Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Reviews
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is a solid effort from FromSoftware. The problem is, we’ve come to expect a lot more than “solid” from this company. It does most things right and performs like a dream, but there’s an unmistakable sense that FromSoftware considered it less important than, say, Elden Ring and Bloodborne.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon marks the triumphant return of what was once FromSoftware's flagship series. Only a studio such as this could make a niche mech action game appealing to a huge audience. While I may have some nitpicks, almost everything I would want out of an Armored Core game is present here. Armored Core VI is easily one of the best action games I've had the pleasure of experiencing this year and is further proof that FromSoftware is one of the best game studios around.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a very good case of an action title, with a solid script, incredible battles, a terribly stable technical field and levels of customization that confirm that everyone can find their own way of playing and enjoy it.
Review in Greek | Read full review
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is an absolutely thrilling game, providing a hefty amount of challenge and the tools needed to grow and overcome any threats. Take up this call from Handler Walter – he’s got a new job for you.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon easily has some of the series’ best highs, and is a proper return to form for the franchise.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a delightful adventure that will embrace and immerse even first-time mecha players into its universe.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON is a great mech combat game that boasts a surprisingly moody atmosphere while offering one of the most rewarding customisation components in all of gaming. So, definitely play it if you love tough combat and plenty of explosions.
Armored Core 6’s short missions, lack of an open world, and difficulty may not be for everyone. However, from my perspective, it was difficult to find anything negative to say about it. As someone who loves compact experiences with excellent gameplay, Armored Core checked all the right boxes. Not to mention the surprisingly compelling story. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon gets a 9.5 out of 10.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon marks the grand return of a saga that had been missing for way too long. A faithful episode to its predecessors but, at the same time, more modern and accessible, even if some difficulty balancing problems can make it frustrating for newbies. It remains, however, recommended both to historical fans and to those who want to approach the series for the first time.
Review in Italian | Read full review
When I think back on my time with Armored Core VI, I can’t help but think about my fondness for the voices over the radio. The way Rusty was so cool when he showed up to help bail my ass out. Or the progression of Carla calling me a tourist. Then all the arguments and shared triumphs with real world friends over which bosses were too hard and which weapons were too cheesy. The way we share this game with one another. From Software manages to make connections in small, delicate internal ways, and also big messy explosive ones that I don’t think they can possibly plan for.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is the kind of experience that fans of the mecha genre have wanted for some time.
FromSoftware games are an event and this one is no exception. Great fun, chaotic until tamed and thoroughly moreish. You'll find a lot to like if you're into high-quality action.
From Software returns to the Armored Core saga with an effective and entertaining sixth chapter. Its combat system is dynamic and satisfying, while the narrative leaves something to be desired as it lacks bite. Regardless, it remains a must-have title for all mecha fans and is considered an excellent action game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Flying through the skies of Rubicon and immersing myself in the fantasy of piloting a giant, all-powerful mech that I created was a thrilling adventure.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon strays from the recent FromSoftware formula to deliver an amplified exploration of its long-dormant mech series. Intense action and deep customization more than make up for its daunting opening hours and nebulous story.
Armored Core VI revives an old series and takes it to brand new heights, creating an addictive gameplay loop that will keep me playing to NG++ and beyond.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a good and enjoyable game for fans of the mecha genre, which offers challenging and memorable boss fights. But unfortunately, it is not able to improve or change some of the outdated mechanics and directions.
Review in Persian | Read full review
'Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon' is a top, high-class game. It sticks to its roots and does things a little differently than most contemporary games. The game is definitely not for everyone, but promises maximum enjoyment for those it appeals to.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
Despite having an entirely different gameplay setup and sci-fi setting, Armored Core 6 is a Fromsoftware title through and through. The intricate mecha combat mechanics and challenging boss fights make for an incredible experience. Though there are some missed opportunities in terms of the graphics and story beats, it’s easy to proclaim that Armored Core VI is the best game in the long-running franchise.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a game you can check off your list in a manageable timeframe, a nod to the simpler times of gaming. It’s a reminder that sometimes, you don’t need vast open worlds or endless quests to have a blast.