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  • Summary: From the collaboration between Housemarque (Resogun, Alienation, Matterfall), and Robotron and Smash TV legendary creator Eugene Jarvis comes Nex Machina, an explosive arcade experience created with competition in mind. Can you survive the mechanical onslaught of hundreds of evil robotsFrom the collaboration between Housemarque (Resogun, Alienation, Matterfall), and Robotron and Smash TV legendary creator Eugene Jarvis comes Nex Machina, an explosive arcade experience created with competition in mind. Can you survive the mechanical onslaught of hundreds of evil robots trying to obliterate any threat? Can you stop them from harvesting oblivious humans? In the vein of cult classics such Resogun and Robotron, Nex Machina is the ultimate top-down voxel shooter where everything can be blown up to pieces. Enter "the zone", become one with the game and pull off the most incredible feats. Packed with opportunities to create your own playstyle, face tough challenges and engage in a ruthlessly competitive environment, Nex Machina is what arcade games deserve to be in the 21th century. [Playstation.com]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Jun 27, 2017
    100
    Played alone or in co-op, played in Arcade mode or one of the more specific mission challenges, Nex Machina is a thrilling masterpiece.
  2. Jun 23, 2017
    93
    Housemarque did it again. With its neon lights, endless action, frantic pace, and amazing soundtrack, Nex Machina is one of the most beautiful surprises of this 2017, and one of the best twin-stick shooters ever made.
  3. 90
    Twin stick shooter purists will love Nex Machina for its fast paced action and incredible presentation, but this is a game that's clearly been designed to keep you coming back for more.
  4. Jul 17, 2017
    90
    This is a love letter to classic twin-stick shooters. With input from one of the kings of the genre in Eugene Jarvis, there was almost no way this could fail. It’s a fast-paced, colourful, and bullet-rich affair that will have you coming back for more again and again.
  5. Games Master UK
    Aug 10, 2017
    88
    A speedy, psychedelic, and utterly addictive arcade experience that perfectly blends retro and modern. [Sept 2017, p.78]
  6. 85
    Eugene Jarvis and Housemarque have come together to create one of the best playing twin-stick shooters ever made. While I do wish there was more content (I can only hope this gets the same amount of support as Resogun did) , there are enough difficulties that I’ll still be learning the intricacies for several months to come.
  7. 70
    Finnish studio Housemarque have produced in Nex Machina another game to sit alongside its well-received titles of Alienation and Resogun, and that showcases the serious pedigree it has built since their start in the early nineties with Stardust. It is a rush of colour that delivers a satisfying experience that’ll steal your calm and let you imagine a future where the robots don’t wipe us all out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    This is one hell of a game it take every thing we play back in the arcade area. It has lots of good nostalgic memories like smash tv or otherThis is one hell of a game it take every thing we play back in the arcade area. It has lots of good nostalgic memories like smash tv or other bullet hell shooter and this take the the cake of glory. Expand
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    10
    Pura adrenalina, un arcade de los de la vieja escuela muy muy frenético con una banda sonora electrónica muy cañera y unos efectos impecables,Pura adrenalina, un arcade de los de la vieja escuela muy muy frenético con una banda sonora electrónica muy cañera y unos efectos impecables, si te gustó Furi / Resogun este es un imprescindible. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2017
    10
    This game is pure arcade goodness. It's fast paced and oh so crispy. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat as you chase that new high score.This game is pure arcade goodness. It's fast paced and oh so crispy. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat as you chase that new high score. It maintains a classic feels while washing your eyes in orgasmic color schemes. A lot of fun. Expand
  4. Jul 1, 2017
    9
    If you loved RESOGUN, you have to get this game. It's a fast-paced shooter with dazzling graphics, tight controls, and a killer soundtrack!If you loved RESOGUN, you have to get this game. It's a fast-paced shooter with dazzling graphics, tight controls, and a killer soundtrack! The arcade campaign is short, but it's GREAT fun - lots of replay value. The developer, Housemarque, has created an outstanding game! My only complaint is that there isn't online co-op play, just local co-op. Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2017
    9
    Nex machina is an incredible game , the action , graphics
    If your a fan of the genre you should definitely buy this game , even people who
    Nex machina is an incredible game , the action , graphics
    If your a fan of the genre you should definitely buy this game , even people who hate the genre , no even people who poop on the genre should play this game
    Honestly this was one of the best experiences i had in 2017
    The reason that I am not giving it a 10 is because its pretty short, I am almost at the end of the game before I knew it( still need to play a little bit)
    Buy this game or else I will buy it for you
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  6. Jun 22, 2017
    9
    Amazing game, brilliant pacing, fantastic graphics and it's as hard as a game like this deserves to be. The lack of online coop in a game likeAmazing game, brilliant pacing, fantastic graphics and it's as hard as a game like this deserves to be. The lack of online coop in a game like this is almost a crime, though! 9/10 (10/10 if it had online coop). Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2017
    4
    A twin stick shooter from the makers of Resogun. It has much of the same graphical style, most of the same game modes, but none of the sameA twin stick shooter from the makers of Resogun. It has much of the same graphical style, most of the same game modes, but none of the same magic.

    Its well made, but rudderless as you fly through a rapid succession of meaningless stages which end with an undecipherable formula and a score that feels empty.

    Like Stardust Ultra or Resogun, i guess you are supposed to continue to replay the 5ish stages for higher scores ---then on more difficult settings for a more intense challenge, but its all so similar and missing a worthwhile end goal.....i just dont get why you would. There is so little opportunity for alternate play styles or strategies, it ends up being an almost identical experience each time.

    There are some achievements called "feats", and some slight customization you can unlock by grinding currency from certain modes.....but again, why? Do you care if your barely visible character has a slightly different highlight shade to his white outfit.

    I was looking forward to this game and preordered it, but after 10 minutes i was bored. I thought i had missed something. I played through each mode more than a couple times, hoping the game would grow on me....it didnt.

    It steals virtually all its enemy and even stage boss mechanics from Resogun, making it feel very derivative.

    In a sentence, Its Resogun without the novelty, PS4 launch limited competition, and charm.

    It will probably be a PS+ game by Xmas....save your money.
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