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Nex Machina

Jun 20, 2017 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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8 / 10
PC Gamer
89 / 100
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
9 / 10
9.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Nex Machina

Despite the frustrations its upgrade system often caused me, I had a good time navigating Nex Machina's array of twin-stick shooter challenges. The appealing art, energetic soundtrack, and pixel-perfect gamepad controls made me own every failure and look forward to whatever might come next. Arena mode seems to be where most of the lifespan on this one will come from, and I look forward to seeing people who are better than me at it pull off some crazy runs to climb the rankings. Nex Machina is not for the faint of heart, but a recipe to delight those looking for an attractive, arcadey challenge to overcome.

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Slight in form, but deep and consistently satisfying. Nex Machina is a gem of a shooter.

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Housemarque has just made the game of its career.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The spiritual sequel to Robotron becomes the definitive dual-stick shooter, and one of the best arcade games of the modern era.

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One of the most challenging and rewarding twin stick shooters ever made

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The spirit of Robotron lives again in Housemarque's brilliant and blistering Nex Machina.

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It takes a special type of high-score game for me to want to actually stick with it and start rivalries on the leaderboards. Pac-Man Championship Edition was one such game. Trials HD was another. Now, Nex Machina is my new obsession.

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Nex Machina is the pinnacle of all things Housemarque, with concepts and ideas that have been refined over many games in their purest form. That's both its strength and its weakness, as there is nothing you haven't seen before in one of their previous games. If you are a fan of the Finnish developer's game, this is still an essential purchase, but if you're a newcomer, this is the best place to join the party.

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