• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: May 12, 2015
Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  1. May 12, 2015
    70
    An underwhelming presentation and an unwieldily camera make it a tougher sell for non-fans, but if you're willing to overlook those flaws, unchaining humanity can be a blast.
  2. May 11, 2015
    70
    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains often can't shake the limitations of the 3DS platform, but it captures most of what makes the anime's world so captivating.
  3. May 12, 2015
    65
    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is not a bad game; however, it's really far from becoming the game that the fans could wish for. It's really easy to learn the basic controls, and the movement mechanics is really something else, but apart from that it becomes so repetitive and lacks any really replay value.
  4. May 12, 2015
    65
    As I said at the beginning, I feel like this game could have been so much more. The same attack patterns and methods for killing titans wears thin pretty quickly, which is a shame because the World Mode can be so much fun.
  5. 60
    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has some good ideas in its robust World Mode, but monotonous gameplay and a half-hearted Story Mode lessen its overall value.
  6. May 11, 2015
    60
    It feels like Spike Chunsoft was either too eager to cash in on the Attack on Titan fever sweeping the globe or too scared to stray from the events of the show to take any real chances on this game. Whatever the reason, Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is a beat-for-beat replica of the source material that somehow misses the action, suspense and tenacity that define the anime and manga.
  7. May 11, 2015
    60
    Some of its shortcomings are due to limitations placed by the story or the system hardware, but although the Attack on Titan formula isn't exactly designed for gaming, Humanity in Chains is a solid attempt at it.
  8. May 12, 2015
    58
    Humanity in Chains is a game that was made for Attack on Titan fans. It’s fun, visually stunning, immersive, and it’s essentially an entire anime made into a video game.
  9. May 11, 2015
    55
    It’s evident after playing through Humanity in Chains that the developers at Spike Chunsoft understand the world of Attack on Titan. They just weren’t successful in creating a fun game based around it.
  10. Jul 14, 2015
    50
    A very poor attempt to bring the great original manganime saga to 3DS. Lackluster in global.
  11. May 14, 2015
    50
    While the idea of bringing down behemoths is always a good one, the way Spike Chunsoft executes it is very flawed, to the point that it gets old after an hour in. Even the promise of online multiplayer isn't enough to fix the big problems on display here. Watch the TV series instead.
  12. May 14, 2015
    49
    While it was nice to get some freedom with the Omni-Directional Maneuver gear and to play with some new items in World Mode, the missions bogged down the fun.
  13. May 15, 2015
    45
    Humanity in Chains' gameplay is obviously uninspired and riddled with poor design choices.
  14. May 13, 2015
    40
    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is further proof that the seemingly obvious genre for an anime-to-game adaptation isn't always the best one.
  15. May 12, 2015
    40
    A passable game only recommended for people who really loved the anime or manga and are starving for a game.
  16. May 11, 2015
    40
    In the end, Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is precisely the kind of Anime game that many expected it to be: a quick and uninspired cash-in that tries to utilize its source material to hide the boring and sparse gameplay within.
  17. NF Magazine
    Sep 30, 2015
    35
    Everything adds up to a rushed project that demonstrates promise early on, but quickly yields to typical licensed game rubbish. [Issue #16 – July/August 2015, p.25]
  18. May 18, 2015
    30
    Attack on Titan contains the premise for an amazing video game, but never delivers on this potential. With their overly literal interpretation of the source material, Spike Chunsoft really limited what they could do with their adaptation, leading to an incredible amount of repetition.
  19. 30
    My initial expectation was that it would be similar to Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the PlayStation Vita – a mediocre-to-decent game based on an anime franchise that sells a boatload at $40 and is only available digitally. What I got is something that you should have no business playing, and I look forward to reclaiming over 12,000 blocks of 3DS memory very soon.
  20. Aug 9, 2015
    25
    This game is the epitome of the phrase ‘one-trick pony.' There's just nothing here. The hardest-core fans may want to dip in as a way to reminisce, but I'm guessing even those fans would be hard-pressed to find much value. If nothing else, I will say that the game made me want to watch the series, so that's something, I guess.
  21. May 14, 2015
    20
    There is so little original content in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains that its full retail price feels like robbery.
  22. May 11, 2015
    20
    When the best part of your game is leaving the title screen up to repeatedly watch the anime’s intro sequence and hear that operatic battle cry of an anthem, you’ve done bad. What a disappointment. But honestly, with the reputation licensed games have, I can't say I'm surprised.
User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 39
  2. Negative: 20 out of 39
  1. May 21, 2015
    8
    I find this game very fun and enjoyable. The graphics may not be great, story mode is OK, and the camera is a bit hard to control if you don'tI find this game very fun and enjoyable. The graphics may not be great, story mode is OK, and the camera is a bit hard to control if you don't have the New 3DS XL, but than that, this is a very great fun game Full Review »
  2. May 20, 2015
    8
    This is the first 3DS game of its kind. Yes the storyline (Story Mode) is a disappointment, for both anime fans and non-fans, but truly WorldThis is the first 3DS game of its kind. Yes the storyline (Story Mode) is a disappointment, for both anime fans and non-fans, but truly World Mode makes up for it. The controls are easy to learn but still it takes strategy, good timing, and patience to become pro. Full Review »
  3. Jul 8, 2015
    7
    This game could be better it's quite repetitive but the mobility is great at times sometimes it wont co-operate but it makes you feel likeThis game could be better it's quite repetitive but the mobility is great at times sometimes it wont co-operate but it makes you feel like spiderman. The story mode quite a disappointment but then you have world mode which is really great it has an extra weapon on top of that,it changes the game into a more rpg like game.
    so overall the game is o.k if they fix the critical system then the combat would improve and maybe be accepted.
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