Micro Machines World Series is ranked in the 11th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Eurogamer
Top Critic
No Recommendation
Jun 30, 2017

Micro Machines' return sits in the shadow of its superior predecessor.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jun 30, 2017

A disappointing homage to the Mega Drive games of yore, that emphasises all the wrong elements in terms of both gameplay and game modes.

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5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

There's something genuinely charming and interesting to Micro Machines World Series, but whatever that is quickly drowns in repetitive tedium. Bolting Overwatch's sensibilities onto a game like this is a novel idea but Codemasters never leans far enough in any one direction. As a result, this feels like a shell of a few different possibilities -- none of them ever making good on their individual promise.

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60 / 100
Jun 30, 2017

Micromachines World Series tries to replicate the fun of classic games. 12 player online mode is not enough to compensate the absence of a career mode, the technical failures and some online design problems (such as the lobby system and menus).

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6 / 10
Jun 30, 2017

Mixing the old with the new, it's clear that Codemasters have tried to bring Micro Machines up to date in World Series. While there's plenty of charm to the classic racing and elimination mode, I feel they could have gone even further with the ideas in Battle mode and the variety of vehicles and weapons that it contains, bringing these back to the classic modes.

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7 / 10
Jul 3, 2017

A failed effort to revive an old franchise that doesn't do anything particularly wrong but not delivering a compelling single player campaing.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

The appeal of the Micro Machines franchise is lowered down by the lack of a championship mode and the few cars and tracks available. Everyone who was, after so many years, waiting for a great new game of the saga, will be left disappointed.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2017

This isn't a bad game, but there are some omissions that have been with the series forever which are strangely missing.

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Jul 12, 2017

Micro Machines World Series is a poorly conceived installment in the generally likable Micro Machines series.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2017

World Series has tons of potential. It controls well, has some really great ideas, and even has an addicting formula that would keep players coming back for more. The issue is that this game lives and breathes by the player based and right out the gate, there's no one to play with forcing players to then play with the AI which is just not fun at all.

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3 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2017

Codemasters had good intentions with the latest instalment of Micro Machines, but their decision to concentrate on the Battle Modes instead of refining the racing aspect of the game will ultimately cost them in the long run. As a result, World Series has ended up being a ‘jack of all trades' game. Rather than perfecting one aspect it attempts to cover everything, ruining the game in the process. If you are craving the true Micro Machines experience, try booting up one of the older games instead.

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64 / 100
Jul 5, 2017

Micro Machines World Series simply doesn't offer enough to players to keep them invested beyond playing it as a party game.

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Jul 5, 2017

If you're interested in preserving the shiny aura that surrounds the brand name, don't play Micro Machines World Series.

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5 / 10
Jul 3, 2017

World Series is a hollow shell of a Micro Machines game. Codemasters has focused on an undercooked Battle mode and online play to the detriment of the core racing. The local multiplayer is when the game is at its most enjoyable, and zipping around the colourful courses in miniature cars remains a fun novelty. However, some glaring omissions and the small number of tracks and cars means you probably won't stick around for long, and no amount of loot boxes will change that.

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4.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2017

Unfortunately, Micro Machines World Series has been forced into a corner where its eSports nature, buggy online play, and less than half features of the content of its non-licensed predecessor makes this a hard purchase.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

Micro Machines World Series is a funny pastime and it represents the perfect opportunity for younger players to discover a wonderful, historical franchise.

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5 / 10
Jul 5, 2017

Micro Machines World Series succeeds in some areas, as the controls has been nicely revamped and the Elimination mode works fine and is fun... But for the rest, this game lacks so much content (modes, challenges...) we couldn't believe it!

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4.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

It looks nice, and it's fun to play for a short while - but it's such a pallid production that it just feels like a shadow of the game it could have been. Micro Machines deserves better.

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4.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2017

Codemasters is typically a developer that prioritizes polish, so it's especially jarring to see Micro Machines World Series lacking features and decent online play. The matchmaking is currently a mess, ranked play is currently inaccessible for many, and there's no semblance of a campaign to keep players busy while the online is being worked on. It's too bad since there are moments of fun sprinkled within the frustrating online sessions, but more often than not I walked away unsatisfied. This could get fixed into a solid game, but players should be cautious until an overhaul occurs.

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Jul 3, 2017

Talk about a squandered opportunity. There's nothing much wrong with the graphics or the rough-and-tumble arcade racing, but the new Micro Machines hasn't got the single-player mode to pull players in or the multiplayer content required to keep them there. There's a sorry sense of ‘will this do?' about World Series. While the nostalgia factor is high, the rest is a letdown.

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