Metal Slug XX PSP

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Even though Metal Slug has not evolved, it is a still a fun game, but game design changes would definitely be welcomed in the inevitable Metal Slug 8.
  2. I expect only hardcores and nostalgic gamers to truly enjoy the game. Everyone else will probably play it a handful of times and set it aside.
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    The same fast, tough, silly run-and-gun you'll find in nearly every other Slug. [Apr 2010, p.79]
  4. 70
    I can't really recommend Metal Slug XX if you're not already an established fan of the franchise, and in all honesty, I have a bit of trouble recommending it if you've already purchased Metal Slug 7.
  5. The campaign is super-short (clocking in at a little under an hour from start to finish), but this is a game that is meant to be played over and over again. Just don't expect much in the way of innovation.
  6. Metal Slug XX does a good job of offering safe, predictable Metal Slug action while suffering from not doing anything special to make it stand out in this series.
  7. The game plays just like side-scrollers of old and doesn't really apologize for not trying to do anything innovative.
  8. If you're a Metal Slug fan/PSP owner who hasn't had a way to play this entry in the series before, XX is worth checking out. It's a tough recommendation for everyone else.
  9. Metal Slug XX is a textbook entry to the series. The familiar terrain is nice, but it may leave some unsatisfied.
  10. For players who've never had the chance to partake of Metal Slug's particular brand of madness or for those hopelessly devoted to the series, Metal Slug XX will certainly be worth the time invested. For those (like myself) who may still have feelings for the Slugs but can't deny having been there and done that, there's not much reason to sign up for another tour of duty.
  11. Metal Slug XX does not entertain as the past chapters. Without a brilliant level design, the SNK classic is just an old school scrolling shooter suitable for old time fans.
  12. It's too hard for its own good in places, making it far too easy to just exasperatedly credit-feed to see the end, but with a ridiculous amount of practice and ninja skills almost everything is (probably) survivable. Even with all that, though, Metal Slug XX is merely decent enough in its way and little more.
  13. There's about as little to legitimately rave about as there is to complain about. Metal Slug XX is a formulaic romp that should remind people who have ever played any other game in the series of every other Metal Slug game they've ever played. No risks were taken, no innovative ideas were uttered, and no minds were blown,. That said, it's still a fun time.
  14. The complete lack of innovation will kill this brand. Consider buying only if you can't live without your daily metal slug fix.
  15. As elaborated as it can be, Metal Slug XX hardly stands out from the previous episodes of the saga, because of the lack of this sense of madness that made us ride some cyber-mammoths once.
  16. Exactly the same we've been playing for the last fourteen years. The Metal Slug series really need some innovation as soon as possible.
  17. 60
    It lacks precision controls and Game Sharing, but this shoot-em-up still brings plenty to the table. If you're a fan, don't hesitate.
  18. The great graphics and expressive characters aren't enough to make this two year old port worth $20!
  19. The game is almost universally unforgiving and doesn't seem to want to let the player ease into its world and actually learn. Rather, Metal Slug XX prefers to pummel you with a difficulty that's more unfair than it is legitimately challenging.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#23 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 9, 2016
    9
    A solid entry into the series. The levels are very well designed, while they require some memorisation, they still leave enough room for someA solid entry into the series. The levels are very well designed, while they require some memorisation, they still leave enough room for some improvisation. Besides the standard arcade mode. The game also offers the combat school mode. Combat School consists of a set of challenges a player may undertake to improve his skills at the game and while doing so earn some rewards and unlockables. Full Review »
  2. May 2, 2016
    7
    I can't believe this is rated so low. This is an excellent PSP game and an Excellent Metal Slug game. Thank you Atlus you never disappoint me.I can't believe this is rated so low. This is an excellent PSP game and an Excellent Metal Slug game. Thank you Atlus you never disappoint me.

    This game my not have any of the modifiers made popular in metal slug 2 and X but it has a few throwbacks to older games and a lot of characters, better level designs, better missions in combat school, better difficulty balancing and overall it's just a better game than it's Metal Slug 7 for DS counterpart. It does feel like it is missing something however, which makes it feel a bit standard for a metal slug game, but i still consider it above average. Even the 99 cents DLC character didn't get under my skin, i was happy to throw more money at this game because Atlus did an excellent job handling it and i hope they are involved with more metal slug titles in the future.

    If you haven't played 7 or played 7 and were disappointed with how much of a steaming pile of **** it was, you'll like this. Honestly one of the best games i have played on PSP to date.

    Also small shout out for not having painful loadtimes despite not utilizing data install, nice job there.
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  3. Oct 20, 2013
    6
    Metal Slug XX is a decent game, the gameplay is the same as The Metal Slug Anthology. The graphics are a little improved. The game feels tooMetal Slug XX is a decent game, the gameplay is the same as The Metal Slug Anthology. The graphics are a little improved. The game feels too easy and its also to short. Their are 6 playable characters and 7 playable missions, but the design of the levels feels like they rushed them and in return they made an okay game, it could've been much better. Full Review »