Nexomon

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

64%

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

Clearly a clone of Pokémon, albeit a very well done one. With a large world to discover and hundreds of Nexomon to catch there's plenty to play if your monster breeding thirst is not yet placated.

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6 / 10
Sep 24, 2021

Design gripes aside, Nexomon is a decent Pokémon clone. It's a bit rough around the edges, but if you're hankering for a cheap and cheerful creature-based RPG, it's not a bad pick.

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67 / 100
Sep 17, 2021

Nexomon is a solid Pokémon clone with charming monster designs and technical flaws that lacks the heart of the original.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 2, 2021

Overall Nexomon on Switch is much better served in the sequel Nexomon:Extinction, than in this version. Whilst having its moments of fun and slightly addictive gameplay, it is still at its core a mobile game that's really best enjoyed in smaller 5-10 increments rather than a proper hour or two of normal playtime. It was disappointing to see that no effort was made to update the game from the mobile with the exception of the removal of micro transactions. At £9.99 it is not the most expensive game and would be good for those of you who want to scratch that monster catching itch before the new Pokemon games come out.

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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2021

‎Nexomon brings us the first part of this saga for the first time to consoles, in which we can participate in challenging combats thanks to its tight gameplay, which hooks from the beginning of the game. With a good technical section and an interesting story.‎

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Sep 17, 2021

I hope Nexomon continues to perform well and grow from here. The developers really do have an opportunity to take what they've done across the first two titles and build it into "the alternative Pokémon", especially considering that both Yokai Watch and Dragon Quest Monsters seem to be on the wane. Nexomon isn't quite the game that its (console) predecessor is, but it's still a warm, comfortable, and amusing experience, and while it can be frustrating at times to try and catch all 300+ monsters on offer, they're so ultra-cute that you'll do it - and love it - anyway.

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6 / 10
Oct 15, 2021

For a game in a genre where heavyweights command large legions of fans, Nexomon is simple but its plot works pretty well and there's a wide variety of monsters to catch. At the same time, Nexomon is not original enough to be able to stand up to its more competitive peers, which means that this will mostly appeal to the most dedicated fans of monster capture RPGs.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2021

Nexomon presents itself as an interesting alternative to the Pokémon series, although clearly of inferior quality. The monster capture and battle mechanics will be familiar and almost as fun as the most popular games, with this title featuring some refreshing ideas and a very captivating narrative. The lack of polish in various aspects of the experience clearly impacts in the final overall experience. Still, if it's a Pokémon clone you're looking for, there are very few offers as solid as this one.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

A wonderfully written and scored monster-catching adventure in which you lead a glorious revolution against a tyrannical inhuman ruler bent on mankind’s destruction, where the real power was the friends you made along the way.

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Liked
Oct 2, 2021

I feel there’s nothing wrong when a game copies a popular gaming series, as long as they make it a worthwhile adventure. I feel the developers of Nexomon have done that. The graphics are cute and colourful, the soundtrack reminded me of the Pokémon tunes and it was a nice change to catch a different kind of Mon. Nexomon doesn’t come with all the frills and extras in gameplay that make Pokémon games amazing, but it does bring back challenging battles and a good storyline. The only serious niggle I have is the catching rate combined with the price of Nexotraps.

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