Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    Polished from its first pixel to its last, this FPS will show the way of multiplayer action for years to come. [Issue #240]
  2. Mar 13, 2014
    100
    Even with all the distractions surrounding its release, like Microsoft’s cloud power, platform exclusivity, always-online servers, and the drama of Respawn’s split with Activision, Titanfall has managed to deliver. It may not be the next-gen benchmark that marketing execs would have you believe, but it’s something better: a tight and engrossing multiplayer shooter that offers fresh experiences in an increasingly tired genre. Press E to embark.
  3. After a long period of time, the FPS genre has come back to its roots. Respawn created an experience that will be played for years to come. Titanfall is the game that will change the rules of FPS game design.
  4. Mar 12, 2014
    93
    Respawn took a chance with Titanfall, embracing what it knew best with a multiplayer-only experience and pushing the envelope with its imaginative twists on classic competitive play. The result feels like a new breed of multiplayer that is inviting to established shooter players, but also compelling for people intrigued by everything from the free-running to the giant robotic titans.
  5. Jun 28, 2014
    90
    I was waiting for a game that would blow me away and break the oligopoly of Battlefield and Call of Duty. Here it is. Titanfall shows that online shooting does not have to be confined to contemporary battlegrounds. [05/2014, p.42]
  6. May 4, 2014
    90
    Forget the throwaway campaign and embrace the faster-paced style of gameplay and movement... and the big freakin' robots. [June 2014, p.68]
  7. Apr 11, 2014
    90
    There is a lot of content in the main multiplayer of Titanfall. The capacity and ability of each player to approach each round and game mode in multiple is noteworthy. And the symbiosis between the pilot and the Titan is made with remarkable, where there is a real reason for the presence of each. The condiments are all here, varied game modes that are accompanied by a capable gameplay.
  8. Mar 21, 2014
    90
    A creative, innovative and at the same time familiar action game that make its rivals feel ancient. Instead of spending the budget on great graphics and expensive production values, Respawn Entertainment has invested in making an interesting and unique action game. While the campaign mode is more of a nice idea than a well-executed one, the online mode is a window to intuitive, engaging and varied entertainment.
  9. Mar 20, 2014
    90
    Titanfall is supposed to be the first next-gen FPS. Though this might not be the case, its awesome parkour mechanics, the titan-scale battles with the Titans and the stellar online matchmaking system conduct an undeniably super enjoyable and addicting FPS experience.
  10. Mar 19, 2014
    90
    Titanfall is a great multiplayer experience, with lots of variety, both in how you move around, the challenges that drive you forward and the multiple, exciting ways to dispatch your enemies.
  11. Mar 18, 2014
    90
    And that’s maybe Titanfall’s biggest, and most forgivable flaw: it looks less interesting and novel than it actually is. It’s such a fresh take on the military shooter, splitting the difference between the more deliberate pace of games like Battlefield and Call of Duty and the kinetic excitement of games like Tribes or even Counter-Strike. It just takes a while to see that, because Titanfall’s presentation is so conservative.
  12. Mar 18, 2014
    90
    Respawn created a game that's easily on equal footing with the big-name established franchises, while breathing new impulses into the genre.
  13. Mar 16, 2014
    90
    The leveling and unlocks that accompany them, the variety of well-designed maps and game modes, the paper-rock-scissors balance of man vs. robot combat and overall polish that is present throughout this online only multiplayer shooter make it great fun to play. Period. Buckle up Pilot. Prepare for Titanfall!
  14. Mar 14, 2014
    90
    The PC version boasts sharper visual effects and higher resolutions, as you might expect, and both control schemes (mouse/keyboard and Xbox 360 controller) work flawlessly.)
  15. Mar 14, 2014
    89
    A few things hold it back from being a complete success, but these can largely be overlooked in favor of all the things the game does right. Never before has a game made four words fill me with such excitement and anticipation. "Pilot, prepare for Titanfall."
  16. Mar 14, 2014
    89
    It’s surprisingly lacking many accoutrements we’ve come to expect in a multiplayer shooter, but it nevertheless unites its elements in a cohesive, approachable way. Titanfall earns a seat at the table with the genre’s entrenched powerhouses.
  17. Mar 18, 2014
    86
    The most exciting multiplayer shooter in recent years, held back from greatness by its questionable staying power.
  18. May 11, 2014
    85
    Titanfall is a highly entertaining online shooter, but it's a bit light on content for a full priced game. You quickly start to realize that Titanfall could desperately use more maps, more unlockables, more upgrades and more customization. [Apr 2014]
  19. Mar 14, 2014
    85
    Titanfall isn't perfect from the technical side, but it definitely is from the gameplay and fun sides. Respawn Entertainment have created something much more than just "Call of Duty with mechs". The basis seems very similar, but on top of it there's a game that steps above and beyond well-known standards and gives much more satisfaction (even while noticing all the minor issues). I hope, that Titanfall will stay in the FPS major league for a long time to com.
  20. Mar 17, 2014
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  21. Mar 17, 2014
    81
    The game has obviously been lovingly crafted by a team of developers who live for online multiplayer and they have pretty much got everything right. But at some point someone should have pointed out that a large portion of the gaming audience also like single player and playing just for fun.
  22. May 14, 2014
    80
    In the mind-boggling question that tortures world's biggest gaming studios (how to refresh the competitive FPS genre), Respawn answers by taking the Call of Duty core, enhancing it with elements from various sources and franchises (Mech games, Crysis , Tribes, Mirror's Edge etc.) and forging it in the Old School mold (Quake/Unreal Tournament) . Titanfall does not innovate. It manages, however, to leave a fresh taste by balancing nicely all components of its gameplay.
  23. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    An excellent multiplayer shooter that steps upon a new ground with its infantry and robotic battle approach. To be flawless, however, it needs to be smoothed down and touched with the final brush-stroke.
  24. Apr 4, 2014
    80
    The flag bearer for a new generation of shooters, finally giving players a different way to shoot the living hell out of each other and doing so in the most enjoyable way imaginable. The shortage of content might be a tough sell for some, but if you’ve grown tired of this current shooter rut then Titanfall is the perfect game to make you fall in love with the genre all over again.
  25. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    If you want a complete reboot of the multiplayer shooter genre, you won’t find it here...But if you want a fast-paced, frenetic shooter with a set of mechanics that mesh surprisingly well; a strong David vs Goliath vibe; and a ridiculously polished experience? If you want a really good multiplayer shooter – and that’s coming from someone who generally gets bored with most after a few days? If you want a game with a design ethos that isn’t focused on just aping what’s already there, and – while not revolutionary – shakes things up enough that it feels wholly unique? If you want these things, Pilot, then prepare for Titanfall.
  26. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    Titanfall comes recommended, surely, and when it’s on, it’s really on. Players will keep coming back for those great, high-intensity moments, but for how long isn’t yet clear.
  27. Mar 14, 2014
    80
    On the PC, the game scales to fit a lot of different configurations, so you can essentially buy your way out of the console version's performance issues. On a proper machine, the textures look great and the smooth frame rate really goes a long way.
  28. Mar 24, 2014
    75
    Spectacular, loud, bare-bones – that’s Titanfall for you. Respawn wanted it to become popular so bad that they went overboard and cut off too much meat.
  29. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    A lot of fun, but perhaps a little too polished. [May 2014, p.54]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1631 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 11, 2014
    4
    First of all let me state that Titanfall is mechanically and conceptually a brilliant and exhilirating game. It's responsive and fun to play,First of all let me state that Titanfall is mechanically and conceptually a brilliant and exhilirating game. It's responsive and fun to play, and adds a lot to the FPS genre from the perspective of game design, and for that all credit where it is due.

    The issue is that for a 60$ title the lack of content that comes upon release is unjustifiable. There are free to play shooters that give more content than Titanfall does, and this makes the price an instant refund for me, as while I enjoy the game immensely it is not worth the price and I do not want to encourage such prices on products that are not worth it from a content perspective.

    This took it from an 8 to a 6 for me, two other aspects about the game bothered me, the first and most important being the lack of something new from a game mode perspectve, and general generic design of said game modes and weapons (appart from attrition and the smart pistol) Respawn could have leapt forward but it feels like much of what they did was playing it safe.

    The last and less important point are the visuals, while they are of course not very important it shocks me that infinity wards most talented are incapable of working on anything else than an outdated and simplistic engine that is definately showing its age. Wether graphics are important or no after near a decade of use its time to put that old thing to rest, and use newer engines enabling more divergent and complex gameplay, as well as visual fidelity.
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  2. Mar 11, 2014
    10
    This game has taken me back to the magic days of first discovering Halo:CE...the thrill of competition and a really good multiplayer game. IThis game has taken me back to the magic days of first discovering Halo:CE...the thrill of competition and a really good multiplayer game. I haven't really enjoyed an FPS online since Modern Warfare 2. The thrills and fun this game brings are just great.

    Are the graphics the best? Nope. Is there a storyline? Not really. Are there a zillion million weapons? No. Is there an insane amount of fun that leaves me shaking after basically every round from adrenaline? You bet. It takes me back to a simpler time when we weren't worried about all the stigma the FPS genre has around it these days; back to just running around like mad and shooting things.

    If you are looking for an in depth, story-driven game, this isn't for you. However, if you are looking for a fun way to kill a few hours and not even realize it...pick it up!
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  3. Mar 11, 2014
    4
    "Wow", I hear you exclaim, "this game is expensive!". That would be correct. "It must have an epic singleplayer campaign!", you conclude. That"Wow", I hear you exclaim, "this game is expensive!". That would be correct. "It must have an epic singleplayer campaign!", you conclude. That would be incorrect; the game has no singleplayer content whatsoever. "Oh... ok, so it's a multiplayer shooter; it must have a ton of maps, right?". Nope. No more than other online shooters with singleplayer campaigns. "What? Well then they must be epic, ultra detailed maps with gorgeous graphics!". Couldn't be more wrong. "Huh... surely the game must have a gazillion guns to compensate for this. Surely!". Wrong again, and stop calling me Shirley. "So what exactly does this game have? Wait, it is a game, right?". It has mechs. And parkour. Oh, and Artificial Idiocy units that players even more idiotic than them can mistake for players and think they're MLG pros when they clean up a whole room filled with them. But yes, it's a game which is even somewhat enjoyable for an hour or so.

    Origin Great Game Guarantee: use it.
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