Daemon X Machina

Rating Summary

Based on 101 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 101 critic reviews
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PC Gamer

Top Critic

73 / 100
Feb 19, 2020

Marvelous's mechfest looks beautiful and plays like a dream on PC, but it's held back by repetitive action.

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Recommended
Sep 11, 2019

A stomping, stylish mech game that's classy and clumsy in equal measure.

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IGN

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

A gorgeous throwback hampered by uninspired mission design and over-indulgent storytelling.

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6 / 10
Sep 13, 2019

The combat is a lot of fun and the visuals are dynamic and exciting, but repetitive missions and dire storytelling ruin what is otherwise a mechanically superior giant robot game.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

An easy skip, even if you like mecha-infused action

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7 / 10
Sep 13, 2019

Nintendo Switch gets a mech game with depth in both combat and worldbuilding.

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Unscored
Sep 17, 2019

I wanted to like Daemon X Machina, but as I played, I kept wondering how much more fun it might have been if the developers had zeroed in on some of the more enjoyable elements instead of providing so many customization options and wrapping everything in such a convoluted story.

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Feb 18, 2020

If you love mecha and miss Armored Core as I do, Daemon x Machina is the game for you. It has some narrative issues, but the tight gameplay will keep you wanting more.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Despite that, the sum total of my experience with Daemon X Machina is positive. The combat is amazing, the game is bright and colorful, the framerate mostly holds up in either docked or handheld mode, and the hangar is great to tinker around in, checking out all the different configurations of my mech. That's what I'm going to remember out of all of this, which is safe for me to say because most everything else in this game is pretty forgettable.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Without reaching excellence, Daemon X Machina remains a breath of fresh air for Nintendo Switch.

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9 / 10
Sep 11, 2019

Daemon X Machina sets the bar for robot action games. The addictive mecha fighting is almost flawless, but it's complemented by so many other incredible parts to the game. There's a rich, unique world filled with incredible and memorable characters, endless and addictive customisation, gorgeous visuals and a jaw-dropping soundtrack. Daemon X Machina rarely stumbles, and even when it did, I still couldn't help but be impressed by this amazing new experience.

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78 / 100
Sep 11, 2019

Daemon X Machina allows us to create our own giant robots, select between multiple weapons and engage in frantic combat with other pilots and enemy creatures... but the control scheme is complicated and missions feel too similar.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

If you like to play with nicely designed mecha packed full of weapons and destroy all kinds of robotic enemies, then Daemon X Machina does a good job letting you do just that. So ignore the more casual players out there and try this out, as this is a proper mecha game.

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6 / 10
Feb 13, 2020

If you’re a fan of the mech games of yesteryear, then Daemon X Machina is a nice trip down a road packed with nostalgia. Just don’t expect a trip without any potholes, sharp turns, or dead ends—because this adventure is absolutely loaded with them.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Despite what Nintendo has tried to sold us, Daemon x Machina is a low budget game that have potential, but its lack of ambition is the reason for not being succesful.

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IGN Italy
Biagio "Shinx" Etna

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Daemon X Machina is fun, fast, with surgical controls, an extraordinary sense of growth and a huge customization of every aspect of the game. Not to mention the galvanizing and powerful sound; however, on the scale we also have sufficient graphics, albeit stylistically refined, and a style of play that requires so much dedication to be fully appreciated.

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Sep 23, 2019

Mecha genre fans will find a lot to love in Daemon X Machina, but those hoping for more mainstream appeal might want to stay away. The game features an overabundance of options, mechanics, and customizations that will give it longevity, but only if you clear the initial hurdle set in front of you.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Daemon X Machina is a fun and frenetic mecha game with a hell of a lot going on. It occasionally gets too busy for its own good, but competently out-Anthems Anthem in terms of gameplay.

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85 / 100
Feb 13, 2020

Daemon X Machina has found its home on PC. The game looks and runs beautifully, and is surprisingly well optimized. This is the best version of a great game, don't miss out on it.

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80 / 100
Sep 20, 2019

Daemon X Machina is a great mech action game in a genre that has pretty much disappeared. The combat and customization options are first rate and I never got bored with experimenting with different weaponry. This really is like a mecha anime, and it's one I highly recommend, even if it isn't as great as it could be.

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