Broken Controller wrote, "To Celebrate the new year right I was lucky enough to be able to play the newest Indie Game "Creed Arena" on the Xbox Live Arcade. The games basic premise is that you are a gladiator; There are creatures and other people that want to kill you. It's a basic premise that every single game, big or small, usually follows to some extent. The entire game revolves around fighting in arenas through a regular deathmatch or capturing kegs. So with this basic scheme that has been done before is it really worth it?"