Custom Robo GameCube
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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 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
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. Custom Robo makes a great rental. Keep in mind that the longer you spend with it, the less you'll probably like it.
  6. 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. 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: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. JeremyH.
    Aug 7, 2004
    10
    yeah i have a few like i would like to say this game is the funnest robot game i have ever played and i really think that it would be a yeah i have a few like i would like to say this game is the funnest robot game i have ever played and i really think that it would be a tragedy to not see another sequel to the game but to spice up the second sequel they could put co-op in story mode and maybe even get to were you can build and customize your very own holoseums and even get to choose the color of the guns and booster pods and also give us a wider variety of colors. Expand
  2. AJR.
    Dec 19, 2005
    10
    Good game but not addictive when u beat it.
  3. SonicFan93
    Aug 10, 2006
    10
    This is an awesome game.Sure better than mario.
  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. Jeffbighead
    May 13, 2004
    8
    This games gameplay is a little weak but it compared to the great gameplay of sonic battle. The graphics are awesome and the sound is so This games gameplay is a little weak but it compared to the great gameplay of sonic battle. The graphics are awesome and the sound is so clear you can here your robots feet clang along the ground even while your friends are blowing stuff up and making a lot of noise. I wish this game would have less talking and more fighting, and the story is kind of dumb, but in a way it is realistic, the way the people do the battles is kind of gay, because the mechs are only a couple inches high, and the whole holloseum stuff is dumb, i thought there was gonna be destruction all over the place. But this game is still good. Multiplayer is fun but the customizing makes it kind of complicated. So when you are gonna play with a friend make sure you know what guns your gonna use. So over I gave this game an 8 as you already know, but i still wish it were a little better. Also the mechs look cooler than mega man could ever be, and if they ever got in a fight, Ray 01 would kick his ass. 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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