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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
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  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. Even with the apparent technical issues, Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X is still one of the defining games of what PSP gaming should be.
  3. AceGamez
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 30
    With a few adjustments this could have been something special. As is, it's a bland, archaic mess.
  6. 90
    The voice acting seems a bit too much for the game but suits the game well and adds some character.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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. 85
    Capcom has taken an extra step in ensuring that this is more than a quick remake with flashier graphics.
  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. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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]
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Megaman is straightforward and the exact sort of game that works on PSP. Fast and simple, bright and colourful. [PSW]
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 70
    For those faithfully dedicated to Mega Man, such affronts will be perfectly forgivable, but for anyone else Maverick Hunter X proves to be a pretty, if rather pedestrian first outing on Sony's handheld.
  27. Adds a surprising amount of fresh content to an old hero. Despite its quirks, this is a satisfying handheld platformer. Mega, indeed.
  28. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    Mega Man's slow, limited range of movement and attacks make this a frustrating play that never comes close to being fun. [Mar 2006, p.86]
  29. Play Magazine
    This is where the PSP begins to run away from the DS. Yeah, I said it. [Feb 2006, p.60]
  30. PSM Magazine
    It’s the best platformer on PSP, and the extra features should hit fans where they like to be hit. [Mar 2006, p.89]
  31. Game Informer
    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]
  32. 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]
  33. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    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]
  34. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    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]

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#20 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 46
  2. Negative: 4 out of 46
  1. Mar 23, 2015
    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 »
  2. Jan 23, 2014
    Maverick hunter X is a remake of the timeless super nintendo masterpiece mega man X.. Mega maverick hunter X is just like Mega man x except inMaverick hunter X is a remake of the timeless super nintendo masterpiece mega man X.. Mega maverick hunter X is just like Mega man x except in some small changes that i wont spoil ill talk about the obvious ones SPOILER ALERT after u complete the game u can play with Vile which is amazing and makes beating this game with X a manditory goal. it made everything good with mega man x and made it in HD but also made a seperate movie telling a more well developed and thought through story. the only thing that hurt this game is making it portable and hand held. if it sold better and better yet on a home colsole they would have redone x2-x6 which is sad it didn't sell through because i wanted them to fix that mess of a game x6 and see how great they remade the masterpiece mega man x4. bad voice acting and all. WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOOOOOOOOR Full Review »
  3. Apr 28, 2013
    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 »