Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. A very good turn-based strategy game. It's certainly different and in many ways better than Advance Wars. [Jan 2010]
  2. It's just grand. [Issue#52, p.105]
  3. It seems as if the developers have done everything they can to make the experience authentic for nostalgia-starved fans of the original. The rest of us just see a dated game, with dated graphics, providing us with a solid, yet un-evolved take on the turn-based strategy genre. It does what it does great. The question is, is that what you want to do?
  4. 70
    If you're at all interested in playing a strategy game on a console, there's not many better options - that realtime guff belongs on the PC, turn-based works so much better on a 360 controller.
  5. 69
    There is still fun to be had with Military Madness, but the almost 20-year old game definitely feels dated today.
  6. I believe Military Madness: Nectaris is an excellent example of a niche genre game that will really appeal to diehard fans of turn-based hex-board strategy fans. The rest of us will probably find the basics of the game, its repetitiveness and substandard graphics and audio to be too big of a turn off to give it any real consideration.
  7. 68
    Military Madness: Nectaris is not a bad game, just one that is well behind the times.
  8. Newcomers will find its plodding pace and lifeless visuals tedious, but old-school tacticians will happily breathe vintage moon dust for days. [Holiday 2009, p.81]
  9. The old Advance Wars clone gets a remake, but somehow avoids getting a proper 21st-century makeover.
  10. It's unforgiving, user-unfriendly, and the computer routinely cheats. I can't recommend it to modern gamers at all.
  11. It’s essentially an enhanced remake of the original with new 3D graphics applied. There’ll be a certain feeling of monotony when playing through the title, so players shouldn’t expect a fantastical time that revolutionizes the genre.
  12. Gamers who are familiar with previous incarnations may find that Military Madness: Nectaris is a neat little addition to their collection, but for everyone else, there isn’t much to offer here in terms of entertainment.
  13. This turn-based strategy game is a dated and shallow blast from the past.
  14. 50
    Military Madness: Nectaris needs better graphics. It needs more grab-you-and-suck-you-right-in sounds and background noise. It needs to brush up the controls as well. Everything put together equals a real stinker in the long run.
  15. There isn't a whole lot else to say about Nectaris. It's an old school strategy title that I'm sure someone will enjoy based on either nostalgia or just a lack of anything else to play.

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