Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Reviews

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2023

'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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2023

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.

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4.5 / 5.0
Sep 9, 2023

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2023

Armored Core 6 is a nice diversion from the Souls games for From Games. The return to modular mechs allows players to experiment with wildly different builds. Sadly, the game feels very unbalanced. It throws very hard bosses at you when you're unprepared and underpowered, while not challenging you enough when you finally reach enough freedom to build an AC to suit your style.

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4.3 / 5.0
Sep 8, 2023

Overall, Armored Core VI is a highly enjoyable game, especially for mecha heads and sci-fi fanatics. While I wish the story got a lot more attention, the game does a great job of reintroducing old fans while not alienating new players.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2023

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a love letter to the entire history of the franchise and elevates the work FromSoftware has done over the past 25 years, delighting veterans and newcomers alike. It's a safe project, in a way, because it keeps much of the gameplay loop of its predecessors intact; however, it manages to improve every aspect of these components, bringing a unique experience like few action games can do today. A great comeback from an IP that should never have been forgotten.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2023

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon is one of From Software's best games. It succeeded in most of its aspects and provided addictive gameplay, fun missions within a beautiful story. It is a good step to expand the horizon of games that the studio produced in the last decade, and I think it fits gamers who loves this Studio and are looking for a game that offers a fun challenge.

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4 / 5
Sep 7, 2023

FromSoftware did not disappoint at revitalizing the Armored Core series with Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, a title that superbly balances the parts and loadout of a fantastic Armored Core game while injecting the studio’s now-well-known specialty.

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Loved
Sep 6, 2023

Fires of Rubicon" doesn't spare players with its difficulty spikes, but its structure and incentives for combat make it one of the most accessible and enjoyable games from a post-Souls FromSoftware.

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Yes
Sep 6, 2023

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is both perfect and not. I don't think it's the best thing FromSoftware has created in the last decade, and yet I feel that one of the studio's greatest achievements was to go for it. I don't consider it the best game of 2023 either, but at the same time I feel it's the GOTY. The sixth installment of this mythical saga is more Armored Core than I expected.

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80 / 100
Sep 6, 2023

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is a captivating mech combat simulation that will engage you with its immensely enjoyable gameplay while also frustrating you with its challenging difficulty and frequent deaths.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2023

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon truly revives the Armored Core series with an experience that is fun, challenging and memorable. If you're looking for a mecha game that can totally impress for around 15-20 hours, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is the right game for you.

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Sep 5, 2023

The game doesn't outstay its welcome, coming in at roughly 15-20 hours, but also offers some extra content for those looking to tackle New Game Plus multiple times. Overall, I'd recommend Armored Core 6 to those looking for an exhilarating fast-paced action game that is supplemented by an engaging metagame of designing the perfect build to adapt to each mission.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2023

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is my introduction to the series, and I’m thoroughly impressed. FromSoft has delivered an ultra-fast-paced and challenging mech combat game. The deep customisation, great replay value, and level design will keep me coming back for more. If you love FromSoft games and like action-packed mech gameplay, then Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a must-play.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2023

Armored Core 6 is a fantastic action title that is demanding and rewarding in equal parts. It encourages players to get creative with their builds by offering endless customization, and an accessible economy system where nothing is really lost. With stunning art direction, and memorable voice acting, FromSoftware has revived its action franchise with an uncompromising entry that feels modern and offers a feature-rich experience with tons of replayability.

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Sep 4, 2023

Armored Core VI is not the usual FromSoftware jazz but it’s still not going to take it easy on you. From its deep layers of customisation, its huge amount of missions and the surprising amount of variety within them, and the wonderful free-flowing, fast-paced movement, this game stands apart as a fresh-start for their forgotten franchise and a throwback to their glory days. Fires of Rubicon is a showcase of a developer at the peak of their powers, able to switch up things to great effect and still manage to deliver a high standard of quality.

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Sep 4, 2023

Armored Core VI keeps kicking my ass and for some reason it continues to bring me back time after time; largely because the mecha-battling action is so good.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2023

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a thrilling experience that blends together destructive mech combat and with deep customisation options in a rewarding manner. Combat feels great and offers plenty of strategic options thanks to the depth offered when putting together your mech build, whilst the missions are perfectly designed to cater for some epic set pieces and battles with your enemies. And sure, there can be a bit of a learning curve (especially when dealing with the tougher boss encounters), but nothing in the game ever feels overwhelming. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is simply a triumphant return for the series – here’s hoping we won’t have to wait another ten years for the next entry…

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2023

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon is another amazing game by From Software that makes controlling these mechs a treat, especially in combat where there's countless options on offer, making the replay value really high although I wish there was more incentive to explore the different areas we come across.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2023

While Armored Core VI’s narrative and level design could have been more progressive, the deep and engrossing gameplay mechanics compensate for those shortcomings, delivering the ultimate mecha combat experience

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