Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Oct 19, 2012
    46
    In theory Mugen Souls offers everything fans of tactical adventures crave for. But in the end the humor seems too forced, the tactics are as superficial as the story.
  2. Dec 17, 2012
    40
    The absolute lowest point in this gen's lunatic JRPG precedent thus far. [Jan 2013, p.80]
  3. Oct 18, 2012
    40
    Mugen Souls has interesting ideas, but they are badly implemented, causing the game to include too much unwanted junk.
  4. Oct 12, 2012
    39
    I got every joke in Mugen Souls, I just didn't find any of them terribly funny. Whether your tastes align more with the East or the West, poor game design is still poor game design.
  5. Unless you enjoy dressing-up games or cluster headaches, run for your life, and don't look back. [Dec 2012, p.117]
  6. 25
    There is a saying that sometimes less is more and this is something that should have been on every computer screen during development. It feels as if Mugen Souls was never fully finished and to try and cover this up, the player was handed a multitude of gameplay mechanics that unfortunately do nothing to add to the overall value of the game.
  7. Oct 11, 2012
    20
    All in all, Mugen Souls turns out to be an incredibly frustrating game with some good ideas that quickly get lost in the grind.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 26, 2012
    10
    This game really have some new interesting elements and is funny + erotic (like the most games of Compile Heart)

    recommend++ for everyone
    who have a good taste for video games and espeically for JRPG Fans! Full Review »
  2. Mar 10, 2013
    8
    This game is a lot of fun. I do understand why a lot of people don't like it. This game clearly follows the Disgaea tree of gaming. There are a million things to do and million game mechanics. It is crazy overwhelming and that is why those of us who like it really like it. If you are a Disgaea fan I think you will like it. It does take away the grid based system and adds a circle of movement for each characters turn which is a little disappointing but I still really enjoy it. A lot of your favorite game mechanics are still there, some of the good one are gone, and a bunch of new both good and not so good are added. Full Review »
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    7
    A very quirky and fun JRPG. It feels like Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 with a dash of Disgaea. Some of the mechanics can get a little tedious, but being a game in a genre that doesn't have a large selection on current generation consoles, it is a nice addition to the collection. It is definitely a niche title, so it's recommend for players with a certain taste for JRPGs and other anime related media.

    Pros: Battle system is fun, dialogue is humorous, character customization, overall feel, plenty of things to do, music is catchy.
    Cons: Moe Kill in battles can get old pretty fast, loading screens are abundant, looks slightly outdated, it can get tedious at times.
    Full Review »