GameFocus writes: "I like to think of Deadliest Warrior as the male equivalent to TV shows like The Hills or Jersey Shore. It is a mindless trashy episode, where the opposite sex can’t see the appeal at all, yet the antics are irresistible to those within the targeted gender. Deadliest Warrior also seems like a perfect recipe for a video game. Sadly, this XBLA fighting game retains little of what makes the show a guilty pleasure for guys. After shelling out the 800 Microsoft Points, players will likely just feel bad for mistreating their wallets."