Custom Robo GameCube

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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Get ready to enter a world of hypertech weapons, holosseums, and heavy-barrel battles. Custom Robo puts you in the pilot's seat of a state-of-the-art war machine in the not-too-distant future where crime and justice duke it out in virtual battlegrounds. With the game's powerful, innovativeGet ready to enter a world of hypertech weapons, holosseums, and heavy-barrel battles. Custom Robo puts you in the pilot's seat of a state-of-the-art war machine in the not-too-distant future where crime and justice duke it out in virtual battlegrounds. With the game's powerful, innovative customization, you can construct your robot from the ground up using an arsenal of more than 200 parts and weapons, from guns and bombs to robo models and homing pods. Many weapons are freely available on the market, but some--deadly and highly illegal--can only be acquired in secret robo gambling rooms and from the hands of crime syndicates. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Once story mode is out of the way you will discover a gem of a fighter. You just have to persevere through the story. Don't give up!
  2. 85
    Thanks to the huge amount of customization options, this game offers much more depth of gameplay than what's found in your average fighting game. If only so much tedium wasn't involved in accessing all of it.
  3. The best part of Custom Robo, and the only reason to play through single player, is the level of customization you get with your miniaturized death machine.
  4. 65
    Amusing for short periods of time. But, I was never compelled to play it. Too many things bothered me, like the "RPG" story mode that isn't really an RPG, the implausibility of the storyline, and how little strategy and skill is required to succeed.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Custom Robo makes a great rental. Keep in mind that the longer you spend with it, the less you'll probably like it.
  6. 60
    It's an uneven mix of the flashy, the goofy, the hectic, and the insipid -- that pretty much sums up the Custom Robo experience.
  7. netjak
    22
    This game just bored the life out of me from the second I put it into my GameCube. There are so many problems with Custom Robo that it amazes me that Nintendo was willing to publish it in the first place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. ChrisS.
    May 23, 2004
    10
    For the original pokemon fans who are now far too old, meet your new safe haven. This game has so much depth it's orgasmic.
  2. AJR.
    Dec 19, 2005
    10
    Good game but not addictive when u beat it.
  3. Sep 17, 2015
    10
    Greatest game ever made. The customization and battle mechanics create a unique combat game. At my near adult age, i find myself coming backGreatest game ever made. The customization and battle mechanics create a unique combat game. At my near adult age, i find myself coming back time and time again to custom. After a couple of hours in the story, multiplayer will compare to no other. Excellent and always exciting. Expand
  4. MeD.
    Apr 21, 2004
    9
    Almost unlimited customize options make this game extremly replayable. Playing the excellent multiplayer game is one of the best gaming Almost unlimited customize options make this game extremly replayable. Playing the excellent multiplayer game is one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. Seriously, you must experiance it. Expand
  5. LaughingJack
    May 27, 2004
    8
    Is is honestly possible that this game has received less critical acclaim than Phantasy Star Online III, when Custom Robo is almost Is is honestly possible that this game has received less critical acclaim than Phantasy Star Online III, when Custom Robo is almost certainly: better made, better written and more fun? Custom Robo is truly rapturous, refreshing and rambunctious; a title to be strongle recommended to any of the world's plethora of avid "collect and battle" enthusiasts, whose time and money could not be better spent. Expand
  6. RyanM.
    May 25, 2004
    7
    Starting off, Custom Robo is one of those sleeper hits of the year. Some people knew it was out, and were dying for the first American Starting off, Custom Robo is one of those sleeper hits of the year. Some people knew it was out, and were dying for the first American release. Well, this game does disappoint a bit. My biggest complaint is the character's response. The controls don't respond quickly enough. And when you play a 4 player match it gets confusing to see where you are and what your doing. I also didn't enjoy all the talking and corny storyline. I was pressing the A button repeatedly to hear the dumb Custom Robo storyline then playing the game. Way too much dialogue, throughout the whole thing. But none the less, i managed to sqeeze out a fun enjoyable experience out of Custom Robo. for die hard melee fans. And also, the mechs in this game are the coolest looking things i have ever seen in all my life of looking at mechs. Custom Robo is a fast paced melee fighter with the action and gameplay of a good game, but the stroyline of a crappy game. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2011
    5
    The customization and multiplayer aspects of this game are great, fantastic even! They were easy enough to jump right into, but hard enough toThe customization and multiplayer aspects of this game are great, fantastic even! They were easy enough to jump right into, but hard enough to take time to master. I have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the multiplayer. The REALLY BIG FLAW in this game is that you need to beat one player story mode to unlock all of the parts. I am sorry, but the single player mode was down right awful. The storyline, the adventure, the repetitiveness, everything. My score:
    single-player mode: 3
    multiplayer mode: 8
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#14 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#6 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004