• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2003
Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. 45
    The fact is that it's just awful. Awful awful awful. It's ugly, frustrating and extremely repetitive.
  2. The principal function of moving around is a chore and, combined with the overly fancy (and illegible) heads-up display, makes completing even the simplest missions more irritating than gratifying. [Apr 2003, p.68]
  3. 40
    Successfully taking down a fleeing opponent is almost enough to make you forget how many times you wanted to chuck the controller straight at the TV.
  4. Murakumo at first looks like an expensive diamond but after playing it you to will see it’s nothing more then a polished lump of coal.
  5. All of the missions in the game (even the ones that you can unlock by completing Murakumo's main mode) grow incredibly tiresome, not only because they're mostly identical but also because the mechs themselves are so poorly designed.
  6. My friends, this game is gorgeous, but while the "Armored Core" series was innovative and addicting, this game is boring and repetitive. Like that cheerleader in high school you always wanted to date, once you get past the looks, these is nothing but hot air.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MojoJojo
    Mar 11, 2003
    10
    Sweet. I hope for a wave of fast-paced mecha shooters to hit North America.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 5, 2003
    0
    Sucks.
  3. OmarH.
    Mar 2, 2003
    10
    Very good game and good graphics!