Milanoir Reviews

Milanoir is ranked in the 8th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
75%
Sep 28, 2018

Milanoir is a fun, and gritty take on the 1970s showcased in Italian crime movies, and the game does a great job at presenting this on Nintendo Switch. The gameplay is solid and entertaining, there's a nice variety of stages, and the minimalist character design has allowed the team to distill the movie stereotypes down to their essence. Be sure to check it out!

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B-
Aug 1, 2018

Overall, Milanoir is a very fun title.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

Hardboiled and undercooked, the story and tone of Milanoir are dead on target, but the shooting doesn't quite hold up against the tough difficulty.

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4 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

Milanoir captures the essence of 70's gangster films well, but it's all style and no substance. The writing is juvenile, the difficulty ramp is ridiculous, and the persistent glitches sour the whole experience. If you're someone who seeks accomplishment in conquering an absolutely brutal challenge, you might find some enjoyment here. Otherwise, there isn't a whole lot else to get out of this game.

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4 / 10
Jun 26, 2018

Milanoir is a twin stick shooter that offers a nice atmosphere, but it suffers from gameplay and difficulty issues that make him very frustrating.

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Olly Smith
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2018

Despite hitting a lot of the same notes, Milanoir is not the Hotline Miami successor many were expecting. The game has a lot of style, enough for its 6-8 hour campaign to keep you engaged, but it is hidden underneath a layer of extreme frustration brought to light by its technical issues and extreme difficulty curve.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2018

Milanoir has the potential to be a grat game on the Nintendo Switch, but the aiming mechanics aren't fit for the system, and consistently get in the way. Its revenge plot is also just way to dark and without any redemptive qualities.

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5 / 10
Jun 14, 2018

For fans of cult-classic crime cinema, there are enough fun sequences sprinkled throughout to get a kick out of. However, Milanoir doesn’t provide enough polish in its gameplay to really let these moments shine through.

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redakcja
Top Critic
4 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2018

Wasted potential. An action game where the most important parts are flawed. It's a shame, because the atmosphere of Milan and gangster movies are delicious like Italian spaghetti sauce.

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65 / 100
Jun 8, 2018

Milanoir is a amalgam of 1970's exploitation cinema and 1980's video games that captures all the grit and violence of the former and the difficulty and frustration of the latter. The story is well written and the game flows between different action sequences and cinematic breaks that keep both gameplay and the story fresh. There are some issues with hit detection and death animations that will frustrate you at times, but the game rewards you for getting through each sequence and makes it worth the effort.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

So all things considered, I had a pretty great experience with his game. The gameplay can get somewhat repetitive and there are some things here and there which can play to Milanoir’s strengths… But also it’s weaknesses. The fun characters of Milanoir and their interactions with each other, the fun and dumb world established in this game, and the environments explored is what made it for me.

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2.9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2018

If Milanoir were a Tarantino film, it would be Death Proof; a self-indulgent exercise in tedium that would make most people who experience it want their money back.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2018

An interesting shooter that reminds italian noir with some Tarantino's ideas. A good indie, but some unnecessary difficulty spikes ruin the overall flow.

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8 / 10
Jun 6, 2018

Milanoir is a fun game with a decent 1970s style story and a gritty pixel art style that fits the narrative. There's a lot of attention to detail in this one, and you'll feel as if each area you visit comes alive. The Mature nature of the game, with its violence, language and some scenes of a… different nature, means this one is not for everyone, but if you're over the age of 17, then you can take this one for a spin on PlayStation 4 to unwind after a long day.

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Jun 5, 2018

Aggressively unpleasant and a chore to play, Milanoir is a bloody dud of a tale. A slick visual style is the only positive to take away from this lousy slog of a game.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2018

An excellent game filled with all the things to love about video games. Cool characters, great music, sweet story, and graphics that fit the game perfectly. It’s just too bad that the difficulty spike absolutely killed the experience for me. I don’t rage quit very many games, but when I do… a controller usually dies a horrifying and disturbing death. Don’t worry. No controllers were harmed in the process of this review.

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4 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2018

Milanoir may look the part, but it certainly doesn't play like it thanks to finicky controls and a cheap difficulty.

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Jun 4, 2018

Milanoir is not the longest game, but that breakneck pacing is so high octane that it can become draining. Unfortunately, it's not a game that's easy to pick up and put down at will, because it's a little confusing as to when it's actually saving the action.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2018

While Milanoir offers up something very different on Switch, and manages to avoid repeating itself too much, the overall unevenness of the experience can be hard not to be frustrated by. Some sequences play well, and will give you some push back, but others can prove to be maddening and seem to only get cleared through an element of luck on top of your skills. If you’re determined to you’ll get through it but for mere casual fans without a patch it will probably aggravate more than entertain.

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7.7 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

It's a Fagazy!

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