• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
Buy On
  1. The gameplay is its own reward and once one gets into it, one finds it quite hard to get back out. It's a shame that the plot holds it back, but otherwise Megaman Starforce 3 is pretty bloody good, and well worth your time if you like your roleplayers with a little more action in them.
  2. Nonetheless, Mega Man Star Force 3 is going to be popular among its fan base, and the upgrades will help them get the most out of the game. Non-fans probably won't find a lot here, though, and by repeatedly exploring the same elements of Geo's life, Capcom seems to be falling into a comfortable rut here.
  3. It’s an accessible, fun, card clasher and young gamers will want to take full advantage of the Wi-fi features.
  4. Nintendo Power
    60
    The card-based combat system is still fun and requires some good strategy to build a powerful deck, but the 3-D nature of the battle screen limits Mega Man's movement, which makes the fights less exciting. [Aug 2009, p.90]
  5. 60
    Not much has changed, and while that means the core audience will be ever-dwindling as people step away from it, it also means there’s still one hell of an entertaining game to be found. Weighed against its predecessors, Star Force 3 is the best of the trilogy thus far on DS.
  6. 58
    Coming back to the franchise after several years away has been frustrating for me, because it reminds me how good these Mega Man RPGs could be... and also how little Capcom has actually done to realize the concept's potential. There's the foundation here for something great, but the games continue to plod along in unambitious mediocrity.
  7. Mega Man Star Force 3 is another disappointing installment in a tired franchise in need of a reboot.
  8. Frankly, it's time for this series to die. It's been continually plodding along, getting little love from anyone outside the Mega Man hardcore. Capcom refuses to update the formula in any meaningful way, and as such it's clear that they don't really care.

Awards & Rankings

98
85
#85 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
77
#77 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    7
    Red Joker is better than Dragon but this game is flawed and repetitive at a lot of points but this RPG is still great and memorable. This gameRed Joker is better than Dragon but this game is flawed and repetitive at a lot of points but this RPG is still great and memorable. This game is fine. Full Review »