Mega Man Battle Network

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2001
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. If you like Megaman, RPGs, Action, or Adventure games in the slightest, I highly recommend it.
  2. There's a lot more gameplay in MMBN than in most GBA games combined. Strategy/RPG fans will surely love it, and I think most other gamers will, too.
  3. 85
    Though its not the classic Mega Man we all know and love, it is a very good design with very little to dislike...other than the fact that this isn't a "true" Mega Man game.
  4. 84
    All in all, combat is very easy to learn, but difficult to master -- and yet very satisfying.
  5. If there's something that might hold you back from enjoying the game, it's the lighthearted and somewhat goofy story. However, the game doesn't take itself too seriously, so neither should you.
  6. Although the game features a lot of action sequences, it’s really an RPG at heart. However, what makes this game unique is the battle system. It combines a turn based fighting system with a real time one. Did that make sense to anyone?
  7. While the gameplay of Mega Man Battle Network is excellent, what fascinated me most was the world in which the game took place.
  8. This radical departure adds a level of depth to the series as a whole - MM fans should pick it up out of loyalty - anyone who's not a hardcore fan should let this one settle back into the big blue.
  9. 70
    Where Mega Man Battle Network fails is that it can too often venture into the realms of monotony with a relatively unexciting setting that may be a bit too ingrained by Pokemon culture to stand out.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    As much as I like the action-oriented battle system, random enemy encounters are far too frequent. [Feb 2002, p.172]

Awards & Rankings

24
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#6 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
9
#9 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    8
    Battle Network is a great rpg and has great gameplay and is memorable. The game doesn't get to repetitive, and the game is a bit annoying butBattle Network is a great rpg and has great gameplay and is memorable. The game doesn't get to repetitive, and the game is a bit annoying but overall this game is great! Full Review »
  2. Jun 19, 2012
    8
    This is a very good game; I highly recommend it. Although it's not as fleshed out as Battle Networks 2 or 3 it is still a very uniqueThis is a very good game; I highly recommend it. Although it's not as fleshed out as Battle Networks 2 or 3 it is still a very unique stand-alone title that will have you occupied for hours of your time. However I must mark it down afew notches because it seems like it's missing a lot which the sequels addressed; most notably a "run" command. Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2012
    8
    The game that started it all. Was a great game.