Armored Core: Nexus PlayStation 2

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
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  1. The baffling story and incredible difficulty are likely to repel all but the most ardent and devoted players. [Sept 2004, p.110]
  2. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    50
    An Armored Core nut's wet dream, if such a deranged breed exists. Otherwise a dull mech-'em-up that lacks thrills and originality. [Aug 2006, p.101]
  3. A novel and refreshing experience that any fan of the series will definitely want to pick up – but if you hate the series, then this probably won’t help much unless your only complaint involves the awkward controls Armored Core is infamous for, as the new control scheme in AC: Nexus really kicks ass and finally makes the game playable for those of us without immensely twitchy fingers.
  4. Competent but uninspired, Armored Core Nexus continues to cater to a dedicated following of PS2 owners that milk its customization features for all they’re worth.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    Once you learn enough to outfit your mech to personal preferences (which quietly becomes addictive) and begin to effectively execute missions, Nexus can suck you in. Not great, but worth it for more patient mech-heads. [Oct 2004, p.102]
  6. 70
    Nexus is a welcome addition to the Armored Core franchise, but for all the upgrades and tweaks that From Software has instituted for this latest version, it seems too little, too late, and too bad. [Nov 2004, p.106]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 16, 2015
    8
    Armored Core Nexus is unfairly criticized by the same things some critics praised Dark Souls for (a game that is also from the sameArmored Core Nexus is unfairly criticized by the same things some critics praised Dark Souls for (a game that is also from the same developer). Steep learning curve and difficult battles are nothing compared to the feeling of satisfaction of building and mastering your own mech. Full Review »
  2. Srth
    Dec 4, 2004
    9
    Great New Control That really helps in aerial combat a pity the game is kinda short wish it were longer and I suggest making a main Character Great New Control That really helps in aerial combat a pity the game is kinda short wish it were longer and I suggest making a main Character next Time with improved story line . Anyway, this game is Great. Full Review »