20XX Image
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: 20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe. 20XX also features full co-op. Play with a friend on the couch or over20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe. 20XX also features full co-op. Play with a friend on the couch or over the internet. 20XX supports 1-2 players locally or online. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 9, 2018
    90
    Despite how hard this game is, that isn’t a mark against it – very much the opposite in fact. Megaman games have always been incredibly challenging and anything that tries to give the same feel as those needs to be just as difficult. 20XX does an incredible job of balancing this given its roguelike nature. It’s a worthy successor to any of the old games, it is the game that Megaman fans have been waiting for, and quite simply it does what it does spectacularly.
  2. 90
    If you decide to pick up 20XX—you’re going to have a bad time. You’re going to die, you’re going to be frustrated, maybe even throw your controller in a fit of rage. If you’re anything like me, you will find small instances of inspiration and confidence to pick up your pad once again and jump back into the fray.
  3. Aug 2, 2018
    90
    20XX is a fantastic title and shows that the classic formula of Mega Man games still works. Stop reading and go play it now!
  4. Jul 9, 2018
    80
    Playing 20XX has an addictive rhythm to everything. You dive into the level, find loot like upgrades and currency bolts, kill bosses to take their weapons, and keep pushing until you die. After dying we’d often suffer from that 'just one more run' itch that’s so common in roguelikes and the formula fits an action platformer like 20XX perfectly. The procedural engine does a good job of mixing things up, but after a while you can start to see a little repetition, but that’s easily overshadowed by the sheer variety and amount of upgrades and customisation.
  5. Jul 20, 2018
    75
    20XX is going to make things very difficult for us. A remarkable roguelike with an aroma of Mega Man that seems a copy but that is a tribute to a whole way of making and understanding those kinds of video games.
  6. Jul 9, 2018
    72
    There’s a lot of fun be had here, a great challenge for those looking for a new retro-style platformer like this to take on, but 20XX never truly finds that “retro” charm. Instead, it’s a new idea pretending to be a retro experience, and the more astute players out there will be able to sniff it right out.
  7. Jul 14, 2018
    65
    20XX is a game that controls nicely and surely felt needed and relevant back when it hit Early Access in 2014, but just winds up feeling underwhelming.

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 15, 2018
    9
    20XX is the perfect indie love letter to the Mega Man X franchise, while showing its indie roots with a committed "roguelite" design, where20XX is the perfect indie love letter to the Mega Man X franchise, while showing its indie roots with a committed "roguelite" design, where you'll start the whole game over again once you die, but earn the ability to unlock more items as you go.
    It finds a way to marry both in a manner that comes across frantic, fast-paced and challenging each time.
    Taking control of two starting characters with ranged or melee attacks, you'll dash your way through various levels of randomized tilesets and increasing difficulty to take down 8 monster robots, optionally take on their powers, and hopefully escape the facility.
    What 20XX lacks in any kind of deep lore or history, it makes up for with sheer high-octane action platforming.. once you get used to it at least. Expect quite a bit of a learning curve, and you'll be soaring through levels in no time.
    20XX is more than worth the price of admission if this seems like something that would interest you, and you miss the dash and wall-climb action of the X series.
    Just prepare to die a lot while learning the ropes, and if you're new and find things too rough, play on Revenant difficulty until you get used to how it all works.
    Granting 9 out of 10 ony because updates on Switch are slower to come out than on PC, and the game looks slightly blurrier than the original PC version, but runs just as smooth.
    Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2018
    0
    This game is terrible. There is barely any progression in 20xx. When I bought a couple of upgrades, I can't even buy anymore because the doesThis game is terrible. There is barely any progression in 20xx. When I bought a couple of upgrades, I can't even buy anymore because the does give me enough soul chips.(which is the currency for permanent upgrades.) All of my currents runs feel useless. The level design is terrible. I know that it is randomly generated. I always die near the end of the run because the game gets really unfair. Enemys shooting in every direction, Lasers everywhere, platforms moving like crazy. One time when i left the glory zone(bonus room) the enemy's projectiles was already out and i died. Wtf? I didn't even get to move. This the first game in a long time where i regret buying in just a few days. It sucks beacause were poor and i can not buy games left and right. Save your money. There are better games that deserve your money. I wish i could get a refund. Expand