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  • Summary: Nexuiz is a fast paced Arena first-person shooter with extremely competitive game play made specifically for consoles. The game will feature a mutator system that allows players to change the rules of the match; as players rank, new mutators become available for them to use. Leader boards are designed for social networking, letting players feel more engaged with the community. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Feb 28, 2012
    85
    As a true Multiplayer-Arena-FPS Nexiuz offers fast-paced, well-balanced action. Just don't play it alone.
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    When a full match plays out uninterrupted, Nexuiz is divine. But the sudden see-saw in balance when someone leaves or having to wait in a lobby indefinitely during non-peak hours mark frustrating aspects of the package.
  3. Mar 6, 2012
    80
    Nexuiz is a smart, speedy shooter for a great price.
  4. Mar 19, 2012
    65
    Sure, Nexuiz is a fun shooter, but only under the right conditions. Unfortunately those right conditions are pretty rare, leaving you with unbalanced teams and terrible music.
  5. Mar 1, 2012
    60
    As beloved as the subgenre and the original Nexuiz mod are among a certain crowd, this Xbox Live Arcade remake is nothing more than a haphazard port of a 2005 mod for a game that came out 10 years ago – except you have to pay money for it. Those of us older folks who are nostalgic for the gameplay Nexuiz emulates likely have a PC that runs any of the dozens of excellent alternatives, and the younger console crowd has plenty of more modern shooters to choose from.
  6. Mar 21, 2012
    50
    Nexuiz fails to transform or improve previous experiences of a genre that has great references.
  7. Feb 28, 2012
    40
    Take out the Mutators and you have one of the most generic-looking FPS games ever designed. I get nauseated looking at the uninspired player models and wimpy guns, yet the game seems aware of where it came from. Like the original 2005 Nexuiz, this is a game made by a community. It's just that it's an enclosed community of people who seem to misunderstand what made the classics so good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    Wasn't even expecting this game to be out, but it's a pleasant surprise. Awesome online action with great graphics, totally worth $10! If you haven't played it yet, I think there is a free demo on XBLA. Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    A really awesome game, the gameplay is incredible, is like a son of Battlefront and Monday Night Combat, but is wow, awesome, a really funny game. Nexuiz is awesome. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    No players online. Bot's are OK, but don't really use powerups effectively. Good and cheap if you and a friend feel a need for some old school action online 1 on 1, but for more than that, look elsewhere Expand
  4. Mar 18, 2012
    8
    While multiplayer seems to be a much larger focus nowadays in gaming, the genre of Arena Shooter seems to have vanished. Through the dust, though, bursts Nexuiz, an XBLA game that aims to bring back classic and simple multiplayer shooting back. Nexuiz is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a fun multiplayer shooter with a small price tag and no strings attached. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2012
    6
    Nexuiz is a XBLA FPS game, based on a Quake 2 Mod, from 2005 which have the latest version (2.25), launched in 2009, with a free digital distribution on PC. The game uses the engine CryEngine 3 (from Crysis 2): the game's story is about two alien races who fight among themselves for centuries, bringing destruction to their worlds; eventually they call a truce, but keep long grudges against each other, and decide to hold battles in arenas with their best warriors, instead of making war again. These fights in the arena are displayed throughout the galaxy as a diversion, called Nexuiz Competition.

    The game is patterned after a purely multiplayer game playoff, like Unreal Tournament III or Monday Night Combat, without many innovations, despite being based on one of the classic games of the genre. The high speed of movement / action, and multiplayer gameplay with little history of these games are characteristic.

    Nexuiz features well worked graphics in this version, with reworked animations and menus that are attractive, and the action running in 60fps, but presents some graphic details worked poorly, with pixelation, pop-ups, and environments (I speak in the same stage, not among all them) / characters very similar one to another, which is a bit confuse and monotonous. For a differential in the fast gameplay, the allies / adversaries are in two basic and distinctive colors, red and blue.

    The sounds and songs are somewhat well suited: the soundtrack of the game features a lot of electronic music with synthesizers, but it's kinda generic and repetitive.

    The game itself consists of a series of arenas where the objective is varied in one of these two main game modes: Team Death Match and Capture the Flag.

    In Capture the Flag the goals is to capture the enemy flag, while trying to defend yours, and of course, kill any enemies that appear and try steal your flag. In Team Deathmatch, the goal is to kill as many enemies (and die the least) by the end of 10:00 minutes that is set for both modes, or to reach the limit of the goals of both modes (capturing X flags or killing Y enemies). In addition there is a Bot Training mode, controlled by the AI â
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  6. Mar 2, 2012
    6
    Not a bad game by any means, but nothing special. Sure its only 10 bucks, but if you're craving this type of Quake/Unreal twitch shooter, go to Gamestop and pick up Unreal Tournament 3 for 5 bucks. Its a better game. Expand
  7. Jun 17, 2012
    5
    I really wanted this game to shine since I played the quake mod and the free release on mac and I had a good time playing it. This new version looked pretty good however it has an extremely big problem, the fan base the mod gained on PC and Mac will be unlikely to buy it on console, really few people who had the previous version will buy this one. Then comes the presentation, the menus are quite ugly and you could see not much thought was put on them. Graphic-wise this game looks pretty good since it was made with an engine we know we can trust however there are a few textures that pop and some details that could have been improved but its ok for me. Now the gameplay. Its fun to have a quick-paced arena shooter but it still has its shortcomings, there are no single player modes apart from bot practice which disappointed me a lot when my gold membership expired. After the struggle of finding a match it becomes fun and refreshing. Another problem I had was the characters, in both teams the characters looked pretty much the same, there was almost nothing that varied in character design. Overall this game manages to have fun gameplay but too many downsides for me to be able to recommend it, download the demo since its always ok to try but remember there are downsides and in a month or two really few people will be playing this. Collapse

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