Manticore: Galaxy on Fire

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

79 / 100
May 4, 2018

With spectacular action, great controls and a lot of emphasis on the story, Manticore: Galaxy on Fire is the best option for those who are looking to bring space battles anywhere on the Nintendo Switch.

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7.2 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2018

A fun experience full of space battles and a good plot for an experience that feels long enough on its genre.

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ZTGD

Top Critic

4.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2018

If you've been waiting for a quality game to fill that void until Star Fox makes a return on the Switch, you best keep waiting.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2018

Manticore is a fun and simple space combat game that feels unfortunately marred by a genre that still doesn't understand its audience.

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7.4 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2018

If you like these kinds of games it's still worth checking out.

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62 / 100
Apr 19, 2018

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire is an enjoyable third-person space combat game set in a well thought out universe, pitting you as the newest member of a mercenary team investigating a horrifying event.

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8 / 10
Apr 23, 2018

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire is an outstanding example of mobile-to-Switch done right. A gorgeous looking, content-heavy slice of space shooting action with a deep plot, set in a lore filled universe that has taken years to mature during a decade since the Galaxy on Fire series premiered in the mobile market. True that just like the games of old within this genre, this remains niche and will possibly only tickle the fancy of a very specific target audience with the whole Switch owner population. If you happen to be one of these individuals, jump right in and be prepared for some great space antics ahead, hunting down alien criminals we are very sure were named by the developer's cats running wild in their keyboards. Plus on top of it all: It is an exceptional tease and proof-of-concept for the up and coming conversion of EverSpace to the Switch. See you, space cowboys.

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58 / 100
Apr 24, 2018

Visually impressive, but contentless, soulless spaceballing without pretension, which is only suitable for short sessions between two stops.

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4 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2018

If you are itching for a new space shooter on Switch, you may be able to squeeze a bit of enjoyment out of Manticore – Galaxy on Fire, but you are probably just better to wait until Everspace or a new Star Fox comes to the system. If the game still interests you, it's probably best to just check it out on mobile, where it is available for free. While I do see the potential in bringing mobile games over to consoles like the Switch and improving upon them, Manticore – Galaxy on Fire's mobile origins still hold it back in too many areas to make it a proper example of what can be done with that transition.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

Manticore: Galaxy On Fire offers great on the go play, beautiful scenery and fun customization options. While there isn't much variety throughout the adventure it's still a big step up from it's mobile predecessors.

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