Mutant Storm Empire Xbox 360

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The only things that stop it reaching higher are that the combo system seems to be pitched a little bit above the average gamer's skill level, and could have been more inclusive, and that despite getting the basics very right it doesn't build on that as excitingly or inventively as some of the genre's best.
  2. Mutant Storm Empire is a quality entry in the increasingly overloaded dual joystick shooter genre.
  3. Overall, Mutant Storm Empire is a good solid shoot-‘em-up and it is definitely worth the 800 points if you’ve had your fun with Mutant Storm Reloaded and Geometry Wars.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    If you're looking for a top quality title for the genre then you've found it; just don't expect anything too revolutionary in the gameplay department.
  5. games(TM)
    70
    There are very real concerns over the game’s staying power, but with six separate difficulty levels as well as a co-op mode both online and offline, how much of a problem this is will depend on the individual. [Jan 2008, p.130]
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    Lacks the replayability of its predecessor. [Issue 28, p.118]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. NateB.
    Jan 9, 2008
    8
    A very good and diverse action/shooter that is incredibly fun when played solo or with a friend on xbox live. The graphics are nice and A very good and diverse action/shooter that is incredibly fun when played solo or with a friend on xbox live. The graphics are nice and colorful and the gameplay brings a nice variety of challenges. Additionally, this game is very challenging with five difficulty levels to keep you busy. The only negative is that this game is a bit on the short side. There are 16 levels, with most of those having a few rooms per level. I thought there should've been at least 8 or 12 more levels than what is offered. Overall, play the demo and if it seems up you're alley then go ahead and purchase the game. Full Review »
  2. RIchardE.
    Dec 9, 2007
    7
    This is a brilliant game. I never brought reloaded because I thought it was a little cynical to make me buy the game again just for some This is a brilliant game. I never brought reloaded because I thought it was a little cynical to make me buy the game again just for some minor updates. This game has restored my faith in PomPom, but I felt compelled to write a quick review because saying this is a perfect 10 is just ridiculous. The energy system is a commendable attempt to respond to critism of the first game, where people said they would prefer the action free flowing an continuous. However now there are no lives, there's really nothing to save up as you progress through the game, as long as you survive a particular section you get all your energy back, if you don't it is game over. There are also none of the powerups that made reloaded so cool, and no bombs. I know some of you are going to prefer no powerups or bombs for the retro feel, but I felt they where just right in the orginal game. While this game looks excellent, and has some unique gameplay (which is pretty impressive concidering this is a shooting game), It just dosn't have that same addictive nature as the first mutant storm in my opinion. Don't let me stop you downloading the demo though, this is still a superb game and well worth the 800 MS points . Full Review »
  3. Andyman
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    I was beginning to think this game would never be released, when suddenly, out of nowhere, there it was, available on Live Marketplace for I was beginning to think this game would never be released, when suddenly, out of nowhere, there it was, available on Live Marketplace for 800 points. Mutant Storm Empire is a terrific game start-to-finish, like its predecessor Reloaded, but instead takes a Smash TV-like approach where you blast your way through interconnected arenas. The enemies are as wonderfully unique as the strategies needed to defeat them. Just when you think you've got a solid grasp on the game, it tosses something completely different at you. The only flaw I found was the fact that several of the Achievements just aren't possible for most players... but this really is a very minor thing and has little to no bearing on how much you'll enjoy the game. Mutant Storm Empire is as good as Live Arcade games get, and is well worth your $10. Full Review »