Gungnir PSP

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2012
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. Aug 13, 2012
    92
    If you're a more casual RPG player, you might want to give Gungnir a pass, but if you are a connoisseur of the SRPG genre, then Gungnir will delight you like few other games will.
  2. Aug 1, 2012
    85
    Gungnir is a fine addition to the Dept. Heaven series of Sting games. It's got enough content to last a good 30+ hours, and offers an immense challenge that even tactical professionals will have a hard time tackling. Coupled with an intriguing story and Atlus' excellent localization, this game definitely shouldn't be missed by PSP owners.
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jun 29, 2012
    80
    Final Fantasy Tactic addicts should almost feel right at home. Almost. [Aug 2012, p.81]
  4. Jul 5, 2012
    79
    If you're an SRPG fan you should not miss Gungnir.

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2012
#1 Most Shared PSP Game of 2012
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 17, 2012
    10
    First impressions: For one, disregard the official 'critic' who wrote that the story does not develop for twelve hours, it develops quiteFirst impressions: For one, disregard the official 'critic' who wrote that the story does not develop for twelve hours, it develops quite fast and with excellent writing within the first hour! All fans of Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics and similar games will immediately feel right at home. I've been playing tactical RPGs since Sega's original Shining Force, and this one is on par with any of the aforementioned games in quality of story and emotional attachment you will develop toward that characters. Graphics are excellent, the combat is intuitive, maps are varied and challenging, yet not overly so, unit upgrades and hiring is fun and well thought out though not ground breaking, and the musical score is beautiful and haunting.

    This game is WELL worth the price tag of $29.99. You will NOT regret it!
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  2. Oct 16, 2012
    3
    Terrible gaming mechanics, and touch of unbalance game-play, and a lack-luster story = Gungnir. The visual presentation is top notch and theTerrible gaming mechanics, and touch of unbalance game-play, and a lack-luster story = Gungnir. The visual presentation is top notch and the music is great, but outside of that, this isn't a good SJRPG at all. A easy pass, and a last disappointing way too return to the psp. Most of the offical critics got it right this time around. Full Review »
  3. Sep 29, 2016
    6
    Awesome initial story, characters and atmosphere.
    But it gets weird after 40% completion or something and there are so many MacGuffins.
    The
    Awesome initial story, characters and atmosphere.
    But it gets weird after 40% completion or something and there are so many MacGuffins.
    The game needs at least 1.5 times longer gameplay time to explain things that got ignored.
    the endings are terribly bad. Maybe the develper planned to make sequels but that never happened.
    Don't bother playing it unless you want to try the unique battle system.
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