GameFocus writes: "If X-Blades retail price was $20 dollars I might consider it a worthwhile purchase because you can kill some time with the tedious gameplay. Note that I said I might consider it. At the retail price of $59.99 I would dearly regret my purchase. There are some nice cinematics to look at, some pretty rich colours on display to catch my eye and arouse my curiosity but the core gameplay is just not worth more than 3 hours at minimum wage. I was bored after the first half hour and I cannot recommend this title unless it was a budget release".