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. May 31, 2012
    70
    Gungnir isn't the most original game out there, but neither is it as bog standard as it first appears. The story is engrossing and the battles skillfully tease the line between challenging and punishing. There's enough going on under the hood to keep arithmeticians happy, without making the game inaccessible to everyone else.
  2. May 31, 2012
    60
    Gungnir takes some chances with the strategy-RPG formula, but many of these design decisions fall flat, and the story offers little of interest until about 12 hours into the game. It's a competent tactical offering, but not a particularly interesting one.
  3. Jul 10, 2012
    68
    It'll scratch the itch of hardcore strategy fans, but there's not a ton to miss by skipping it, either.
  4. Jul 6, 2012
    70
    While Gungnir is in no means a bad game, there isn't anything about it that calls out to be played. The story isn't entirely original, but the lower class uprising setting fits well with the gameplay (as it does with most titles in the genre).
  5. Jun 27, 2012
    55
    If you are still a PSP owner and a strategy fan, Gungnir is almost a must-buy.
  6. Jun 22, 2012
    70
    Overall, this game sits somewhere near the middle of the spectrum. While the story comes off a little bland, and the mechanics are maybe too complex for their own good, neither are off-putting.

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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