• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2007

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
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  1. 52
    More of the same? No thanks.
  2. Despite various minor improvements, Mega Man Star Force isn't significantly different than the GBA Battle Network games.
  3. 60
    We have to admit to being a bit disappointed at how similar Star Force is to the Battle Network games. We were hoping that Capcom would take this opportunity to reboot the series into something fresh. Instead, we have more of a sidestep than a step forward.
  4. Hardcore Gamer
    This is a sixth sequel in spin-off's clothing, with added cumbersome gameplay elements. [Sept 2007, p.67]
  5. AceGamez
    Mega Man Star Force Leo is the proverbial Yin/Yang. The combat - the true essence of Mega Man - is engaging and complex if you want it to be, and can best be described with one word: fun. The battle cards, albeit contrived, add a nice flavor to the game and building your deck to suit your style is quick and easy. But the other side, the story and accompanying cut scenes, have the ability to rip you right out of the game to look for something else to play.
  6. Mega Man Star Force, despite all the changes they have made to the Battle Network formula, still feels, plays, and looks like its ancestor.
  7. If you’ve grown weary with the formula that Capcom has regurgitated on a yearly basis, Star Force just isn’t nourishing enough.
  8. 60
    Mega Man Starforce is far from a bad RPG. It's just doesn't do anything that hasn't been done better before.
  9. Still, overall it offers an enjoyable plot combined with a good battle system and interesting characters, making this latest Mega Man game a welcome addition to the saga not just for fans, but also for those wanting their first taste of the Blue Bomber.
  10. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Here's hoping that Megaman gets back to his roots in the near future. [Jan 2008, p.82]
  11. Nintendo Gamer
    A strong action RPG title that, due to a meticulous and inflexible storyline, is sadly at times as impenetrable as a remake of "Van Helsing" cast by the Goons from "Popeye." [JPN Import]
  12. In a nutshell, Mega Man Star Force is an okay game, but it's just too much like the Battle Network games to really warrant a purchase. The story is all over the place, the graphics and sound look virtually unchanged, and the attempt at making a new battle system just seems a bit lazy.
  13. With Star Force, Capcom had a great chance to really reimagine the Battle Network series and take it to new heights. Instead, they only added a few minor tweaks.
  14. The problem with Megaman Starforce Leo, besides having an unnecessarily bulky title, is that it tries to be too many things and fails to be any of them.
  15. 50
    Eventually, even the card element wears a bit thin. For a title that has 20th Anniversary plastered over the front cover, Starforce isn't so much a celebration as it is a remembrance.

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
#65 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    Leo is the 2nd best of the star force series but this rpg isn't so repetitive cause it is like the 3rd or second installment or the first.Leo is the 2nd best of the star force series but this rpg isn't so repetitive cause it is like the 3rd or second installment or the first. This rpg is very memorable. Full Review »
  2. KyleL.
    Aug 12, 2007
    If you enjoyed the Battle Network series, you'll love this game.
  3. PedroY.
    Aug 12, 2007
    The best one yet complicted in some parts of the game but best so far.