• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2006
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Capcom goes above and beyond with the new Vile mode, an additional difficulty level, remixed music, a thirty minute animation, and the Mega Man Powered Up demo. Even better, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X carries an MSRP of $29.99, $10 less than most new PSP games.
  2. This is where the PSP begins to run away from the DS. Yeah, I said it. [Feb 2006, p.60]
  3. 90
    It's easily one of the best games available for the PSP, and it might even earn the Blue Bomber a few more fans.
  4. 90
    It's one of the best games in the series - and now one of the best games on the PSP - and this remake has been done with so much love and care that you'll be unable to turn it away.
  5. With wonderful aesthetics, some cool extra features, a budget price-point ($30 or so), and short loading times, Maverick Hunter X is one of the most pleasant experiences on the PSP.
  6. 90
    The voice acting seems a bit too much for the game but suits the game well and adds some character.
  7. Maverick Hunter X is my favourite PSP game thus far and one of the very best games I've ever had the pleasure of playing.
  8. It’s the best platformer on PSP, and the extra features should hit fans where they like to be hit. [Mar 2006, p.89]
  9. 85
    Capcom has taken an extra step in ensuring that this is more than a quick remake with flashier graphics.
  10. Since Capcom gave it a new splash of paint, remixed the music and added a few extras, rookies as well as veterans should appreciate the update.
  11. As a $50 PS2 release, this would have been nearly unacceptable. But 30 for a portable version, that plays as well as this one does, is wonderful. Hopefully the rest of the X games follow.
  12. With the special containers hidden on other levels, new anime cutscenes, and various other additions make this game a worthy purchase for anyone who is a fan of the Mega Man X series.
  13. Newcomers to the series will be instantly drawn to the simple and exciting gameplay that is a staple of Mega Man, while the new features make it a worthwhile rent for veteran fans.
  14. Visually, however, this is completely new, with crisp 3D graphics to modernize the experience and some new anime vignettes to help tell the story. Toss in some cool bonus content and the same great gameplay as the original, and you've got a remake well worth playing.
  15. And even though the graphics look like anime, fans of the original will be relieved that the classic's side-scrolling game play has been left untouched.
  16. 80
    It's a little on the short side, but it's intense, fun and very challenging. The retooled visuals and sound, coupled with truly nifty additions, make Hunter X an engrossing title.
  17. A good game but it lacks replay value. Hardcore gamers could blast through this in a day so they should be advised to rent it.
  18. A reminder of everything that was great about the series, including the superb control and beaming visuals and sound presentation, and it throws in some new goodies to keep fans shooting well into the future.
  19. Mega Man X was a great experience back in the day, and this faithful re-interpretation with a sleek new look is nothing to complain about. [Mar 2006, p.120]
  20. Out of all the releases that have come out in the past few years, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X stands as an example of what every developer should do--actually take advantage of the new hardware and seize the opportunity to add something new. [Mar 2006, p.94]
  21. Even with the apparent technical issues, Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X is still one of the defining games of what PSP gaming should be.
  22. Veteran players can look forward to the challenges of Vile mode, while newbies will discover a faithful remake of one of the best platformers on the SNES. Yeah, $30 sounds about right.
  23. 80
    At $20 less than most PSP games, there isn't a better value on the platform. Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X does the series proud.
  24. What Maverick Hunter X does is provide an intensely enjoyable and expanded alternative version of a classic game, and I suspect a product like this will appeal to two kinds of people. For the old fans, it'll be like an old friend is stopping by to introduce you to his cute sister. For the newbies, it's a great starting point to see what the big deal is.
  25. Irregular Hunter X will satisfy your need for some side-scrolling shooting. The game is exactly the same as the original although with a few changes to keep things fresh. [JPN Import]
  26. A pretty picture to look at and a port of an excellent Super Nintendo action title. On the other hand increased slowdown and its short length will restrict Irregular Hunter X strictly to Mega Man maniacs. [JPN Import]
  27. Adds a surprising amount of fresh content to an old hero. Despite its quirks, this is a satisfying handheld platformer. Mega, indeed.
  28. 75
    Fresh, quality content is something that the PSP needs dearly, and just happens to be something that Maverick Hunter X offers in droves. Lovely.
  29. If you never tried the original, the prospect of replaying entire levels over and over after dying at the boss is probably more than you'll put up with, but fans will appreciate the elegance of Hunter's simplicity. [Mar 2006, p.114]
  30. 70
    While MHX isn't a definitive reinvention of a classic along the lines of "Metroid: Zero Mission," it's a solid re-creation that's been given an exceptional audiovisual upgrade.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    9
    It's very nice to see this updated version of the SNES's Mega Man X. The graphical touches are nice, and everything runs smoothly but theIt's very nice to see this updated version of the SNES's Mega Man X. The graphical touches are nice, and everything runs smoothly but the best part is that some of the hidden items have had their locations switched up so veteran players will have some fresh secrets to discover. This is simple, fun, retro goodness and is a must play for any fans of the Mega Man franchise. Full Review »
  2. MorganG.
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    This game is brilliant in every way. It's by far the best game on PSP, and it is for the PSP what New Super Mario Bros. is for the DS, This game is brilliant in every way. It's by far the best game on PSP, and it is for the PSP what New Super Mario Bros. is for the DS, if not better. Full Review »
  3. Mar 23, 2015
    6
    Its about as good as the title makes sense. Its not quite as good as others in the series. It suffers from enemies that take too many hits.Its about as good as the title makes sense. Its not quite as good as others in the series. It suffers from enemies that take too many hits. The stages aren't very long. The bosses are too hard. You can latch onto walls to make the platforming a little easier. This doesn't make the gameplay good. I think its mostly the level design and enemies that need some balance. It just feels empty playing this type of game. Full Review »