Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Xbox

Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
Buy On
  1. GMR Magazine
    70
    Holding back the fun are severe slowdown and scripting problems; hectic firefights and complex rooms often crush the game's framerate, and some event triggers can be irrevocably hung up, forcing a restart. [Dec 2003, p.92]
  2. Simply put it borrows a hatful of ideas, implements them well but never truly wows you as a landmark gaming experience.
  3. games(TM)
    70
    Highly entertaining and, above all, fun. Despite being filled with all manner of videogame cliches, Metal Arms somehow feels refreshingly new and not at all like the cobbled together title that it so undoubtedly is. [Christmas 2003, p.103]
  4. The fun factor for me was killed with a focus on trial-and-error against near-impossible enemies.
  5. Even though, at its core, Metal Arms isn't too different from most other run 'n gun games, the variety of mission types keeps this title from getting old.
  6. Weekly Famitsu
    60
    6 / 6 / 6 / 6 - 24 [Vol 805; 28 May 2004]

Awards & Rankings

#61 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#7 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Mar 31, 2017
    3
    Assez beau, maniable et plutôt amusant malgré son côté enfantin, Metal Arms échoue sur ses sauvegardes trop espacées et un côté arcadeAssez beau, maniable et plutôt amusant malgré son côté enfantin, Metal Arms échoue sur ses sauvegardes trop espacées et un côté arcade beaucoup trop prononcé et agaçant (ennemis incessants sur lesquels il faut tirer des plombes, ça finit par soûler). Rapidement répétitif, un jeu qui montre rapidement ses limites, déjà très limitées par défaut. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2014
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time. It's got decent graphics & soundtrack, outstanding gameplay that will make you play this game non-stop.One of my favorite games of all time. It's got decent graphics & soundtrack, outstanding gameplay that will make you play this game non-stop. Overall, one of the best games ever made.
    Highly recommended, its a amazing hidden gem for the Xbox/PS2/Gamecube!
    Full Review »
  3. Uter
    Jan 24, 2004
    9
    I love this game. It is yet another shooter, but feels distinct and original. The single player is very long and engaging, and the I love this game. It is yet another shooter, but feels distinct and original. The single player is very long and engaging, and the multiplayer modes are awesome. Full Review »