Percentile Rank

Mechstermination Force is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

Each boss is uniquely designed, and realized with an outstanding degree of care and attention. From the moment you boot Mechstermination Force, it is immediately fun, and that fun never stops. This is a gameplay loop distilled to its purest form, and it is an absolute joy.

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Screen Rant
Apr 4, 2019

Though the difficulty may be a deterrent to some, Mechstermination Force's terrific core mechanics make trying (and dying) worth the effort.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 4, 2019

If you're a fan of run and gun games like Contra or Metal Slug, Mechstermination Force really captures the essence of how tough those titles were, while pairing it with a modern look and a wild penchant for mech design. There's no easy mode.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 4, 2019

If you enjoyed Gunman Clive, this is a great expansion on the concept and well worth investigating.

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Video Chums
Apr 14, 2019

Run 'n' gun fans who are intrigued with the idea of a collection of thrilling boss fights need to play Mechstermination Force.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2019

Mechstermination Force is enjoyably challenging, reasonably cheap, and mildly humorous. That makes it a success in my book.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Apr 4, 2019

Mechstermination Force is a pretty fun game, but it’s definitely not easy – so if you’re easily deterred from frustrating challenges, be warned.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

If you're a fan of boss rush then you already know what you're in for with Mechstermination Force. The difficulty is punishing, but the feeling of accomplishment after each victory makes it all worthwhile. Well, mostly.

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Climbing and destroying a massive robot is exciting, but the basic gameplay falters too often for a game that requires such precision

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 5, 2019

An enjoyable companion piece to Cuphead, but despite some fantastic enemy designs the single-mindedness and lack of visual variety doesn't have quite the same charm.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 3, 2019

Silky gameplay, bright graphics, and stellar MegaMech encounters make it required playing for fans of run-and-gun action.

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Fintendo
Apr 3, 2019

"Giant MegaMan boss fights without platforming."

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

Mechstermination Force has solid gameplay and plenty of heart. It knows exactly what kind of game it wants to be, and it manages to stick the landing when it comes to addictive gameplay and rewarding progression.

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2019

Overall, Mechstermination Force is a pretty good title for the Switch. I wish it had full levels like games had in the '90s. It would feel like a much fuller game, and I think people would have a lot more fun. For the very low price of $11.99 USD, you can't go wrong with the purchase of this game. Just be sure all you want to do is play against bosses. Other than that, have lots of fun with this game.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

Fun, creative, and challenging boss battles dampened by outdated controls. Frustrating fun.

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GameSkinny
Apr 5, 2019

When it works, Mechstermination Force is an enjoyable experience, but those moments are marred by some faulty design and monotonous grinding.

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