• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Mega Man the side-scroller – a classic. Mega Man Battle Network – a good RPG. Mix the two together – a slow-paced, awkward Mega Man title that doesn't live up to the series' name.
  2. Something of a departure, sure, but it's nothing new. Falling awkwardly between action and strategy, it's unlikely to satisfy anyone other than rabidly obsessive fans of the character.
  3. Combines some of the best elements of past games but still fails to deliver what should be a near-perfect gaming experience. It's like a stew that just doesn't blend.
  4. 40
    A huge step backwards for the series.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    Loved it. It's a very good blend of traditional 2D megaman with RPG style elements. In terms of difficulty, it was just right. punishing some times, but nothing "Nintendo hard". More bosses and Chips would have been nice. Definitely recommended! Full Review »
  2. MatthewD
    Jan 16, 2010
    Although somewhat frustrating in the beginning, if you can stick with it past Gutsman, you will find an amazing blend of 2D platforming with the psuedo-turn-based-RPG elements from the Battle Network series. I just wish they had used the English dub voices from the anime instead of sticking with the Japanese voices that I can't understand. Full Review »
  3. GioD
    Mar 3, 2008
    This was, in my opinion, such a fantastic and perfect blend of old school side scrolling MegaMan with the Battle Network system. Arika couldnt have given me a better MegaMan game. Network Transmission updates EVERYTHING about classic MegaMan, great side scrolling levels, great cel shaded graphics, fun weapon chips to use, and one of the best music soundtracks of ANY MegaMan game (thier insanely catchy). A good word to the wise though, the game is EXTREMELY HARD, probably the hardest MegaMan game to have come out in the entire MegaMan series ( yes even the X series). But overall i enjoyed the game tremendously from beginning to end. My 3rd favorite MegaMan game ever, which is only next to MegaMan 8 and MegaMan X Full Review »