Mega Man 9 PlayStation 3

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. A title to please fans, retrogamers and players in search of a real challenge, but most new generation gamers will find it difficult to bond with this game.
  2. Games Master UK
    70
    This is bound to find a hardcore following, but it's frustratingly tough. [Dec 2008, p.84]
  3. PSM3 Magazine UK
    69
    If you can survive the near-vertical difficulty curve, Mega Man 9 is an entertaining blast from the past. [Dec 2008, p.86]
  4. All this said Mega Man 9 has a lot going for it. It isn’t terrifically expensive but you can have hours of fun with it, trying to master the stages and the Robot Masters.
  5. Edge Magazine
    60
    Mega Man 9 might try to fit in the ‘retro cool’ category, but really it’s just retro: and that’s much less of a safe bet than Space Invaders T-shirts and Pac-Man keyrings. [Dec 2008, p.94]
  6. Really, though, there’s nothing wrong with the game itself, and it will appeal greatly to the legions of longtime fans. The franchise has always been difficult, and dying a lot has always been a part of getting through the games. Yet ultimately, Mega Man 9 is so difficult that it gives newcomers very little reason to pick it up.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    Great stuff for masochists who think progress ended with 8-bit gaming - not so much if you're looking to have fun. [Dec 2008, p.121]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    4
    OMG! I have so much power! Barelyu anyone's reviewd this! Okay MM9.... i've played you so many times. But, you go out of your way to makeOMG! I have so much power! Barelyu anyone's reviewd this! Okay MM9.... i've played you so many times. But, you go out of your way to make people hate you. And you deserved to be hated. Thank you for a few hours of kinda-fun. Un thankyou for creating a game, on purpose, that I couldn't progress. You should've been MM10 and give me a mode that at least let's me play the game., That game get's a 9. Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2010
    5
    It was great that mega man returned old school but that doesn't give it an excuse that the story had to be so dull and repetitive. The musicIt was great that mega man returned old school but that doesn't give it an excuse that the story had to be so dull and repetitive. The music and the stages were great but there was limited game options. It wasted 4 hours of my life and I haven't even finished it yet. I would've gave it 7 if it came with the warning: THIS GAME CAN BE EXTREMELY BORING! YOU CAN ONLY PLAY THIS GAME IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LIFE! Full Review »
  3. OddA
    Jul 23, 2009
    10
    This is has all that is needed to make a great game.
    Gameplay = 10/10
    Story = 9/10 (Classic Megaman story, Love it!) Graphics = 10/10 (They
    This is has all that is needed to make a great game.
    Gameplay = 10/10
    Story = 9/10 (Classic Megaman story, Love it!)
    Graphics = 10/10 (They managed to do EXACTLY what they were aiming for)
    Replayability = 9/10 (10/10 compared to other MM games, 8/10 compared to modern games)
    The little bonus =
    Nr. 1. It's a Megaman game! (FINALLY)
    Nr. 2. Who did NOT take something around your arm and pretend it was a gun when you were a kid? WHO? No one, that's who. This game let's you use that fantasy to save the world!!
    Full Review »