• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 80
    It's a game that feels like Mega Man X with an environment more akin to a handheld Castlevania title. There's nothing wrong with that. Add in two playable characters, a load of optional collectables, and a great environment, and you got yourself a rock solid game.
  2. Mega Man ZX Advent walks a thin line between challenging and infuriatingly difficult, while bringing along a number of new tricks and improvements for the journey.
  3. While it’s certainly not for everyone, Mega Man ZX Advent offers some of the best 2D shooter action in years.
  4. The old school difficult may turn a lot of gamers off, but the gameplay is solid and the power/appearance assimilation is fun.
  5. Fight some robots, find some secret rooms, and enjoy the evolution of one of the most memorable heroes in gaming. [Nov 2007, p.162]
  6. There's no denying, however, that the platforming feels a little tired and the constant blibbering of the characters is rather trite.
  7. Mega Man ZX Advent tries to outdo the last game in the series, and in doing so actually ends up as a less satisfying experience.
  8. 75
    A revolution in gaming it's not, but it fits comfortably into its fan-oriented niche&and it plays well in the process.
  9. A hugely enjoyable quest that deserves more appreciation in the UK. [May 2008, p.85]
  10. The complete package looks and feels polished - the simple 2D graphics are colorful and manage to cram tiny details into the DS screen, while the controls are as tight as you would expect from a Mega Man game. After all these years, its amazing the formula hasn't strayed too far from the original.
  11. 80
    It fixes the main problem with the original ZX, throws in some other major improvements besides, and keeps everything that almost made ZX a classic to begin with.
  12. Mega Man ZX Advent is a great Mega Man game that inspires memories of former glory while hinting at the possibility of a bright future both for a character that most gamers holds dear and a sweet little system that is more than capable of handling whatever the developers throw at it.
  13. Together with the wonderfully integrated story and action-RPG accoutrements, ZXA is yet another 2D diamond from Capcom. [Nov 2007, p.74]
  14. As devotees will tell you, platform action doesn't get much better than what Mega Man dishes out, and Mega Man ZX Advent lives up to that reputation. [Dec 2007, p.85]
  15. Advent is clearly a step backwards in this regard and this only serves to prolong the stagnating circumstances that the series is currently in. That said, the game is still as much of a blast as the first one was with more forms to assimilate, plenty of crazy boss fights (those who complete Expert Mode deserve much respect), better production values, and an overall smoother ride.
  16. Even with a few notable annoyances, ZX Advent is a fun and addictive action game with plenty of clever level designs and fun abilities.
  17. 80
    Overall, Mega Man ZX Advent reinvents the wheel in a way, but it still spins just as well as it ever has.
  18. A fluid run-jump-fire actioner with something new at every turn. [JPN Import; Oct 2007, p.72]
  19. Mega Man and retro aficionados should apply for ZX Advent.
  20. Throwing in some quality animated scenes and voice acting, on top of two interlocking campaign modes and some fun mini games for two players, makes this one of the better games in the long running franchise.
  21. Advent is a solid entry in one of gaming's longest running franchises, but it doesn't do anything to bring the series to a new generation of gamers.
  22. While the Mega Man series have seen some high points and low points over the last twenty years, Mega Man ZX Advent hits the bullseye. You can't go wrong by purchasing this well crafted title.
  23. The game features a ton of solid gameplay with enough improvements over the original to take note of.
  24. ZX Advent delivers a solid 2D platformer that is difficult to find elsewhere, forcing a players to rely pretty heavily on their skill to see them through. Mega Man fans will have their desire sated.
  25. Excellent gameplay, challenge and visuals. Voice work and story are the only low marks.
  26. Following the steps of old GBA games of the same franchise, it doesn’t offer anything new. But it still manages to be addictive for player who like old fashion games, with a nice 2D and a difficulty level that can lead who to throw your DS against a wall. [March 2008]
  27. 70
    ZX Advent packs an ample challenge that will chase away many of those groomed on easier 2D action games like the recent Castlevanias.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. CarlosOlitan
    Mar 1, 2009
    Great level design. Good Music. Lots of transformations. 2 playable. characters. ZXA is an awesome platformer. Anyone giving it a low ratingGreat level design. Good Music. Lots of transformations. 2 playable. characters. ZXA is an awesome platformer. Anyone giving it a low rating or bad review is considered stupid or just terrible at the game. A game like advent really pushes gamers to the edge on difficulty. An enjoyable game from start to finish. The only flaws are the crappy voice acting and the removal of Model OX which was a great form! Full Review »
  2. 1aurent
    Jan 20, 2008
    Mega Man Advent ZX was a disappointing experience, too easy in the beginning, the last boss is almost impossible. took me 8 hours to go Mega Man Advent ZX was a disappointing experience, too easy in the beginning, the last boss is almost impossible. took me 8 hours to go trough the entire game. the controls felt great and the transforamtions too but these 8 hours aren't worth 40$. Full Review »
  3. YahshuaF.
    Dec 8, 2007
    This is an excellent megaman game and one of the most challenging and entertaining i've seen yet worthy of better platforms.