• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2015

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Sep 8, 2015
    Project Miku DX demands your attention even when you’d like to play something other than rhythm games, because there’s more than just rhythm here. That’s not just incredible for a licensed game. It’s inspiration for all the other ones.
  2. 100
    Cute, charming, happy to a fault and challenging, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is everything that you want to see in a great rhythm game.
  3. Sep 21, 2015
    Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX offers fun gameplay, fun music and fun times on the Nintendo 3DS!
  4. CD-Action
    Dec 16, 2015
    With every segment I was more and more impressed with designers’ imagination. [12/2015, p.73]
  5. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Sep 30, 2015
    With an adorable presentation and a good variety of songs, this rhythm game promises fun for hours. [Issue #17 – September/October 2015, p.73]
  6. Sep 30, 2015
    Combined with a great presentation, this is perhaps the best rhythm game on the system to date. Genre fans should definitely run out and snag Project Mirai DX.
  7. Sep 9, 2015
    Project Mirai DX certainly delivers plenty of content to go with its uniformly great gameplay and fantastically cheerful art design.
  8. Sep 8, 2015
    I can't recommend this game enough, whether it be for the casual Hatsune Miku fan, the curious gamer, or the dedicated hardcore music gamer.
  9. 90
    Mirai DX is one of the best rhythm games on the 3DS.
  10. Sep 5, 2015
    With the exception of the backgrounds being occasionally distracting from the strings of buttons on the occasional track, there really isn’t anything negative here.
  11. Sep 4, 2015
    As a complete package, Project Mirai DX puts on a virtuoso performance that easily stands alongside Curtain Call, HarmoKnight, and Rhythm Thief as one of the 3DS' greatest hits.
  12. 85
    For fans of Hatsune Miku, this isn’t the strongest entry in the entire series, but it seems like a good purchase if you can get over only around half of the songs being new. For everyone else, Project Mirai DX is a great way to start digging into Hatsune Miku, and is a worthwhile addition to your 3DS library for any rhythm game fans.
  13. Oct 2, 2015
    Hatsune Miku’s 3DS gig delivers. Personally I don’t like the chosen style, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot appreciate the rhythm game hiding under there. If it only would be more accurate when it comes to swipe movements of the stylus.
  14. Sep 20, 2015
    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is a game that holds bundles of musical delight.
  15. Sep 9, 2015
    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is the perfect change for new people to start getting used with the franchise. It offers a different look at our favourite vocaloid with chibi-style models. Sadly, it sacrifices difficulty for no reason, though at the same time it offers more customisation than ever.
  16. Sep 8, 2015
    Project Mirai DX works pretty well as a spin-off, and we think it's a perfect fit if you enjoyed previous Hatsune Miku games, but at the same time you're looking for something slightly different.
  17. Sep 8, 2015
    A truly delightful title, stuffed with a lot of fan service, that we recommend to everyone that loves a nice and original rhythm game.
  18. Sep 5, 2015
    Underneath it all is a rhythm game that may not be as challenging as some of its famous console counterparts, but the ability to take it anywhere and play hassle-free more than makes up for this, and the game can get challenging in its own right—although this, like almost everything else in here, is entirely up to the player.
  19. Sep 4, 2015
    There’s no shortage of content in Project Mirai DX, it’s just a shame that Sega failed to follow through on what could have been the best Hatsune Miku title to date.
  20. Sep 4, 2015
    Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX is an extremely cute and fun version of our favourite vocaloid’s rhythm game for 3DS.
  21. Sep 30, 2015
    This is the second game about Hatsune Miku in the franchise for Nintendo 3DS, again featuring a customized super-deformed art style and pretty cool augmented reality function.
  22. Sep 7, 2015
    Few times we've seen a game so well presented. 50 different melodies, 50 different videoclips and fun to play but... too easy.
  23. Sep 4, 2015
    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX excels in all the right places as a fun and portable rhythm game, but doesn’t quite impress with its multitude of extra content. I do commend it for giving the player plenty of bang for their buck, even if it’s mostly forgettable.
  24. Sep 8, 2015
    It's an entertaining rhythm game, but the musical choice makes it interesting just for Japan culture fans.
  25. Sep 14, 2015
    A good fan game, with a enchanting presentation if you a fan of Miku. However, if you are looking for a challenge, or a more eclectic music list, you will be better served with Project Diva.
  26. Sep 17, 2015
    The amount of content in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is simply staggering, and will surely offer hours of fun for Vocaloid fans.
  27. Sep 14, 2015
    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is a cute and entertaining rhythm game designed for new players who don't have enough confidence with Miku, Vocaloids and music-based challenges. The difficulty level is pretty loose, and veteran players will be able to unlock everything in a blink of an eye.
  28. Sep 14, 2015
    Project Mirai DX exists as a vector to push this sentiment out of your 3DS. The rhythm action is routine and the slice-of-life elements are an exercise in gratuity, but there's no denying the infectious charm endemic to all things Hatsune Miku.
  29. Sep 13, 2015
    It’s really quite nice. Completely inoffensive rhythm-based fun. At the very least, it’s something your kids will dig, if you happen to own any of those little freaks.
  30. Sep 4, 2015
    This is a cutesy game with pretty much an entire Japanese soundtrack and theme. If you’re into this type of game, then you’ll enjoy it. If you’re not, then you won’t.
  31. 65
    It’s pretty decent, and acts as an overall solid choice for any rhythm game player. Unfortunately, while perfectly serviceable, it’s not nearly as good as the other Western-released series games in any way – other than minor non-rhythm game side content.
  32. Sep 4, 2015
    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX retains the essence of the Project DIVA series, but it's definitely its own unique thing. It may not appeal to all fans of the vocaloid songstress' previous work, and it's certainly my least favorite outing of hers in the realm of games.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 99
  2. Negative: 9 out of 99
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    This rhythm game has eye-catching 3D graphics with detailed background and character design. The colours used are bright, making it lookThis rhythm game has eye-catching 3D graphics with detailed background and character design. The colours used are bright, making it look attractive and stand out of the other games. Alongside with the imaginative graphics, the audio quality is also amazing, the combination makes the game even more enjoyable to play.

    It features 48 top hits from Hatsune Miku and other vocaloid characters. If you are a new fan and want to know more about them, this would be a good starting point. You won’t be disappointed as there is a good range of genre of songs for you to select.

    There are two ways to play the game: button presses or stylus taps, each mode feels completely distinct from the other. Notes flow along a line and players must try to time their taps with the moment the circle hits each note (the closer you are to perfect, the more points you'll get), to keep their note combo going. One thing that stands out in this music gameplay is the note paths themselves. Rather than proceeding in a straight line, the notes in each song follow a bespoke path that's combines well with the music and video behind it. There are three difficulty levels, from easy to hard, for players to choose the right one that suits their own ability. Though some people may still find it quite easy to play compared to the Project Diva one, for example. Therefore if you are master at rhythm games, you may wish to play other related Hatsune Miku rhythm games for challenges.

    There are music videos behind these beats when you are playing the game, they are impressive spectacles. Since you won't be able to admire these videos while you're playing, there's a handy Theatre mode that lets you watch the video of any song you've cleared at your leisure. However, the only downside is that while you are playing the game, the videos may be quite distractive in the background and sometimes it is hard to totally focus on the gameplay.

    The game also includes extra features that allows players to be kept entertained and enjoyed alongside the main gameplay. For instance, there is the “My room” component which allows you to select from several apartment styles. You can buy furniture and fun items to decorate using Mirai points that were earned through the rhythm game. Another thing is to dress-up your volcaloid by purchasing outfits with Mirai points, you can also mix and match hairstyles and clothing too. Most of these are costumes worn by the characters in music videos, but there are also several based on figure designs and a few special ensembles to unlock, with lots of creative designs. And there are more fun for you to explore yourself.

    In conclusion, it is an addictive game with charming presentation, and there's no shortage of activities to keep you happily busy between songs. I definitely would recommend it to any rhythm game fans.
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  2. Sep 29, 2015
    I am a casual music game enthusiast but I highly enjoy the music and the gameplay is still familiar to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy with the MikuI am a casual music game enthusiast but I highly enjoy the music and the gameplay is still familiar to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy with the Miku chibi look.The music is all really upbeat and enjoyable to play with a nice diverse list of music and a long playlist.

    The gameplay has two options between using touch controls with the stylus and then traditional d-pad and face buttons used. I tried playing with both options for all the songs and once you get to normal mode for Touch Controls you will want to switch to button controls just because it is a bit imprecise and harder to hold your 3DS possibly.

    I did find the difficulty of the game to be easier then other Miku rhythm games such as Project Diva F and F 2nd being much more difficult on the harder difficulty. This is a fun game though all in all.

    If you enjoy music from Vocaloids and predominately Hatsune Miku and can enjoy the Chibi look with a more relaxed and fun music selection with a ton of extra's like a mini dating sim, puyo puyo game and other extras which honestly did not play with as really enjoying the game for the main rhythm game.
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  3. Sep 14, 2015
    While not much different from the PS3 and Vita games, Project Mirai DX still offers plenty for 3DS owners who have never played a Hatsune MikuWhile not much different from the PS3 and Vita games, Project Mirai DX still offers plenty for 3DS owners who have never played a Hatsune Miku game or anyone that is already a fan. This game contains 48 songs, which is 8 more songs than what Project Diva f2 has, and I found most of the songs to be quite catchy and enjoyable. The gameplay is still fast paced and quite challenging, though I feel it is a bit easier than the Project Diva games. I'd also like to point out that the 3D in this game is quite impressive, and the colorful graphics and quirky 'dreamscapes' are really cute and imaginative. Overall, a great rhythm game for any Hatsune Miku fan, or anyone looking for a fun, challenging time-passer on the 3DS. Full Review »