Mars Matrix Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A blaze of fiendish difficulty and strategic brilliance. You're about to be sorted.
  2. There are so many options to earn -- like new levels, more continues, faster recharge on your special weapons – that you’ll find yourself playing over and over again just to see what’s next.
  3. 85
    If you're one of those gamers that constantly needs a challenge or if you're looking for something that'll test your gaming mettle, Mars Matrix might be up your shooting alley.
  4. The great difficulty is a good challenge to the hardcore shooter fan, and the extras are well worth the effort.
  5. Easily one of the better Dreamcast shooters behind "Gunbird 2" and "Bangai-O." Just be prepared to die. A lot. You'll get better in time.
  6. 80
    Mars Matrix may be REALLY FREAKING HARD, but it’s still a lot of fun. The alternate mode and the shop options will just keep on drawing you back. But if you can ignore the insane difficulty, you won’t regret purchasing a two-dimensional shooter for the Dreamcast.
  7. An excellent effort that no shooter fan should overlook. The gameplay is solid even if it is a little on the difficult side, the graphics are decent, it has excellent replay value, and the overall presentation is top notch.
  8. From start to finish, the game is a non-stop blast-a-thon. If you're a fan of the genre, you won't be disappointed.
  9. It might not look great, but it's pure blasting entertainment.
  10. Old school sadists will love the ongoing screen-filling barrage of enemy fire, but most mortals won't have the persistence needed to finish the game.
  11. It is very hard and probably will only appeal to shooter fans, but it's a solid title through and through.
  12. Its gameplay systems are solid, as are its presentation and production values--it really is the game that Gigawing could have been.
  13. Plenty of depth if that's all you're looking for, but it's weighed down by an engine that would have been deemed outdated several years ago.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Manshoot
    Oct 3, 2003
    Nice twitch action! I can't stop.
  2. Capcom
    Sep 23, 2001
    Oh Yeah Baby!