• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2012
  • Also On: PC

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    Of course, if you do find a level to be too challenging, you can always jump online with some fellow rednecks and have a blast cooperatively. If you're looking for a fun little shooter that is not only enjoyable alone but also with some friends, you really need to check out Shoot Many Robots.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    I'd argue that Shoot Many Robots would've done better as a straightforward, linear shooter with regular acquisition of new weapons, rather than having you buy everything, but it's a relatively minor complaint. The rest of the game's fast, funny, and incredibly well-designed.
  3. Mar 14, 2012
    Though Shoot Many Robots is just missing that very slight edge to make this a classic alongside Metal Slug and Contra, it's a damn good competitor, and the kind of game that thrives life into the run-and-gun genre again.
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    This year seems a good one for sidescroller arcade games. Shoot Many Robots keeps the bar high for this type of game, offering lots of content and a good online cooperative mode in a game that will test our fingers.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    Although it doesn't reach the top of the genre, fans of Alien Hominid and Contra Hard Corps: Uprising have, here, a cohesive game.
  6. Mar 15, 2012
    Highly fun. Apart from some minor annoyances in the inventory system and difficulty balance, its challenge, sense of humor and deep customization options make for a great game with long legs and huge potential for future expansion with DLC. Old school shooter fans should take heed.
  7. Mar 15, 2012
    Overall Shoot Many Robots is a game that takes an existing genre and builds on it, without ever trying to reinvent the wheel. It does what it does and it does it rather well. It isn't the best shoot-em-up you'll play, but it is one you'll get plenty of enjoyment from.
  8. Mar 14, 2012
    A frantic side-scrolling shooter reminiscent of classics like Metal Slug that may become tiresome in long intervals, but is more than enjoyable in short bursts.
  9. Mar 14, 2012
    There's an accessibility to the gameplay mechanics that will appeal to dabblers, and the variety of gear, numerous leaderboards, and late-game difficulty cry out to a hardcore fanbase that enjoys those classically sadistic shoot-em-ups.
  10. Mar 13, 2012
    Big guns, big explosions, big waves of enemies, and full co-op support. A bit like a side-scrolling Serious Sam, then, only with more guns and more fishnets.
  11. Mar 13, 2012
    It's really hard to not enjoy this game. Its great gameplay will surely satisfy any fan of the genre, especially in co-op.
  12. Mar 21, 2012
    If you are into games such as the classic game Metal Slug or other 2D side scrolling massive carnage action style games, then listen to RIP OFF and purchase Shoot Many Robots!
  13. Mar 21, 2012
    It's easy for many to dismiss Shoot Many Robots due to its repetitive nature, but seriously, what modern day shooter isn't repetitive? Those that stick with it and delve a little deeper will find a diamond in the rough offering hours upon hours of shootery fun.
  14. Mar 17, 2012
    Though not very original or innovative in terms of gameplay and level design, Shoot Many Robots is a solid shooter with a good amount of replay value due to the smart levelling, looting and customization systems.
  15. Mar 15, 2012
    Too bad the game doesn't offer much variety outside of its weirdo flea market.
  16. Mar 14, 2012
    As team-carnage games go, you'll get some mileage out of this one. Grab a few of your drinkin' buddies, and have yourselves a fun (and cheap) night of gratuitous hillbilly firepower and richly deserved robo-death. Preferably with your beer goggles on.
  17. Apr 11, 2012
    From the addictive loot gathering to the endless slaughter of robot overlords, Shoot Many Robots offers hours of chaotic and entertaining gameplay. Unfortunately, issues of repetition and a difficult single-player experience distract from the overall experience. Shoot Many Robots can only be recommended to gamers that are willing to take their fight against the robot apocalypse online.
  18. Mar 21, 2012
    The title sums up Shoot Many Robots, a kill-crazed co-op shooting spree that offers a lot of action for just $10.
  19. Mar 19, 2012
    An intensive action game with amazing customization options and a funny cooperative mode.
  20. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 30, 2012
    An enjoyable shooter with hidden depth. [June 2012, p.103]
  21. Apr 26, 2012
    Shoot Many Robots' loot system is so over-the-top that it's immediately charming.
  22. Apr 5, 2012
    It's a manic shooter designed to be played in co-op, but this is a small game from a little studio and the chance of it getting enough exposure to interest you and three of your mates online will likely prove problematic.
  23. Apr 3, 2012
    Shoot Many Robots is not really the kind of game that you should buy full price. But if you're looking for a game with a nice co-op to play with you're friends, then look no further.
  24. Mar 21, 2012
    Killing robots with the trigger-happy hick Walter Tugnut is good old school fun and includes big weapons and tons of power ups. If only it had more variation.
  25. Mar 13, 2012
    These issues with pacing and balancing are compensated by the manic euphoria of the action, so if you have three reliable friends with a penchant for manic gunplay and surreal RPGs then Shoot Many Robots can be an enjoyably unpretentious distraction. Those who prefer to play solo should steer well clear, however.
  26. Mar 14, 2012
    The name says it all. You definitely have many robots to shoot. Unfortunately dozens of enemies on the screen can't save this title from long-term boredom, especially if you're hunting the metal beasts alone.
  27. Mar 13, 2012
    A fair co-op shooter, full of funny moments but not standing out in any particular area. Only for side scrolling shooters uber-aficionados.
  28. Games Master UK
    Apr 3, 2012
    Fun with four players and amusing in parts, but nothing we haven't seen before. [May 2012, p.87]
  29. Hyper Magazine
    May 14, 2012
    Inoffensive and competent, but not exceptional. [June 2012, p.67]
  30. 60
    You'll certainly get your money's worth by going for all the unlocks and partaking in the chaotic four player co-op mode, but it's hard to shake the feeling unfulfilled potential and lack of diversity.
  31. Mar 23, 2012
    The title says it all: you do shoot many robots in Shoot Many Robots. There's still some subtleties in the game's gameplay, but they fail to dim the overall repetitiveness of the ride.
  32. Mar 13, 2012
    The complicated controls and frustrating difficulty make Shoot Many Robots tough to enjoy on your own and only slightly less so in a group. If you're really craving the next Alien Hominid then this one might do for a quick fix.
  33. Mar 14, 2012
    Borderlands 2D sounds like a good idea on paper, and this certainly looks the part, but it's an experience as vacuous and unrefined as its protagonists.
  34. Mar 13, 2012
    Beyond an amusing style and excellent presentation the game is as deep as a particularly dry puddle, and while I have nothing against games that offer simple thrills Shoot Many Robots doesn't make levels interesting enough to make them feel anything but repetitious – and the occasional Survival levels only exacerbate the problem, not offer a reprieve.
  35. Mar 14, 2012
    What it ultimately comes down to is that Shoot Many Robots grabs hold hard and won't let go while it shoves an overwhelming amount of forgettable, often irritating action down your throat.
  36. X-ONE Magazine UK
    May 3, 2012
    These robots could sure use a little extra life injected into them. [Issue#84, p.104]
  37. 40
    Shoot Many Robots seemed like a sure thing, and its extensive and amusingly described weapon and gear options - which directly affect stats - are a standout feature; really, they're the only one that feels fully developed here. Nearly everything else around it is as unremarkable as a pile of bolts.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39
  1. Mar 18, 2012
    A solid game overall, but more than a little monotonous. Besides introducing a few new enemies as the game progresses, nothing ever reallyA solid game overall, but more than a little monotonous. Besides introducing a few new enemies as the game progresses, nothing ever really changes. Still worth if if you've got a few friends with it though. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    Most likely the worst game of all time. A very boring game, with absoulely no replay value. AMY the game is better then this turd. IGN is 100%Most likely the worst game of all time. A very boring game, with absoulely no replay value. AMY the game is better then this turd. IGN is 100% right with there review. THis is NOT NOT NOT worth 9.99! Full Review »
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    Shoot Many Robots, addictive game, funny, is an incredible sorprise, is fantastic the gameplay is really amazing, the graphics are cool, theShoot Many Robots, addictive game, funny, is an incredible sorprise, is fantastic the gameplay is really amazing, the graphics are cool, the music it's okay, the controls are some regular, but I love this game, is one of the most funny titles that I can paly on Xbox Live Arcade, a great option. Full Review »