Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. 57
    The racing portion of the game takes a backseat to combat, which is problem in and of itself, but both aspects lack refinement.
  2. If you can make it past IGPX's terrible presentation and steep learning curve, you just might find an inexplicably satisfying mech-combat racing game.
  3. Though I like the concept and general idea, for a racing game, IGPX doesn’t move very fast.
  4. There are gobs of customization options for each of your squad (and lord knows you'll need 'em), but there's not much variety to the goings on, and the whole Grand Prix affair won't take you much more than 8 hours or so. Multiplayer offers some extended usage, but not enough to keep it a long-term rotation.
  5. For a game that is part racing and part fighting, the fact that the only real racing is the last ten seconds of each “race” really is a downer.
  6. At the end of the Saturday morning, I think IGPX will please its younger fans, although it makes some mistakes along the way that may keep discerning gamers at bay. [Oct. 2006, p.59]
  7. I see a repetitive game without enough options to justify even a rental, let alone a pricey purchase. Robots deserve much better treatment than this game provides, particularly those rare racing robots.
  8. Tons of potentials here, but spoiled by overly simplistic controls and horribly sluggish frame rates.
  9. While IGPX isn't quite as shallow as previous anime offerings from Namco Bandai, only hardcore fans of the series will find themselves playing much past a few hours. [Oct. 2006, p.83]
  10. It's not easy to make a good combat racer, even with all the mechs in the world, as this game so sorely points out. [Nov. 2006, p.80]
  11. An odd combination of racing and combat that really doesn't satisfy fans of either genre.
  12. IGPX never ascends above the label of a quick and dirty fan-service. It has its place, certainly, but that place probably isn’t anywhere near your PS2.
  13. If you're looking for a racing game where robots punch each other you might be hard pressed to do better. There are better looking and more detailed mech sims, but the fast pace and fun might win you over.
  14. Obviously, there's nothing really new here. Although you have arms which you can use to punch out other robots and slam their heads' into the track as you drive, it's not very interesting as a fighting title. It also can't compare to the carnage in other violent racing games, such as one of the Burnout titles.

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