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  • Summary: The future of mech-actions games is here!

    Defend the planet and defeat corrupted A.I. controlled robots using your Arsenal, a fully customizable mechanized battle suit. Choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the
    The future of mech-actions games is here!

    Defend the planet and defeat corrupted A.I. controlled robots using your Arsenal, a fully customizable mechanized battle suit. Choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the fly to suit your strategy in the face of ever-changing threats that may bring the end of the world.

    It was the greatest disaster in recorded history The moon tore apart, turning the sky into a kaleidoscope of red light that illuminated all who watched from below. Survive this apocalyptic new age as a mercenary and pilot powerful mechs in this brand-new action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda (Armored Core) and mech designer Shoji Kawamori (Super Dimensional Fortress Macross).

    Features:

    * The player's avatar is customizable with a variety of options
    * Each Arsenal can be equipped with different weapons on its arms and shoulders, as well as reserve weaponry on its back that can be swapped out during battle
    * Defeated enemies drop ammo and weapons, which the player can obtain and use on the fly
    * Online and local wireless multiplayer modes support up to 4 players
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 13, 2020
    85
    Daemon X Machina has found its home on PC. The game looks and runs beautifully, and is surprisingly well optimized. This is the best version of a great game, don’t miss out on it.
  2. Feb 17, 2020
    80
    If you love mecha and miss Armored Core as I do, Daemon x Machina is the game for you. It has some narrative issues, but the tight gameplay will keep you wanting more. This is one of the big sleepers of 2019, and you shouldn’t let it pass you by now that its on PC.
  3. Feb 12, 2020
    80
    The PC port of the former Nintendo exclusive brings everything with it: tight gameplay muddled by an overwritten story; luckily, it's still a blast.
  4. Feb 18, 2020
    80
    With non-stop action and a near limitless amount of customization. Daemon X Machina is a great mech game that now looks better than ever before.
  5. Feb 13, 2020
    75
    Daemon X Machine receives an okay adaptation to PC that delivers the original, sort of repetitive and clunky campaign in a more fashionable way. The game also features a welcome number of extra options to tweak the graphics as well as fully customizable key mapping and the most relevant content updates to date. Not a must have, but still a nice addition to your Steam library.
  6. Feb 13, 2020
    70
    Daemon X Machina doesn't break much new ground, but the gameplay is entertaining and anyone looking for an enjoyable piece of Japanese mecha will find plenty to like here. As long as they don't get completely turned off by the subpar story and dated graphics, at least.
  7. Feb 13, 2020
    50
    It’s quite the comprehensive package. Powering through it all will be a test for many, though. Daemon X Machina has many of the ingredients of a great mech combat game but the end result isn’t wholesome. It’s flat, lacking in flavour, and gets stale all too quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 16, 2020
    10
    The best mech game that you will find on PC, it was time for someone to do something similar to Armored Core and not the typical slow andThe best mech game that you will find on PC, it was time for someone to do something similar to Armored Core and not the typical slow and boring mech game like MechWarrior.

    Regarding the port (it's a Nintendo Switch game) I don't see any problem, it has 4k support, 200 fps limit, it works perfectly with keyboard and mouse and is very well optimized.
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  2. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    The game is great. The game is like AC with added depth in some areas and less in others. It's not Armored Core, so don't expect it to be likeThe game is great. The game is like AC with added depth in some areas and less in others. It's not Armored Core, so don't expect it to be like that. It has it's similarities for sure, but it's a great game in it's own right.

    I am a strict "wait for sale" buyer, and I bought this at full price. I do not regret it.
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  3. Feb 16, 2020
    9
    for 3hrs gameplay
    armored core lite, with anime style
    the customisation pretty straightfwd, the leg only humanoid type, but the port is guuud,
    for 3hrs gameplay
    armored core lite, with anime style
    the customisation pretty straightfwd, the leg only humanoid type,
    but the port is guuud, 60 fps on medium rig plus you can rebind all key
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  4. Feb 14, 2020
    8
    Wish it looked better but im in love with the game, it definitely over delivers for an AC game and Its great to be able to use mouse andWish it looked better but im in love with the game, it definitely over delivers for an AC game and Its great to be able to use mouse and keyboard so you dont have to contort your hands using a gamepad to be able to move, aim, attack, boost and jump/fly at the same time.

    For people who are familiar with AC and are put off by the visuals, this is a good mix of some of the earlier AC games and AC4, where the presentation and some of the level design and story is very similar to the older games and the faster pace with less restrictive movement is akin to 4, but maybe not as fast as 4a for what its worth.

    The character creator is awesome, along with the upgrades effecting the look of your character and unlocking particular abilities, which is all very nice aesthetically and lets you create any stereotypical anime character you can imagine, though im not sold on the restrictive nature of the upgrade system where you will have to chose between a useful bonus to your mech or a nifty ability for your character, I think the two should probably have been separated and then fleshed out at the very least.

    This games great and fingers crossed we get more.
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  5. Feb 16, 2020
    8
    Arguably the "spiritual successor" to FromSoftware's Armored Core, Daemon x Machina delivers a familiar hyperactive mecha action rush forArguably the "spiritual successor" to FromSoftware's Armored Core, Daemon x Machina delivers a familiar hyperactive mecha action rush for returning AC players, and is definitely easy to pick up for newcomers. its lackluster story is overshadowed by the plentiful of content this game has including co-op, pvp and etc, as well as its customization features. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2020
    4
    Armored Core anime parody on minimals for kids. Tastless game parasitising on AC name. Marvelous AQL just parasites.