of culture-defining art and beloved characters, this ain’t it chief – you’re better off putting your Crunchyroll subscription to good use.
A.J. Maciejewski — Feb 13, 2019
Jump Force features a massive cast of characters but its gameplay is definitely flashier than deep which makes it eventually become incredibly monotonous and tough to enjoy. Hopefully, Arc System Works will make Bandai Namco's next crossover fighter.
Matt Kamen — Feb 15, 2019
An ambitious brawler that suffers from something of an identity crisis, Jump Force will nevertheless delight anime fans – especially those of a vintage who knows the more obscure characters included here. A bit more finesse on the controls, making them less complex and more responsive, would have elevated the whole experience greatly, as would a more coherent and polished story mode, but it's a solid enough experience with more than enough spectacle and strategy to satisfy.
Dave Aubrey — Feb 14, 2019
Jump Force has major problems, but it can actually be really fun. It feels tedious when playing missions, and repetitive at times in combat. But using your favourite characters' abilities in battle remains fun throughout. It's going to be an acquired taste, but anime fans will actually find a lot to enjoy here. Just stick to the online play, where you can remain blissfully ignorant of the awful cutscenes and animation.
Lucas White — Feb 14, 2019
Jump Force is ugly, janky, confusing, and far too simple. It does what other games have already done before, but with far less confidence or success. It tries to hide its misgivings behind cool special moves and motion blur, but fails at that too. It’s a total swing and miss, but hopefully just a bump in the road for Shonen Jump games in the long run.
GameCentral — Feb 15, 2019
Jump Force has a few interesting ideas and while the combat system is ultimately pretty shallow it’s entertaining enough for the first few hours or if you want to fight your friends using your favourite manga characters. But the missed opportunities of the bland story mode mean that it’s anime fans that are more likely to be dissatisfied with the game than ordinary gamers looking for a quick brawl.
Robert Ramsey — Feb 15, 2019
Jump Force can be fun with friends when you're just looking for a quick and easy scrap, but as a celebration of all things Jump, it's a borderline embarrassment. Thanks to a truly egregious art style and comically bad story presentation, this is an accessible and often fun crossover brawler let down by its disappointingly shoddy packaging. Ultimately, it's difficult not to feel as though all of these classic manga and anime properties deserve much better than Jump Force.
Garri Bagdasarov — Feb 16, 2019
Jump Force tries once again to bring characters from the most popular Shonan Jump franchises together, but once again fails to find balance with its characters and its mechanics. There is fun to be had, but when you dig deep into Jump Force it starts to show just how unpolished it truly is.
José Cabrera — Feb 14, 2019
Jump Force va a lo básico en su historia y su jugabilidad, y gana en fortalezas cuando se tienen en cuenta sus pretensiones de ser un espectáculo. Sus combates no pasarán a la historia por su complejidad, pero resultan divertidos y muy dinámicos. Es un crossover sin complejos que se rinde a los fans de la manera más accesible posible.
Daniel Quesada — Feb 15, 2019
En definitiva, Jump Force es un juego de lucha que presenta unas cuantas luces (40 personajes icónicos disponibles de base en el juego, buen sistema de pelea) y quizá, demasiadas sombras (los tiempos de carga, la historia, falta de modos de juego, extraños gráficos) como para imponerse como un título puntero del género.
Mike Reyes — Feb 15, 2019
¿Para quién es Jump Force? Para todos aquellos fans del manga y anime que gustan de las historias o personajes reunidos en este juego, para quienes gozan de todo el fanservice que deriva de este tipo de juegos o para los que simplemente quieren pasar un rato agradable con un entretenido juego de peleas que no se toma en serio a sí mismo.
Romain Mahut — Feb 14, 2019
Il est pour le moins incroyable et incompréhensible de voir qu'un jeu comme Jump Force, créé pour fêter l'anniversaire de Weekly Shônen Jump et mettant en scène certains des plus grands héros de l'histoire du manga, a eu droit à si peu de considération de la part de Bandai Namco Entertainment. Réalisation archaïque, gameplay imprécis et histoire écrite sur un coin de table, tout dans Jump Force laisse avec une impression de gâchis. Goku, Seiya, Naruto, Gon et tous les autres ne méritaient-ils pas mieux que ça ?
Silent_Jay — Feb 14, 2019
La promesse était alléchante sur le papier, mais Jump Force ne répond jamais aux attentes placées dans un tel projet regroupant sous une bannière commune la crème des franchises mangas du Shonen Jump. Le fan service ne peut se suffire à lui-même. La réalisation datée et la direction artistique déséquilibrée laissent à désirer, malgré des combats épiques et nerveux quoique brouillons. Le titre de Bandai Namco profite simplement du 50ème anniversaire du magazine japonais.
Dark Nightmare — Feb 14, 2019
Un vecchio detto popolare recita “chi troppo vuole, nulla stringe”. Ed è forse così che potremmo riassumere Jump Force. Nel tentativo di raccontare una storia che unisca tutti gli universi della rivista Weekly Shonen Jump, finisce per perdere di vista l’obiettivo di narrare una buona storia. Nel tentativo di creare un gameplay che attiri anche i neofiti, finisce per mettere in tavola un sistema di combattimento così poco profondo da risultare ben presto ripetitivo.