Welcome to BattleBlock Theater! You’ve got no where to go but up...on stage. Play single player or co-op to free your friends and save Hatty Hattington! Jump, solve and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (565 reviews) - 96% of the 565 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (28,539 reviews) - 98% of the 28,539 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2014

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April 12

The newest BBT item coming to PAX East 2016



For those of you who are going to PAX East this year, we'll have a new treat available in the gift shop at Booth 4025! Our latest hoodie features the SS Friendship with Hatty. It will be available in various unisex sizes for $35.

You can also check out our latest blog posts to learn more about what else will be new to our booth at PAX East:


Hope to see you at the booth next week!

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April 1

Online Store Sale – 10% OFF, 100% REAL



This weekend will mark our 3rd anniversary for the release of BattleBlock Theater! In celebration of this momentous occasion, we’re holding a store-wide sale for 10% OFF all of our game merchandise. The 3-Day sale starts today, April 1st!

Now, we know what you’re thinking. This must be an April Fool’s joke! Well here’s a poem to show how serious we are…

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Remember, you’ve only got 3-days! Sale ends at 11:59PM PST on April 3, 2016. FOR REALSIES.

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About This Game

Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Yes, all that and more when you unlock BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you've started on your quest to free over 300 of your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats. Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you use your arsenal of weapon-tools to battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.

If solo acts aren't your style, go online or bring a buddy couch-side to play a thoroughly co-optimized quest or enter the arenas. The game also includes a level editor so you can craft your own mind bending trials!

Key Features


  • CO-OPTIONAL GAMEPLAY - Work together... or not. Online Play! Couch Hi-Fives! Best Game Ever! Up to two players in Story, and four in Arena.

  • ARENAS: Whether you're king crowning or whale chasing, BattleBlock Theater performers have 8 arena modes to teach their enemies the real meaning of stage fright!

  • INSANE MODE: One life to live doesn’t just happen on screen, it can happen on stage as well. Test your skills in the ultimate campaign challenge.

  • UNIQUE ANIMATIONS: New art created for the Steam version of BattleBlock Theater! Cat guard makes its way to center stage.


  • OVER 450 LEVELS! - Single player, multiplayer, arena, we have more levels than Hatty can count on his finger hands.

  • 300 PRISONERS TO FREE! - Having been captured by the native feline population, it’s up to YOU to liberate them! Earn gems to free your friends by participating in deadly, gladiatorial plays.

  • THEATRICAL WEAPONRY AND COMBAT! - Jump, push, pull and punch your way to victory! If that doesn’t work you can explode, freeze, poison, or digest a baby! Plus, you’ll be able to bring up two weapons at a time in a game and swap quickly.

  • CREATE AND SHARE LEVELS - Create works of art in our Level Editor and then share them with all your friends (or strangers). Over 20 interactive block types galore!



System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Microsoft® Xbox 360/Xbox One and Direct Input compatible controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 - Lion
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: With the right drivers the game supports the Microsoft® Xbox 360, Sony PS3/PS4, and Logitech F310/F510 controllers.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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it just so happens that im a fag
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
PUSH YOUR FRIENDS INTO THE SPIKES AND WATCH THEM LEAVE YOUR LIFE LIKE MY BIRTH PARENTS
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SyNTheTicPL
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
A very funny game, only to recommend!

Be Sure you own a Gamepad, because its 10000x better to play
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[MLG] Apple
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Worst game ever
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IronicMeme
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
yo nigga this game is fucking lit my g
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•K•I•T•T•Y•
( 57.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
One of the best coop games EVER!!!!!! And the storyline is super funny (don't skip it!). ^^
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Blinkaji
( 38.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Classic Co-Op games aren't exactly common at the moment when it comes to PC gaming, so when I wanted to find a game I could play with my friends that would provide more than a few hours of fun, I was truly stumped. That is until I found BattleBlock Theater in a steam sale.

The game starts by telling you of the tale of Hatty Hattington. A boat of friends called the S.S. Friendship sets sail with lots of friends, and basically the best friend, Hatty Hattington. They try to find adventure but end up getting into a storm, which causes some slight trouble. The storm ends for a while but then it comes back where it causes the ship to crash on an island with a theater on it. After going inside some giant cats put a mysterious hat on Hatty, which causes him to start crying and the players are imprisoned by the cats who act as guards for the prison theater thing. It’s your job to collect gems so you can escape the theater, with all your friends, including Hatty. The narrator tells you more about the history of the theater as the game goes on, which helps explain why everything is happening. The story isn’t too big, but for a game like this it doesn't need to be amazing complex, but it is good enough to make you want to finish the game, as the mix of comedy and saving Hatty does end up giving you a goal to reach for.

The visuals and the audio are amazing in both BattleBlock theater and all of the Behemoth games. There is a unique art style which although it’s not the most visually impressive it still looks very nice and it helps portray the overall feel of the game. It really makes the game and levels look vibrant and unique. Whenever I see a behemoth game like BattleBlock theater it always has this distinguishable style, which makes the characters look unique and it always is funny to see how emotions are in this game as they are very expressive.

The cutscenes have this art style portrayed in a funny puppet show like form, which thanks to the narrator's comments always gives me a laugh as the narrator is truly amazing in both his writing and his performance, with the visuals just adding to the overall hilarity and general awesomeness of the game. Will Stamper is a great narrator and I can’t imagine anyone else taking up the role and even being able to compare to his work, which helps provide the game with a great atmosphere. A couple of my favorite quotes include "Give yourself a round of applause. You found a gem that was just sitting there." and “Even the word 'hopeless' has the word 'hope' in it! And if you rearrange the letters it spells 'peeslosh!'".

The music has a pretty laid-back and catchy style to it which reminds me of the sort of thing you would expect to hear in a carnival or theater. There is a variety of different styles and most of them I can’t define as any genre, but they feature a lot of different instruments and sounds which is always nice. A couple of standout examples are the main theme and the ending song. If you’ve completed the game then you know what I’m on about. The boss stages also have this theme which is relaxed, groovy and it also somehow gives you a sense of urgency, which is nice as the boss stages are timed. The secret area song is also worth a mention.

The interface is very simple in this game but also quite effective. There isn't really much on screen apart from the actual game, as most of it only appears when you need it, for example how many gems you have is only displayed when you collect a gem. The menu system has a lot of options and it makes it easy to understand what you’re doing, and the options in the game are as in depth as they should be.

BattleBlock Theater has a couple of different game modes, and quite a few ways to play each of them. These game modes are the story mode, arena mode and level editor, which also comes with furbottoms features, which shows of some user made levels. All of the game modes can be played by yourself or with a friend either locally or online, with the exception of the level editor which you can only play on your own.

Story mode features the story I mentioned not so long ago, where you have to complete levels and collect gems and yarn in order to complete even more levels and gain more customization options like heads, weapons and tools which carry over through all aspects of the game. The levels all have great puzzles both when you are alone and with a friend, and the level designs are very inventive and they really help make the game feel different from many other modern platformers. You get graded on how well you perform in each level, although this doesn’t really give you anything outside some bonus gems. There is also an insane mode which is literally just the normal mode but you only have one life per level, and I have got to the fourth world, but I don’t really think it’s worth completing.

Each level also gives you a rating depending on how many gems and yarn you collect, as well as your time. The highest is A++ although achieving an A++ only awards you with more gems, so there isn’t any real reason to 100% all the levels.

Arena mode is a competitive mini game style mode for up to four players, which is in the 2v2 or 1v1 formats. Arena mode includes soul snatcher, muckle, challenge, king of the hill, color the wool, grab the gold, ball game and capture the horse.

Soul snatcher has you keeping control of the enemy’s souls which are obtained by killing soul carriers. Holding an enemy’s soul rewards you with points. Muckle is just a team deathmatch style gamemode and challenge is where you have to score the best time on a given level. King of the hill is where you have to control a crown block and color the wool is where you must, well, color the wool. Grab the gold consists of you grabbing gold from the enemy golden whale and depositing it in a safe to gain points, ball game is basically basketball and capture the horse has you riding the enemy horse to your stables to gain points. There are enough varied arena modes for you to find one you want to play, but there will always be a couple that you will barely touch, if ever.

Although I’ve had the least experience with it, the level editor is really in depth and you could really see the developers using this editor to create their levels, as it gives you more than enough tools to create your own levels. A lot of the user created levels I tried were inventive, whilst others were stupid, but either way it is great that the community can make contributions to the game. In BattleBlock Theater as a whole I feel like the idea of friends and the community are very prominent, and it helps make it feel like a game that many people helped make, not just the developers.


The multiplayer in a lot of modern platformers can make things hectic, and in BattleBlock Theater it does, but the way each level is designed will only cause you to get frustrated for a short time, if at all. Its funny to use a friends head to complete a platform or set fire to them and use them as a meat shield to avoid missiles. I really think that the multiplayer is a great experience that you have to experience with a friend if you own the game.

Overall BattleBlock Theater is a truly great game that I recommend to all fans of platformers and people who like funny games like the ones Behemoth make. It has a great style, a great sense of humour and the level design and gameplay are excellent as well. The only real bad points are that there are some arena minigames I never really play and that the game can be frustrating to some people, and the insane mode is really cheap in a lot of instances.

BattleBlock Theater - 85%
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tushar
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Seriousness meets Humour in this game.
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Danail
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This is the best thing that ever happened to steam!!!
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Kyleoyte
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
A fun multiplayer game that can be enjoyed in single player as well. Has that same charm Castle Crashers had. Stamper's voice acting makes it even better.
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Kuro Naichi
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
game ini mengajarkan tentang kekerasan, penghianatan, kebiadaban, keburtulan , serta rasa sakit seseorang dalam memperebutkan sebuah harta yang tersebar di seluruh stage..
mereka harus saling berkelahi dan saling membunuh (jika perlu) untuk mendapatkannya dengan berbagai macam alat dan trik..
konflik dalam game ini begitu ♥♥♥♥k sehingga kamu tidak akan bosan membunuh dan mengahncurkan sahabatmu..

namun.......

chapter demi chapter yang kamu lalui akan menjadi sebuah pengujian persahabatan dan mental..
dimana stage membutuhkan kerjasama dan kekompakan yang tadinya mengerjai menjadi sebuah synchroninasi harmoni kehidupan..

game ini layak dimainkan oleh para psychopat, pencopet, maling, rampok, dsb yang ingin membunuh RIVALnya

WUAKAKAKAKAKAK
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Aekuems
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Really fun game with a good sense of humor.
Just feels great to play.
Best with a companion.

P.S. The grenade is the best team killing weapon. Would recommend.
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[TSS] Hyugyio
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I've had this game on Xbox and recently bought it on Steam, and it did not let me down. This is by far one of my favorite games. It presents a challenge along with loads of online fun.
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azetix
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
this game is just down right outstanding
the narrator is funny as hell, the story while intriguinh and slightly dark and mysterious is brightend up it some by the funny narator, u neab id watch the cuscvenes as a movie!
either way with multi player you can have a better (differeb) of capture the flah (horse) and so much more, youd be a dumb ♥♥♥ not to by this, also
buckle your pants
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⎛⎝Rugby Boy⎠⎞
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Nice and cool game
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hoot doog
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
i cant play this game because i dont know how to play with a controller and the keybard controls make me want to kill myself
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gette
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
its fun and kinda funny
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POTATO
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I need friends
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fbiman45
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Played Xbox version LOVED IT!!!!

Played Steam version LOVED IT THE SAME!!!!
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ਁ߷Papa Gonzalo߷ਁ
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I like to buckle my pants
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
A nice artistic stylish Sidescroller. Game is 2 times funnier with a friend. VS is well developed and Story is hilariously awkward.8/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
game ini mengajarkan tentang kekerasan, penghianatan, kebiadaban, keburtulan , serta rasa sakit seseorang dalam memperebutkan sebuah harta yang tersebar di seluruh stage..
mereka harus saling berkelahi dan saling membunuh (jika perlu) untuk mendapatkannya dengan berbagai macam alat dan trik..
konflik dalam game ini begitu ♥♥♥♥k sehingga kamu tidak akan bosan membunuh dan mengahncurkan sahabatmu..

namun.......

chapter demi chapter yang kamu lalui akan menjadi sebuah pengujian persahabatan dan mental..
dimana stage membutuhkan kerjasama dan kekompakan yang tadinya mengerjai menjadi sebuah synchroninasi harmoni kehidupan..

game ini layak dimainkan oleh para psychopat, pencopet, maling, rampok, dsb yang ingin membunuh RIVALnya

WUAKAKAKAKAKAK
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Finally ended this game, I can write a review now.
This game is pure genious. From the dark humour to the gameplay.
It's pretty hard at some moments but easy at others, just try to pause cause it's not the kind of game that you can play for 5 hours without stop but it's a good game !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Its honestly a great game. Many fun hours were spent here. An amazing game have no second thought.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Man. I mean wow! This game. It is good. Really good! Grab a friend and play this game! You will laugh, you will hate each other, and you will die... a lot! But it will be so much fun! I promise!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I have mixed feelings about that narrator. On one hand he is funny sometimes, but on the other he mocks me a lot. LOL. But seriously, this game is a great platforming challenge and is a joy to record! I LOVE RIPPING MY HAIR OUT! IM NOT MAD!!!!!!!!! >:O
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
It's got lots of fun and cats, see? BattleBlock Theater is best enjoyed with a friend, as the antics and mischief that ensue are not easily forgotten. Strap in for hours of puzzling, problem-solving, friend-punching, cat-wrangling, and more.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This game is stupidly good, stupidly funny, stupidly clever, and stupidly stupid.

I haven't laughed so hard in a game in probably my life!

The narrator is just hilarious, and between that and making mistakes and killing urself and/or a buddy (you should really play this with a buddy!) you will be in tears :D)

Provides a good challenge, especially if you seek to perfectly clear things, and tons of content.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I loved this game, was really fun, both single and multiplayer modes. The online mode is fun, but it's hard to find people to play with, and you rarely get more than 1 round in before somebody quits and you have to wait longer. But that's not the fault of Behemoth. I definately recommend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
72.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
This game was very fun. There were many different short battle modes. The game also had an average length storyline. The story wasn't very serious, it was humourous because this game is supposed to be funny. This was a unique platformer and I would recommend it!!! It also has online co-op and battles.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This game is really fun and over the top hilarious xD
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Highly addictive game that is hard to step away from. If you like indie style games this will be right up your alley.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Just buckle your pants
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Played it, enjoyed it alot, stared at the main title for 10 mintues because I love how it plays.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
The ultimate friendship test.

I failed. 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Played Xbox version LOVED IT!!!!

Played Steam version LOVED IT THE SAME!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I'm a cat, see?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I have one thing to say, and one thing only.

Buckle your pants.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Get ready to clench your butt
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