Nex Machina

Rating Summary

Based on 85 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 85 critic reviews
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89 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

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

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2017

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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Essential
Jun 20, 2017

Housemarque has just made the game of its career.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jun 20, 2017

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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9.3 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2017

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

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9 / 10
Jun 21, 2017

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

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

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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Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com

Top Critic

80 / 100
Jul 10, 2017

An arcade with a great old school flavour. Its playability and audio-visual experience don't disappoint if you look for a simple, direct experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2017

Housemarque's most recent game is the perfect mixture between frenetic gameplay and tactical action, making it highly addictive.

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9 / 10
Jun 19, 2017

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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