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  • Summary: Pacific Rim is an all-new action fighting game inspired by the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures film from acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Piloting weaponized robots known as Jaegers, Earth’s defenders must train their jockeys from rookie to ace in a Story Mode or challenge themselves to last as long as they can against waves of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, in Survival Mode. Do you have the skill to survive these battles? Time is short—so start building your lethal combat skills and weapons today or the world will pay the price! Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    80
    It may resemble a boxing match between Optimus Prime and Godzilla, but so what? Robots fighting monsters is a pretty big deal for any video game, especially when it’s done right. There’s nothing too fancy about this title, but that doesn’t detract from its overall effectiveness.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    70
    While Pacific Rim hardly has anything original to offer in terms of gameplay, it is more fun than most licensed fare these days. Plus, it's not every day you get to fight with colossal creatures and robots while you're riding to Grandma's house. Give it a look.
  3. Jul 15, 2013
    60
    Big robots beating the mess out of big monsters... if there isn't much more to the movie than that, and you don't mind much more to Pacific Rim the game, either, then this might be for you. But if you want something that you can put a little more of yourself into, then you might want to just keep on looking.
  4. Jul 14, 2013
    45
    Pacific Rim The Videogame is far away to Guillermo Del Toro's movie. Not spectacular, not frantic, This fighting game has limited and simplistic mechanics and it's poor in content, too.
  5. Jul 16, 2013
    40
    Pacific Rim is just another 'grab the cash and run' film tie-in. Sure, there is some fun to be had smashing Kaiju about the head but the lackluster controls, mind-numbing repetitiveness, and evil IAP system make this one movie tie-in game that should have well and truly been left on the cutting room floor.
  6. Jul 16, 2013
    40
    Pacific Rim is almost a decent Infinity Blade clone, but the lack of balance and odd spikes in difficulty make it hard to recommend.
  7. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    Stay away from this game and go see the movie instead. Even if it is the worst film of the summer, it would still be Citizen Kane compared to its video game counterpart.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 16, 2013
    8
    The mobile game Pacific Rim follows the same storylines, characters, and events of the movie. AppsGoer has the best insight on this game, as far as I see. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2013
    2
    Well how should I start this off. It is basically... a reskined/ copy and paste of Infinity Blade. THAT'S IT! It is just an average game which can be quite fun but it wears off quickly with it's cheap A.I, average graphic presentation and etc. I do love the fact that you can play as robots fighting monsters! That is actually a cool idea... however... this IOS game is a wasted opportunity and it could have been much more! This is just another example of a lazy COPY AND PASTE movie licensed game. Very disappointing! Expand