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  • Summary: Microbot is a an arcade shooter for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jan 21, 2011
    For those after a fresh twist on a near-expired genre, MicroBot offers enough action to get your heart pumping.
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    This is yet another quality downloadable shooter that deserves both your money and your love.
  3. Jan 10, 2011
    MicroBot's baseline gameplay isn't revolutionary, but for an arcade shooter, it's not bad. Might be worth a trip just for the aesthetics, depending on how much like the genre.
  4. Jan 6, 2011
    A few neat elements help keep this tepid dual-stick shooter afloat.
  5. Feb 2, 2011
    Microbot's interesting premise, setting, and mechanics are undermined by several issues that cause the game to be more of a tedious chore than an enjoyable experience.
  6. Feb 20, 2011
    Stick with PixelJunk Shooter instead. [Issue#202, p.97]
  7. Jan 7, 2011
    MicroBot is a technically accomplished but sterile experience. As the game settles into a rut, its stylistic strengths lose more and more ground to the sluggish combat, uninspiring upgrades and repetitive stages.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 23, 2011
    This game really deserves more love. It's a steal right now at 400 points, and I think the reviews have been overly harsh. Microbot is a clever top down dual stick shooter that isn't perfect, but has great moments. It has a very relaxing quality that is punctuated by intense fighting. The graphics are really well done too. The upgrade system is also great and adds depth for those who like grinding for loot. Give it a chance, it definitely feels like a game made in a short amount of time, but there is some interesting stuff here sprinkled throughout. For the price, you have to try. Expand