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  • Summary: Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall, with its advanced combat techniques, gives you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and fast, heavily armored Titan. The experience combines fast-paced multiplayer action with the dramatically charged moments of a cinematic universe. Expand
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  1. Positive: 66 out of 68
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  1. 100
    Titanfall is a ridiculous amount of fun. Maybe it’ll be surpassed, but right now it’s the best game on Xbox One and one of the best multiplayer shooters ever.
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    92
    We feel like this is next-gen gameplay. Titanfall proves that there's still room for innovation in shooting games, and we've had a blast playing it. It could have had next-gen visuals, though, and then it would have been the bomb.
  3. Mar 15, 2014
    90
    It's exactly the game we all wanted it to be. As long as the Azure server infrastructure can keep up with demand, Respawn's idea will continue to work perfectly. Pilot v. Pilot, Pilot v. Titan, Titan v. Titan. All of the possible gameplay scenarios are compelling, fair, and fun.
  4. Mar 18, 2014
    88
    Titanfall is a great start to an exciting new franchise. Sure, campaign multiplayer is a disappointment and I wish there was a little more meat on the bones in terms of game modes and pilot and titan types, among other things – but the gameplay is outstanding.
  5. Mar 10, 2014
    85
    An amazing title in terms of gameplay and fun.
  6. Mar 10, 2014
    82
    For a multiplayer-only game, Titanfall should have some amazing options and ways to play. But it doesn’t. It has a very healthy number of maps (15), but the lack of interesting new modes will make you feel shortchanged for not getting a single-player campaign. Hell, even shooters like Halo 2 from two console generations ago offer more in the multiplayer-options department...But what is there is so incredible.
  7. Mar 13, 2014
    60
    If you want something more from your video games or if you want to be transported to another dimension to learn the true role of an intergalactic soldier, you should probably hit the books. If Titanfall is representative of man’s aspirations, we’re going no where fast.

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  1. Mar 13, 2014
    10
    Titanfall brings the perfect combination of fast-paced FPS and strategic FPS. Unlike many other games (Cough-cough) they keep the game fast paced by adding in CPUs, which also add a sense of accomphlishment for players that arent necessarily as talented as others. In the end, its worth the $60 much more than any other game than you will probably buy this year. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2014
    10
    I own this for PC. This game is easily the best multiplayer I have played in a long time. The game is so fluid and crisp. Well at least maxed out on 1080p on my PC it is. So much fun and a constant rush. It actually has my attention. It is not just another brain dead shooter. I am writing my review here as well because this seems to be where most people are going for the reviews. Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2014
    10
    Really awesome game. The whole pilot and titan sides of this game brings new dynamics to the gameplay and just add fast movement with that and yopu got a solid game. Respawn have nailed the balance nothing feels overpowered or useless. Though the campaign multiplayer could have used some more work. I hope the coming DLC will add to the campaign side of things as well as the multiplayer. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2014
    9
    Titanfall has no right to be this good. It comes from a team who was originally a Call of Duty machine, it's exclusive to Microsoft platforms which are currently losing the battle for Next Generation dominance, and at it's core, it's a first person shooter trying to blend the fluidity of Call of Duty, traversal of Mirror's Edge, and mech combat of popular franchises such as Armored Core or the recently released PC exclusive Hawken. What's so shocking is that Titanfall shouldn't be underestimated as it takes all of these different and strange elements and fuses them into one of the greatest multiplayer experiences ever crafted.

    Titanfall's plot isn't going to win any awards for itself. The Campaign mode is presented to the player in a series of pre game exposition shots and dialogue, where as the gameplay is simply a multiplayer match with that very same exposition unfolding in the background. This style of story telling falls mostly flat in the game due to the kinetic and chaos filled gameplay in the forefront. You're already to busy jumping onto Titans, running along walls, and breaking necks to take notice of the character dialogue being shouted at you. What makes this campaign weaker is how it unfolds. The campaign is over within three hours for both sides which allows most players to play it once and never return, but don't think you can just skip it, you're going to need to beat each side at least once if you want to unlock the Stryder and Ogre Titan Chassis.

    Another weakness of Titanfall are the graphics. Titanfall runs on a heavily modified Source Engine (Yes, THAT Source Engine) and it shows. On the Xbox One, jaggies are rampant at times, textures are low resolution, and the framerate goes from 60 to 40 when the action heats up. The counter to this is the beautiful art style and map design which stuns you with vibrant colors and metallic buildings. This serves as a viable distraction to the otherwise shoddy looking visuals. It should also be noted that Titanfall runs at aere 792p on the Xbox One, with the potential to possibly be expanded to 900p with FXAA or 1080p with no method of AA at all.

    Finally, the gameplay of Titanfall is stunning. Even with a limited number of modes, guns, and options, Titanfall's core gameplay is one of the best around. Do you see a tall building? Run on the side of it. Are you in a battle with an enemy Titan? Boost up to him using your Jump-Kit (which is basically a jet pack), pull off a piece of his armor and open fire on his insides. Have you gotten a lot of points? Standby for Titanfall. You can enjoy the satisfying and gratifying feeling of watching your behemoth Titan crackle through the atmosphere and land in a powerful crush in front of you. It is then that you can hop in and start your own personal reign of destruction. It is all of these parts that make Titanfall so special when they all lock together. The rush of being in your Titan and punching another Titan into the ground only to have to set off a nuclear sized explosion by ejecting and flying thousands of feet into the sky in a pure adrenaline rush and it's an adrenaline rush that no game has ever given you before. When all of these pieces move in a swift motion, Titanfall towers above all of it's competition.

    Titanfall may not be perfect, but it is as close as you will get in this day and age. For years, we have been waiting for the "Call of Duty 4" or the "Halo 2" to come and re-revolutionize the first person shooter genre and with Titanfall, we finally see that shot in the arm the genre and the players have been clamoring for. It is with this knowledge that Titanfall receives from me... a 9/10.
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  5. Jun 27, 2014
    8
    Titanfall is a fast, frantic shooter that adds something refreshing to a genre with little innovation. The movement is a fun addition and allows for exciting moments as you run and bounce off walls gunning down enemies.
    The game controls well most of the time but because your character automatically wall runs getting in windows or over small ledges quickly can be finicky. The titans control well and fell big. The pacing of them makes it feel like you are controlling a large robot.
    The game does however have a bit of a lack of content. There aren't very many guns and many of them aren't worth using. Semi autos go mostly unused because the speed of the game makes them difficult to use. The burst fire gun falls under the same level. It's not that they are bad guns, just not good for the speed of the game. I would also like to see more game modes. A king of the hill mode would work, or a game mode like team defender from CoD with the movement system could be fun. I know some of these game modes wouldn't be highly played but still fun.
    Over all a good game, but I think a little more variety would make it more interesting over time.
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  6. Mar 11, 2014
    6
    What can I say about Titanfall, that everybody wants to hear. It is NEXT GENERATION! The graphics are good, the gameplay is addictive at times and there are plenty of multiplayer "ONLY" modes to play. I still hope that more modes and hopefully an offline mode (yeah right) can be added to this game. The game is succeeding and selling well so I am VERY HAPPY to see this. Gamers around the world are very happy with this game ( I hope the servers are fixed for South Africa). I just hope that EA does not @#$% this UP! Enjoy gamers and I will enjoy this game too for as long as the servers stay up. Yup! The only big problem that I have with online only games is that once servers crash or are taken down, NO MORE TITANFALL! So that would be $60 down the drain with no single player offline modes. Yup. Enjoy gamers. Enjoy! Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2014
    0
    So Titanfall would have my undying respect and admiration if it was anywhere near playable. A large part of the community is unable to level due to the fact that there is a glitch that makes origin accounts not track progress. So you are perpetually stuck at whatever level it starts at. EA support will also just refund you the game because they haven't fixed it. I could not do the campaign or any multiplayer except using stock characters. Expand

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