PS4 Jump Force

Last updated date: July 15, 2019

DWYM Score
6.7

PS4 Jump Force

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Jump Force placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 25, 2019:
Checkout The Best Multiplayer Game for a detailed review of all the top multiplayer games.

Expert Summarized Score
6.2
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
280 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Spike Chunsoft did an admirable job of making sure that everything in Jump Force has some sort of counter. Auto-combo spam can be beaten by blocks, sidesteps, or by charging armored heavy attacks; predictable dash-ins can be blown up by invulnerable-on-startup special moves or counters; and excessive guards can be broken with powerful unblockables or throws
- IGN Southeast Asia
February 14, 2019 | Full review
Huge roster of manga and anime legends
- Games Radar
February 15, 2019 | Full review
The best part of the presentation was the layout of the Jump Force base. You can see all the other fan created characters running around as you play, and it’s fun to see what wild anime creations other players come up with.
- Game Crate
Fortunately, the fighting is pretty fluid and fun, if basic. Despite looking dreadful in cutscenes, characters are animated quite well in combat, and the controls are smooth.
- Push Square
February 15, 2019 | Full review
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
- Destructoid
February 17, 2019 | Full review
Cool roster, with some characters you don't see as often
- Playstation Lifestyle
These graphics aren't exactly showstoppers either, I find it hard to believe a consistent 30 (or even more) Frames Per Second was completely implausible (mileage may vary per platform). While Jump Force has its fair share of graphical issues the game's soundtrack is inoffensive at best, never amplifying these supersonic battles with the appropriate tone.
- Keen Gamer
A good variety of customizing available for your personal character
- Game Space
Fights against equally skilled opponents--both locally and online--are enjoyably tense
- GameSpot
February 12, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The biggest problem with Jump Force’s story mode, though, is how you progress through it. You’re not given waypoints to show you where you have to go for the next main mission, the animations outside of the actual combat are straight-up bad, upgrading your character is needlessly convoluted, and towards the end the difficulty spikes in the worst possible way:
- IGN Southeast Asia
February 14, 2019 | Full review
Overcomplicated controls, with blocking and dodging feel random
- Games Radar
February 15, 2019 | Full review
The battles it forced me to fight were too samey and repetitive. The story bits were interesting, but were too few and far between.
- Game Crate
The out-of-battle animation is truly awful. Cutscenes throughout the already clumsy campaign are impossible to take seriously thanks to some of the worst character animations that we've seen in a full price PS4 retail release. It's the kind of awkward motion-capture nightmare that was barely acceptable back on the PS2.
- Push Square
February 15, 2019 | Full review
The other annoyance is the forced hub, which also functions as your menu. Once you get past the first 30 minutes or so you'll see other players appear and it won't be so lonely, but having to run to a counter to select a mode when a simple pause option would do is trying. It's sort of interesting to witness player creations running about and clearly the great "social" push of all late 2010 games plays a part.
- Destructoid
February 17, 2019 | Full review
while there are some moments of fun peeking out from around the edges, Jump Force is frankly, a disaster.
- Playstation Lifestyle
The voice acting is over the top, as fans of the genre would come to expect, and sounds of the atomic explosions when punches connect are as satisfying as ever.
- Keen Gamer
Online battles are plagued with bad connections and lag
- Game Space
The difference in number of playable female characters in comparison to male is disappointingly large
- GameSpot
February 12, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

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 humankind. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force is making the most of latest technologies to bring characters to life in a never-seen-before realistic design. Genre fighting or action.

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An Overview On Multiplayer Games

You’ve been a gamer for years, honing your skills and dominating at even the higher levels. Only competing against yourself can get old, though. Your competitive spirit wants to go head to head with other gamers at your skill level.

At one time, playing against someone else meant sitting side by side, sharing a console. That isn’t always practical, though, especially as you get older and your gaming time is limited. Fortunately, the internet has made multiplayer gaming virtual. From the comfort of your home, you can compete against players on the other side of the world.

Most multiplayer games will match you with others who have a similar skillset. You can even form a team that you regularly play. This team may be made up of strangers, friends or a combination of both, but knowing they might be online brings a social element to gaming that you wouldn’t have in single-player mode. One of the best things about multiplayer mode is that some games let you chat with your fellow players, so make sure your game features this before you buy.

Of course, the top decider when you’re looking for a multiplayer game will relate to how well you like the game itself. Many big-name games now offer multiplayer mode, so chances are you can find a game you like that will give you this feature. For multiplayer mode, though, you’ll need to make sure the storyline is built for working in teams. If not, you may find the experience is less than satisfying.

If you have a mobile gaming device like a Nintendo Switch, you’ll find the multiplayer options are more flexible. You’ll be more likely to be playing your team in person, so it will be set up to accommodate that as well as the option of playing online. Look into the multiplayer options for games that sound interesting to you and choose one that seems like it would be fun.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you have a Nintendo Switch, multiplayer mode is part of a suite of features designed to bring friends together. Even when you aren’t playing, you can launch a chat with one of your online friends, although you’ll need a mobile app to do so. You can also pair one of your Joy-Cons with your Android phone, Mac or PC and play there. You’ll need a Nintendo Online subscription to go online and play in multiplayer mode. But once you’re set up, you can input the friend code of the person you want to play with, and they’ll receive an invitation to join you.

The Multiplayer Game Buying Guide

  • If you want the game with the best multiplayer experience, check out PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” You’ll get the choice of several different modes, including Control, which pits two teams against each other to alternate between attack and defense. Heist has two 5v5 teams that compete to capture a bag of cash, and Hardpoint puts two 5v5 teams against each other to capture and hold various objectives on the map.
  • XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” has a new online multiplayer experience, which brings other players into the game. You’ll have the choice of joining a posse to complete missions together or play in Free Roam mode, where you can invite people to your session if you want to hang out while playing. If you choose the Quick Join option, you can quickly be matched with someone who can join you on missions.
  • If you want to participate in PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World’s” multiplayer options, you first should create a squad. Invite all the people you want on your squad and choose a clever name. You’ll then be set up to join a session in progress. You’ll just select Squad Session Search and, if one is in progress, jump right in if you want.
  • With Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” you have multiple options for joining others in your gameplay. If you’re in person, you can launch a local wireless game with up to eight players by linking up your Nintendo Switches. Online play gives you the option of playing against up to four players, matched based on your preferred rules and Global Smash Power. If you want to play with friends, just set up a private room, or you can play against only one friend who also has a Switch by setting up a single console and playing online in two-player mode.
  • “Call of Duty” has long been a gamer favorite, but PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is better than ever. Not only does it provide multiplayer mode, but it has fluid shooting and a smaller map that intensifies the game. With this release, multiplayer moves to the next level, combining great gunplay with the ability to be more tactical in your gameplay.
  • One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is that no matter how many hours you play, it never gets old. The story is full of twists and turns, ensuring that no two gaming sessions will be alike. One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2,” though, is the beautiful, vast, realistic depictions of various American landscapes. You’ll truly feel immersed in the world.
  • PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World” is also impressive for its landscapes. This third-person action game will let you choose between high-resolution gameplay, if you have a 4K display or framerate gameplay to ensure your combat is as smooth as possible. In addition to the breathtaking visual detail, you’ll also enjoy the ongoing downloadable content updates you’ll get once you buy the game, ensuring you’ll always have something to anticipate.
  • Impressive, customizable music sets Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” apart from competitors. Choose what you want to hear and start playing. You’ll also get familiar characters and fast, fluid action that will keep even the most experienced gamers satisfied.
  • One complaint with PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is that its quest to dominate the multiplayer experience has come at the expense of single-player mode. PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” doesn’t have a single-player campaign. If you plan to play in single-player mode, you may be disappointed. The overall goal of the developers is to eventually have a game that you can play solo or in groups and do completely away with the single/multiplayer binary.