• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2005
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 38
  2. Negative: 15 out of 38
  1. If you want to be technical about it, Nano Breaker really isn’t all that bad; it’s just uninspired and trite, un-compelling and absolutely average. It’s another hum-ho action title that won’t likely entertain unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past five years.
  2. 45
    It's utterly mystifying how such a poorly strung together title that represents nearly every incorrect gameplay choice for the last two decades could release on this generation of consoles from such a highly regarded development team.
  3. Simply put this is a bad game. Scratch that, it's horrible. To think that some of the talent working on the Castlevania series (including producer Koji Igarashi) actually had a hand in this isn't just scary, it's successfully put into question how well the next Castlevania may turn out.
  4. The environments are flaccid, the gameplay tepid and the overall product is just plain limp.
  5. Combo moves and minor upgrades notwithstanding, Konami has done little more than create a mediocre "Double Dragon" rip-off populated with epilepsy-triggering robots.
  6. The battling becomes tiring quickly and Jake's jumping ability is pathetic (which is not good, considering the game sometimes throws you platform styled jump challenges.)
  7. Unfortunately, Nanobreaker's badly-positioned save points and miserly-supplied health pick-ups made the experience more frustrating than entertaining.
  8. 40
    Clearly an experimental game that, through a combination of laziness and sometimes punishing difficulty, is actually capable of really pissing just about everyone off.
  9. It just really isn't that fun to play, and the over-splatter effect makes "Mortal Kombat" look like a Pico product. Avoid it like the black plague.
  10. But now having finished the game in a few short hours, less than five more specifically, and considering how mind-numbingly boring those hours were, I can say without caution that NanoBreaker is one of the worst games I have played in quite a while.
  11. It's one of those games that seems to be actively trying to bore or frustrate you at every turn, and it's so charmless and poorly designed that it makes you wonder whether it was just that nobody had the heart to say anything.
  12. 30
    Leave this lying on whatever crummy shelf or bargain bin you manage to stumble across it and don't look back. Life is simply too short to bother playing a game as non-entertaining as Nano Breaker.
  13. Associating this garbage with "Castlevania" is insulting to that game's fine legacy.
  14. Between NanoBreaker and "Lament of Innocence," I remain absolutely unconvinced that there is any hope for the KCET studio to develop a playable, enjoyable 3-D action game.
  15. It can be difficult, but usually this difficulty stems from horrible camera angles, slow animations, and ill-positioned save points.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 26, 2014
    8
    i really liked the game yeah it have some issues like the camera and at some points it gets really difficulty and unfair but idk i just lovei really liked the game yeah it have some issues like the camera and at some points it gets really difficulty and unfair but idk i just love it call it guilty pleasure but i just love and i still play it when i got the time. Full Review »
  2. AlexanderT.
    Mar 5, 2005
    10
    This game is great. There is no reason to compare it to DMC. This title is an action adventure with a good quest. DMC is an action game This game is great. There is no reason to compare it to DMC. This title is an action adventure with a good quest. DMC is an action game broken into chapters and with a custom combo system. This game's combo system is well made and each weapon is used well on different enemies. I have had more fun on this game than any of the DMCs. Full Review »
  3. EdisonJr
    Feb 13, 2005
    7
    Por ser um jogo da Konami, deixou a desejar.