• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2003
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. The shoddy camera system and somewhat unintuitive controls cause far too many headaches.
  2. Mega Man X7 isn't even properly dubbed in English. I just can't handle that. What's up with such poor translations and acting? The story is so swollen in heady detail that it virtually detaches itself from the actual gameplay.
  3. Everything X7 delivers is quality, although with an unshakable sense of 'been there many times before'.
  4. 75
    The simple lack of camera control during 3D levels, the rather unimaginative level designs, the sometimes annoying lock-on system (that Axl uses) are all factors in the game that simply drag it down.
  5. It's just a mess whenever it thrusts you into confusing fully 3D levels. Here, the ugly, high-contrast backdrops look like a Lite-Brite melting underwater. [Nov 2003, p.186]
  6. Now with Mega Man X7, the first X game to be released on the PS2, the trend continues it terrible decent into crap… and as a Mega Man-Super Fan, this succeeds in making me more depressed.
  7. 40
    But what ultimately tips the scales against Mega Man X7 is the series' continued insistence on being difficult to the point of absurdity. Three lives and no save points other than at the end of long levels just doesn't cut it.
  8. Considering the highly frustrating boss battles and some irritating level designs, Mega Man X7 is likely to only appeal to the Blue Bomber's hardcore fans. [Nov. 2003, p.151]
  9. The Zero series on the GBA trumps X7 with its tightened classic feel. The "Mega Man Legend" series (including Tron Bonne) worked the 3D controls much better. I'm all for change, but it has to come with improvement. The Blue Bomber has bombed out.
  10. Absolutely unacceptable. MMX7 not only fails to be fun, but barely works right.
  11. 58
    Right away, you'll notice that the camera just doesn't work very well.. Promising but poorly designed 3D levels drag down the fun. [Nov. 2003, p.51]
  12. 60
    A huge amount of slowdown, even when there’s little going on, detracts from the overall simple shooting-n-slashing frenzy. A sloppy targeting system and the inability to strafe make the controls more of a pain than painless.
  13. With uninspired level design and a lacking audio presentation, the game has little to offer hardcore fans of the series.
  14. When X7 ventures into new territory and starts tinkering with the tried-and-true Mega Man formula, things start to go wrong.
  15. 40
    By and large it's a boring, scattershot attempt to bring MMX into the new millennium. The original "Mega Man X" is one of my favorite games ever -- and the flaccid 2D sections in this game aren't half as good as any of the levels in the original game. The 3D bits are more compelling, but still substandard.
  16. Not as fun as previous Megaman titles. It feels like a rushed product that was not ready to be in the hands of gamers.
  17. The 2D gameplay hits some bright spots but is hampered by the new, boring 3D sections. There isn't much to keep you playing other than to relive a shred of Mega Man gameplay in 3D.
  18. Mega Man's bread and butter has always been the run-n-gun, and X7 continues that tradition admirably. [Nov 2003, p.84]
  19. 67
    We can only recommend the game to those with an undying patience or a passion for the series. Otherwise, there are plenty of other actioners out there that will provide far more fun than this.
  20. 40
    To make matters worse, there are long loading times in the game. Mega Man X7 is one of those games where the player will be afraid to press the wrong button on the menu screens, because doing so will lead to much waiting and thumb-fiddling.
  21. 50
    If the stylish 3D graphics had been paired with a resolutely 2D game, with further time spent on level design, the end result could have been much greater than the uninspiring package present here. [Japan Import]
  22. Other than the stylish cel-shaded visuals, there's hardly anything new here... Seriously, I haven't seen camera problems this bad since the early days of PS1. [Nov 2003, p.138]
  23. Though the basic Mega Man tenets remain intact - play through level, kill boss, gain new ability - compared to modern games, many of the 3D levels and the accompanying gameplay feel like a freshman effort. [Oct 2003, p.68]
  24. The multiple angles, 3D engine, and stellar visuals in Mega Man X7 do move the series forward, even if gameplay remains the same, which is okay in our book. [Nov 2003, p.41]
  25. Old school fun has never looked better, controlled more awkwardly (the shifting perspectives mess with the character control), sounded more outdated or sold for a fairer price than X7’s.
  26. The game shines graphically. Capcom uses a clever mix of 3D textures and cel shading. The backgrounds are full of vivid colors, the explosions are clear and there are even some neat shadowing effects.
  27. Mega Man X7 is a decent follow-up to the travesty of a game that was Mega Man X6, but it will still come off as a lacking action title for the gamers that have never been interested in the series. Nice try, Capcom.
  28. It does two things badly, when we'd rather it did one thing well.
  29. The added elements like Axel’s powers and the Reploids that need rescuing add something new and entertaining to the mix, but with such a lackluster presentation, most of that effort gets pushed aside by and otherwise bland experience.
  30. If the controls were tighter and the targeting system sharpened up, Mega Man X7 could have been a killer update. As-is, the game is a lethargic has-been.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Mar 10, 2014
    9
    The game is not bad, but the problem is: Is so short, and not have unlocking items like the other megaman X Game's, and capcom can do the controls better than that Full Review »
  2. Jul 24, 2011
    7
    Capcoms fun plat former and classic series do a fine job on giving fans what they wanted, while it isn't as good as some of the previous games it does it well. Updated with Cel shaded graphics, colorful and beautiful is marvelous. The gameplay is the same, simply the old gamma that we have seen in the bomber, in negative views, it's tiresome , i don't know what its the problem in here but it isn't the Mega Man that had the big charm when it came out in 90's . Still, is best setting off with a decent but fun Mega Man. Full Review »