A.V. Club writes: "The audience for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is specific. Yes, it indulges every videogame fantasy harbored by the ever-growing fan base of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comics. A four-player brawler that lets you control Scott, his girlfriend Ramona Flowers, and Scott’s bandmates Kim Pine and Stephen Stills, the game captures the frenetic energy and humor that made the comic so successful, and wraps it in a classic play style that fits perfectly with the source material’s pop-culture obsessions. Scott Pilgrim is a martial-arts love story about a Canadian hipster who must help his ex work out her emotional baggage by fighting her seven sinister exes. (Superfans don’t need to take umbrage with the game’s creative license, though. Scott and the gang can beat the crap out of hundreds of baddies because the game is a separate canon from the comic and movie.)"