…Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise is a pleasant surprise. It sometimes lacks the refinement that you’d expect from a modern release, but the core experience doesn’t suffer in the slightest. Make sure that you don’t overlook it.

Jason Venter Gamespot

Every once in a while there comes a game that is so low radar most don’t even know what it is. This was my initial reaction when e-mailed a code for Kung Fu Strike from 7sixty. I hadn’t heard anything on development because I had gotten no previous press releases but I figured, “Hey what the heck, lets give it a go.” Though I played the game on PC, it’s an XNA game and was designed for 360 and the XBLA. So with full controller support, the game is very appealing. After playing through the game, I realized something – I didn’t even know how fast time was passing while playing it! And that’s when I knew I had one of those rare games on my hand that just gets everything right for what it is.

GamerX Gaming: All The Time

Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise is a throwback to classic martial arts films in every possible way due to it being simple, over-the-top, and just plain fun. On the surface the game may seem rather easy given its colorful presentation, but beneath lays a rather difficult yet fun brawler that rewards patience and skill over endless button smashing. Featuring a decent selection of stages and co-op support, Kung Fu Strike may not be one of the best XBLA games released in 2012, but it’s certainly one whose enjoyment can be appreciated by gamers looking to perform a spinning jump kick while battling warrior monks.

Ian Fisher Shogun Gamer